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An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism: The…

An Illustrated Outline of Buddhism: The Essentials of Buddhist…

by William Stoddart

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Disclaimer: I received this book free from World Wisdom in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.

As a Unitarian Universalist, I have always been fascinated with the various religions and spiritualities of the world. Of course, most people think they know what Buddhism is since it is a very prevalent religion. However, there were many little nuances that I never knew about. I knew the basics and that is about all.

This book takes a better look at what Buddhism is and where it comes from. Not only that, but the artwork in this book is absolutely breath taking.

One of the great things is that before delving into what exactly Buddhism is, the author takes the time to explain the similarities and differences between Buddhism and the other major religions of the World.

Next, the author takes us through the life of Siddhartha Guatama. He is the one that they call Buddha. Buddha means "enlightened" or "awakened". We follow Siddhartha's journey towards his awakening. He then explains to us the basic tenets of Buddhism. And introduces us to the various figures that play an important role in Buddhism.

If you have ever wanted to know more about the Buddhist religion, then this book will give you lots of great details. ( )
  wakela | Oct 7, 2013 |
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Offers both general and specialist readers an accessible and concise introduction to the essential features of Buddhism.

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