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    Senior Member Flopsy's Avatar
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    Buddah type book

    I'm after a book for someone I know to help them deal with some emotional stuff they are going through and some difficult times in their life.

    I know in the past I have found some of the buddah philosophies useful - from memory things like mindfulness and something about letting yourself feel the emotion instead of fighting it and then letting that emotion go - can't remember what that one is called.

    Anyway, can anyone recommend a readable book about such philosophies?

    Don't want anything to heavy or too deeply buddah but some of the basic philosophies as a bit of a self help if that makes sense.


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    Re: Buddah type book

    Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen
    Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
    Tao begets one. One begets two. Two begets all things.

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    Re: Buddah type book

    Quote Originally Posted by Grouse View Post
    Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen
    Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor
    Both under sick squid here
    Hills and Guinness!

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    Re: Buddah type book

    Last year I read Matthieu Ricard's 'Happiness' - it combines Buddhist philosopy with modern psychology and provides some practical exercises. Easy reading - see Amazon for reviews.

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    Re: Buddah type book

    I was going to suggest Buddhism without beliefs too, as well as some of the Dalai Lama's books or Tich Nhat Hahn's. There is a good one called Zen Bhuddism for beginners or something like that as well, but have forgotten the author's name...
    “the cause of my pain, was the cause of my cure” Rumi

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    Re: Buddah type book

    way of the peaceful warrior is the same knod of thing

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