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17-04-2006, 16:19   #1
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Buddhist Factbook/Website

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.
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17-04-2006, 16:22   #2
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I usually find this site to be quite useful

http://buddhanet.net/
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Thanks that website has some very helpful links.
Anyone else know some more, I'd appreciate any help.
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http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?

Is there anything in particular you want to know about?
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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.

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17-04-2006, 16:58   #6
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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.

http://www.serve.com/cmtan/Dhammapada/

Here are the sutras (discourses?) of the Mahayana and Theravada traditions:
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/sutras.html

Asiaprod's favourite:
http://www.sgi-usa.org/buddhism/libr...sm/LotusSutra/

Basics:
http://buddhism.about.com/

Diamond:
http://community.palouse.net/lotus/diamondsutra.htm
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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.
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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
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A book that I've found very useful is Buddhism for Dummies - it covers everything, also a good site is

http://www.urbandharma.org
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A book that I've found very useful is Buddhism for Dummies - it covers everything, also a good site is

http://www.urbandharma.org
Nice site!

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.


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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
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Ah, now I see where you got your name from. Nice choice
Thanks! I've grown quite fond of it myself.



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A small and handy (and cheap) book with explanations of "the core of Buddhas teachings with his own words as memorized by his disciples." This book is a pearl! (In the amazon-link you can search inside to see if it is of intest for you).

The Pocket Buddha Reader


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PS: Another link to the same book

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