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Learn how to find fulfillment and still your mind through the teachings of Buddha.

This book contains a brief overview of Buddhism. Like many heroic stories, the tale of this religion starts with one man's quest. Siddhartha Gautama was no ordinary man. He was a prince who gave up riches and a life of comfort in order to pierce the veil of body, mind, and spirit. With his fearless confidence and deep compassion for others, he achieved what few before him had ever known. He broke the chains of hectic mortality and found the quiet bliss of immortality.

First we look at the meaning of Buddhism, not only relative to the quest of personal, spiritual freedom but also in the context of other religious philosophies. Then we look at the humble roots of Buddhism as it grew out of Hinduism to become its own unique path toward the goal of all great religions - inner peace and greater spiritual significance. After a brief history of Buddhism, we look at the two branches of this great religion (Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism) and two sub-branches of Mahayana (Tibetan and Zen Buddhism). In chapter seven we take on the provocative subjects of self, karma, bardo, and reincarnation - all from the viewpoint of Buddhism and your author's experiences with it. Next we look at Buddhism compared to some other religions or spiritual philosophies. And finally we look at the impact Buddhism has had on the West.

Within this book you'll find the answers to questions and topics such as:

  • The meaning of Buddhism
  • Buddhist history and roots in Hinduism
  • Mahayana Buddhism
  • Theravada Buddhism
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Self, karma, bardo, and reincarnation
  • And much more!

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©2016 Elias Axmar (P)2016 Elias Axmar

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Highly Recommended from David

Great book about Buddhism in modern times, an amazing overview about the complete Buddhist path, way of living and meditation practice of Sutra and Tantra.
Written in modern language and therefore accessible to Western people.
A joy to read and study. Suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this audible.

Bought this on a recommendation from a friend. It's informative and well-written. Not in align with the rigid beliefs I was brought up with, but somehow comforting and reassuring. It is a good book to evaluate your spiritual side whether or not you have religion in your life. This book is the beginning of a new phase in life for me.

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Excellent starting to the point book.

This book is an outstanding opening point for people who are concerned in Buddhism. Elias Axmar doesn't use mysterious language and incomprehensible terms. He makes a puzzling labyrinth into a straight path. Excellent read and recommended for sure to my community.

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Fantastic Book to look into Buddhism

I fell on this book by pure chance. I wanted to learn about Buddhism and the title stood out. Was it all by chance, who knows? This book was my start of my long journey into Buddhism. It answers a lot of people’s modern, western-influenced questions about certain aspects of Buddhism. Great first read into the path of enlighten.

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Journey into Buddhism, what a book.

For anyone who wants to learn Buddha's basic philosophy, this is a great book to start. great for beginners; gives the very basic info and philosophy, short and fast to read. Very straight forward.

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Well written!

After listening and integrating book one, this volume will allow you reside deeper into the practices of Buddhism. Well written and recommend highly.

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Wonderful book but still a bisic.

This audible is amazing, clear and very practical explanations of the essence of Buddha's teachings for everyone, but its for the those who are new to this.
The author is offering this for free out of a heart-felt wish to benefit others. I recommend this to all new comers. There is so much rich nectar to enjoy here and to easily incorporate into our daily lives.

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I love the Buddha teachings.

Great book about Buddhism in this time of the world, an amazing overview about the complete path of the Buddhist. The way of living and meditation practice. it covers complete path and I recommend it for new practitioners.

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This is Matha Carson, I love Buddhism.

For God, so loved, the world that he gave his only begotten son. That whatsoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. What a fabulous and detailed book.

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Good read fo reducation perpose.

Very very interesting, all Christ oriented must read to clarify what they do believe and what they should believe so they can build a better prayer life.