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Taming the Tiger Within by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Jun 13, 2011

really liked it
Recommended to Michael Jay by: The Universe
Read in May, 2006

I am re-reading this one, as it is an easy read, and calms me. I appreciate the brevity and the conciseness of the piece.

The "how to read" aspect of books in this regard is more akin to how it might have been when books were young -- read a page or two, digest it, add your own thoughts to those thoughts, as if it were alchemy, not simple linear consumption. You should perceive the book as a living thing, and the relationship symbiotic, instead of a dead thing one must consume and spit out.

Chess books are similar in this regard to using it in an alchemistic fashion. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Many people do not think of books as living things, and so do not respect them.
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