Hey lads, does anyone know a good book or website that has the facts and principles of buddhism in it but is not too well "opinionated" for lack of a better word. I looked up the wikipedia article on it and it was very helpful but I'd like a bit more info.
Thanks that website has some very helpful links.
Anyone else know some more, I'd appreciate any help.
Is there anything in particular you want to know about?
Not really, I'm just trying to build up as much info as I can on buddhism. I thinking of becoming a Buddhist but I don't want to jump into. I was made a Catholic at birth and Spock knows that didn't turn out well. I feel I need some sort of, for lack of a better word yet again, moral system in my life and buddhism is the best I have seen and probably the one that suits my nature best. Except for not "losing mindfulness" that could be a problem as I am quite fond of that. But as that website I was looking at said, Buddha said put his teachings into practice and see what works for you. So I guess that's what I'll do.
In that case, you might want to try reading the Dalai Lama's books, I love those and I mostly started on those.
The only "morals" I would have thought of in Buddhism are the 5 precepts and the fact of karma, and even then I'm not sure that would be a fitting term.
Asiaprod's threads on some important aspects of Buddhism are useful too.
Here are the sutras (discourses?) of the Mahayana and Theravada traditions:
yeah I just said moral system because I didn't want to say religion. Let's say I'm looking a helpful reference and guide to life.
Thanks for your help.
Glad to help, I hope you find what you're looking for
A book that I've found very useful is Buddhism for Dummies - it covers everything, also a good site is
When it comes to a moral guide, Sean7, I find this little book very helpful. But of course it really depends on what you looking for.
Ah, now I see where you got your name from. Nice choice
Thanks! I've grown quite fond of it myself.