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4.0 out of 5 stars Orthodox Tibetan Buddhism, 12 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva (Kindle Edition)
I'd come to this book hoping to be guided by and find some inspiration towards a buddhist(ic) worldview and conduct. What I found instead was a text that introduces (Tibetan) Buddhism in a fairly orthodox way, including (what I consider) to be superstition and myth (Did the Buddha reincarnate as a dog to teach other animals? Is my 'bad' karma preventing my from practicing the dharma? Etc). This was not the practical guide that I somehow thought it would be (mea culpa). Because this was not at all what I was seeking, and was not the text for me, I put it down before finishing it. Consider what you seek to learn, and evaluate if this is the right book for you.
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