The 3 Best Apps for Journalists

By Shar Martinez

EDITOR’S NOTE: I originally published the article below on Xanjero Media.

Journalism.

Journalism has reached a new era. We no longer have to wait for tomorrow’s newspaper or the standard nightly news broadcast to get updates on stories. We’re in the digital age now, where the majority of people use the internet to share and receive news 24 hours a day. It’s amazing to have constant access to an immense amount of news outlets where we receive up-to-the-minute updates. However, as journalists, how do we keep up with it all? Two words: Mobile apps. Working as a digital journalist requires a variety of duties: discovering and keeping up with the latest news, doing research, using social media to follow up on leads, note taking, writing articles and more — so much more.

Being a reporter is hard work, hopefully these apps will make your life as a journalist a bit easier.

1. Reddit: Trending News & Tips

Reddit app.

Reddit allows you to have access to breaking news and trending topics. You’ll also discover funny jokes and the latest memes. The official Reddit apps has the fastest-loading interface with it’s infinite scroll and autoplay GIFs. GIFs, pronounced with a soft G, are rapidly becoming apart of digital journalism and allows you to easily promote your story. So, that’s an added bonus to this app.

In addition to staying up to date with the latest news and having some light fun with GIFS, with this app you can:

  • upload your own images and articles
  • share images and articles from other users
  • discover and interact with thousands of communities, this is great for receiving feedback from others in regards to your own article and to read the opinions of others regarding the latest news
  • customize your news feed to topics that you are interested in, such as business, politics, sports etc.

This news app currently has a 4.4 rating out of 5. It’s available for Android devices and is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPods. It requires iOS 9.0 or later.

2. WordPress

Wordpress app.

This app is extremely helpful for bloggers and journalists. Having a WordPress blog or website isn’t only useful for sharing the news but it’s also helpful in building your brand and networking with others. WordPress has 74.6 million users, it’s by far the most popular content management system. With the option use an unlimited amount of hashtags, you can potentially draw a hefty number of viewers to your articles with this app alone.

The WordPress app allows you to:

  • publish articles and pages anytime, anywhere
  • edit posts and pages
  • draft new content
  • view stats
  • moderate comments
  • upload media

This social networking app currently has a 4.7 rating out of 5. It’s available for Android devices and is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPods. It requires iOS 10.0 or later for Apple devices.

3. Notes

Notes app.

If you’re an Apple user, this app comes installed on your device. The notes app is great for jotting down things on the go, such as headlines, to-do lists and web links. This app is great for drafting articles, as it allows you to implement photos into the text. With iCloud, all of your notes are synced to all of your Apple devices (iPad, computer etc.), so that you won’t ever have to worry about losing your notes.

The Notes app allows you to:

  • invite others to view your notes
    check off lists
  • add attachments such as maps, book covers, front page articles
  • scan paper documents into your notes
  • add photos from your device into your notes
  • create sketches
  • take handwritten notes on blank, lined or grid paper
  • create labels to organize your notes

This productivity app is currently unrated and is available in over 30 languages. It’s compatible with all Apple devices.

In the age of constant new information, these 3 apps combined will help your life as a journalist to be a bit smoother.

Instagram may allow users to Follow Hashtags

By Shar Martinez

Major social media network, Instagram could soon allow users to follow hashtags. If you’re not currently using Instagram as a marketing tool, you should really consider doing so.

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Instagram is currently testing an option to follow hashtags. This is great for keeping up with #trendingtopics.

With over 800 million active monthly users, paired with the Instagram for Business tool this function may help increase customer-client engagement. Whenever a user searches for or clicks on a hashtag, every post that includes that hashtag will show up. The most ‘liked’ posts will remain at the top of the feed that includes all of the recent posts. Hashtags are very valuable for the fact that they can expose your message to people who are looking for something very specific. This is where using keywords that are related to your brand really comes in handy.

This will also help users to have a better experience with this app as they may begin to use it more to keep up with the latest news and updates even if the people they follow aren’t active.

Hashtags are quickly becoming a key component to modern life and could undoubtedly help businesses keep up with the interests of their target audience.

The amount of users who have access to this test feature is unknown. As this is only a test, Instagram declined to say more about it. However, it’s very likely that this will become a permanent feature.

