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Posted May 19, 2002
This is an excellent book that dwells deeply into Zen and Buddhism, examines the mechanisms of thought and thinking, explores some of the messages of J.Krishnamurti in comparison with Zen and Buddhism. The author explores into the why of things, unravels the false nature of values in a perceptive way. The only flaw in this book is that Zen and/or Buddhism seems to be glorified when compared with other systems of thought. For example, the author does not seem kind to Hinduism and Western systems. There are certain assumptions that the author takes in explaining his points. For example, the author seems to criticize the complex division in the Vedantic descriptions, stating that Zen is much simpler. Although the points may be well taken, the spirit is just not right, especially in an age where stress must be given to comparitive studies in a positive way. There may have been reasons why some systems have been described that way. Another example is the author's treatment of the state of 'Samadhi' which seems prejudiced.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.