This book is Buddhism for millenials

I’m only a quarter through it, so take these comments with a grain of salt…

I went on a Buddhism deep dive a couple years ago.  Got way into it and read several books.  I’m no fucking Dalai Lama, but it really calmed me down during a difficult period.  I read several books by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam that lived through the French occupation and the Vietnam war.

Anyhow, quite a bit of this stuff is similar to the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism (“desire is the root of all suffering”).

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/text/four-noble-truths

Imma do my best to make the next club but in case I cannot make it, I figured I would share.

I like this book.  I really do.  Seems like a digestible form of Buddhism for insecure millennials.

Love your bodies.

-Jim

3 thoughts on “This book is Buddhism for millenials

  1. I think if Buddha had been a millennial, Jim would’ve told him to get his fat, lazy ass out from under that tree and to get back to work.

  2. I’m thru Chp 4 and second the “buddhism for millennials” tagline. It sounds like an insult – but I think should be a compliment as anyone raised as a special snowflake (most of us?) likely hasn’t delved deeply into some of these paradoxes. I liked the two different types of entitlement:

    1. I’m awesome and you all suck, so I deserve special treatment.
    2. I suck and you’re all awesome, so I deserve special treatment.

    In medicine we see a lot of “frequent fliers” in the second category, people who keep demanding medical help even though it can’t really help them, because they can’t take responsibility for themselves. I also have watched my 4 year-old switch between feeling like #1 and #2 within a minute or two – I think as kids we may all start out super-entitled and then slowly have to unlearn it as adults.

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