Chrome’s Fighting Back Against Irritating Website Directs

By Shar Martinez

Bait and switch tactics are coming to an end.

For those of you who submit feedback to Chrome about unwanted content, I have great news. It’s paid off! On Wednesday, Product Manager, Ryan Schoen announced that Chrome will be providing new security featuresimg_5342

Redirects are the absolute worst. However, many times the site owner is unaware as they intend for it to happen at all. When this happens it results in frustration (on both ends, the client and the seller) and a diminish in sales and views. Google has recently discovered that this is caused by third-party content that has been embedded in the page, unbeknownst to the author. As a preventative tactic, in the Chrome 64 update, redirects show in the info bar to keep the user on the page they were already browsing– unless they have any interaction with it.

Have you ever used a site’s navigation bar to read more information about but the link led you to an entirely different unwarranted site? We all have at some point or another. Similar to some of the features in Google Chrome’s Clean Up Tool, in Chrome 65 users will have an info bar to prevent redirects such as these. This will allow the viewer to continue directly to their intended destination.

Furthermore, there’s other types of web trickery that sends users to unwanted pages, but they are hard to immediately pinpoint. These are controls that resemble play buttons and other gadgets that lead to third-party websites that detect clicks and automatically opens a new tab.

Starting next year, January to be exact, Chrome’s Pop Up Blocker will stop sites that contain such content from opening new tabs or windows.

To help site owners prepare for this change, Google has launched the Abusive Experiences Report in addition to similar reports that are in the Google Search Console.

This will also help to put an end to sketchy sites that provide fake Chrome extensions.

Whether you’re a site owner who sells products or services, or someone who enjoys surfing the web this update will dramatically improve everyone’s web experience.

Google Analytics for Beginners

I recently had the pleasure (and I use that word lightly, for the fact that the information was A LOT to take in) of taking a couple of analytics courses at Google Analytics Academy:

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Today, I’ll be sharing an overview of Google Analytics for Beginners.

About the Course

Basically this course shows new users how to create an account, implement a tracking code and set up data filters. Whether you personally benefit from Google Analytics or not, this course will be helpful to list on your resume` or mention to potential clients who may want to hire you for marketing purposes for the fact that Google Analytics is one of the most popular and widely used tools to measure and evaluate websites. In this course you’ll learn how to navigate the analytics interface and report, and set up dashboards as well as shortcuts. Furthermore, Google Analytics for Beginners will demonstrate how to analyze basic audience acquisition and behavior reports, in addition to setting up goals and campaign tracking.

Certificate of Completion

img_5302As a bonus, you’ll also receive a certificate from the Academy for this course if you choose to take and pass the 4 assessments Google administers with at least 80% or higher. This certificate will be visible on your Google + profile for potential employers to see if you set your privacy settings accordingly. Please note that this certificate will not earn you the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ). However, this course, paired with Advanced Google Analytics will help prepare you for the GAIQ. The certification for all of the courses at Google Analytics Academy are valid for 12 months. To keep your certification valid you must retake the courses every year.

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Course Features

This course in divided into 4 units that contain 3 – 5 lessons each that conclude with an assessment. For each lesson you have the option to watch a video (or launch guided tours, for some lessons) or to read the text transcript. In order launch the guided tours (demos), you must have a Google Analytics account. If you don’t already have a Google Analytics account, Google will create one for you and add the demo to it. You’ll still be able to create other accounts in the future. If you’d rather not open a Google Analytics account, instead of watching the guided tours simply read the text transcript. I must state that the guided tours are very helpful, as they give you an actual look at how you’ll be accessing and using Google Analytics. This course is optimized for mobile devices, making it much easier to study on the go.

Material Covered in Google Analytics for Beginners:

Unit 1: Introducing Google Analytics
Lesson 1: Why digital analytics?
Lesson 2: How Google Analytics work
Lesson 3: Google Analytics setup
Lesson 4: How to set up views with filters

Unit 2: The Google Analytics layout
Lesson 1: Navigating Google Analytics
Lesson 2: Understanding overview reports
Lesson 3: Understanding full reports
Lesson 4: How to share reports
Lesson 5: How to set up dashboards and shortcuts

Unit 3: Basic Reporting
Lesson 1: Audience reports
Lesson 2: Acquisition reports
Lesson 3: Behavior reports

Unit 4: Basic Campaign and Conversion Tracking
Lesson 1: Measuring Custom Campaigns
Lesson 2: Tracking campaigns with the URL Builder
Lesson 3: Using Goals to measure business objective
Lesson 4: Measuring Adwords Campaigns
Lesson 5: Course review and next steps

As if Google hasn’t already given us enough information within the lessons alone, they also provide additional information to read, access to the Analytics Academy Discussion Community, practice activities and couple of pretty cool web tools to take advantage of.

