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The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chödrön
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Mar 09, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: just-not-that-into-it, non-fiction, partially-read
Read on March 09, 2012

I don't know why I keep bothering with this kind of book. They offer nothing to me. While I can appreciate and/or respect certain aspects of the Buddhist philosophy, most of the time I feel it's a cop-out, including most of the rather generalised writing in this book. While I found it definitely less annoying than most self-help type books, I couldn't quite relate to it, as the goals are not my goals. I don't believe in many of the tenets in this book. Life is suffering though, I agree with that, but as my answer/response to a parable related in the book and on the back cover of my copy: I don't even like strawberries very much.

I only made it through about 2/3 of this book. My headache prevents me from concentrating on my out-breath and my sense of loving-kindness.

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