Sein wrote: And what is your method?
Sein wrote:How much is it enough to know you practice the right way?
Sein wrote: How much is it enough to distinguished the Dhamma and not-Dhamma?
lyndon taylor wrote:I don't know if it is still pc, and its been so long but a book that was once highly recommended by many is What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula, is that still a good one, other members??? What other introductions to Buddhism can you recommend for reading.
mal4mac wrote:I'm thinking of reading "In the Buddha’s Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi. Would that be as good an introduction as Rahula? If not, why not?
SarathW wrote:Link to What Buddha taught by Walpola Rahula:
http://www.dhammaweb.net/books/Dr_Walpo ... Taught.pdf
Feathers wrote:I would recommend http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buddhism-For-Dummies-Lifestyles-Paperback/dp/111802379X/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1374600297&sr=8-1&keywords=buddhism+for+dummies if you are really just beginning - it gives a good very basic overview of all the schools. You'll still need to read more, especially if you are specifically interested in Theravada, but as a really basic introduction I found it brilliant.
Feathers wrote:I also love http://www.amazon.co.uk/Who-Ordered-This-Truckload-Dung/dp/0861712781/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374600379&sr=1-1&keywords=who+ordered+this+truckload+of+dung by Ajahn Brahm. It's not so much for factual information about Buddhism, but as examples of ways to look at the world and possible Buddhist approaches to life. It's also really good fun to read :p
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