An introduction to Essence of Buddhism.
North American (General)
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book narration. The essence of Buddhism. What is the essence of Buddha's teachings? Simply speaking, it is to avoid harming others and help them as much as possible. Another way of expressing this is the off quoted verse. Abandoned Negative action. Create perfect virtue. Subdue your own mind. This is the teaching of the Buddha. By abandoning negative actions such as hurting others and destructive motivations such as anger, attachment, enclosed mindedness, we stop harming ourselves and others. By creating perfect virtue, we develop beneficial attitudes such as equanimity, love, compassion and joy and act constructively. By subduing our minds and understanding reality, we leave behind all false projections, thus making ourselves calm and peaceful.