Additional Information to Read

As an example of some of the additional information provided, if you aren’t familiar with analytic jargon, Google provides a glossary at the end of lesson 1.1. I found the glossary, along with everything else to be very helpful. If you don’t know anything at all about Google Analytics before you immerse yourself in the course, I highly recommend reading the glossary to become knowledgeable of the terms that will be used in the remainder of the course.

Glossary:

  • Analytics solutions
  • Attribution
  • Attribution model
  • Channel Grouping
  • Content Grouping
  • Conversion
  • Custom Dimension
  • Data Set
  • Dimension
  • Event
  • Goal
  • Hit
  • IP address
  • Measurement Protocol
  • Metric
  • Pageview
  • Permission
  • Property
  • Reporting API
  • Roll-Up Reporting
  • Sampling
  • SDKs
  • Segment
  • Session
  • Solutions Gallery
  • Source / Medium
  • Tag
  • Tracking code
  • Tracking ID and property number
  • Universal Analytics
  • User ID view
  • View
  • View Filter

This glossary alone, is an excellent resource to have as it leads to even more information.

Practice Activities

The practice activities are for those who take the course to get a better grasp on topics that we’re covered in the lessons. For example, unit 3, lesson is all about Audience reports. The activity in lesson 3.1 allows extra practice analyzing Audience reports using the Google Merchandise Store demo account, that are followed by questions, such as:

  1. Under Audience, in the Demographic Overview report, which Age Group brought in the highest number of users?
  2. Under Audience, in the Geo > Location report fir the country of India, what region brought in the highest number of users?
  3. Under Audience, in the Mobile Overview report what percentage of sessions came from mobile devices?

All of the questions in the practice activities and assessments are true or false, or multiple choice questions.

The Google Analytics Audience reports are very useful as they provide insight into the characteristics of your users. These reports are used to identify visitors by age, browser, device type, gender, geographical location, interests, operating system, and a lot more. The interests feature is excellent for advertising purposes. This data gives a great foundation for growing advertising into similar demographics, and for adjusting advertising on exactly the user who demonstrate a likelihood to utilize specific content or purchase products.

Free Tools

Moving on, the Analytics Academy Discussion Community is great interacting with like-minded people and getting answers to questions you may have. Another great tool to explore that Google provides in Google Analytics for Beginners is Test My Site. Test My Site is an assessment tool that analyzes your website’s speed and performance on mobile devices. It gives you details on:

  • Loading time: how long the primary content of your page takes to appear. Google notes that loading time can vary based on server location, device, browser, and third-party apps. If your site contains carousel and overlays, this may impact your loading time, big time.
  • Estimated visitor loss: the probability of a user leaving your site as a result of waiting for more than 3 seconds for it load. (I’m so guilty of doing this!)

So, of course I tested this little ‘ole site if mine. My result for loading time: 5 seconds. My result for estimated visitor loss: 19%.

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They gave me the following recommendations with this key [x] = should fix, [!] = consider fixing and [✓ ] = looks good:

Reduce page weight

  • [✓] Compress images
  • [✓] Compress resources with GZIP
  • [!] Minify resources

Reduce number of requests

  • [!] Leverage browser chaching
  • [x] Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
  • [✓] Avoid landing page redirects

Make a quick first impression

  • [✓] Load visible content before CSS and JS files
  • [✓] Reduce server response time

Google inserts a disclaimer, making it crystal clear that this report is intended as a guideline only. Google does not guarantee improvements of site performance.

Conclusion

I learned so much during the Google Analytics for Beginners course (as well as the Advanced Analytics course). Whether you own an international website or run a tiny blog, this course will benefit you tremendously. It’s especially beneficial to those who want to understand the dynamics of online marketing. According to Marketing Land, an estimated 29.3 million websites use Google Analytics.

