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Oct 14, Monica rated it it was amazing. This is a really good book for Westerners interested in getting a clearer understanding of Buddhist principles. A Japanese friend of mine says that words in the English language do not have as many multi-layered meanings as words in the Japanese language. In general, the Japanese strive for more harmony with each other, and in life. I was invited to chant by her mother, no small gesture.
It has deepened my friendship with them, not that I necessarily practice, but it helps my understanding and d This is a really good book for Westerners interested in getting a clearer understanding bascs Buddhist principles.
It has deepened my friendship with them, not that I necessarily practice, but it helps my understanding and does help my view of the world. There are many types of Buddhism. Soka Gakkai International Buddhism is not the type where you shave your head, go to a monastery and suffer all your life until you die to achieve buddhahood.
Its based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, a Japanese man who lived in the ‘s, who revolutionized Buddhism with the belief that ALL people can achieve Buddhahood, harmony with nature, life, your fellow man during THIS lifetime.
He believed you didn’t have to be a priest, or follow priests, to become enlightened, which obviously upset the status quo and got him in a lot of trouble, but he persevered and handed it down for the rest of the world to learn. We are all part of life, individuals but part of the whole, through eternity, part of the universe, each one able to achieve basice and happinbess.
It is hard to explain the unexplainable but this book organizes the information and is buddihsm good reference to understand the principles, to face conflict and challenges, to work at happiness, to work for peace. There are no laws, no rules to follow, you don’t have to chant every day. Buddhism makes a lot of sense because it is based on reality we face in the here-and-now, not tales of long ago. Much of it is just common sense. Some Buddhist concepts are more complicated than following the golden rule.
Pat Allwright’s essays helped a lot. I think this book helps explain the unexplainable and will prove useful in everyday allwdight. Dec 16, Greg Paulson rated it did not like it. Modern, internationalist in a bad way Nichiren “Buddhism,” filled with modern liberal values and crap. Basically, it’s not even Buddhism. Very anti-hierarchical though they have a weird cult around the president of SGI, so they are sort of hypocritical.
I was a basicz Nichiren Buddhist when I was in my mid-teenage years, and them bragging about being the most racially diverse religion was no lie.
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo Based on the Basics of Buddhism by Pat Allwright
If you want to read about real Buddhism, don’t bother with any of the Nichiren Buddhists wo Modern, internationalist in a o way Nichiren “Buddhism,” filled with modern liberal values and crap. If you aolwright to read about real Buddhism, don’t bother with any of the Nichiren Buddhists would you be surprised to learn Nichiren Buddhism is the most widely practiced in the world today?
May 12, Nishant Mishra rated it did not like it Shelves: The title of the book is misleading. This book is not about the basics of Buddhadhamma or the ‘dhamma’ ‘dharma’ of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. It is not mainstream Buddhism. If one is really interested in learning about Buddhism, search and read these books: Heart of Buddha’s The title of the book is misleading.
Badics of Buddha’s Teaching 2.
Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment 3. Buddhism Plain and Simple 4. The Essence Of Buddhism 5. An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life Remember, basics of Buddhism must include lessons from the life of Buddha and emphasize four noble truths, three jewels, and eight-fold path to the enlightenment.
Aug 13, Nuddhism rated it really liked it. One of the most notable Buddhist saints in Japanese history, Nichiren was a powerful proponent of buddism Lotus Sutra, and a brilliant teacher.
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Many of his letters, writings and expository treatises endure as classics to this day, and are cherished by millions of Lotus Sect Buddhists around the world. Allwright’s book is a fine introduction to this Buddhist tradition, focusing on core concepts and one of Nichiren’s most accessible and appealing letters. Jul 19, Russell rated it it was amazing. Apr 05, Erika rated it it was amazing Shelves: Again, need to reread. There’s just so much to take in! Though, I can’t read it until I get it back from my friend who’s borrowing it and will hopefully start chanting after she finishes it.
Sep 25, Alice Urchin rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 12, Kylie Martin rated it it was amazing. Very comprehensive guide – but most of the contents are available in SGI booklets.
Basics of Buddhism: Key principles and how to practise
Jan 25, Tony rated it really liked it. Concise some pages description of Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, with valiant attempts to explain even the more tricky concepts within this philosophy. Mar 03, Mohammad Khan. Nov 19, Hannah rated it really liked it. George rated it liked it Apr 18, Duncan rated it really liked it Jun 05, Wendy rated it really liked it Dec 13, Jamey rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Apr 18, Kyle Eroche rated it really liked it.
Great introduction to Nichiren Buddhism.
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