The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons

The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons THIS PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK Theosophy Religion and Occult Science by Henry S Olcott To purchase the entire book please order ISBN

  • Title: The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons
  • Author: Henry Steel Olcott
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • THIS 20 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK Theosophy Religion and Occult Science, by Henry S Olcott To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564593908.

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    1. A specious beginning, proclaiming the ills of euhemerization deteriorates with laughable rapidity into a grandiloquent deification of Buddha.Olcott's self-view as a gimlet-eyed critic is apparent from his self-aggrandising spree of religion-bashing. In reality, his perspicacity extends no further than his sometime decision to buy a good thesaurus.Exotic quotes, flowery vocabulary and saccharine expression serve to powder a turd. I have never seen the central tenets of Buddhism so grossly misinte [...]

    2. I think this book is not about getting all the answers to Buddhism but to understand a bit the way It has changed in the western world. HSO was one of the first Occidentals to turned to Buddhism and it's really interesting reading his catholic mentality speaking about something completely different.

    3. Horrible and hard to followI was looking for a book to help me better understand isn't it. The good thing about the book is that it is short

    4. This book is very concise in what it tries to express. I understand this is a part of a larger book that explore theosophy. Reading only this short piece, for someone without a basic understanding of Buddhism, can be very confusing and difficult to comprehend what the author is really trying to express. As this is part of a larger book, what is written is basis on the understanding that the author seems to have provided in earlier chapters.While this is an attempt to provide a concise understand [...]

    5. Short. Introduction discusses making men into (demi) gods. Intellectual look at history and fiction of Sakyamuni Buddha

    6. Too Short May be the author should consider writing much more than what he has written in thia book. Looking forward to a much lengthier version.

    7. Its ok kind of book Its just an average read. The way its being written could have been more appealing. Try at your own risk.

    8. AverageCould have been more informative. Neither the details of His live are elaborated nor His teachings. Title of the book and contents are quite different.

    9. Why Buddha is differentI'd have preferred to hear more of Olcott's arguments with respect to why he is unable to see the same across other religions.

    10. ShortNot what I was expecting, I thought it would be longer. Good but was expecting more from it as to the teachings of the Buddha.

    11. Henry Steel Olcott's Life of Buddha and Its Lessons is a little book/essay with a good strong half but which falls quite short in its delivery thereafter. At first, Olcott writes of the misfortune that so many people deify, or practically deify, a normal person thought to have spiritual powers, which, Olcott argues, denigrates the ordinary lives that other people experience. Then Olcott writes briefly about the Buddha learning about human suffering and being a model for dealing with human suffer [...]

    12. The Life of Buddha and its Lessons at best is an attempt to articulate very mingled thoughts of the author. Speaking of profound philosophies of Euhemerization and of the Buddha and of Christianity in a short book, Olcott leaves a lot to be desired. Partially intriguing and largely disappointing, the books gives a spine-jerk in the beginning but an eye ache as it moves towards the end. For those who have studied the Buddha (especially the works of Thic Naht Hanh) would remain largely disappointe [...]

    13. I was not impressed by this book. The author was very closed minded and opinionated and his arguments were very unbalanced and one-sided, which I feel is not in sync with writing about a spiritual philosophy. His writing borders on fanaticism with is antithetical to Buddhism.

    14. Understanding religionThe author covers the broad aspects of every religion and derives from it the essence of Buddhism that separates it from its peers. A lot of research has gone into creating this quality work.

    15. I thought I'd feel enlightened and like I understood a bit more about Buddha and the lessons after reading this, unfortunately I didn't.

    16. Very elaborate wording for simple Buddhist concepts. Jumping from his own ideas to others's without doing proper quoting. Not worthwhile.

    17. The book started quite well. The beginning was quite thought provoking, but that is it. The lessons from his life were not there for me, at least what I had expected to learn.

    18. This short book is a little gem. Father finishing this book I feel that Buddhism has some insights into the human psyche that Christianity misses

    19. Well meaningHeavy going, too much time dissing other religions ,but just in its accountabilities of mankind. for me a little too negative ,notspeaking of direction.

    20. Extremely short. It took me 10 minutes max to read. It talks more about comparisons of other religions, than it actually talks about Buddhism.

    21. It was okIt was good be not the best of books I have read before interesting though for what it was may read it again

    22. TheosophyRead it and in the end I was to find out it was Theosophy. Quick read and it was free so I can't complain.

    23. Concluded on many assumptions that were never addressed. I found myself flicking backwards, wondering if I'd missed a few pages.

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