alan wrote:Hi Sam
Is it possible for someone relatively new to Buddhism to understand the basics? Seems improbable. How would that person know they were serious?
And why only one book?
My bad English! Thanks for pointing out my mistake. Being a non-native speaker of English I tend to think first in my language and then translate that to English.
Actually I meant to say someone who has been introduced to Buddhism recently and so not completely new. After knowing the basics such person can be serious and may want to know more in depth.
One book because I wanted to see which book you recommend the most -- to make myself easy to choose a few books based on the recommendations.
alan wrote:Sorry if that response seems pedantic, but your question may have been framed inaccurately.
How about this: which books would you give to someone who has expressed an interest in Buddhism, seems serious, and has demonstrated a desire to learn more?
If that is your question, I'd advise reading Ayya Khemma.
Yes, your sentence is better. Thanks.