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Don't Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master by [Warner, Brad]
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“A delightful blend of irreverent everydayness, precise scholarship, and heartfelt commitment to practice, Don’t Be a Jerk is just the kind of book to stub your toe on.”
— Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism

“Warner renders the esoteric [Shobogenzo] into a fun, readable text, conveying its spirit with humor and deep respect.”
Publishers Weekly

"What's clear in reading Warner's book is his deep respect and lifelong engagement with Dogen. I have spent decades of my own life trying to unpack this 800-year-old voice from medieval Japan because, behind all the paradox and poetry, something powerful seems to shine through. So while Warner's approach to Dogen may be unorthodox, its freshness might be exactly what the doctor ordered for anyone wanting a way in to the old monk's still fresh perspective."
— Adam Frank, 13.7 blog, NPR.org

“Each chapter opens with a passage from the original, which is then carefully and often humorously unpacked. The book provides plenty of resources in case readers want to subsequently dive into the original work, and Warner clearly explains why he chose some words over others. His tone is direct and engaging, and his paraphrases bring Dogen’s thoughts to life for a modern audience. Although the tone may be irreverent and humorous, the book shows the utmost respect for the monk, who has influenced so many over the centuries.”
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“You couldn’t ask for a better guide through The Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye. A most warmly recommended read!”
Nexus Magazine, Germany

About the Author

Soto Zen priest Brad Warner, the author of books including Hardcore Zen and Sit Down & Shut Up, is a filmmaker, Japanese monster movie marketer, punk bassist, and popular blogger. Warner is the founder of Dogen Sangha Los Angeles.

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  • File Size: 1943 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library (February 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BQYYBQM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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