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Buddhism is a new Quarterly, edited by Bhikkhu Ananda Maitriya, and published by the International Buddhist Society. As its title implies, it is devoted to the propagation of the Buddhistic tenets. It is a voluminous magazine of 175 pages, beautifully printed on excellent paper. It is richly and profusely illustrated, and all the articles are of a high literary standard. Among its contributors are C. A. F. Rhys Davids, M.A., Dr. Jarl Eugen Neumann, and Sir Edwin Arnold, K.C.I.E. The latter contributes an original poem entitled "The Golden Temple," which is a rare poetical gem. "The Faith of the Future," an article in three parts, by the Editor, is a masterly piece of composition, and is rich in profound reasoning and persuasive eloquence. "Animism or Agnosticism?" by Moung Po Me, is another article lucidly explaining the fundamental teaching of Buddhism. "The Women of Burma," by M. M. Hla Oung, describes, in language glowing with enthusiasm and admiration, the beautiful life lived by the Burmese women, and the advanced social liberty which they enjoy. Dr. Giueseppe De Lorenzo contributes a most original article on "Buddhist Ideas in Shakespeare," in which he introduces copious quotations from our immortal dramatist. There are other article and poems of deep interest and superior literary excellence. Nowhere in the journal is there to be found any manifestation of bitterness. Its tone is subdued, peaceful, and bears upon it the impress of Love and Goodwill. The piece which we have this month reprinted from its pages will convey to our readers some idea of its spirit. Those of our readers who send for the Journal will be richly repaid. It can be obtained of the International Buddhist Society, Rangoon, Burma.

Formerly this leaf, containing reviews of books, etc., has not been paged as part of the Journal, but from this time forward it will be included as part of the Journal, and will appear in the bound volumes.


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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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