1. unfinished

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    August 31, 2014 by babylondogs

    I shave with Occam’s razor while sitting beneath the Sword of Damocles. I go to work and I am Sisyphus. …
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  2. Reflections

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    August 31, 2014 by babylondogs

    The world is a mirror. What do you see?

  3. Excuses

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    August 30, 2014 by babylondogs

    I yelled at him: No more excuses! So he killed himself. Perfect.

  4. Lucked Out

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    August 29, 2014 by babylondogs

    What I had fun with Is over and done with. (No more pretending My reign’s not ending). The gods have …
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  5. Lizards

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    August 29, 2014 by babylondogs

    Lizards – drying off On rocks.

  6. Thunderclap

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    August 21, 2014 by babylondogs

    - my translation of the 51st Hexagram of the I Ching. First the shock, then the relief, for soon there …
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  7. The Reason

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    August 21, 2014 by babylondogs

    Cowardice. The only reason I’m still alive. © William Banks and “Babylon Dogs” 2014. All content of this blog and …
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Our Journey


Before going any further, you should get a few certain books. You probably already read them, but they are so important you should keep them around as resource material. And if you're anything like me, you have worn them out by reading them numerous times. It's time for new copies.

By Jack Kerouac: Book of Haikus, Dharma Bums, Good Blonde and Others.
By Rumi: The Essential Rumi, The Book of Love, The Big Red Book. (All translated by Coleman Barks).
By Thich Nhat Hanh: Be Free Where You Are, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace is Every Step, The World We Have, True Love.
By Anthony de Mello: Awareness, The Way to Love.
By Others: Pleasures of the Damned (Charles Bukowski).

Copyright


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Books


This list is a partial one and is updated daily.

BOOKS

Thich Nhat Hanh
Be Free Where You Are
Peace is Every Step
The Miracle of Mindfulness
The World We Have
True Love
Anger
Zen Keys
Anthony de Mello
Awareness
The Way to Love
Rediscovering Life
Thomas Moore
Care of the Soul
The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
The Soul of Sex
Eastern Wisdom
Dhammapada, Buddha
The Heart Sutra, Buddha
Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, S. Suzuki
The Bhagavad Gita
Tao Te Ching
The Shambhala Principle
The Art of War
Shambhala
The I Ching
Zen Buddhism
The Way of the Bodhisattva
Buddha
How to be Compassionate
The Three Pillars of Zen
An Invitation to Practice Zen, Low
A First Zen Reader, Leggett
Western Wisdom
The Imitation of Christ, T. a Kempis
Ecclesiastes
The Epistle of James
Works of Love
Dark Night of the Soul
The Qur’an
Socrates Café
A People’s History of Christianity
Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer
Wisdom from the Monastery
The Jesuit Guide, Martin
The Essential Wisdom of the Saints, Gangi
Mindfulness, Langer
Running
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
Barefoot Running, Mike Sandler
The Barefoot Running Book, Jason Robillard
Eat and Run, Scott Jurek
Running with the Mind of Meditation
Barefoot Running Step by Step, Ken Saxton
Why We Run
Haiku
The Haiku Handbook
Book of Haikus, Kerouac
The Haiku Anthology, Cor Van den Heu
Haiku Moment
Haiku, 4 Vols. Blyth
Sufism
Essential Sufism
The Essential Rumi
The Prophet
A Year with Hafiz
Jack Kerouac
Book of Haikus (see Haiku section)
Dharma Bums
Windblown World
On the Road
Doctor Sax
Desolation Angels
Good Blonde & Others
Allen Ginsberg
Deliberate Prose
Howl
Charles Bukowski
The Pleasures of the Damned
South of No North
Rethink
Contrary to Popular Belief
Inside a Dog
The Secret History of the World
Pronoia, Brezny
New Seeds of Contemplation, Merton
1984, Orwell
Animal Farm, Orwell
Spontaneous Healing, Weil
In Tune with the Infinite, Trine
The Masonic Myth
Secret Societies, Barrett
A Concise Biography of Adolph Hitler
Thee 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People
Civil Disobedience
On Killing
Literature
The Inferno
Paradise Lost
Don Quixote
The Metamorphosis
Seven Stories
Catcher in the Rye
The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Ornithology
Crow
Gifts of the Crow
Poetry
The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman
Billy Collins
William Shakespeare
William Wordsworth
Geography of Poets, Field
Vegetarianism
Eat and Run, Jurek
Addiction
Moments of Clarity

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