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Everyday Zen: Love and Work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2007

    Not a Buddhist? Me either!

    I have been interested in philosophy since early high school. Being a typical American, I've been told a lot of stuff about Buddhism which now I find, are totaly misleading. You really can be of any religion and still practice Buddhism. What this book did for me was change my way of looking at life. You may not be into meditation, as this is something I've yet to try. But the author does give some great insight on how to look at our lives. I was already transforming before I even got through half the book. A lot of things discussed were ideas I had already found out on my own. In a sense, I found this to be comparable to the scene in the Matrix. Neo had a choice, to learn the truth, or to believe that he was living in the truth. And in a way, this book can be that little pill, if you are willing to be open minded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    An angry man no more

    Reading this book has caused changes in me. I learned what it means to live in the moment. I learned how my expectations were making it impossible for me to live at peace with myself and others. The I now has an observer thanks to the instructions in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2001

    Best Zen Book for Beginners

    This book is probably the most approachable, understandable, and realistic guide to integrating Zen into everyday life ever written. Zen is often a very esoteric, lofty, unfathomable subject full of nuance and almost mystical qualities. This can make Zen seem detached from the real world, and turns some people away. Charlotte Joko Beck has written a manual for living life as a human being. Her writing is very practical and in a style that we practical Americans will appreciate and benefit from. If everyone in the U.S. would read this book, there would be MUCH less road rage, broken families, violence and hatred. We'd all get a lot more out of our lives, drink less, fear death less, and appreciate each other and our own lives just as they are. This little book changed my life. Thank you Charlotte Joko Beck!

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