Amazon.com: Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom – Volume 1 Sutra eBook: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: Kindle Store.
Wow… I have always been drawn to Buddhism… the gentleness and reverence for all life… the teachings of Buddhism, the ones I am aware of, have always been one of the closest ones to my core being, even since I was young.. I have not, though, done an in-depth study on the subject. Yet. That is about to change.
I have been doing some searching, soul-wise, and I suddenly came across this gem today, as if in answer to the questions of my heart.. I have a Kindle reader (OH I LOVE my Kindle!!!) and while looking for something else, completely… I happened on this. I felt immediately drawn to it and recognized that perhaps this is a place and a path that it’s time to investigate further, in this journey of my life. It was one of those “things” that you just know is a nudge from Someone or Something. When I saw that the author, an ordained monk (from the time he was 8!!) just wanted to make it freely available for everyone to read… I felt so humbled and appreciative, that this person would make these teachings available via free e-book, for anyone wanting to learn.
I sat down to read, and just the preface alone was enough to stop me in my tracks. It touched my heart.. my soul… I just felt like I had come home, as I continued to read. I reluctantly had to stop long enough to do the laundry for my dear family LOL and now I have to run to the store and get dog food for my dogs *sigh* and then I have to come back and … and.. life is just so busy. But I cannot stop thinking about the words in this book and can’t wait to find a few quiet moments, to resume my thought processes and get into deep reading mode again. The words have been with me all day. I feel that I have come to a definitive spiritual mark on my path.
“Modern Buddhism, The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, Volume 1, Sutra” is written in a very humble, touching and loving spirit, which helps you see beyond the day to day material surface and focus on the quietly, infitely spiritual matters of the heart, soul and mind. I would say the gentle wisdom this book has to offer is life-changing, for those who put it into practice. There are 2 more in the series. I can’t wait to delve into them. :)
If you have a Kindle.. and if you too are drawn to more spiritual things and have not quenched your thirst on the things you have found in this world so far… give this little book a try. You have nothing to lose and so much peacefulness to gain! :)
Introduction and Encouragement This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (the Kindle Store sets the minimum price at 99 cents and also additional taxes are added…
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