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Buddha's Nature: A Practical Guide to Enlightenment Through Evolution
by Wes Nisker
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553106015, Hardcover)It sounds rather dry to call Buddha's Nature a commentary on the Mahasatipatthana Sutra. With headings like "A Case of Mistaken Identity," "You Slimebag!", "Sea Cells, Me Cells," and "Mindfulness: The Opposable Thumb of Consciousness," Wes Nisker's characteristic playfulness is anything by dry. Drawing on the latest developments in evolutionary biology and deep ecology, from writers such as Lynn Margulis and Theodore Roszak, Nisker illustrates Buddhist teachings about the interconnectedness of all things. This is his way of easing us into a series of meditation exercises called the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, which give that interconnectedness a vivid presence. It begins with focusing on breathing, then sense impressions, states of mind, and finally the mind itself. By tying personal anecdotes and scientific wisdom to meditation instruction, Nisker proves himself an entertaining educator. Read and do, and read and do--all the way to enlightenment. --Brian Bruya
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