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Buddhism Plain And Simple

by Steve Hagen

Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony | January 20, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Buddhism Plain And Simple is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
This book offers a clear, straightforward approach to Buddhism in general and awareness in particular. It is about being awake and in touch with what is going on here and now. When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single word, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen presents these uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.99 × 5.23 × 0.5 in

Published: January 20, 1999

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767903323

ISBN - 13: 9780767903325

Found in: Buddhism

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gives you what you need. Buddhism is simply the path of awakening to levels of who we are at our finest. Buddhism is a philosophy that provides us with a way of looking and interacting with ourselves and the world. And the way we look at the world affects everything we do. Zen priest Steve Hagen wrote Buddhism Plain and Simple to illuminate this point. The practice of Buddhism does not involve traveling to the east or meditating on top of a mountain. It does not require you to abandon your religion (if you subscribe to one), your friends or your work. It is, as Hagen explains, “the practice of being aware, right now, every day.” If you want to understand more about Buddhism, Hagen’s short 160-page book is definitely the ‘more’ that can give you what you need.
Date published: 2005-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plain and simple! This wonderful book could have also been named Buddhism for Dummies! It leaves out the distractions of Buddhist rituals, practices, etc. It talks about the Buddha-dharma (as Steve Hagen likes to call Buddhism) as if it's not even a religion but a philosophy. His easy to understand words are all about seeing truth and reality, as well as being aware of each moment's situation as a whole.
Date published: 2000-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As the Title Says This is one of the best books I have read on Buddhism. The author takes much of the clutter away and presents a pure Buddhism that can be adapted as a away of life by most people, irrespective of their religious or social beliefs. If you are wondering why there is so much suffering in the world, and what can be done about it, then maybe you should read this book.
Date published: 2000-12-07

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Buddhism Plain And Simple

by Steve Hagen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.99 × 5.23 × 0.5 in

Published: January 20, 1999

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0767903323

ISBN - 13: 9780767903325

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This book offers a clear, straightforward approach to Buddhism in general and awareness in particular. It is about being awake and in touch with what is going on here and now. When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single word, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen presents these uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

From Our Editors

Buddhism is stripped down to its bare bones in this straightforward guide that makes the original way of the Buddha accessible for all. Zen priest Steve Hagen wipes away centuries of embellishments and presents a clear and wise approach to Buddhism that is unencumbered by religious ritual and theory. Buddhism Plain and Simple stresses the importance of being aware of the here and now and outlines the Buddha's four truths of existence and looks at their practicalities in the modern world. This guide aims not only to inform, but also to enlighten and is a valuable primer for new and advanced students of this spiritual philosophy.