1. Clubs

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    August 19, 2014 by babylondogs

    Ages ago I went to to the clubs looking for women. Tonight I go again. Wish them luck. © William …
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  2. A Love Letter

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    August 19, 2014 by babylondogs

    Earth, you are not my mother, you are a fickle bipolar whore, a godforsaken cunt who can handle yourself against …
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  3. Sort of a Psalm

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    August 19, 2014 by babylondogs

    did they accuse David of being melodramatic? did they accuse David of wallowing in pity? oh God I cry out …
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  4. My Love


    August 18, 2014 by babylondogs

    my love is a paper airplane my love is a monkey wrench my love is a long distance phone call …
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  5. Money

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    August 18, 2014 by babylondogs

    Money is NOT the root of all evil. Those who say this are misquoting the original statement, which comes from …
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  6. Chicago Blue

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    August 17, 2014 by babylondogs

    Chicago, home of the blues? Unconvinced until I drove thru it: Crumpled beer cans, yellowed newspapers soggy in ditches, rusted …
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  7. Come In!

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    August 17, 2014 by babylondogs

    Please come in! You’ve met the boy without the face (scalded off when he was eight) haven’t you? And over …
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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).


© William Banks and “Babylon Dogs” 2014. All content of this blog and website, unless specifically noted otherwise, is protected under U.S. copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material in whole or part without express written permission from this blog’s owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to William Banks as author and “Babylon Dogs” as source with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


This list is a partial one and is updated daily.


Thich Nhat Hanh
Be Free Where You Are
Peace is Every Step
The Miracle of Mindfulness
The World We Have
True Love
Zen Keys
Anthony de Mello
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
The I Ching
Zen Buddhism
The Way of the Bodhisattva
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
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
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
The Haiku Handbook
Book of Haikus, Kerouac
The Haiku Anthology, Cor Van den Heu
Haiku Moment
Haiku, 4 Vols. Blyth
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
Charles Bukowski
The Pleasures of the Damned
South of No North
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
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
Gifts of the Crow
The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman
Billy Collins
William Shakespeare
William Wordsworth
Geography of Poets, Field
Eat and Run, Jurek
Moments of Clarity


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