BUDDHISM FOR DUMMIES
My key learnings from Buddhism for Dummies are;
- Buddhism is not a religion – there is no god, there is no belief system
- Buddhism is about taking responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and understanding that (with practise) you can choose them in order to choose the life, outlook and internal world you live in.
As a learning tool, Buddhism for Dummies is a great place to start if you want to know more about Buddhism and how and why it might or might not be for you. The book covers every possible facet of Buddhism from history, theory, types of Buddhism, geography and even includes some guidance on how to begin to practice.
However if the theory is great but the practice needs more work then get in touch to find out more about how and when you can get involved with Velvet Evolution.
As the Buddha says “Do not accept anything I say as true simply because I have said it. Instead, test it as you would gold to see if it is genuine or not. If, after examining my teachings, you find that they are true, put them into practice. But do not do so simply out of respect for me.”
For me personally, I connect with Buddhism because as a practise it challenges me to stay in the centre of my world, and use my mind as a tool rather than it using me and dictating how I am experiencing my life.
So where ever you are with your spiritual journey, if you’re spiritually curious, spiritually decided or spiritually committed, Buddhism for Dummies will definitely broaden your knowledge base and understanding of all aspects of Buddhism, what and how it is.
Happy reading and wishing you a happy and confident day.
Lydia – The Confidence Coach