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The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha With its origins in ancient India, Buddhism is a system of thought that has enriched the religious lives of billions and in recent times, swept through the Western world as well Now anyone who wants to learn about Buddhism can go directly to the source, with this collection of original documents edited, with commentary, by a Cornell University professor of philosophy Mostly scholarly interpretation but also some canonical stories and poetry While interesting and occasionally profound, I struggled to finish the book I suspect there are plenty of other books that illuminate Buddhism in amodern, approachable way. First off, I just want to say, that just holding this book and carrying it to work with me made me feel less stressed andhappy The words inside were a bonus P I liked this book so much because it wipes away current religion and goes back to the basicsthe first teaching of Buddha What happens in society is, as social climates changereligion follows suitswhere here what is the first 3 4 of the book is just the scriptures alone so you can make your own judgmentjust Buddha s si First off, I just want to say, that just holding this book and carrying it to work with me made me feel less stressed andhappy The words inside were a bonus P I liked this book so much because it wipes away current religion and goes back to the basicsthe first teaching of Buddha What happens in society is, as social climates changereligion follows suitswhere here what is the first 3 4 of the book is just the scriptures alone so you can make your own judgmentjust Buddha s simple life lessons and messages What makes the book even better, is how it then goes into current day religion Buddhism and their current beliefswhich make you think how people accept themBuddhist or not it s a great read if you want to open your mind, and the beginning of the book can be read as suggestions to live bythan a religious reading A good collection of original documents Through the original works, readers become acquainted with some of the basic precepts of Buddhism, the differences between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism, and the eloquent words and teachings of the Buddha often expressed in parables. this is what i read when there is nothing going on at my job it makes me want to kill people just a little less.

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