Buddhist Inspirations: essential philosophy, truth, and enlightenment
A celebration of the beauty, poetry and wisdom of the most universal and least doctrinal of the world's great faiths.
Buddhism has given immeasurable riches to the West – a collection of profound and life-enhancing ideas, a host of beautiful works of art and a repertoire of spiritual practices that can change all our lives for the better. All these aspects are richly sampled in this superb distillation of Buddhist belief, practice and art. The book presents a fascinating kaleidoscope of all aspects of Buddhism, including Tantra, Zen and the Pure Land beliefs of Japan. The emphasis throughout is on the wisdom and beauty of Buddhism and on its abundant relevance to those who seek an alternative to secular materialism.