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This is the best introduction to Buddhism I've ever found.
, 19 Sep 1997
By A Customer
This review is from: The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S.N. Goenka (Paperback)
I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK HIGHLY ENOUGH!
For those new to Buddhism, this slim volume is the best concise, non-sectarian, comprehensive introduction I've found in twenty years.
Answers the "basic" questions about such topics as: morality, training the mind in concentration, "what causes unhappiness?", "what is Mindfulness meditation?", "how can it help me?". No history or cultural baggage, just the fundamentals.
- I literally buy this book in volume quantities several times a year so I can give it away to people who are curious about Buddhism!
(For more detailed info on meditation theory and instruction, I highly recommend "Mindfulness in Plain English" by Venerable Henepola Gunaratana).
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