I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha

I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha


  • Author : Bodhipaksa
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781946764362


I Can t Believe It s Not Buddha Book Description :

Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There's only one problem: the Buddha didn't actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes these fake Buddha quotes as a launching point for a discussion on what the Buddha really did say, and is a great entry point for those interested in learning more about Buddhism--what it is, and what it isn't. Bodhipaksa, a well-known Buddhist teacher and the founder of fakebuddhaquotes.com, takes a look at some of the quotes that are erroneously attributed to the Buddha, explains the ways in which these disagree (or sometimes agree) with Buddhist teachings, and offers some genuine examples of the Buddha's words. The perfect gift for the Buddhist in your li...

Why Buddhism is True
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Why Buddhism is True


  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781439195475


Why Buddhism is True Book Description :

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can ...

Buddhism without Beliefs
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Buddhism without Beliefs


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781101663073


Buddhism without Beliefs Book Description :

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment....

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian


  • Author : Paul F. Knitter
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 185168963X


Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian Book Description :

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter, overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this edition comes with a new conclusion – ‘Jesus and Buddha Both Come First!’ ‘A compelling example of religious inquiry.’ New York Times ‘One of the finest contemporary books on the encounter between religions in the heart and soul of a single thoughtful person.’ Library Journal...

What the Buddha Thought
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

What the Buddha Thought


  • Author : Richard Gombrich
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9788120841710


What the Buddha Thought Book Description :

In What the Buddha Thought, Richard Gombrich argues that the Buddha was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of all time. Intended to serve as an introduction to the Buddha's thought, and hence even to Buddhism itself, the book also has larger aims: it argues that we can know far more about the Buddha than it is fashionable among scholars to admit, and that his thought has a greater coherence than is usually recognised. It contains much new material. Interpreters both ancient and modern have taken little account of the historical context of the Buddha's teachings; but by relating the....

Eccentric London

Eccentric London


  • Author : Benedict Le Vay
  • Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Travel
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  • ISBN 10 : 1841621935


Eccentric London Book Description :

England's capital is a unique yet seriously strange and secret city. Benedict le Vay reveals London's most bizarre and macabre secrets with his novel approach, which doubles both as a thematic guide to the hidden attractions of the streets of London and a compelling insight into the citizens and culture of this historic city. Features include: *Eccentric Londoners *Eccentric shopping, pastimes and careers *Eccentric homes, gardens, and buildings...

What Makes You Not a Buddhist
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

What Makes You Not a Buddhist


  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-08-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0834823160


What Makes You Not a Buddhist Book Description :

So you think you're a Buddhist? Think again. Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism—beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes—straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught....

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369840


Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Book Description :

Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker. Drawing from the original Pali Canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man wh...

This Difficult Thing of Being Human

This Difficult Thing of Being Human


  • Author : Bodhipaksa
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781946764522


This Difficult Thing of Being Human Book Description :

We all long for someone to offer us unconditional love and support. But what if that person is us? The practice of mindful self-compassion creates the space we need so that observation, acceptance, and real love can enter, no matter how judgmental or disconnected we may feel. It sounds like a simple idea: to be kind to yourself. But if you pay attention to your thoughts, habits, and self-talk, you may find that it's more difficult than it sounds. The intentional practice of self-compassion, outlined here by Buddhist scholar and teacher Bodhipaksa, can help you find greater overall wellbeing, emotional resilience, physical health, and willpower. Bodhipaksa provides both the why and the how of mindful self-compassion, drawing on contemporary psychology...

Melody and Silence

Melody and Silence


  • Author : Chobo
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780995489


Melody and Silence Book Description :

As we move towards a one world consciousness, we need an evolved spirituality to follow. We can have an adult, non-dogmatic spiritual life that transcends borders and language. This book is a mixture of talks on truth and recorded satsangs. It is an attempt to reveal, that, knowing oneself has nothing to do with spirituality or religion. Truth is discovering who you are. This enquiry has no conditions to it. It does not matter where you are from, what culture, language, religion. Who you are, is who you are! It is time to move forward in a culture of oneness. One world, one religion - truth seeking, one prayer - silence....