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Book Title: Sit happens|
The author of the book: Timber Hawkeye
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Edition: Droemer Knaur
Date of issue: June 2nd 2014
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After posting on FB the other day that I had some soul-searching to do, a friend offered to mail me a copy of this book. I received it Monday and read 1/2 of it then and finished up the last few pages today.
First off, I will admit I did not have much knowledge about Buddhism prior to reading this book. And I should add I am definitely not a religious person to say the least. I have my own personal beliefs but religion as a whole turns me off.
This book resonated so much with me. And yes it's true, a lot of it is nothing new, I think we all need reminders quite often of how we should be living vs. the life we do live. And sometimes we need to hear it from someone else before it clicks and actually makes sense.
I won't pretend that I am a better person overnight for having read it, but instead I have recognized the areas in my life that I need to work on and improve.
By the time I read the last page, it just seemed like I had a better vision of the world and my life - as if I had been wearing foggy glasses and removed them.
I can tell this is a book I will read over and over again in my journey to being a better human being - because as I said, I think we all need reminders when we loose sight of what is important. I've highlighted passages that just clicked for me and I am sure that each time I read it, I'll take away something new from it.
I particularly liked that it wasn't a self help book in the sense of do x,y,z and this will happen - instead it was general pearls of wisdom that one can put to use to become more at peace and happier, inside and out.
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I sat there in front of the Tibetan Lama, wearing my maroon robes after years of studying Buddhism and said, "With all due respect, I don't believe the Buddha ever intended for his teachings to get THIS complicated!"
My teacher looked around at all the statues of deities with multiple arms and said, "The Buddha didn't do this!" he chuckled, "The Tibetan culture did; this is their way. Why don't you try Zen? I think you'd like it!"
So I bowed-out of the temple, took off my robes, and moved into a Zen monastery far from home. I was determined to find a simpler depiction of the Buddha's valuable teachings.
My teacher was right; Zen was simpler (the walls were blank and I loved it), but the teachings were still filled with all the dogma that sent me running from religion in the first place.
There are many incredible books out there that cover all aspects of religion, philosophy, psychology, and physics, but I was looking for something less "academic", so to speak. I was looking for something inspirational that people today would not only have the attention span to read all the way through, but actually understand and also implement in their daily lives. I pictured a book called "A guide to being a Buddha" with only two words in it: "Be kind."
Some have even claimed that the short chapters in this little book are "too long". So to all of you who want to stop right here, let me leave you with one important message: Be kind.
As for the rest of you soldiers of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
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