The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Buddhism
ISBN10: 002864459X ISBN13: 9780028644592 Contributors: Lewis, Nancy D. Publisher: Alpha Books Published: Oct 1 2002 Pages: 176 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
You’re no idiot, of course. You know many people have turned to Buddhism as an alternative to organized religion—but you’re mistaken if you believe that all Buddhists live a monklike existence. Don’t wait until your next life to experience Zen! The Pocket Idiot’s Guide™ to Buddhism reveals the essence of Buddhist thought from its inception in the Far East to its growing devotees in the West. In this Pocket Idiot’s Guide™, you get: --The life of Siddhartha—better known as the Buddha—the founder of Buddhism. --The basic Buddhist belief system, including the Three Marks of Existence, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. --Fully explained concepts such as Zen, karma, dharma, and sutras. --The history of the various Buddhist sects and their important influence.