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Here's a superior chart

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Forgot the chart..

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All the „wanna learn how to meditate“ books on the left side of this image. Then start practicing. Good luck

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The question of what exactly is a religion and what is the line between religion and philosophy are questions men smarter than me still debate. However, I will say the real authentic Buddhism that has been practiced for over 2000 years is a religion. It makes many supernatural claims and offers a transcendent vision of the universe outside the scope of a mankind’s reason. It’s teaching aren’t a modern scientific substitute for spirituality that just teaches you “to have good vibes bro”. You can follow the Jewish mindfulness thing if you want to but it’s not the real teaching of the Buddha.

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And they do so for the benefit of all beings. May all beings be free of suffering.

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2 Questions:
1. how do i approach making a proper study of Buddhism?
i have read the MMK, some other Nagarjuna texts, what the buddha taught, in the Buddha's words, 2 meditation books and the Dhammapada and Udana with commentary/stories

But i feel like i'm just randomly scatter gunning and i also feel like i'm wasting my time if i dont read them in pali/sanskrit.

2. how do i properly start practicing it?
i meditate for 30 to 60 minutes a day i bow before the buddha and occasionalyl do the Buddha puja recitation. i keep the 5 silas.
i tried to attend a buddhist meditation class but they said it's all gone online and they're not allowing anyone into the Vihara because of 'vid.
The temples near me are:
1. some weird western/tibetan buddhist cult temple
2. a proper vihara but with 0 information nd monks who do not appear to speak english
3. some sri lankan commuity temple

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that isn't about meditation though

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start with the 'jeets

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start with the 'jeets

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More so, there's also this chart, which is focused on Buddhism alone. It includes the books of the Theravada school, the Pali Canon Excerpts and the Dhammapada. But it does not include books from the Mahayana school, the Diamond and Lotus Sutra. However it claims to be a non-sectarian chart. Keep in mind I have read literally none of these books so I have no idea what I am talking about. However, if it has the books of one school and not another, then how is it non-sectarian? Regardless, I just finished reading the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, and now I feel I am ready to move onto Buddhism, what books should I read as a beginner?

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start with the 'jeets

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Well /lit/, I decided to start with the Jeets. I am reading the Upanishads, then I will read the Bhagavad Gita, and then I am going to read In The Buddha's Words. However, I have seen here that a lot of people talk about how they make the mistake of reading too much, and how they neglected their meditation. So for my spiritual journey, to avoid making the same mistake as they did, after these 3 books, I plan to jump right into it. I don't really know much about meditation, so I was wondering if any anons on here could recommend some good lit on the topic. Is it fine to read just that first book on the Suttas (the first one in pic related), or do I need to do some other reading first before I am ready? Is the chart of good quality, are those recommendations good? I don't know any better, so I will probably end up following it down to the letter, and read: The Mind Illuminated --> With Each and Every Breath --> Right Concentration. Also, for those of you who have spent time meditating, can you give me some tips, anything I should know going into it?

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start with the 'jeets

>> No.19095015 [View]

I know alot of people on here recommend Buddhism and Hinduism, so I am trying to read some stuff from those. But as for the rest of the chart, it was a challenge to choose what I should read. I just went through the chart trying to narrow it down. Because I would prefer to have a smaller amount of books that I can really get into.

So far to study on my list is the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and In the Buddha's words. I'm realizing that I am much more interested in the actual philosophy, as opposed to the epics/history and the other stuff, so that narrows it down sufficiently. As another note, I am considering scrapping Taoism and Shintoism out of my list, and just focusing on Hindu and Buddhist texts alone. (Yes that means, that my entire thread was pointless, and that I came to the same conclusion I had before I even started the thread) But for Buddhism, I have no idea what is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana. I also don't know if for Buddhism if I should read the Dhammapada next, the Diamond Sutra, the Lotus sutra, or whether to follow down the middle path of pic related, to read the rest of the discourses of the Buddha first.

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start with the 'jeets

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start with the 'jeets

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Start with the 'jeets

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Here’s another Buddhist one

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start with the 'jeets

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the avitans ITT have the same cringe guenon posts and walls of texts but always fail on account of not having a Non Dualism chart like the chad buddhists

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