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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ISBN 9781946764355
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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
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About Bodhipaksa

Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community since 1982. He’s originally from Scotland and formerly ran a retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. In 2000 he created the online meditation center Wildmind (www.wildmind.org) in order to make meditation instruction more widely available.... Read More

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