Buddhism For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Landaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053753
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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictions wrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a belief system without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents to question everything, including its own teachings. You could spend a lifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances and still feel like you’ve only just barely scratched the surface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion that preaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness and self-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds of millions of people around the world who believe it to be the true path to enlightenment. If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated by all the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you. Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, it offers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinating history of Buddhism and discover: Who Buddha was and his significance in world history and spirituality How the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday life How Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path to enlightenment Daily observances and meditation practices How to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodian define the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore, in-depth a wide range of topics, including: Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of the major Buddhist traditions How Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and a practical approach to dealing with life’s problems, all rolled into one The idea that the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering How the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you with your inner spiritual resources Meditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they can affect your everyday life How to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along the spiritual path Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student of religions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere and all the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, Buddhism For Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.

Buddhism For Beginners

Author: Thubten Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559398108
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This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?

Buddhism For Beginners

Author: Tara Branson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508489351
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Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhists or non-Buddhists, to present the life and teachings of those who are interested in Buddhism. Buddhism for beginners has never been explained so clearly; now you will easily understand everything that was unknown about Buddhism. Understanding Buddhist practices is not an easy thing to do, but now you have all the information in a single book, everything from traditional to modern Buddhism and theories. You have the opportunity to read not only theories, but valuable information that you can apply in the comfort of your own home. You've probably heard about chakras, deja vu, reincarnation or yoga, but have you ever tried to go deeper in the word's meaning? Have you ever wondered if it's possible to heal you physical state of being by healing your chakra? Have you ever wondered why things happen in your life, why aren't you lucky, why aren't you rich, why you've got ill? Now you will find all the answers you were looking for. The book is split in two parts: theory and practice, so you'll have the chance to practice at home yoga exercises or apply different meditation techniques, as all the information are in this book. Are you interested in your past life? Here you will find every step that you need to follow if you want to know more about yourself. This book is not about Buddhism for dummies, it is a book that will enlarge your horizons and will enrich your knowledge about this fabulous practice. Its aim is to contribute in a small degree to the understanding of the genuine teachings of the great Buddha.

Buddhism For Beginners

Author: Anzan Tashi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500508258
Size: 29.87 MB
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Buddhism for BeginnersScientifically Proven: Buddhism for BeginnersAbout the Book: Buddhism for BeginnersThere are hundreds of books available on Buddhism. This book – Buddhism for beginners, tackles the most basic question on Buddhism: What is the essence of Buddhism? It explains the life of Buddha in detail and also highlights the methodology that you can deploy in order to become 'Buddha' in real life. You can treat this simple book as your manual for a mindful, aware, peaceful and satisfied life. The detailed chapter on meditation not only guides you through the manner in which you can meditate, it also answers some of the most important questions related to meditation. The five percepts of Buddhism are explained with examples in simple English that everybody can understand. There is also a detailed chapter on mindfulness and living the Buddhist lifestyle in real life. Remember, Buddhism is a way of life – it is the philosophy of life and this book is not intended to modify your existing religious beliefs in any manner. It simply supplements those beliefs so that you can develop mindfulness in all your actions in order to live a blissful life! A Preview to Buddhism for Beginners• What Is Buddhism? • Who Was The Buddha?• Buddhist Traditions• The Theravada School Of Thought• The Mahayana School Of Thought• The Vajrayana School Of Thought• The Three Treasures Or Jewels Of Buddhism• The Three Poisons Or Roots Of Evil In Buddhism• The Five Percepts Of Buddhism• The Ten Grand Percepts• The Foundation Of Buddhism – The Four Noble Truths• Living The Buddhist Philosophy: The Eightfold Path• A Day In The Life Of A Buddhist• Living In The Present – Mindfulness And Meditation• Having Faith• Meditating On Koans• Karma And ReincarnationStart Getting the Benefits of Buddhism for Beginners!!Grab this book today! You can read on your Kindle, PC, MAC, Smart Phone, or Tablet!For less than a cup of coffee you can buy a book that could change your life for the better…..Simply scroll up and click the BUY button to instantly download Buddhism for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know about Buddhism for Complete BeginnersTags: Buddhism, Buddhism for Beginners, Buddhism guide, Buddhism ultimate guide, learn Buddhism, modern Buddhism, Buddha, philosophy, essence of Buddhism, Buddhism for dummies, practice Buddhism, Buddhism plain and simple

Buddhism A Beginners Guide Book For True Self Discovery And Living A Balanced And Peaceful Life

