BEST BOOKS ABOUT BUDDHISM FOR BEGINNERS (?)

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/Calm-Buddha-Bedtime-Compassion-Mindfulness/dp/1786780801

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Journey to the West.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nāgārjuna refutes all views of existence and non-existence with his metalogic. Read Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black personjuna

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you are a beginner read Jay Garfield’s translation and exegesis: it’s called “The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika.”

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >beginner
      lmao

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sunyata is so difficult compared to just like almost every other part of Buddhism. I guess it is a cool part, but it assumes a lot of prior knowledge idk why someone would start with it right?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based tbh. If anyone's wondering, hegel is also a decent introduction to the western canon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black personjewna

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    An Evaluation of the Vedantic Critique of Buddhism - Gregory Darling
    A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology - John Taber
    Buddhist Illogic - Avi Sion
    Why I Am Not A Buddhist - Evan Thompson
    Emptiness Appraised - David Burton
    Relation as Real : A Critique of Dharmakirti - Raghunath Ghosh
    Bulssi Japbyeon (Buddha's Nonsense) - Jeong Dojeon

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here's your (you), hope you had fun copying those off wiki

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the buddhas words

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just read Siddhartha.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best book is The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 'wisdom' of a pervert who wants little boys to suck on his tongue and fondles women on camera.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chinese propaganda

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zen macrobiotics
    The art of rejuvenation and longevity
    George obsawa

    Buddhism is more than sutra (philosophy) it is preparing your body for a peaceful death. You must eat right, sleep right, have the right occupation and you must spread compassion for your fellow man and dispassion towards egoism and the devil (they call Mara or Maya) the left and right spiritual forces (she controls both sides and makes them fight each other)
    By finding the “middle path” you become free from mayas fake egotistical paths. Free to practice eternal peace.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lord of Light by Zelazny

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Strange Tales of an Oriental Idol
    From Stone to Flesh
    The Thousand and One Lives of the Buddha

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are those fiction?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Non-fiction

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When westerners write books about Buddhism it’s usually masturbatory trash

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not these books

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
    The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wasn't Alan Watts a notorious philanderer? Should tell you all you need to know about western "Buddhists" that they look up to a fraud like that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Alan couldn't live his life as an example (partly due to being an alcholic). But that doesn't mean what he wrote was inherently wrong. In fact a big reason he was even interested in such subjects was that he wanted to fix himself.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imo, you'd probably benefit from reading some suttas online: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bro, start with difficult reading first

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I linked theravada suttas, not Mahayana suttas. Unlike mahayana suttas, theravada suttas are clear, in plain language, employ metaphors to facilitate understanding, and are completely straightforward. They speak of topics that a layperson can investigate for themselves (like what happens when you welcome, relish, and remain fastened to sense-objects vs what happens when you don't welcome, relish, and remain fastened to sense-objects). Not the ultimate nature of reality or whatever.

        Imo, if you say you have trouble reading theravada suttas then you are either disingenuous, are unable to read/comprehend full stop, or aren't actually looking for buddhist texts but something else (like some contemporary gloss of the suttas that details some things accurate and details some things inaccurately).

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is Dhammatalks a reliable translator? The owner seems to be a Western modernist adhering to a niche current.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            All of the translations are of a singular tone and I personally find them pretty superb. Which means that they are internally reliable. If you disagree with a certain phrasing or word choice then you can reckon "If I'm mindful of this, then I can avoid similar pitfall in the future" and be correct in your assessment.

            I rate the site 8 out of 10 on its own merits and 10 out of 10 when one considers that the website is well designed and that it's probably the single most lucid translation and dissemination of the dhamma, in english, that can be found on the internet. It's a site that, love it or hate it (skillfully or unskillfully), is a net positive for those who seek and definitively more positive than it could ever be negative.

            The translations facilitate results , imo, for those who read it attentively and who apply themselves appropriately. Especially when they remain mindful, when relevant, that they are exploring just one translation of the sutta pitaka and not "two" or more of them. I can count on one hand only where I've agreed with or benefitted from an alternate translation in direct contradiction of what I read on dhammatalks.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the Buddha Taught - Walpola Rahula

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Eknath Eswaram’s translation of the Dhammapada a good place to start to learn about Buddhism? I loved his translation of the Bhagivad Gita

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I never liked the pithy quotes in the dhammapa. I never connected to them, and they felt like they were from a culture too far away.

      I like Buddhism that connects more with practice like anapanisati sutta or satipatthanasutta.

      Idk, it feels like going to a much deeper level than just thinking

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would be wary about it. Easwaran is a Hindu so I suspect he would try to spin things to sync up with his other two translation projects, the Gita and the Upanishads, even though there are considerable differences in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, especially in such early texts. Almost any other translation is probably better, but if you must pick one I would recommend Buddharakkhita's translation on accesstoinsight.org.
      That all being said, I don't consider the Dhammapada good introductory material. It's worth reading, but verse/aphoristic literature isn't nearly as common in the Buddhist corpus as systematic discourses and mythic fables. I would recommend picking up either the Majjhima Nikaya or the Digha Nikaya (Bodhi's and Walshe's translations, respectively), reading the introduction, and then working through it at a leisurely pace. Someone else already recommended Bhikkhu Bodhi's anthology, In the Buddha's Words; that's also a great choice, it organizes passages in a didactic manner with readable, modern commentary.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Junjiro Takakusu, The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I buy the
    Majjhima Nikāya ?
    (middle Discourses?)

    Which version should I get?

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Osamu Tezuka - Buddha

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alan Watts-The Way of Zen
    Gives you a pretty good grasp of it

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kusumoto Bunyū’s1982 book Zengo Nyūmon
    Great into to zen.

    It does, as all modern zen must, devolve into self absorbed pretense after a while, but it is very helpful at explaining the otherwise highly dense ancient lingo.

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