Buddhism for Beginner

Any books or youtube channel or any suggestion for a very begginner in buddhism
Means from where to start

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Bikkhu Bodhi’s book “The Noble Eightfold Path” gives a foundation setting the practitioner in the right direction. It explains the logical connections between the eight steps of the path, continuing on from the four noble truths:

They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering .

These building blocks allow the practitioner to actually reduce suffering rather than just talking about it, and puts them in a position where they can begin to understand the suttas.

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I’d start to study about the heavens. Even the 1st heaven, catumaharajika, is most likely a better place than this world. In catumaharajika you never need to work. If you’re hungry you simply pluck fruits from trees. There is also almost no violence and conflict in catumaharajika. In the 2nd heaven, tavatimsa, you live like a king. Every of your desire is fulfilled, you have 500 apsaras. There goes your loneliness. In the 3rd heaven, Yama paradise, you develop superpowers like flight.

Buddhism is about learning how your mind works, so it will make easy for us to understand life . We will look at our problems in different ways and solve them easily with this understanding.
Dhamma is not about getting your head filled with all the possible knowledge ,its not about making things complicated.
For a start , you could listen to friday nights talks from Ajahn Brahm. Youtube channel from BSWA or BSWA website. “Opening the door to your heart” by Ajahn Brahm is also a nice book to read.

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Ajahn Brahm has been mentioned a couple of times above. Here’s his book from last year, which is subtitled - Buddhism: Discovering the Basics

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This book, What the Buddha Taught by Ven. Rahula, may be very useful for beginner in Buddhism:

http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documents/what%20the%20buddha%20taught_rahula.pdf

The work is mainly about the four noble truths based on the Pali texts.

In addition to what others wrote, I’m a newbie so to speak. This is a good read: Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence

Take your time to read it. Some practices like developing breathing and mindfulness, vapassana meditation, and metra meditation is good.

Beginner meditation vapassana

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You can say the devas in tusita are unconscious by the overwhelming sensation in this realm