Born in India in the sixth century B.C., it became the religion of Ceylon, Siam, Burma and Cambodia, which adhere to the older or Southern School, while the developed Mahayana School is found in various forms in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. Buddhism includes the most exalted philosophy yet achieved by man, a psychology from which the West is slowly beginning to learn, a religion which has satisfied millions for 2,500 years, a Middle Way of self-development to self-enlightenment and a range and depth of spiritual science, mysticism and religious art which cannot be found elsewhere.An acknowledged expert during his lifetime, Christmas Humphreys outlines and introduces the many strands of this religion-philosophy in his fascinating and now famous book.
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a helpful introduction to Buddhism
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The first real book I read on Buddhism, and boy did it leave a mark. This book contains everything I needed to know to start a lifelong journey. Detailed, deep and comprehensive. Read full review