Understanding this tool well will set you apart from the crowd. As a freelancer, that’s what I’m constantly doing. It’s a dog-eat-dog world in the freelance marketplace, if you can do something to put yourself ahead of the crowd, do it!

It’s free, what are you waiting for?

Trade in Endangered Species – Avoid Bringing home Earth-damaging Souvenirs

Going on vacation is one of the most delightful times that you could ever experience. Whether you are vacationing to a tropical rain forest resort or to the beautiful ocean, it’s easy to forget about important issues such as, endangered species and which souvenirs you should avoid bringing back home.

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is also known as the Washington Convention (CITES), is a treaty that was adopted several years ago aiming to ensure the protection of over 30,000 species of plants and animals. CITES has been active throughout the years to ensure the protection of the wild life, sadly, not everyone is aware of their organization.

Common items that are brutally taken from animals and habitats are: tortoise shell, ivory, whale oil, rhino horns, animal bones, dried starfish, coral, shark teeth and jaws, and conch shells. Even if you don’t go out of your way to get these items (i.e. hunt or intentionally take) chances are that someone has, and they have intentions of selling it to you for money. An important fact to remember is that just because an item is for sale doesn’t mean it’s legal to buy. Sadly, many unknowing tourists fall victim to this each year. Innocent endangered animals are poached each year for things such as: handbags, traditional remedies, wines, fur, meat and exotic foods, or to be mounted on a wall. During this process, many endangered animals are badly hurt or end up paying with their lives, just so that they can supply someone a handbag or tusks to be mounted elsewhere.

Exotic birds are not meant to be house pets and their feathers are not meant to be plucked just so that you may have a souvenir. Taking a species directly out of the ocean is not OK either, that is their home and a chance of survival after being taken away from their habitat is very unlikely. Even dead marine life should be avoided, long after a marine animals’ death, they still serve a purpose. Items such as corals and conch shells serve as shelter to threatened marine life. You can help to save endangered animals by being conscious of your purchases. You should take the time to find out about local wildlife laws or even search the Internet about wildlife purchases.

Whether an animal is living or dead, more than likely, it’s not OK to take it from the environment that it was already in, as a souvenir. If you have second thoughts upon purchasing a souvenir, then most likely it’s definitely not OK. Going to beautiful environments prompts us to want to bring a piece of it back, it’s only natural; but bring back a traditional souvenir, such as a t-shirt, magnet or a beautiful picture, by doing so, you may be saving an endangered animal. This may also save you a lot of time, if you’re outside of the United States, for the fact that all of your items are subject to being checked when you re-enter the country. If one of your souvenirs are illegal, you could face jail time or pay a hefty fine, even if you didn’t know that the item was illegal to have.

Pop Up Domination Overview

Finding an opt-in program that actually works and that is cost-effective is nearly impossible. Have you heard of Popup Domination?

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Popup Domination is a great way to increase your web subscribers which in turn will increase both your site traffic and revenue. Popup Domination is an email opt-in WordPress plugin that will allow you to take your email promotions to a much higher level. When visiting your site, your visitors are immediately welcomed with a beautiful light box popup containing profitable information pertaining to your site that will aide you in building a huge mailing list. These popups can contain anything from ordering your latest e-book to signing up for a trial offer, ultimately building your list and earnings. Popup Domination’s light boxes are simple, clean cut designs that will give your site the professional look that you desire. Thousands of individuals and industries are using Popup Domination to earn more revenue. Popup domination is also used by many well-known bloggers to increase their opt-in conversion. There is no other available web tool that can increase your subscribers as immensely as the Popup Domination software will. Many people have the perception that building a list to market to be challenging but with this opt-in program it’s anything but challenging, it’s fairly easy.

Popup Domination has many amazing things to offer you. They have several features that are geared toward helping you obtain more subscribers. You get a WordPress Plugin and stand-alone version, so even if WordPress isn’t your web platform, Popup Domination will work with your site. It has seven themes that have been beautifully designed along with fifteen color selections to choose from; allowing you to match your light box to the style of your website. All of the themes are fully customizable. This brilliant program works with all mailing list providers, even custom systems so that you’ll always be able to build up your list. It works with all caching software as well. Popup Domination has an exit Popup functionality which is very significant. It comes with complete statistical data and so much more. If you really want to increase your subscribers and earn more profits then this package is absolutely perfect for you.

