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Beware; not really a book,
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This review is from: The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path (Buddhist Wisdom for Today) (Kindle Edition)
I was really excited about studying in my mitra group the noble eightfold path, and thought this book was going to cover it. Unfortunately no.
It is not a book, but rather a transcript of the great one's words; as if the words that fall from his mouth are like nectar dripping, and need to be preserved exactly so.
This is considered 'essential' study material?! His interpretation of the eightfold path is idiosyncratic at times (e.g. perfect instead of right, does not make sense), and you get everything he said during the course of the lectures, jokes about old ladies and the mentally sick, I kid you not.
Do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy of the pali canon, it will explain to you much more clearly than Sangharakshita ever could/will, in a language which is refined and beautiful, and stays to the point.
Waste of money.