I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha!
What Fake Buddha Quotes Can Teach Us About Buddhism
Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There's only one problem: the Buddha didn't actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes... Read More
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Quotes from the Buddha are everywhere: on Facebook, Instagram, coffee mugs, posters. There’s only one problem: the Buddha didn’t actually say most of them. This humorous and informative book takes these fake Buddha quotes as a launching point for a discussion on what the Buddha really did say, and is a great entry point for those interested in learning more about Buddhism–what it is, and what it isn’t.
Bodhipaksa, a well-known Buddhist teacher and the founder of fakebuddhaquotes.com, takes a look at some of the quotes that are erroneously attributed to the Buddha, explains the ways in which these disagree (or sometimes agree) with Buddhist teachings, and offers some genuine examples of the Buddha’s words.
The perfect gift for the Buddhist in your life and an essential addition to any Buddhist library, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha! is at once humorous and scholarly, and a timely antidote to the “fake news” that can surround some of the Buddha’s teachings.
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"[T]his book won't steer you wrong. Bodhipaksa is a genuine, compassionate teacher who draws on traditional teachings as well as his own experience to offer guidance that's relevant to modern life."A.E.F.
"This book is not only a great resource but it is so well researched and the material is so well presented that it's also a great stand alone work of dharma."GaneshaX
"In our era of Fake News how delightful to have a concise text than in the course of playfully debunking fake Buddha quotes offers readers such a lovely and delicious invitation to discover the subtle joys of the real thing! I'll be recommending this book widely."K. Knox