Buddha is Dead

Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book contains the philosophy of European Zen, which is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying to their fullest.

Author: Manu Bazzano

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: 1845191498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book contains the philosophy of European Zen, which is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying to their fullest. It is aimed at those interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, and who seek life-affirming wisdom.
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The Buddhist Dead

In its teachings, practices and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms is centrally concerned with death and the dead.

Author: Bryan J. Cuevas

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824830311

Category: Religion

Page: 491

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In its teachings, practices and institutions, Buddhism in its varied Asian forms is centrally concerned with death and the dead. This title offers a comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet and Burma.
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Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

The nine essays in this volume, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the present, bring to light both continuity and change in death practices over time.

Author: Jacqueline Ilyse Stone

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824832049

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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"For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. The nine essays in this volume, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the present, bring to light both continuity and change in death practices over time. They also explore the interrelated issues of how Buddhist death rites have addressed individual concerns about the afterlife while also filling social and institutional needs and how Buddhist death-related practices have assimilated and refigured elements from other traditions, bringing together disparate, even conflicting, ideas about the dead, their postmortem fate, and what constitutes normative Buddhist practice." "Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism constitutes a major step toward understanding how Buddhism in Japan has forged and retained its hold on deathrelated thought and practice, providing one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts of the topic to date."--BOOK JACKET.
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Breaking the Circle

In this much-needed examination of Buddhist views of death and the afterlife, Carl B. Becker bridges the gap between books on death in the West and books on Buddhism in the East.

Author: Carl B. Becker

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809319322

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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In this much-needed examination of Buddhist views of death and the afterlife, Carl B. Becker bridges the gap between books on death in the West and books on Buddhism in the East. Other Western writers have addressed the mysteries surrounding death and the afterlife, but few have approached the topic from a Buddhist perspective. Here, Becker resolves questions that have troubled scholars since the beginning of Buddhism: How can Buddhism reconcile its belief in karma and rebirth with its denial of a permanent soul? What is reborn? And when, exactly, is the moment of death? By systematically tracing Buddhism’s migration from India through China, Japan, and Tibet, Becker demonstrates how culture and environment affect Buddhist religious tradition. In addition to discussing historical Buddhism, Becker shows how Buddhism resolves controversial current issues as well. In the face of modern medicine’s trend toward depersonalization, traditional Buddhist practices imbue the dying process with respect and dignity. At the same time, Buddhist tradition offers documented precedents for decision making in cases of suicide and euthanasia.
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The central character in this story is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric scholar and spiritual seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, despite not knowing the Tibetan language and never visiting the country, crafted and named The ...

Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400838045

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most famous Buddhist text in the West, having sold more than a million copies since it was first published in English in 1927. Carl Jung wrote a commentary on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid trip, and the Beatles quoted Leary's version in their song "Tomorrow Never Knows." More recently, the book has been adopted by the hospice movement, enshrined by Penguin Classics, and made into an audiobook read by Richard Gere. Yet, as acclaimed writer and scholar of Buddhism Donald Lopez writes, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead is not really Tibetan, it is not really a book, and it is not really about death." In this compelling introduction and short history, Lopez tells the strange story of how a relatively obscure and malleable collection of Buddhist texts of uncertain origin came to be so revered--and so misunderstood--in the West. The central character in this story is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric scholar and spiritual seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, despite not knowing the Tibetan language and never visiting the country, crafted and named The Tibetan Book of the Dead. In fact, Lopez argues, Evans-Wentz's book is much more American than Tibetan, owing a greater debt to Theosophy and Madame Blavatsky than to the lamas of the Land of Snows. Indeed, Lopez suggests that the book's perennial appeal stems not only from its origins in magical and mysterious Tibet, but also from the way Evans-Wentz translated the text into the language of a very American spirituality.
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570627477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
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Living Dreaming Dying

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand.

