Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Title: No Time For Complex BUDDHISM- A book review

Author: Tulku Jamyang
No Time For Complex BUDDHISM is a basic understanding on Buddhism. Tulku Jamyang describes about Buddhism in a simple context. In this book he tells what is Buddhism? Who is Buddha? The brief history of Buddhism, symbols, Gods, basic definitions on Buddhist practices, etc.
Tulku describes that Buddhism is not simply a theory but a practical way. Through practice of Buddhism one can gradually overcome negative states of mind and develop positive states. He writes, “Buddhism is an antidote for mental and physical illness.” We all have the potential to become Buddha but our minds are covered with negative states. To become Buddha one has to clear all the negative states of mind.
Tulku aslo clears the people’s misconception of Buddha and Prince Siddartha Gautama. While Buddha is a person who is awakened from all confusion and Prince Siddartha is just one of many Buddhas.He was the founder of Buddhism. Normally people take the word ‘Buddha’ as Prince Gautama.
Tulku writes, “To overcome the eighty four thousand negative states of mind the Buddha taught a total of eighty four thousand teachings.” Buddhism teaches us to tame our mind to keep it in peaceful state through practice of mediation.
“We must understand the difference between momentary bliss and true happiness. Momentary bliss only occurs from our likes and wishes that are ever changing and fleeting long term happiness comes through performing important tasks for others as well as improving ourselves.” – Tulku Jamyang

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