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The Feeling Buddha by David Brazier
"The book is a very realistic explanation of Buddha's teachings and a modern reinterpretation of the basic ideas. It also forms a non-esoteric and easily applicable practice manual on Buddhism for a novice entrant/dilettante. Highly recommended for..." Read more of this review »
The Feeling Buddha by David Brazier
"Just to quickly note the translation that the book gives for the word, Nirvana, without wind, is only one of many meanings. Another similar interpretation is 'blown out'. This refers to a realisation of non-self' and emptiness. A more positive rea..." Read more of this review »
The Feeling Buddha by David Brazier
"Brazier claims that his interpretation of the Four Noble Truths goes against tradition, but most texts that I have read and the discussions that I have engaged in lead me towards nearly the same conclusions. Brazier's assessment of the intent behi..." Read more of this review »
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“If there is no wound in your hand
You can carry poison in your hand.
Poison does not attack one who is unwounded.
There is no evil for one who does not do evil.”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

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“If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior.”
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Naomi Wolf
“Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”
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Naomi Wolf
“Men who read it [beauty pornography] don't do so because they want women who look like that. The attraction of what they are holding is that it is not a woman, but a two-dimensional woman-shaped blank. The appeal of the material is not the fantasy that the model will come to life; it is precisely that she will not, ever. Her coming to life would ruin the vision. It is not about life.

Ideal beauty is ideal because it does not exist; The action lies in the gap between desire and gratification. Women are not perfect beauties without distance. That space, in a consumer culture, is a lucrative one. The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage, its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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“I mean, I have the feeling that something in my mind is poisoning everything else.”
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