Author: Sam Siv
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ISBN: 9781511935548
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Buddhism: A Beginners Guide Book For True Self Discovery and Living A Balanced and Peaceful LifeFind out all about mysterious Buddhism, its origins, its secrets and its answers to the challenges of modern life.This book contains a basic overview of Buddhism, including the life of Buddha, and the various kinds of Buddhism that have developed. It takes a look at all the key concepts and most important teachings, methods and insights in a way that is easy to understand. Filled with a wealth of common-sense and other-worldly wisdom, the path to enlightenment is considered. Learn about meditation, mindfulness, happiness, Samadhi, Nirvana and all the other important concepts that have helped shape our understanding of reality. Find out about Zen Buddhism, and study all the basic elements that make the Buddha Dharma so compelling to people of all walks of life.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...*Learn about Siddartha Guatama, who became the Buddha*Find out about different Buddhist schools*Understand Meditation, mindfulness and awareness*Learn about relaxing and letting go, and its benefits*Find out what Samadhi is all about*Find out about Karma, whether good or bad.*Discover the teachings about reincarnation*Learn about impermanence, and how that affects you*Consider the status of women in Buddhism*Find out what Buddhism means in practical life*Discover the wisdom latent inside you*Learn to let go of anger and frustration*Learn how all things are connected, including you*Discover new mental possibilities*Find your own path to enlightenment* Much, much more!Make use of this book today to educate yourself about one of the most popular ideas in history - transcending the mundane and discovering the ultimate. Get to know Buddhism intimately, and understand why it has had such a powerful effect on the world.Download Today!Tags: Buddhism, Zen, Enlightenment, Samadhi, Nirvana, Dharma, Buddha, Siddartha, Guatama, Meditation, Dalai Lama, Mahayana, Theravada, Impermanence

Annuities For Dummies

Author: Kerry Pechter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051939
Size: 10.19 MB
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Why look into annuities? If you’re a Baby Boomer with little or no pension and most of your money in low-interest savings accounts, an annuity may be the key to a secure and comfortable retirement. How can you find out whether an annuity is right for you? Read Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition. This completely revised and updated, plain-English guide is packed with the latest information on choosing the best annuity for your retirement needs. You’ll find out exactly what annuities are, whether they’re the right financial vehicle for you, and which of the many annuity options might have your name on it. You’ll learn the ins and outs of using annuities to fund your retirement years, figure out whether to stress investments with insurance or insurance with investments, and find out how the right combination of annuities can help you squeeze more income out of your savings that any other financial tool. Discover how to: Identify the main types of annuities Weigh the pros and cons of annuities for yourself Minimize the complexity and cost of your annuity investment Figure out how much money to commit Avoid common annuity pitfalls Create an income you can’t outlive The time to start securing your financial future is now. Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition, gives you knowledge, insider tips, and expert advice you need to make your money do its best for you.

Anthropology For Dummies

Author: Cameron M. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470507691
Size: 31.93 MB
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Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology

Organizing For Dummies

Author: Eileen Roth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053710
Size: 23.30 MB
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What’s the favorite four-letter word of people who are less than fully organized? “Help!” So many technological, social, and economic changes affect your life that you need organization just to keep up, let alone advance. Many people have two jobs – one at the office and one taking care of things at home. If you have a family, you may count that as a third job. Caring for elderly relatives or have community commitments? You can count off four, five, and keep right on going. No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to Polish his or her professional reputation Experience less stress Increase productivity Build better relationships Maximize personal time Organization isn’t inherited. With the human genome decoded, the evidence is clear: DNA strings dedicated to putting things into place and managing your time like a pro are nonexistent. Instead, organization is a learned skill set. Organizing For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as: Understanding how clutter costs you in time, money, and health Training your mind to be organized and developing a plan Cleaning house, room by room, from basement to attic (including the garage) Creating functional space for efficiency and storage Time-management strategies for home, office, and tavel Scheduling, delegating, and multitasking Making time for your family Managing your health – physical and financial Finding time for love Organizing and cashing in on a great garage sale Getting organized is about unstuffing your life, clearing out the dead weight in places from your closet to your calendar to your computer, and then installing systems that keep the good stuff in its place. Organizing is a liberating and enlightening experience that can enhance your effectiveness and lessen your stress every day – and it’s all yours simply for saying “No” to clutter.

Windows Vista For Dummies

Author: Andy Rathbone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118043898
Size: 72.58 MB
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Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more. Discover how to Find files when they're hiding Hook up with another computer Make Vista work like XP Block Internet bad guys Share a PC without sharing your files Fix problems yourself