Friday, November 25, 2011

Even More Reviews!

It's still the holidays, but I can't sit around and do nothing, so here are some more book reviews.

Tibetan Book of the Dead by Guru Rinpoche

Death is a part of life. There’s not getting around that. Death is also a major subject in the world’s religions. One religious text that deals with death is the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Guru Rinpoche. There are many different versions and translations of this particular book. This review focuses on the Shambhala pocket edition (256 pages, Shambhala Pocket Classics, $7.00) with translation and commentary provided by Francesca Fremantle and Chogyam Trungpa.

Zen edited by Randy Burgess

Zen is the feeling, the aura that many in this life want to achieve. But what is zen? Is it a feeling? A way of life? In Zen (79 pages, Andrews and McMeel, $4.95), edited by Randy Burgess, the basic history and explanations of what the idea of zen can be is explored.

When we dream, it has been said that we are looking deep into our minds to seek out what we really want. Dreams can often be interpreted in a variety of ways. Much of what we dream must be decoded from symbols instead of reading what’s on the surface.

1 comment:

Avery Smithkin said...

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