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    Ok,got a new book for my birthday! “Manual of Insight” by Mahasi Sayadaw. I’ve been wanting this one for a long time. It’s going to take a little while, but I’m looking forward to reading it. My wife has good taste!

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    Hope you enjoy it, justusryans!

    I bought "Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh quite some time ago and I haven't got round to reading it yet, so I aim to make a start on it this week.

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    Jack Lewis, 'The Science of Sin' - a book looking at the neuroscience behind the subject of temptation. It takes each of the seven deadly sins and looks at what is happening in the brain in each case.

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    This morning I'm having a browse again through my book "Buddha's Lions - The Lives of The Eighty Four Siddhas," before I have my breakfast.


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    Dinosaurs? Aren't they simply myths and fabrications meant to corrupt us and fool us into NOT believing in science and other things of a factual nature, like the moon landing (we all know it was faked in Hollywood, right?)

    Sorry......couldn't resist a little humor (humour)... I recently found a paperback book at a service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike that presented the Creationist views of how all of the dinosaurs were created on the 4th day of that infamous week described in Genesis. Seriously! A 40 page book devoted to refuting all science as we know it, condensing the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous all down to one nice little 24 hours day....

    I shudder to think what the author might have to say about climate change!

    Seriously, one thing (of many) that lead me to Buddhism was the realization that it can co-exist very well with science, reality and fact. And even in certain areas that some may consider a little too "metaphysical", the concepts are presented more as perspectives for our consideration as opposed to doctrine that is to be accepted blindly.

    I find that both refreshing and encouraging every single day.

    Peace.

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    sorry , that last post was a response to the post from "justusryans' .....

    "...Finished “ The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs” by Steve Brusatte Very well done. If you are at all interested in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. If you have read Robert Bakker “The Dinosaur Heresies “ then between the two, it will give a new perspective on how dinosaurs evolved and what happened to them. I’ve loved reading about dinosaurs since I could read!...

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    Thanks Citta, Yes it baffles me sometimes also the way science is sometimes discarded by the wayside.



    I am currently reading “ The wisdom of insecurity” by Alan Watts. We have a current thread ongoing about him and I wanted to see if my opinions had changed. I’ll let you know when I finish.



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    Hi,

    I am reading "The Issue at Hand, by Gil Fronsdal.

    I like Fronsdal's clear and concise writing style.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Genecanuck View Post
    Hi,

    I am reading "The Issue at Hand, by Gil Fronsdal.

    I like Fronsdal's clear and concise writing style.


    I’m not familiar with Gil Fronsdal... I will have to check into his book. Anyone who can come across as “clear and concise” has my attention.

    I am currently reading “After the Ecstasy, The Laundry” by Jack Kornfield

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    I’m currently reading “A Clash of Kings”, the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series that the HBO show Game of Thrones is based on. Also reading The World of Ice and Fire, which is a kind of history of that fictional universe.

    Also recently read the first few chapters of In Love With the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Mostly I’m interested in his experience living as a wandering renunciant.

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