Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
Stephen Batchelor points out that the Buddha was not a mystic and his awakening was not a shattering revelation that revealed the mysteries of God or the universe - what the Buddha taught was not something to believe in, but something to do. Buddha challenged people to understand the nature of anguish, let go ot its origins, realize its cessation and create a certain way of life and awakening. This awakening is available to all of us, and Batchelor examines how to work realistically towards it, and how to practise and live it every day. Buddhism Without Beliefs is the examination of Buddhism which will enable all readers, whether religious or agnostic, to grasp the fundamental meaning of Buddhism.