176 pages, 7.99 × 5.23 × 0.5 in
January 20, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0767903323
ISBN - 13: 9780767903325
From the Publisher
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.