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July 19th, 2009

Truth is brevity; Brevity is truth

Following is some of my favorite reading--together with the number of pages (minus table of contents and other people's commentary)

Tao te Ching (most English translations)                                                                     81 pages
         (Thomas Cleary's translation)                                                                               52 pages
The Bhagavad Gita (Juan Mascaro translation)                                                          79 pages
The Gospel according to Jesus (edited by Stephen Mitchell                                     26 pages
Mystical Theology, by (Pseudp-)Dionysius the Areopogite                                        12 pages
The Cloud of Unknowing                                                                                               100 pages
The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence (sans letters)                16 pages
Dark Night of the Soul, by John of the Cross                                                              158 pages (it seemed shorter)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas                                                                    76 pages
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran                                                                                         96 oages
Heaven and Hell, by Aldous Huxley                                                                                50 pages
Spiritual Direction, by Thomas Merton                                                                           40 pages
Meditation, by Thomas Merton                                                                                        56 pages
A Guide for the Perplexed, by E, F. Schumacher                                                        146 pages
To Know as We are Known, by Parker J. Palmer                                                       128 pages
How to be an Adult, by David Richo                                                                             118 pages
Simple Truths, by Kent Nerburn                                                                                     111 pages

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