Why the Chicken Crossed the Road: And Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings

Why the Chicken Crossed the Road: And Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings

by Dean Sluyter, Maggy Sluyter
     
 

You're invited to join in the seriously playful adventure of "digging the cosmic ordinary"-exploring our own cultural backyard to discover the profound enlightenment teachings hidden there in plain sight. In thirty-three illustrated mini-chapters, meditation teacher Dean Sluyter reveals the startling, sometimes hilarious connections between the highest revelations and… See more details below

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You're invited to join in the seriously playful adventure of "digging the cosmic ordinary"-exploring our own cultural backyard to discover the profound enlightenment teachings hidden there in plain sight. In thirty-three illustrated mini-chapters, meditation teacher Dean Sluyter reveals the startling, sometimes hilarious connections between the highest revelations and the lowliest jingles, jokes, and cliches: �"Knock-Knock, Who's There?" teaches the same process of radical self-inquiry advocated by Hindu masters;
�"Mary Had a Little Lamb" expounds the way of love and devotion as eloquently as the Gospels;
�"Home on the Range" celebrates the anarchic freedom of enlightenment; and
�"Easy Does It," a principle as precise as E=mc2, describes both the workings of the universe and the mechanics of meditation. The author shows us that Christ and Buddha bring the same good news of cosmic liberation-and so do B. B. King, Mother Goose, Mick Jagger, and Alfred E. Neuman. And he shares spiritual exercises (some traditional, some home-brewed) that are powerfully transformative.

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ISBN-13:
9780874779059
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.14(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.75(d)

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