Introducing Buddha : A Graphic Guide, Paperback

Introducing Buddha : A Graphic Guide Paperback

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"Introducing Buddha" describes the life and teachings of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student.

Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories and explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen.

It goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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  • Category: Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9781848310117



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I didn't really know much about Buddhism when I got this book. It doesn't tell how to be a Buddhist, but it does tell you about the different kinds of Buddhism, the history of Buddhism and the current state of Buddhism. With most of the "Introducing" books it doesn't tell you everything in great detail, it tells you enough to know where to go next. The graphic part of the book always help me associate images with concepts which helps me remember the concepts. So I rate the illustration better than just "comic" value, actually helpful. Page 145 and 146 has an excellent images that help me remember the meaning of the concept of reincarnation. The reference section in the back, is useful for further study on the subject. I always find "Introducing" books a good starting point for finding out what a subject is about. I recommend the book for anyone who has a causal interest in what Buddhism is about. For a more serious look at Buddhism, well I don't know yet.

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