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How to Cook Your Life (Dogen & Uchiyama Roshi)

How to Cook Your LifeFull Title: How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment
Major Topic: how to live in awareness
Level: middle, experienced and advanced

Probably the best book describing what living in awareness is actually like. Previously published as From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment: Refining Your Life. On the first read, go straight to the commentary. The central chapters are high level descriptions of how to live the four immeasurables at the level of awareness.


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  1. […] often only one course of action is indicated — the direction of the present, to use Uchiyama’s phrase. In other words, the illusion of choice is an indication of a lack of freedom. […]

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