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Tripitaka and the First Buddhist Council
12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment
As we continued to read through the comments, it occurred to us that we should compile all the Buddhist books for beginners mentioned into a list, and that such a list, composed solely of personal accounts of life-altering realizations, could be quite special. We created that list in read the original here , and asked readers to suggest more. Here is an updated list incorporating that feedback:. What is Buddhism? While the diversity of Buddhist schools of thought make it all but impossible to encapsulate the tradition in one book, the new collection. This is a dense volume, but its coherent presentation of Buddhist philosophy in all its variety makes diving in worth the effort.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. In the West, many of us begin our journey with Buddhism by reading a book. For you, it may have been or will be another book. I don't claim to know what the "best" beginner Buddhist book might be, because I think that is an individual matter.