Re: Buddhism


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Posted by Michael Pollard (161.184.234.127) on August 19, 2000 at 15:12:02:

In Reply to: Buddhism posted by Phil on August 19, 2000 at 11:43:26:

It's not uncommon to feel lost, and it's that feeling which brought most of us to Buddhism; me anyway. The first two questions can only be answered by you, after trying and learning about Buddhism. I can give you the answers that are true for me. YES and YES. It was for me, it was what was missing. It may be what you too are missing, try looking up some temples and visting them. But don't commit to early, try different ones; or so I've been told. And if there's no temples around then books will have to surfice until something better. Here's my personal library:


  1. "Awakening to the Buddha within." by Lama Surya Das.
  2. "Awakening to the sacred" Also by Lama Surya Das.
  3. "The art of happiness" By Howard C. Cutler and H.H the Dalia Lama.
  4. "The way to freedom" & "The world of tibetan buddhism" Both by The Dalia Lama.
  5. "The three pillars of Zen" By Roshi Philip Kapleau


In no particulare order. Althought 1,2,3 are my favorites I haven't yet finished number 5. But 1 & 2 would make a great intro for you, 1 covers the core of Buddhism and 2 lots of great practices and spirtiual tips. If you want suttras, try www.accesstoinsight.org. It has 700 or more suttras. Well, that's much of my infobase, oh, and this site for any questions left unanswered. We always try our best. Well, good day. Metta.


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