I have been a follower of Buddhist Philosophies for many, many years. When I was first introduced to Buddhism in the late 1960's, I found Buddhism to be a very in-depth, complex experience. Today, that has been simplified by authors such as this one who have taken the concepts of Ancient Buddhism and adapted them to the Western World.
This book, in particular, will help the reader to understand that our search for Buddha and Enlightenment, leads us not in the direction of any external source, but is found within ourselves. Each of us has the power to become Enlightened and discover a happier, more fulfilling, loving and peaceful life. True happiness is not found in others or any outside source, but is found deep within ourselves, but first of all, we must discover who we truly are and our purpose for being. The many concepts presented in this book have the potential to help readers find inner-peace and contentment, and by doing so, also enriching the lives of those around them on a personal and global level. Love and compassion for one's fellow man can, indeed, enrich the world. One other book I highly recommend is "Awakening the Buddha Within" by Lama Surya Das. "Awakening" is my favourite of all books by Lama Surya Das; it is very easily understood and is a thoroughly enjoyable read (made moreso by a slight touch of humour throughout) which explains the basic philosophies of Buddhism. May each reader find peace, happiness and love on the path to Enlightenment.
This book is amazing. This book is a guide to becoming happy. In clear, easy to understand, encouraging words, the Buddha in Your Mirror gets to the heart of Buddhism, and instructs one on how to practice Buddhism correctly in this day and age. One of the most encouraging ideas in the book, is that everyone has a Buddha nature inside of them, and that anyone can tap into to this resevoir of happiness. Concepts such as Esho Funi (the oneness of life and environment), illustrate how our surroundings mirror our life condition, and the way to change our surroundings is by changing ourselves first, and then our environment responds to that change. This book leads people of this day and age who are thursting for happiness and trying to understand life, on the straight path to enlightenment. Putting this book's teachings (Nichiren Buddhism) to work takes effort, but the results are invaluable.