At the moment, Popup Domination is actually discounting their package by 80 percent so that you only have to pay a total of forty-seven dollars for this extremely profitable software. This is a great deal and it will not last long so you should make full use of this offer and act upon now. By getting Popup Domination, not only will you get a discount, many amazing features, earn more subscribers and revenue but you’ll also get an email domination system bonus and the Photoshop PSD files for all of the high converting themes designed for ultimate flexibility upon purchase and download. Popup Domination offers a 60 day 100 percent money back guarantee. If by some highly unlikely chance that you don’t like this program or benefit from it, they will give you all of your money back without any difficulties. Popup domination also has an affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions by simply promoting their software.

The Popup Domination software is easy and quick to set up. It’s just like any other WordPress plugin when it comes to installation, so you don’t have to be an expert when it comes to design and coding by any means. However, along with all of those great features that you’ll get upon purchase, they even give you a video that shows you how to both install and use the software. The video is given to you for free and includes a step-by-step guide that shows you how to maximize your profits. The team behind Popup Domination actually cares about you and your success. They have a support system which is available through their site to answer any questions that you may have. This isn’t one of those programs where the company just ‘takes your money and runs’– if it was Popup Domination would not offer discounts or give you a 100 percent money back guarantee, let alone provide customer support! But there’s even better news, Popup Domination is currently offering a 7 day money back guarantee if you use their program for 7 consecutive days and don’t see a double in your subscribers at the end of the seventh day; they will refund all your money right then and allow you to keep the helpful video which is worth two-hundred dollars.

Overall, Popup Domination is an exceedingly effective program that is reasonably priced, with many amazing features that will help you earn more profits the day that you install it. This product is definitely worth over a thousand dollars when it comes to terms of value, so whether you think that forty-seven dollars is reasonable or not, by purchasing Popup Domination you are actually investing thousands of dollars into your business. If you are a true Internet marketer, you should know that this will pay off greatly. It doesn’t matter what the content of your website contains, if you are trying to market something then this brilliant software will benefit you immensely. There are no other popup plugins that are as cost effective and have as many features to offer as Popup Domination does. This program has been proven to be effective numerous times.

Your web visitors will not feel like they are getting Internet spam when they see your popup. Popup Domination works really well and gives your website a professional polished look. It’s fully customizable so that it will fit the needs of your website and it’s very simple to use. Popup Domination is a significant essential when it comes to Internet marketing. Your subscriber list is guaranteed to dramatically increase with Popup Domination. Keep in mind that there is a money back guarantee so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose! There is no risk of any kind involved. Boost your subscribers and sales, purchase Popup Domination now!

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Book Review: How to Practice Buddhism by, Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

Notes and thoughts on: How to Practice Buddhism by, Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda 

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I absolutely love reading about spirituality and religion. I don’t practice Buddhism, however, this book was quite eye-opening. So, without further ado, let’s get into this book review!

Dr. K talks about Buddhism in the book of course but he also talks a bit about the difference between spirituality and religion. From a Buddhists point of view, “religion” is a very different concept from that defined by other religious groups.

Question: How do YOU define religion?

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While most may see Buddhism as a religion because it’s rapidly growing and many other factors, to me it’s truly more of a philosophy than anything else. This could apply to many spiritual paths… Some, more than others.

Dr. K states that religions can be divided into two groups: (1) those based on faith, (2) those based on mental purity.
Those who emphasize their faith more than purity believe that they can gain their final salvation through they’re ardent faith alone. Mental purity isn’t always as import. Buddhism on the other hand teaches that faith is not to be the most important aspect but rather purity of the mind. When we have purity in the mind coupled with wisdom, we can never hold wrong ideas as the real truth.

Faith alone cannot create a pure mind.

•Question Everything. Personally, I am a fervent truth seeker and freethinker. Many faiths under the religion umbrella honestly look down upon that. I have witnessed it for myself.

People can uphold a wrong belief without analyzing it, or having any sense of reason because it’s what they’ve been conditioned to believe or they are afraid that if they do it, they might lose their faith and thus also lose their chance to gain salvation.

What’s the Buddha’s advice on accepting any belief as the truth?
Dr. K. answers this question in his book. (This is very well-known if you’ve ever studied Buddhism.) To study, investigate, practice and see the results for ourselves.

