The Buddhist Catechism


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(4.6 stars; 47 reviews)

The simple aim of this little book is to give so succinct and yet comprehensive a digest of Buddhistic history, ethics and philosophy as to enable beginners to understand and appreciate the noble ideal taught by the Buddha, and thus make it easier for them to follow out the Dharma in its details. In this book, information is presented in a catechism format: question and answer. The matter has been grouped within five categories, viz.: (1) The Life of the Buddha; (2) the Doctrine; (3) the Sangha, or monastic order; (4) a brief history of Buddhism, its Councils and propaganda; (5) some reconciliation of Buddhism with science. and there is a most enlightening appendix which give 14 fundamental Buddhist beliefs that were universally accepted at the time. - Summary by Phil Chenevert (2 hr 16 min)

Chapters

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA 25:18 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
THE DHARMA OR DOCTRINE 57:24 Read by Ben Lindsey-Clark
THE SANGHA 11:37 Read by Ben Lindsey-Clark
THE RISE AND SPREAD OF BUDDHISM 15:43 Read by Deon Gines
BUDDHISM AND SCIENCE 19:20 Read by Deon Gines
APPENDIX: FUNDAMENTAL BUDDHISTIC BELIEFS 7:22 Read by Deon Gines

Reviews

Introduction


(5 stars)

Very good introduction to Buddhist principles. To build from. Good readers as well.

well read pleasant to listen to


(5 stars)


(2 stars)

I was really looking forward to settling down with this book on and contemplating the contents, but with the speed at which it is read and the sometimes slurring of context specific words I found it impossible. Informative book but wrong choice for this particular reader. Sorry!

Reader


(2 stars)

I'm very picky on who I listen to. No offense, but this reader sounds like she has a salivary problem ... too much 'juicy' mouth sounds. Takes away from the topic being shared.