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interesting...after that you can read the (translated) Dhammapada

I often get my books free from temples, those are generally quite good. Often written by western monks who have lived in tibet for several decades.

Really can't find the book(s) i'm looking for at the moment.

 

This is not supposed to be a religious comment...just book related

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Hi Guys

 

I have been meaning to do this for months, i didnt want to clog this thread so i have created a new one. Its a marked list of everything i have read in the past 4 years. I would appreciate if some of you would post about your favorite books as i am always on the look out for something good to read.

 

Thanks

 

Paddy ¬

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711534/rate-the-books-you-have-read

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What are your thoughts on this book.  I have been looking for good books on Buddhism, cause I am interested into learning more.  As I have zero clue on what the beliefs of Buddhism are.

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What are your thoughts on this book.  I have been looking for good books on Buddhism, cause I am interested into learning more.  As I have zero clue on what the beliefs of Buddhism are.

I read most of it in two sessions and that's only because I re-read several sections. The parts on inherent existence and emptiness are deep. I have been interested in exploring Buddhism since I saw the movie "Little Buddha" years ago. Recently, I watched the award-winning documentary, "The Buddha" on PBS ( http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/ ) and decided that I needed more detail on modern Buddhism itself. Actually, I bought three books but after reading the description this one was the one I decided to read first. After a couple of introductory, definitional chapters, it is divided into chapters that discuss the Buddhist position on the major issues of life, death, and existence. It is written in a question/answer type format. The book is well written. It is an easy read overall. I can't imagine a better book for someone who wants to know the basics of Buddhism. Check out the documentary, you can watch the whole thing online...it's very good.

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I read most of it in two sessions and that's only because I re-read several sections. The parts on inherent existence and emptiness are deep. I have been interested in exploring Buddhism since I saw the movie "Little Buddha" years ago. Recently, I watched the award-winning documentary, "The Buddha" on PBS ( http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/ ) and decided that I needed more detail on modern Buddhism itself. Actually, I bought three books but after reading the description this one was the one I decided to read first. After a couple of introductory, definitional chapters, it is divided into chapters that discuss the Buddhist position on the major issues of life, death, and existence. It is written in a question/answer type format. The book is well written. It is an easy read overall. I can't imagine a better book for someone who wants to know the basics of Buddhism. Check out the documentary, you can watch the whole thing online...it's very good.
Sounds exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks I grab this and give it a read. As well watch the documentry.
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I just finished "the Prague Cemetary" by Umberto Eco. I enjoyed it all the way through. 

 

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Any of you Amazon Kindle readers?
If so, XMAS Chanukah just came in March.
I just was noticed I have a few hundred dollars in credit from a settlement for price fixing.
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Just finished analysing Gretchen, Faust, Mephisto, their relationship and all that jazz - The first part of the Tragedy that is.

 

 

....not really much to comment on....its a classic 


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/25/14 at 10:35am
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Das Ewig-Weibliche. Zieht uns hinan...:rolleyes:

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Das Ewig-Weibliche. Zieht uns hinan...:rolleyes:

 

Sorry, still have to read the second one....think yours is Verse ~12000. 

 

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen:
Verweile doch! du bist so schön!
Dann magst du mich in Fesseln schlagen,
Dann will ich gern zugrunde gehn!

- Faust I - (V. 1699-1702)

 

I mainly read and analysed it to be able to say that I have.

Just for the sake of it...:D...

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Sorry, still have to read the second one....think yours is Verse ~12000. 

 

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen:
Verweile doch! du bist so schön!
Dann magst du mich in Fesseln schlagen,
Dann will ich gern zugrunde gehn!

- Faust I - (V. 1699-1702)

 

I mainly read and analysed it to be able to say that I have.

Just for the sake of it...:D...


:D 

 

 

Faust is best sung ;)


Edited by Quinto - 3/25/14 at 11:32am
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:D 

 

video under the hood (Click to show)

Faust is best sung ;)

 

Really nice.....but not too much my cup of tea...

Must be expensive to get in there...and in the end I would still need to read what the guy just sung...

 

For me its music or book....each activity is an own entity...;) 

 

Gustav Gruendigs film adaptation from 1960 is really great....i read that he performed as Mephisto more than 600x in in his life, hence his perfection

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You're right of course..I can't read german well enough I'm afraid, but I have he Dutch translation, which is pretty good..

 

I'll check out Gustav Gruendigs film adaptation, thanks :beerchug: 

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You're right of course..I can't read german well enough I'm afraid, but I have he Dutch translation, which is pretty good..

 

I'll check out Gustav Gruendigs film adaptation, thanks :beerchug: 

 

Really do...you won't regret it...

One of my favourite performances ever, btw.

 

Dutch isn't so far off anyway...

At least I can kinda guess what dutch signs say...;) 

 

(Coffeeshop is the same in every language...):tongue_smile: 


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 3/25/14 at 1:17pm
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