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Buddhism is not what you think : finding freedom beyond beliefs / Steve Hagen
Bib ID 3060439
Format BookBook
Author
Hagen, Steve, 1945-
 
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Description San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2003 
xv, 255 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0060507233 (cloth)
Summary

"Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world as it comes to be in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on Reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with Reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it?" "Drawing on down-to-earth examples from everyday life and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present, Hagen tackles these fundamental inquiries with his trademark lucid, straightforward prose. The newcomer to Buddhism will be inspired by this accessible and provocative introduction, while those more familiar with Buddhism will welcome this hands-on guide to understanding what it is to be awake."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Prologue: See for Yourself
  • 1. Paradox and Confusion
  • 2. Stepping on Reality
  • 3. The Problem with Eradicating Evil
  • 4. We've Got It All Backward
  • 5. The Itch in Your Mind
  • 6. A Mind of Winter
  • 7. No Mystery
  • 8. Rebirth, Not Reincarnation
  • 9. The Deep Secret in Plain View
 
Subjects Buddhism -- Doctrines.  |  Truth (Buddhism)

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