I read this book at a time of crisis in my life and it was as if it had been written just for me! As someone who has had a strong interest in religious philosophy all my life and who has been particularly interested in Buddhism, I found in this book, the wisdom and the compassion I needed to confirm my own path toward personal freedom. A good antidote to the cynicism and adversarialism surrounding us. I think I'll read it again!
This book is an excellent introduction to Buddhist thought. As someone who is just beginning to explore the precepts of Buddhism, this book gives a great summary of the basics. However, its true gift is that it challenges anyone who reads it to begin making changes in themselves in a way that would bring a positive influence in the world.