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    I think I might really like this book ("Land of No Buddha"). Thanks for the tip.

    The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

    by Max Wyvern on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:47:13 PM PDT

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    •  I love that book (1+ / 0-)
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      It's my favorite modern book about Buddhism, refreshingly free of muddle-headed thinking.  Hayes is very funny and sharp and knows his dharma (he's a Pali and Sanskrit scholar and long-time practitioner).  See link to intro on his webpage.  He's also got some great posts (from some years ago) on talk.religion.buddhism under variations on his name plus "Mubul" (Korean for "No Buddha").  Enjoy!  Hayes is still active on Buddha-L, an email list that is very good (I haven't followed in awhile but that's a reflection of me, not the list).

      "Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so." - Robert Ingersoll

      by dackmont on Thu May 02, 2013 at 03:05:07 PM PDT

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