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Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism without Beliefs

Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
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Mar 01, 1998 | 144 Pages
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Praise

“Batchelor…suggests that Buddhism jettison reincarnation and karma, thereby making possible what he calls an ‘existential, therapeutic and liberating agnosticism.” —Time magazine

Buddhism Without Beliefs is the kind of finely written primer about the concepts of Buddhism that even a heathen like me can appreciate and understand. For the non-Buddhist, or the aspiring Buddhist, it will be of much assistance. Filled with compassion, lucidly written, this is a book that explains much about an ancient, ever-living philosophy that has much to offer the stunned searchers of truth in our chaotic age of modernity.” —Oscar Hijuelos, author of Mr. Ives’ Christmas and The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

“Radiant in its clarity, Buddhism Without Beliefs reminds us not just of Buddhism’s true nature, but of our own as well. Freeing us from the notion of Buddhism as a religion, Stephen Batchelor shows us how necessary the Buddha’s teachings are in today’s world. It may not be what he intended, but he has made a believer out of me.” —Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

“Though he is a former monk in both the Zen and Tibetan traditions, Batchelor is now associated with a nondenominational Buddhist community in England. He deliberately eschews elitist, monastic Buddhist traditions, which often make enlightenment appear all but impossible to attain. Throughout, simple meditation exercises acquaint readers with Buddhist principles that illuminate ‘the nature of the human dilemma and a way to its resolution.'” —Publishers Weekly

Table Of Contents

Buddhism Without Beliefs – Stephen Batchelor Preface
Ground
Awakening
Agnosticism
Anguish
Death
Rebirth
Resolve
Integrity
Friendship
Path
Awareness
Becoming
Emptiness
Compassion
Fruition
Freedom
Imagination
Culture
Sources and Notes

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