Wednesday, July 13, 2016
#195 / The Monk And The Philosopher
My son, who has trained as a Buddhist, though he is not (at least yet) a monk, presented me with a Father's Day gift that was wonderfully appropriate, a book called, The Monk And The Philosopher: A Father And Son Discuss The Meaning of Life. Of course, if my son is not a "monk" (not yet, at least), I am also not a "philosopher" (and probably never will be).
This is a very worthwhile book. I read it right after I read The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker, another worthwhile book, which I have already recommended.
So, here is one more recommendation: The Monk And The Philosopher: A Father And Son Discuss The Meaning of Life.
I find that I end up siding with the son!