How to Live Without Fear and Worry

Dear readers of World Religion Weekly,

This book was not a holy script of Buddhism. Rather, it is exactly what its title suggests: “How to Live Without Fear and Worry.” Of course, this instruction is heavily influenced by Buddhism because a life without suffering (including fear and worry) is one of the goals of Buddhism. It is well-written, with little anecdotes spaced throughout. It gives sensible advice such as: avoid toxic relationships, anger is useless, and let children pursue their true passions and talents. The Buddha and other religious leaders are cited throughout.

I would definitely recommend this to just about anyone, regardless of religion. It is just good advice. However, just use your good judgement. I don’t advocate all of it, and parts, especially the sections about marriage and family, may be a bit controversial.

Thanks for reading,

Audrey Cole

The Pali Canon (Tipitaka)

Dear readers of World Religion Weekly,

This is the ultimate doctrinal holy book of Theravada Buddhism. It is incredibly long (thousands of pages), so I will not be able to read it in its entirety. However, I will link in the sections that I do read.

This book is believed to contain the word of Buddha, or at least the spirit of those words. Monks of the highest order who had it perfectly memorized passed it down orally, for hundreds of years, before it was committed to text.

You can find a large portion of the Pali C

anon here on a Theravada Buddhist website, orĀ  here on a website which claims to have it in its entirety.

If you are interested in more Buddhist literature, check here.

Thank you for reading,

Audrey Cole