The Essence of Buddhism by David Tuffley

The Essence of Buddhism

By David Tuffley

  • Release Date: 2010-10-06
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 4
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This eBook allows you to grasp the basic principles of Buddhism in just a few minutes.

Much has been written about Buddhism and how to practice it. Readers will have no difficulty finding hundreds of books on the topic. It simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. It is what the Buddha first talked about after he became enlightened – this is what makes it the essence.

Reading this eBook should not conflict with your existing religious belief, since strictly speaking, Buddhism is not a religion. It does not extol belief in an external God. It does not seek to replace your existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them with a practical but profound set of psychological principles.

The Buddha, in all likelihood, would rather his followers describe themselves simply as Followers of The Way.


  • Easy to understand

    By staffysenna
    I read this in 20 minutes. Everything explained so well, was very easy to understand the basics of Buddhism.
  • Fab little book

    By Jppbkc
    Brilliant book; really good handy insights into Buddhism a religion/philosophy which at first glance can seem daunting. Thank you David. James.
  • Great book

    By Dude wheres my car??????
    A simplistic insight into Buddhism. Would recommend
  • Beautifully written

    By Murry_87
    A great introducing in Buddhism. Found it very helpful, easy to follow and a great read 👏👏👏
  • Mini Meditation

    By The Partick-Pirate
    Get the Gen on the Zen Men...Concise, precise with some very sound advice!
  • Excellent

    By ClareXIII
    No longer do I need to hop around all over the internet looking for a basic simple straightforward summary of the main principals of Buddhism. If like me you just want a plain clear no nonsense summary then this is it. Whether you are new to Buddhism and just would like to know what it's all about or you are familiar but just want a handy reminder then this is it.
  • Very enlightening!!

    By Mrs What
    A worthwhile read... Almost like something that has been missing and now found. Very insightful about techniques for meditation - thank you.
  • A nutshell

    By Chillikin
    This book was shorter than expected with more on meditation than Buddhism itself. That is why I deducted a star - I was expecting more information on Buddhism. The meditation section was really good though and all in all I would recommend this book, even if you're not into exploring Buddhism or spirituality. In my view; I takes ten minutes to read and quite possibly will give you "food for thought" for life!
  • Buddhism the essence.

    By Leeg247
    Good introduction to Buddhism .
  • Thank you.

    By Matt-Black-UK
    Very very nice. I have thought that meditation was about silencing audio and visual distractions for permeating the being but in doing this I have fallen asleep time and time again. Now I have a vision of what meditation really is and will start to practice on this way. May life be happy and peaceful. Matt - 24