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What Do Buddhists Believe? by Tony Morris
  

What Do Buddhists Believe?

Part of the What Do We Believe Series

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What Do Buddhists Believe? by Tony Morris

Buddhism is one of the world's oldest and most widespread belief-systems. Its history spans two and a half thousand years, and Buddhism today has over 500 million adherents throughout almost every country in the world. Virtually unknown outside Asia until the last century, it is now the fastest growing religion in the West. What is it about Buddhism that attracts so many in an age, when people seem to be turning away from organised religion? The teachings of Buddhism are voluminous and varied, and it has a well developed philosophical and mystical dimension; but at its core is a simple set of propositions and practices designed to meet the practical day to day concerns of ordinary people: how to live a compassionate, creative, wise and, above all, happy life. Tony Morris explores Buddhism's appeal, and gives an acute insight into its essential beliefs.

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'I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness and does not want to suffer. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness.'
The Dalai Lama

About the Author

Tony Morris is a publisher and writer. A historian by background, he first encountered Buddhism fifteen years ago. His books include In the Footsteps of the Buddha, and How Buddhism came to Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2006

Author

Tony Morris

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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
100 pages

Categories

Buddhism

ISBN

9781862078352

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