Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's…

Paperback | April 13, 2007

byBrad Warner

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In Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad Warner tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo by 13th-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen's enigmatic teachings in plain language, Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the power and pain of the punk rock ethos. Riffing on his triumphant return to Ohio for a reunion concert of Akron punk bands, Brad uncovers the real heart of Zen, in teachings and stories with a sharp smack of truth,.

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In Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad Warner tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo by 13th-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen's enigmatic teachings in plain language, Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an explor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:April 13, 2007Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1577315596

ISBN - 13:9781577315599

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Reading I'm surprised more people haven't reviewed this book. I took it to Asia with me and over five months read and re-read this book three times. I'm not finished re-reading it. I have (not steadily but regularly) read books on Zen since I was 17. I'm now 63. This is the most accessible book on Zen and practice I have ever encountered. I cannot recommend this book enough. Now...I'm going to purchase his first book.
Date published: 2008-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Raw I am relatively new to this study, but so far the limited reading that I have done has been too shee shee foo foo to strike home. Warner's perspective however, as described through Dogen's writing, drops a bomb through much of the other crap on this subject. If your interested in Buddhism, this is worth a read. I am going to pick-up his first book, Hardcore Zen. *Main negative: Cool down on the asterisks already/ put them in the main text in brackets if you have to/ they're distracting.
Date published: 2008-01-09