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Buddhism for dummies

Author: Jonathan Landaw; Stephan Bodian
Publisher: New York : Wiley Pub., ©2003.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of Buddhism as a religion and as a philosophy of life, examines the history of Buddhism, discusses the practice of Buddhism, and explores different interpretations of Buddhist enlightenment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Landaw; Stephan Bodian
ISBN: 0764553593 9780764553592
OCLC Number: 51907275
Description: xx, 363 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part II Buddhism Past and Present 37 --
Part III Buddhism in Practice 121 --
Part IV Traveling the Buddhist Path 191 --
Part V The Part of Tens 299.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian.
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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to  Read more...

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another interesting title that seems written for anything but dummies (Alain de Botton in The Observer, July 4th, 2004)

 
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