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Buddhism Briefly Explained, 2nd Revised Edition

By Falvey, Lindsay, Dr.

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Title: Buddhism Briefly Explained, 2nd Revised Edition  
Author: Falvey, Lindsay, Dr.
Volume: Second Revised Edition
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Buddhism
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Publisher: Melbourne Buddhist Centre
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Lindsay Falvey, B. D., & Siladasa, D. (2016). Buddhism Briefly Explained, 2nd Revised Edition. Retrieved from

An introductory text for all interested persons, especially from a Western background.

This book introduces Buddhism by describing its approach to spiritual development and those who undertake the Buddhist path. It aims to make Buddhism more easily understood by those who might be unfamiliar with its objectives – and this task is made easier by the pragmatic ways in which Buddhism meets our enduring urge for happiness. Among the various spiritual traditions that have been developed over the past three thousand years to relieve humans of their suffering and distress, Buddhism is perhaps the most methodical, practical and comprehensive. As a function of its essential tolerance and loving kindness, the Buddhist tradition is expressed in a variety of forms that recognise different individual needs, and diverse cultural environments throughout the world. Our appreciation of this tradition, as it expands in the West, will increase as we understand some of its insights and key principles of spiritual development.

Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1 What is Buddhism? Understanding Human Contentment Chapter 2 What is a Buddhist? How to Recognise a Buddhist When You Meet One Chapter 3 The Buddha: The Archetype of Human Development Chapter 4 The Dharma: The True Nature of Reality and How to See It Chapter 5 The Sangha: Friendship and Inspiration for the Journey Chapter 6 Ethics: Good Actions Beget Good Actions Chapter 7 Meditation: Practicing Concentration for Developing Insight Chapter 8 Buddhism in Modern Society: Addressing the Big Human Issues Some Introductory Books on Buddhism


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