Verifiable conclusions: A simple guide to life
Many books have been written about Buddhism, but they tend to be too complicated, detailed, or otherwise inaccessible for normal, “lay” people looking for a more concise explanation. A short, elegant handbook was needed. Robert Bogoda:
The Buddha’s teaching [is a] rational and consistent plan for wholesome living. It is not based on dogma or blind faith, but on facts and verifiable conclusions. It therefore offers a reasonable way of life which should be attractive to any thinking person. Moreover, the Dhamma is completely compatible with the advances of modern science and does not require clever reinterpretations to avoid clashes with scientific discoveries.
This is a great essay and an excellent introduction to Buddhism and meditation.