Borin Van Loon,Jane Hope


Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tantric and Nirvana are some of the many Buddhist ideas Westerners hear of frequently, even if their meaning has been lost in translation. This vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilisations. from India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere. What is Buddhism really all about?
Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually, and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories, explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen, and goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.
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  • Justin Petersonhas quoted4 months ago
    vow to gain complete control over my body and mind by ridding myself of all passions, physical and mental.
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    The Buddhist experience relies on experiencing the truth for oneself
  • Isabel Torreshas quoted3 years ago
    Everything that is born is subject to decay. Since there is no external saviour, it is up to each of you to work out your own liberation

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