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Thoughts in Solitude
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""Is your caravan lost?

It is,
If you no longer weep from gratitude or happiness,
Or weep
From being cut deep with the awareness
Of the extraordinary beauty
That emanates from the most simple act
And common object.

My dear, is your caravan lost?

It is if you can no longer be kind to yourself
And loving to those who must live
With the sometimes difficult task of loving you...""
Aug 19, 2012 12:24PM

 
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Thoughts in Solitude by Thomas Merton
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On Indian Mahayana Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
On Indian Mahayana Buddhism
by D.T. Suzuki
read in November, 2012
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Although this book can have sections of impenetrable Buddhist prose, Suzuki does a stellar job at articulating key teachings in so far as any of it can put into language. I was especially liked his attempts at emptiness/sunyata, suchness, maya, prajn ...more
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On Indian Mahayana Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
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The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by Bodhidharma
"You will need to have a basic to intermediate understanding of Zen Buddhism to catch on. Until I studied Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and it's historical foundations, I could not understand nor fully appreciate the Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma. "
The Nature And Art Of Workmanship by David Pye
"I can't review this book, it is too amazing.

If there is an 'essential reading' list for creative philosophers though, this should be on it. This is DENSE stuff though- in another writer's hands, this could have become a multi-volume treatise. But..." Read more of this review »
The Nature And Art Of Workmanship by David Pye
"So far, the most important things I've gleaned from this book has been an incredibly clear and nuanced system of terminology for thinking about "design" and "workmanship." Amazing that this has been around for 40 years, and I've never really heard..." Read more of this review »
Rilke's Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke
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The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Nature and the Idea of a Man-Made World by Norman Crowe
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