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Zen Judaism: For You, A Little Enlightenment

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Few spiritual practices are more intriguing or elusive than those of Zen Judaism,” says David M. Bader in the foreword to Zen Judaism. “This growing movement offers a unique way to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, ideally without gaining quite so much weight.” These nearly 100 sacred teachings are capable “of bringing about an enlightenment experience so pure, so ele ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Harmony
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Matt
Jun 28, 2008 Matt rated it liked it
This book is a humorous collection of aphorisms that seek to combine the ideas/cultures of Judaism and Zen Buddhism for the sake of some insightful laughs.

An example: "The Torah says, 'Love thy neighbor as thy self.' The Buddha says there is no 'self.' So maybe you are off the hook." (p. 46)
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Best coffee table book ever:)
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Few spiritual practices are more intriguing or elusive than those of Zen Judaism,” says David M. Bader in the foreword to Zen Judaism. “This growing movement offers a unique way to follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, ideally without gaining quite so much weight.” These nearly 100 sacred teachings are capable “of bringing about an enlightenment experience so pure, so elevating, and so intense, you could plotz.”

For you, some samples:

To know the Buddha is the highest attainmen
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Wendy Lawrence
the subtitle says it all. a little light-heartedness, too.
Sarah
Mar 16, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
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Very short book of 'zen' quotes ending in a stereotypical Jewish twist. Each page was like a little politically incorrect joke.
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Oct 08, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Seriously funny.
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Feb 18, 2011 Glory rated it really liked it
Such pearls of wisdoms and hilarious, too!
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Apr 28, 2008 Ellen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ellen by: Parker Palmer
"Learn of the pine from the pine
Learn of the bamboo from the bamboo
Learn of the kugel from the kugel"
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Manhattan attorney turned haiku humourist, David Bader is author of several US cult hits Haikus for Jews: For You, a Little Wisdom and Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment. He lives and counts syllables in New York City.
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