F. S. C. Northrop: The Meeting of East and West

The Meeting of East and West: An Inquiry Concerning World Understanding, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. Reprinted in 1979, Ox Bow Press.

"This is one of those truly great books that slaps your mind awake, offering you a completely new world view and interpretation of intellectual history."

Man-Eating Cats

A lovely story by Haruki Murakami from the book "Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman"

Good and bad feeling

In this lecture Shunryu Suzuki talks about fear and how Zazen (mediation) helps to overcome it.

Verses on the Faith in Mind

The ancient document, Hsin Hsin Ming ("Faith Mind Verses"), virtually unknown outside of scholarly circles, is the most succinct guide I have found. In the simplest language, it repeatedly takes you to the edge of consensual reality and says, "Look!"