Posted by Michael Pollard (126.96.36.199) on September 20, 2000 at 04:09:03:
In Reply to: new posted by Betty Robertson on September 20, 2000 at 01:03:29:
I cannot remeber who on this forum said this, but less is more... at least early on. If you begin to read advanced stuff, and basics and not have a firm understanding of how the Buddhist
religion is organized (ie, four truths and the eight fold path) your libale to become confused and discouraged... I know I was at the begining. So try the book "Awakening the Buddha within" by Lama Surya Das, it's a great book for the new and the practiced... it's not to expensive. After your done you should understand well enough (provided you take it all in the first time, there's alot) to procced. He also lists good books at the back. After that Sutras, and more advanced teachings will make more sense. Trust me, diving in with out first learning to swim may be dangerous... read that book first. Other people will likely offer other books to, don't discount those either, go with the book that sounds the best. Metta, I hope you advance quikly.
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