Dharma Encounters

What books should new Buddhists read?

《妙雲集》 is a set of 24 Dharma books written by Master Yin Shun 印顺导师.

After studying《妙雲集》in detail, 宏印法师 Venerable Hong Yin recommended in his book “怎樣讀《妙雲集》” for new Buddhists to start with 《佛法是救世之光》 of 《妙雲集》.

Within this book, Venerable advises that the following short articles be read in sequence, one after the other:

Chapter Title Pages
佛法是救世之光 1-6
二七 人生的意義何在 273-284
二八 切莫誤解佛教 285-306
佛為救護我們而來 7-16
一四 佛學的兩大特色 157-166
Note: There are also other good articles in this book that are very suitable for beginners.

After one has finished and digested the above teachings, one should move on to the next book that Venerable recommends. Check out 如何讀《妙雲集》 for details.

Enjoy the learning!

May all have right view and right understanding of the Buddha’s teachings.