The depth of Kerouac's understanding of Buddhism is impressive.
This is more than perhaps the all time best example of personal spiritual exploration by a major writer- it is a storage battery of spiritual energy.
If you are in any way interested in the human experience, inner peace, or questions about buddhism, I recommend this book.
I agree with previous 5-star reviewers -- this very personal collection of notes & musings on Buddhism, as well as his own ever-changing moods & uncertain life at every moment,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by William Timothy Lukeman
This is a wonderful book, another side of Jack Kerouac, that I find charming and delightful.
It is not a book to be read in one reading, it is for savoring. Read more
I don't like to have to give so much detail in my reviews and would prefer to be able to just give the item a star rating and be done with it.Published on February 20, 2013 by Elva Mancias
I think describing the Dharma as the word for "law" is highly misleading, but stems for one of the more appropriate interpretations of this word. Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by mistersnail
I thank you for the book. It's filled with beautiful words.
Better condition would have made me more comfortable.
If it wasn't him, we'd not be reading this. "In me there's a Buddha/ Impressing himself through this mold of darkness/ Morning will come & these writings/ will be revealed to the... Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by John L Murphy
This text deserves five stars for what it is. It's a brilliant republication of Kerouac's Buddhism notebooks. Read morePublished on November 26, 2009 by Publicagent
Some of the Dharma by Jack Kerouac was a most excellent purchase. If you are in any way interested in the human experience, inner peace, or questions about buddhism, I recommend... Read morePublished on September 1, 2009 by Sheila M. Trammel