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Buddha | Karen Armstrong
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With such bestsellers as A History of God and Islam, Karen Armstrong has consistently delivered ?penetrating, readable, and prescient? (The New York Times) works that have lucidly engaged a wide range of religions and religious issues. In Buddha she turns to a figure whose thought is still reverberating throughout the world 2,500 years after his death. Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography. Against the tumultuous cultural background of his world, she blends history, philosophy, mythology, and biography to create a compelling and illuminating portrait of a man whose awakening continues to inspire millions.
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christhelesbian
Buddha | Karen Armstrong
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read this last summer and it influenced my view of the world so much
if you‘re interested in buddhism and need a place to start this is a great book to read it puts the whole philosophy and way of life into modern terms so it‘s great for a translation of buddhist teachings into your life now and how we can find enlightenment in the chaos of today

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Buddha | Karen Armstrong
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This is my simple religion,
There is no need for temples;
No need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
The philosophy is kindness.

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Buddha | Karen Armstrong
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JoScho Good one 🖤 4y
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Aristogama
Buddha | Karen Armstrong

Enlightenment is never easy. It is frightening to leave our old selves behind, because they are the only way we know how to live. Even if the familiar is unsatisfactory, we tend to cling to it because we are afraid of the unknown.

#KarenArmstrong #Buddhism

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Aristogama
Buddha | Karen Armstrong

It is only when people become aware of the inescapable reality of pain that they can begin to become fully human.

#KarenArmstrong #Buddhism

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