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11-06-2007, 03:48 PM
by Noah Levine
The story of how a troubled punker adopts Buddhism and tales of his journey throughout his life. From his first mosh pit, to his travelings around Asia, time spent in prison and rehab, to meeting the Dali Lama.
This book changed how I view the world as an adult, as an individual, and as a punk rocker.
11-06-2007, 08:48 PM
you know, I have to admit that this was a really good read. It's funny, I was just tooling through my friend's bookshelves and saw the cover.
11-07-2007, 06:39 AM
it's a very intriguing book, i've been looking forward to buying it (maybe next year, though). i've also seen the trailer for the movie...the guy's got cool ideas, although i'm not really into that whole spirituality thing.
11-07-2007, 01:47 PM
spirituality is one of those things you get into as you get wiser. I believe one day I'll be quite spiritual in my workings, but for now, I'm just young and dumb. I accept that.
11-07-2007, 05:06 PM
definitely a great book. i'd love to go to one of his workshops sometime.
11-26-2007, 06:51 AM
i gotta read this book, i piddled around in Buddhism when I was between 16-17, I didn't consider myself Buddhist, I was just exploring.
12-12-2007, 06:35 AM
i enjoyed this book as well. its been a while though, id like to read it again.
12-30-2007, 10:17 AM
this book was the last thing my dad got me before he passed away. it means a lot to me that he saw the parrallels of my life and the authors, and even more that he wrote inside the jacket"unlock your heart and throw away the key". we didnt get along at all from the time i was about 13/14 untill i was about 25 and found out he was terminally ill, so to realize that he did, or at least was trying, to understand my life and guide me is something i'll always cherish.
12-30-2007, 09:10 PM
Great book. I am just finishing up his second book!
12-30-2007, 11:43 PM
My dad got me this book when he was trying to convert me to Buddhism, but since all the other books on Buddhism he gave me were mediocre and shallow, it's still in my bedroom at his house, collecting dust.
Come to think of it, it's not just my Dad who wants me to be a Buddhist, both sides of my family keep giving me books on Buddhism. Either they're trying to convert me or when said "I object to Buddhism for reasons X, Y, and Z" they thought I said "Wow, I'm really digging this Buddhist stuff." I do have one book though, called "Practical Buddhism: The Legacy Of Buddhahasa Bhikkhu" that I'll probably read (It's 4th on my list, after I finish the Golden Compass, The System Of Objects by Jean Baudrillard and The Invisible Remainder by Slavoj Zizek). I promised my cousin Jess I'd read it, and since he wrote it I feel kind of obligated.
12-31-2007, 12:08 AM
honestly, the writing itself wasn't all that enthralling or eye opening for me; it was the sentiment behind why it was given to me that made this book one of my prized possesions. for a buddhist the author comes offas a little self serving, in my opinion.
01-02-2008, 11:50 AM
Sounds like hippie shit.
01-02-2008, 11:05 PM
Sounds like hippie shit.
Where the hippies lean towards drug-fueled self destruction, the dharma punx are more focused on self-repair and restoration. But if you mean, a buncha people dressed funny sitting in a circle singing koombayah, I can see that.
02-05-2008, 06:29 PM
My mom got me this book when I first showed interest in Buddhism and I loved it. The way he explained his early method of meditaion was very helpful. I have yet to read the 2nd though.
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02-10-2008, 04:44 PM
oh wow, sounds like a good read, ill look into it
04-10-2009, 07:47 PM
i've become bored with commenting on everything wich was my original plan, will yo fuckers please talk about something?
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