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Wake Up by Jack Kerouac
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Oct 17, 11

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A pastiche of Buddhist scripture that is more devotional in nature than instructional. Most of the text is drawn from sources that are better read on their own; trying to weave them together takes them out of the context in which they are best understood. I actually liked Robert Thurman's lengthy intro better than most of the main text; it at least gave me an appreciation for why Kerouac was drawn to the Buddha.
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