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What are you reading

Discussion in 'Mind, Body & Spirit' started by Karmoh, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Karmoh

    Karmoh Member

    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

    GilesC Member

    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. :)
  3. Panthau

    Panthau Member

    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
  4. Edwin

    Edwin Member

    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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