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Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana
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did not like it
bookshelves: just-horrible

This book isn’t meant to be read, it is meant to be experienced on an completely transcendental level, above the common concerns and petty squabbling that make up modern life for over-privileged douche bags like you, people who post shit on Facebook like a picture of a kitten hanging on to a tree limb with captions some other douche bag wrote saying things like “Mondays Suck” or “Is it Happy Hour Yet?”. Maybe you drive a Humvee or some other gas-guzzling, climate-changing leviathan while you listen to Rush Limbaugh speeding to your cross-fit gym that charges you $90 a month where some other half-wit screams slogans at you, just like this clown.

Maybe you should have gone to the library instead? It’s not too late.

For only you and your ilk can find themselves in the top 10% of the wealthiest citizens yet you feel you need something more. You are too cool to be a garden variety Jesus Freak, but you don’t like to read so you can define life on your own terms, so you turn to some used car salesman masquerading as a mystic who makes Tony Robbins seem articulate and sincere.

All sarcasm put aside, if you want to meditate, just fucking do it. You don’t need to be spoonfed this pop psychology turd which claims to answer all of life’s questions.

There are no “answers” so just try to learn something every day of your life. Look for wisdom and insight. You ain’t going to find it in this self-help brochure.
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September 5, 2018 – Shelved
September 5, 2018 – Shelved as: just-horrible
September 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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