Sangharakshita strongly believes that the Buddha’s fundamental teachings are relevant to modern Western men and women. In this book he describes some specific methods of personal development, a radical blueprint for a new society, and the Buddha’s vision of human existence.
Four things are essential in order to lead a Buddhist life: a vision of the kind of person we could become; practical methods to help us transform ourselves in the light of that vision; friendship to support and encourage us on the path; and a surrounding society or culture that supports us in our aspiration. Buddhism For Today And Tomorrow is a succinct introduction to a Buddhist movement that exists precisely to make these things available. Sangharakshita brought the experience of twenty years practice of Buddhism in India back to his native Britain, to found the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in 1967. Buddhism For Today And Tomorrow is, in essence, a heartfelt recommendation for anyone who aspires to live a Buddhist life in the world of today — and tomorrow. Buddhism For Today And Tomorrow would well serve any seeking on the Path to enlightenment. — Midwest Book Review
Pub. Date: August 1996
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
Format: Paperback, 64pp
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.