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    Anyone reading a new book?

    Has anyone got any comments about interesting new books they've been reading recently? They don't necessarily have to be about Buddhism.


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    I am currently reading Winterlight by Kristen Britian. It's number 7 in a eight book series. The 8th one isn't out yet. Typically, it takes 2+ years to finish a novel. Very good series that I would recommend to anyone. It is called the green rider series. Definately worth reading

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    'The Wheel of Time' is an upcoming American epic fantasy television series set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video, based on Robert Jordan's novels which I am reading at the moment so that the tv series isn't a spoiler. I prefer it that way round

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    I started reading the Dancing Jax fantasy novel series by Robin Jarvis, which I stumbled on by accident in the town hall libary. The first one I can recommend.

    In the buddhist corner I started reading "Why Buddhism is true" by Robert Wright. Has anyone read it yet?

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    Just started 'Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment' by Robert Wright, an evolutionary psychologist who took up meditation as a follow up to the work he had done. Will let you know if anything interesting emerges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philg View Post
    Just started 'Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment' by Robert Wright, an evolutionary psychologist who took up meditation as a follow up to the work he had done. Will let you know if anything interesting emerges.
    The first chapter is interesting for those who are into science and/or science fiction. He looks at the strategy of breaking through delusion in the film The Matrix. Take the blue pill and continue back to the dream world or take the red pill to see things as they really are. He goes on to say that for Buddhists suffering is the product of delusions and no matter how discomforting it is for us we should look at our own 'mental afflictions' brought on by our delusions. That's not to say that there is an alternative truth 'out there' but that knowing that we labour under delusions is important and allows us to move on.

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