Q1. What book should I start with Buddhism?
Mind, Beginner's Mind by the founder of San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu
Suzuki Roshi, is one of the undisputed classics of Literary Buddhism. First
published in 1970, the book's simple approach and plainspoken language have
made it timeless.
Q2. What is appropriate for any beginner to start with Buddhism?
Buddha taught that the way to free the mind from suffering is through gaining
insight into what truly is. One of the tools the Buddha taught for gaining insight
is mindfulness, the ability to be fully aware in each moment. You can develop
mindfulness through the practice of vipassana
meditation. Buddhism addresses two major types of meditation. They are
different mental skills, modes of functioning or qualities of consciousness.
They are called Vipassana and Samatha.
Q3. How many
books are there in Hindu Mythology?
There are a wide variety of books or scriptures in
Hinduism. These were composed in the Sanskrit language and were compiled by
Vyasadeva, the literary incarnation of the Supreme Lord Krishna. The Vedic scriptures
are mainly classified into two categories: Shruti and Smriti. Shruti includes
and the four
Veda, and Atharva Veda).
Smriti includes epics such as Mahabharata
and the 18 Puranas
and 18 Upa Puranas.
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