What are you reading

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  1. Karmoh

    Karmoh Member

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    Hi All,

    I recently put down a book by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor - My Stroke of Insight.
    The book describes the event and her subsequent lengthy recovery from a massive stroke. If you are interested in the right side / left side hemisphere debate, this is a good start. It also opened my eyes to the suffering of stroke victims.

    I have just started The Wise Heart by Jack Kronfield, Buddhist Psychology for the west. I like Jack's easy manner, I think this will be a good read.

    I'm also on my second visit to The Quiet by Paul Wilson. This is Highly Recommend.

    I will leave you with the words of Shantideva:

    May I be a guard for those who need protection
    A guide for those on the path
    A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
    May I be a lamp in the darkness
    A resting place for the weary
    A healing medicine for all who are sick
    A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
    And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
    May I bring sustenance and awakening
    Enduring like the earth and sky
    Until all beings are freed from sorrow
    And all are awakened
    :)
    That guy had style……………..
     
  2. GilesC

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    Currently, I'm reading "Journey to the West" by Wu Ch'eng En (better known in modern days as the tv series Monkey (or Magic Monkey in some countries)).

    I have a whole stack of books yet to get though, not quite sure what's next on my list. :)
     
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    Mhh i stopped reading books at a certain point. They all tell their own subjective story, but i wanted to find my own story. Im still looking for it :D
     
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    Have you seen this too ? Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight | Video on TED.com

    Completely agree. Have read it numerous times.
     

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