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The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics (review)

The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics (review) terfly. (Does the caterpillar die?) An infant becomes a teenager. (Does the infant die?) A breadwinner becomes a retiree. A strong parent becomes a frail being, lying in a bed, sipping nourishment through an i.v. tube. Who dies? It’s the story of anyone. Buddhism provides various skilful means for all life’s relationships. As death is inherent in all our life transformations, all our relationships, we come now to the ultimate question: how can we face our lives if we don’t face our deaths? The Zen answer is, “Die before you die.” Then, when your time comes, you’ll be ready. (Nobody said it’s easy.) The author’s winning style is totally contagious. Like his previous book, What Book?! Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop, which won the American Book Award, this is a celebration of Buddhism past, present, and future. With incredible breadth and depth, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism makes Buddhism more accessible, but it also makes it meaningful and fun. After reading it, you’ll feel more like a genius than an idiot, but with your new sense of lightness and detachment, you’ll realize how little these labels matter. leza lowitz The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku Aesthetics (review)

Manoa , Volume 15 (1) – May 19, 2003

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terfly. (Does the caterpillar die?) An infant becomes a teenager. (Does the infant die?) A breadwinner becomes a retiree. A strong parent becomes a frail being, lying in a bed, sipping nourishment through an i.v. tube. Who dies? It’s the story of anyone. Buddhism provides various skilful means for all life’s relationships. As death is inherent in all our life transformations, all our relationships, we come now to the ultimate question: how can we face our lives if we don’t face our deaths? The Zen answer is, “Die before you die.” Then, when your time comes, you’ll be ready. (Nobody said it’s easy.) The author’s winning style is totally contagious. Like his previous book, What Book?! Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop, which won the American Book Award, this is a celebration of Buddhism past, present, and future. With incredible breadth and depth, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism makes Buddhism more accessible, but it also makes it meaningful and fun. After reading it, you’ll feel more like a genius than an idiot, but with your new sense of lightness and detachment, you’ll realize how little these labels matter. leza lowitz The Nick of Time: Essays on Haiku

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Published: May 19, 2003

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