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Buddhist Inspirations: Essential Philosophy, Truth and Enlightenment Hardcover – 5 May 2005
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About the Author
Tom Lowenstein has been a student of Buddhism for more than thirty years. He studied Pali and Sanskrit in Sri Lanka and at the University of Washington His other books include The Vision of the Buddha, Treasures of the Buddha and Haiku Inspirations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My only concern is that is rather short- more than half of the 160 pages are taken up by pictures. As such for lots of big topics you just get little introductory paragraphs. It would be easy to find this and better information online so I wouldn't say it was worth buying the book for the content- I'd recommend Buddhism For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)) or Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) instead.
P.S. Looking back at the book having written this I discovered a second concern: the section on the Three Characteristics of Existence is unclear and also gave me the impression that this formula originated with Ananda Maitreya, the 20th century Theravadin, rather than with the Buddha himself (which is what the other sources I've seen imply).
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I read this book to my children, there are a few pages I skipped over but for the most part it is a universally valuable book.