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#205474 - 11/16/05 07:11 PM Hey, what are you reading?
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I just wanted to help Harlan out.

Art & Physics, Parallel Visions in Space Time and Light.
A friend that wanted me to feel stupid gave it to me.

The Universe in a Single Atom, The convergence of Science and Spirituality.

by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

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#205475 - 11/16/05 09:17 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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Thanks for the push! Must be too reflective this week!

Today, I am reading "Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously" - by HH Dalai Lama

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#205476 - 11/16/05 09:26 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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Quote by Oldman -

Quote:

Art & Physics, Parallel Visions in Space Time and Light.
A friend that wanted me to feel stupid gave it to me




LOL. Just wanted to share the feeling, sir!

I am reading a biography of Salvador Dali, one of my favorite artists. Oh, and the Gunslinger series by Stephen King. Baddest sci fi/fantasy/horror/western series EVER!
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#205477 - 11/17/05 02:31 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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"If interested in Iron Palm" by Sifu AKA Princess Bride.


Hey, I am interested in anything to do with Palms.
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#205478 - 11/21/05 02:15 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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Back to Tibet this week:

Monk Dancers of Tibet - by Matthieu Ricard

Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen - by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

(Hmmm...it seems that my readings are less 'cultural' and more about mind/perception. Maybe there should be a similar thread in the Zen/Med forum?)


Edited by harlan (11/21/05 02:39 PM)

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#205479 - 11/21/05 04:36 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: harlan]
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Just got done with "The Truth (with jokes)" - Al Franken

I'll be reading something about 'Sikhism' next. forgot the name of it.

oh and as ongoing reading, I have a copy of 'small dojo, big profits' next to the toilet.

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#205480 - 12/20/05 11:07 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Back to Japan, and religion:

The Catalpa Bow, By Carmen Blacker

Shingon: Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, By Taiko Yamasaki

Shugendo: Essays on the Structure of Japanese Folk Religion, By Miyake Hitoshi

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#205481 - 12/20/05 11:37 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: harlan]
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"The Code of the Street"

By Elijah Anderson

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#205482 - 01/10/06 08:46 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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"Sitting With Koans" - John Daido Loori

Good for a beginner (like me) ...seperate essays about the history of koans, significant people and koans, and how/why they are important in Zen.

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#205483 - 01/10/06 10:02 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: harlan]
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"not always so" practicing the true spirit of zen.

By Shunryu Suzuki

"The Content of our Character" by Shelby Steel

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#205484 - 01/10/06 02:59 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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The Gallic War , Gaius Julius Caesar
The Civil War , Caesar
Histories , Herodotus
The Peloponnesian War , Thucydides

And our Secondary sources:

Cannae: The Experience of Battle in the Second Punic War , G. Daly
Wars of the Ancient Greeks , V.D. Hansen
Alexander the Great: Historical Sources in Translation , W. Heckel and J.C. Yardley
Constant Battles: Why We Fight , S. Le Blanc

as well as bits and pieces from other works and historians.

Ain't school fun?
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#205485 - 01/10/06 04:06 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
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i (finally) got miyamoto musashis book of 5 rings, now i'm just getting to grips with it lol. going to by sun tzu's the art of war.

also bought bushido, samurai ethics and the soul of japan by imazo nitobe. its helped me understand some things about bushido that i didn't before.
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#205486 - 01/10/06 10:28 PM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: funstick5000]
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"Jokes for the John - Part Two"

(elitist snobs)

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#205487 - 01/23/06 12:05 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: hedkikr]
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The 50 Most Significant Individuals in Recorded History: A Rank in Descending Order.

by Stan Russo
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#205488 - 01/24/06 02:57 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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Of the dozen or so things at the moment, the one pertinent to this forum would be 'The Story of the 47 Ronin'. Trying to finish before the DVD set arrives. Good story.
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#205489 - 01/24/06 08:08 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: kusojiji]
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"Curious George Takes a Job" by H.A. Rey

(just for the pictures )

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#205490 - 01/24/06 09:16 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: harlan]
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Sorry. Thought I was in the book forum.


Edited by oldman (01/24/06 12:36 PM)

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#205491 - 01/26/06 05:59 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: funstick5000]
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Quote:

i (finally) got miyamoto musashis book of 5 rings, now i'm just getting to grips with it lol. going to by sun tzu's the art of war.

also bought bushido, samurai ethics and the soul of japan by imazo nitobe. its helped me understand some things about bushido that i didn't before.




The thing is with the book of the five rings there are four (or more) translations, Ive read two of them (cant remember who wrote them though).

Ive one where it reads in the fire chapter "body of a rocky crag" and read another where it as "body of a rocky wall" and both only say it is an oral tradition.

According to my teacher who has the original, correct translations, it should only be "body of a rock" and there should be a paragraph underneath explaoning the meaning.

Acording to my teacher, there are other things the other translations fail to neglect such as "muninmuso" and other inaccurate tranlations such as peircing the bottom witch is actually peircing the depths.

dcm
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#205492 - 01/26/06 08:48 AM Re: Hey, what are you reading? [Re: oldman]
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?

Quote:

Sorry. Thought I was in the book forum.




Edited by harlan (01/26/06 09:09 AM)

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