The Buddha told many people NOT to believe anything just because he said it or that he was a great man, but to experience it for themselves. Basically, The Buddha’s advice is neither to believe or reject anything first hand.

This is me 100%. Experiences are everything. It’s my experiences that have shaped me into the spiritual being that I am today, and they will continuously do so.

If you really want to know the truth or untruth about something: dig deeper.

This allows us to come to our own conclusion about the truth. What anyone else is doing or believes is not for us to get into. We are each our own person.

When we come to a conclusion after doing our very own in depth investigation and drawing from our personal experiences, we have confidence in the truth because we have experienced it for ourselves.

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all people—that is genius. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. K. states that coming to our own confidence, this is neither mere faith nor belief, but realization.

Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind. – Bruce H. Lipton

 

Some folks are just too lazy to dig deeper, so they simply accept things as they are or just simply follow along with the crowd. “I just can’t understand,” should never be an excuse when it comes to seeking out profound truths. As normal-functioning human beings we all have to ability to think for ourselves, improve our minds and to use our minds to the best of our ability.

Arnold Schwarzenegger once said:

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.

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Question: Have you ever dug deeper into something that was popular or seen as the norm only to come to a very shocking revelation after your own investigation?

•The Buddha Preached based on His Own Experience
As you read about The Buddha’s life you will see that he went through much pain and suffering while seeking enlightenment, and experienced both the weaknesses and strengths of human mentality. And all of his teachings came from just that, experiences, not anything he was taught or conditioned to believe. Not what others believed. Not what he was instructed to say. But, his personal experiences.

As a teacher and learner, I believe it’s always more satisfying and effective to teach from our own experiences. For example, let’s say that I read a certain book about business and tips for growth, we’ll simply call this book, the Business Book. All of my friends and family recommended this book to me, and wholeheartedly believed that this book was the absolute key to business success. It was even on the best seller list! Super stoked and with much confidence, I read the entire Business Book from cover to cover numerous times. It was well-worn, had many highlighted paragraphs and marginal notes. I read it so much that I had certain passages memorized. I followed every single tip and direction that was written in the book for years. However, my business never saw any growth. It never dawned on me until then that not one of my friends or family members had true business growth. They didn’t even have their own business journey, they simply followed along with the crowd. They listened and followed simply because someone who was richer than them (the author) told them to. And little did I know, I was doing the same. Just one of the many sheep in a lost herd.

It takes nothing to follow the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

I then began to do things my own way, based on my very own experiences. Growth was substantial! A few years later new entrepreneur comes up to me and asks me for tips on business growth. Do I recommend the Business Book, you know, the “amazing” book that everyone swore by, to her that was so very ineffective? Or do I give her advice from my own business experiences?

What the moral of the short story here? Teach and preach based on your own experiences, not someone’s stories. Pursue a life by your truth, not someone else’s.

Kant argued that human knowledge begins with experience:

There is no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. For how should our faculty of knowledge be awakened into action did not objects affecting our senses partly of themselves produce representations, partly arouse the activity of our understanding to compare these representations, and, by combining or separating them work up the raw material of the sensible impressions into that knowledge of objects which is entitled experience? In the order of time, therefore, we have no knowledge antecedent to experience, and with experience, all our knowledge begins.” Critique of Pure Reason (1781)

Do you agree or disagree?

So, above were just a few notes.
My short and sweet review: This book, How to Practice Buddhism is undoubtedly helpful to anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism, whether they want to pursue the Buddhist path or not.

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This books covers:
– how to practice Buddhism
– the significance of the Dharma
– foundations of Buddhism
– the mind
– human behavior
– different characters
– religion can be divided into two groups
– three simple methods
– why is religion needed (very eye-opening!)
– meditation (many confuse meditation with the path of Buddhism itself, meditation is simply a practice, it is not Buddhism)
– the consequences of modern forms of entertainment
– the Buddha preached according to his own experience
– how to follow the Buddha
– the gradual development of the Buddhist way of life (traditions, cultural, devotional, intellectual and spiritual)

The list above was compiled by the subtitles. You will definitely get quite a bit from this book, including new vocabulary words, if you’re not familiar with Buddhism. Maybe even a new outlook on life.

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What is the Buddhist’s view of salvation?
How do you really become a Buddhist?
In detail, what do Buddhists really believe?

Click HERE, to download this book to find out! (automatic PDF download)