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No Greater Love by Mother Teresa
No Greater Love by Mother Teresa
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Mother Teresa believes that we can do a lot by doing a little at a time. She wants people to help other people, by giving themselves up instead of giving only material possessions up. She believes the best gift is the one offered freely. She believes that we should serve a higher principle, God, through every little action in our daily routine.

Reading this I felt a bit sad because there is still so much poverty in this world.
The Bodhicaryavatara (Oxford World's Classics) by Santideva
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like it, 19 Oct 2011
I didn't like reading this book, even though I have a craving for anything buddhist. I don't know if it was shantideva's or the translator's fault, but I suspect it was both.

To me, apart from some good inspirational phrases, I only liked chapter 9 on prajnaparamita.

If you want a good manual on boddhicitta, look instead to The Flower Ornament Scripture: Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra.
The Conference of the Birds (Classics) by Farid Attar
5.0 out of 5 stars Prajnaparamita, 12 Oct 2011
Albeit written in the context of a radically different tradition, this classic book should be read by buddhist students interested in prajnaparamita. Its story of birds going out to find their divine king and then finding only themselves has a clear resonance with the buddhist mahayana concept of Sunyata.

I loved reading this book.

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