Monday, March 22, 2010

Book Review: Why I Am a Buddhist

Title Why I Am a Buddhist: No-Nonsense Buddhism with Red Meat and Whiskey
Author Stephen T. Asma PhD
Rating ***

An account of one's person's journey with Buddhism. Asma explains some about Buddhist thought and history, though not in great depth. More he discusses what it has meant to him. He sees Buddhism as more a philosophy than a religion, an attempt to answer why humans suffer and what can be done to ameliorate suffering. Asma likes the fact that Buddhism fits so well with both science and art

It is a good book, but could be longer, which is a rare criticism. It never spoke to me on a level that I wanted it to reach, but that isn't the fault of the book.

Publication Hampton Roads Publishing (2010), Hardcover, 192 pages
Publication date 2010
ISBN 157174617X / 9781571746177

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