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by Munch:

“There is no difference between an enlightened man and an ignorant one. What makes the difference is that one realises it, while the other is ignorant of it”
Is there any good websites or books out there that are good “starters” on the teachings of buddhism, and the colloquial proverbs and prayers and such?

Answer by Kelly
Google is always your friend: http://www.google.com/

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  1. Hi.
    Having myself just done a sixty page project on Buddhism for school, I hope I can help you.
    I found lots of books and websites very helpful, particularly:
    Buddha, Story of Enlightenment, by Deepak Chopra. Although this is a novel about the Buddha’s life, it was an amazing read and really helped me to get to grips with the religion. There is also a very helpful explanitory epilogue at the back.
    http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism/ This is a great website and particularly explains the different teachings and practices of Buddhism simply and clearly.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/ was brilliant for providing an insight into the religion, with good content and pictures.
    http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/index.htm has so much information and a huge range of topics and articles in great detail.
    http://www.buddhanet.net/ is great for finding out and reading the teachings and principles of Buddhism.
    I hope this helps!

  2. Greg offers some good advice in how you can obtain “Sayings”
    Get a little collection together then you can act like a Buddhist and answer some questions Who will know the difference To many people they will believe Buddhism is alive and well on this Forum

  3. There is indeed no fundamental difference between all living things: the illusion of duality makes us think there are different forms, but all Mind is One. A good book on Buddhism is “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”. I would also strongly recommend a book called “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) which explains Jesus’ true teachings, these having strong parallels with Buddhist teachings. ACIM is the best book I have read given its content, source and path to Enlightenment.

  4. Easy.
    Look in the real world.
    In shaking and waking up the dead Mummy.
    IDoing the pot belly dancing.
    Caress the pot belly.
    Will have good luck and good fortune too in return.
    Luke 6.39-40,41-45,46-49
    What do you think?

  5. sutra study may take a while to warm up to and get used to the lingo and style.
    I would recommend that you read up on lectures, which explain a lot of principles and how they function with our daily lives, our situations, etc; in terms of YOU.
    so here are some links.
    http://cttbusa.org/dharmatalks.asp
    http://gbm-online.com/talk_hsuan_hua.asp
    —-
    Specific things you might want to read that have “sayings” as well:
    “Chan (ZEN) the essence of all Buddhas”
    http://cttbusa.org/dharmatalks/chan.asp
    “Living as if Drunk and Dying in a Dream,
    It’s Hard to End Birth and Death”
    http://gbm-online.com/dharma/living.html
    “Moral Virtue is the Root of Everything”
    http://gbm-online.com/dharma/moral.html
    “Pollution and the Environment: Some Radically New Ancient Views”
    http://gbm-online.com/dharma/pollute.html
    “All Living Beings Have the Buddha-Nature”
    http://gbm-online.com/dharma/nature.html

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