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Against the Stream by Noah Levine
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Mar 19, 2008

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Recommended for: punk anarchists interested in buddhism

i checked this out from the book shelves of the hive (the new community space in greensboro).

some of what levine has to say is wonderful, but his use of spiritual revolutionary and "homeys" sort of feels yucky to me. he also comes from theravada tradition, so his language has little more bits with religious elements even though he like warner (author of hardcore zen and sit down and shut up) talks about questioning everything. i find warner's voice and style just more refreshing. warner is a lot more irreverent to tradition and self mocking.

plus the list of what spiritual revolutionary and radicals do at the end of levine's book totally put me off. but he's sincere in what he advocates and meditation and buddhism radically changed his life. you gots to respect that.


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