Re: Directions Please

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Posted by Michael Pollard ( on September 02, 2000 at 17:02:24:

In Reply to: Directions Please posted by Brett Hardy on September 02, 2000 at 16:37:01:

I haven't read any of Thurmans books, but have heard about him. I guess he would likely be a fine source. Just don't use him as the *only* source, never use one persons perpective as the only one. I'll list the books and stuff I have, you should them look them up at or such, so to get reveiws: "The World of Tibetan Buddhism" and "The way to freedom" by The Dalai Lama. Both quite good, "Awakening the Buddha within" and "Awakening to the sacred" by Lama Surya Das. I always suggest these books to the new. A really interesting book, "The art of happiness" by Howard C. Cutler and The Dalai Lama also; but it doesn't provide a good method of learning the path... just many good ideas based on Buddhism. And my newest book, The "Three Pillars of Zen" discusses much on Japanese Buddhism, very different then the Tibetan Buddhism... a little different and may prove confusing since your so fresh:) Jokeing, but you should stick with well documented and supported Buddhism like the Tibetan Buddhism.
Also, If your looking for suttas (sutras) try, awsome, but be warned... suttas can be confusing if with out a proper foundation in Buddhism, which is best found in books. Of course I may be over warning you. At any rate, I rather you email me at with any questions or commentary you have. Metta, I hope you enjoy and progress.

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