Moomin wrote:Hey....the dreaded wikipedia..... i'll be completly honest i am so new to this its slightly embaressing. basically i started holistic therapy. which included alot on chakra and i went from there. so i need to find out lots anf any recommendations on reading would be much appreciated
Wiki isn't too bad but there is the Dhamma Encyclopedia http://www.dhammawiki.com/
which is a sister/mother/cousin site to here.
here isn't a general Buddhism forum but a Theravada forum so some information you may get from Wiki may be viewed in a different light here.
there is Access to insight which has loads of books and texts which are good for a new comer http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html
and is of the same school as this forum.
if you need any help members here would be happy to help but be careful where you post as some forums do have specific rules and if you are looking for general information the general Dhamma would be the best place but discovering theravada is the best for asking about this tradition, if you want to ask about mahayana or vajrayana there is the sister forum http://www.dharmawheel.net/
but so you don't need to keep looking here the bottom of all pages have the links to related sites (except access to insight).
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.John Stuart Mill