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3.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Buddhism, 24 Sep 2009
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This review is from: Letting Go Of The Person You Used To Be (Paperback)
I'd recommend this to all people, who have not previously read Buddhist books but are facing troubled times in their lives. For them this might be groundbreaking read. However, if you are familiar with Buddhism, this does not really teach you much new. The anecdotes are quite repetitive, if you already know what the point of the chapter is, and long stories of author's personal life are a bit intimidating. Personal stories are a nice way to teach but less is more... He also refers to many other teachers and books. giving his own book a feel of an essay on Buddhist teachings more than an original view on them. However, the latter half of the book is more original and suggests many interesting practices for different difficult situations. Personally, I prefer Pema Chodron, her books have been very enlightening. However, if you consider buying a Buddhist book for someone who is not familiar with basic concepts, this would be a good choice! Ham so!
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