An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism. (Summary by Leon Mire)(7 hr 38 min)
It feels so sad that this is how we repay those people who made this recording for free. If you want to improve the recordings, we are all free to make our own and upload it. Or atleast please make an opinion constructively having a pure intention for betterment of the output. Sadly, most of the people would just like to criticize and slashing off the motivations of the people who spent their time and efforts to make this. Please keep in mind that those who recorded these books are volunteers. Please do encourage them to do their best.
What really matters here?
I have to wonder about the people throwing tantrums about the book's error reporting the Buddha's birth place and how their entire focus is on this "intolerable lie". I wonder what the Buddha would think about the listeners who have completely overlooked the message conveyed to instead harp on the fact that birthplace was incorrectly recorded. Frankly, I think the matter of the place of his birth is irrelevant. What does that have to do with the spirit of the message? Whether the Buddha was born in India, Nepal, Paris France or Hollywood USA, it's the message that matters. I think this nitpicking is a shameful display to the spirit of this body of work which seems to be wholly lost on such listeners and readers alike.
a very useful beginning guide! Planting the seeds of truth and mindfulness, so they may allow others to understand the basic fundamentals of Buddhism. anything which spreads the words and teachings of Buddha has got to be a worthy text, I hope you enjoy this book of wisdom and find your own truth in your suffering and growth. X
The speaker after the indroduction sounds sleepy. Makes me very sleepy although i just woke up. Ok for everyone who criticise Budha just stop, Budha was before christ and all your gods. He should be well respected because he does not change the world by seeking peace within the living but teaches inner peace or wisdom so we can make that choice of peace or hatred as we live.
I am not a a religious person in the least. I went to a Catholic school as a child and am still recovering from that. I find Christianity hypocritical and in reality frightening. As I also find the Muslim faith. I've always been curious about eastern Philosophies and faiths. This was a pleasant informative introduction to Buddhism.
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perfect for night time
I have enjoyed falling asleep to this fore the past two months. Fantastic way to wind down from the days worries!
The first guy to read, not the prelude but the first chapters frustrated me. He read it as it was a poem and I was unable to enjoy it like I wanted to. But other that, it was great