A New Approach to Buddhism

An introduction to Buddhism for a Western audience.

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A New Approach to Buddhism

Foreword

‘‘A New Approach’’ does not mean that we have not approached Buddhism before. It has been done in very many ways, dogmatically, devotionally, analytically, mnemotechnically, always with authority, starting with the texts and applying them to daily life.

This is a ‘‘new’’ approach seeing life and its problems, searching, if possible, for a solution to life’s conflict, but being guided by the Buddha’s teachings, and therefore working as it were from the shell to the kernel, the simple way we eat a fruit.

The object was to make a non-Buddhist start from her stand-point, and slowly work inwardly. And see what happens.

May we all see, and understand.

Henri van Zeyst
Kandy, July, 1978

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