Guide to the Buddhist Path

  • Title: Guide to the Buddhist Path
  • Author: Sangharakshita
  • ISBN: 9781899579044
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Guide to the Buddhist Path An anthology which aims to distinguish fact from myth essence from cultural accident to reveal the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and to provide a readable map of the Buddhist path that anyone c
    An anthology which aims to distinguish fact from myth, essence from cultural accident, to reveal the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, and to provide a readable map of the Buddhist path that anyone can follow.

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    About Sangharakshita


    1. Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in South London, in 1925 Largely self educated, he developed an interest in the cultures and philosophies of the East early on, and realized that he was a Buddhist at the age of sixteen.The Second World War took him, as a conscript, to India, where he stayed on to become the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita After studying for some years under leading teachers from the major Buddhist traditions, he went on to teach and write extensively He also played a key part in the revival of Buddhism in India, particularly through his work among followers of Dr B.R Ambedkar.After twenty years in the East, he returned to England to establish the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in 1967, and the Western Buddhist Order in 1968 now known as the Triratna Buddhist Community and the Triratna Buddhist Order respectively.Sangharakshita has always particularly emphasized the decisive significance of commitment in the spiritual life, the paramount value of spiritual friendship and community, the link between religion and art, and the need for a new society supportive of spiritual aspirations and ideas.In recent years Sangharakshita has been handing on most of his responsibilities to his senior disciples in the Order Based at the Adhisthana retreat centre in Herefordshire UK, he is now focusing on personal contact with people For , go to sangharakshita.A collection of 27 volumes will represent the definitive edition of his life s work as a Buddhist writer and teacher Find out about The Complete Works of Sangharakshita A series of talks by Sangharakshita Launch of The Essential Sangharakshita and Living Ethically.


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    1. A great introduction to Buddhism written by a Westerner with vast experience of Buddhism and India - basic introduction to the beliefs of Buddhism, explanation of many Sanskrit words and terms, and, crucially, pointers to and discussions of the most common mistakes made by Westerners with gently instructions how to avoid them. There may be a better primer for Buddhism but i have not encountered it yet. Will be blogging about this book for the next few weeks.

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    2. Very clear, easy to read introductory book about Buddhism. The text is composed of two parts, each one of them dealing with the most important aspects of this tradition: the Three Jewels (the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha) and the three aspects of the path (Morality, Meditation and Wisdom). With a straightforward language and way of speaking, Sangharakshita explains flawlessly each one of the concepts that anyone interested in Buddhism should know about.

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    3. Well, my list of book shelves pretty much sums it up:MUST READ!On My List of the 10-Best Books of All-Time!!~Dharma Mitra Jeff Stefani

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