Author: Rob Nairn

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590301326

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist texts. It is also one of the most difficult texts for Westerners to understand. In Living, Dreaming, Dying, Rob Nairn presents the first interpretation of this classic text using a modern Western perspective, avoiding arcane religious terminology, keeping his explanations grounded in everyday language. Nairn explores the concepts used in this highly revered work and brings out their meaning and significance for our daily life. He shows readers how the Tibetan Book of the Dead can help us understand life and self as well as the dying process. Living, Dreaming, Dying helps readers to "live deliberately"--and confront death deliberately. One thing that prevents us from doing that, according to Nairn, is our tendency to react fearfully whenever change occurs. But if we confront our fear of change and the unknown, we can learn to flow gracefully with the unfolding circumstances of life rather than be at their mercy. Of course, change occurs throughout our life, but a period of transition also occurs as we pass from the waking state into sleep, and likewise as we pass into death. Therefore the author's teachings apply equally to living as well as to dreaming and dying. Through meditation instructions and practical exercises, the author explains how to: * Explore the mind through the cultivation of deep meditation states and expanded consciousness * Develop awareness of negative tendencies * Use deep sleep states and lucid dreaming to increase self-understanding as well as to "train" oneself in how to die so that one is prepared for when the time comes * Confront and liberate oneself from fear of death and the unknown
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Buddhism in the Light of Christ

Buddha, though, is dead, he did not rise again; his goal was to be extinguished
forever. This has great significance spiritually. And i think it helps to explain the
world's high number of folk Buddhists who seek help elsewhere, such as from ...

Author: Esther Baker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630872496

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Buddhism's influence is growing in the West, as seen in the widespread use of Buddhist mindfulness apps in people's attempts to unwind, or the casual use of words like nirvana and karma that have crept into the English language. Whether we meet it in the East or West, what is Buddhism? What is at the heart of its teachings? How does Buddhism differ from Christianity, and are they compatible? Through a collection of true short stories and testimonies, Buddhism in the Light of Christ--a sequel and companion to Esther Baker's first book, I Once was a Buddhist Nun--takes an insightful look at some core Buddhist beliefs and practices, and then reflects on them from a Christian viewpoint and biblical understanding. Esther tackles important questions such as: How does the Buddhist goal nirvana and God differ? and Is Buddhism a form of idolatry? Her responses reveal a penetrating understanding that helps to unravel and demystify the true nature of Buddhism. Buddhism in the Light of Christ also includes helpful suggestions on how to share Jesus with Buddhist friends, as well as important considerations regarding discipleship once a Buddhist has come to know Christ.
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821478

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.
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Nietzsche The Gay Science

After Buddha was dead , they still showed his shadow in a cave for centuries - a
tremendous , gruesome shadow . God is dead ; but given the way people are ,
there may still for millennia be caves in which they show his shadow . - And we ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521636450

Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

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A new translation and edition of this important and influential statement of Nietzsche's philosophy.
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No Death No Fear

The Buddha took the time to look deeply and so can we. The Buddha was not ... If
we are afraid of death it is because we have not understood that things do not
really die. People say that the Buddha is dead, but it is not true. The Buddha is
still ...

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121855X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort. With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years— and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived: What is death? In No Death, No Fear, the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death, fear, and the very nature of existence. Through Zen parables, guided meditations, and personal stories, he explodes traditional myths of how we live and die. Thich Nhat Hanh shows us a way to live a life unfettered by fear.
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Dead Last

Talk of Buddha's death in Trueblood's Café on the once-bustling main street of
Starkville mostly centers on the mystery of her violent end. “The man that killed
Buddha Hilton must've blindsided her,” said Sally Mayfield, owner and chef at the
 ...

Author: James W. Hall

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429982306

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From an acclaimed "master of suspense"(New York Times Book Review) comes a thriller in which Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show April Moss writes obituaries for the Miami Herald. Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called "Miami Ops" and has been using his mother's work as a central element of the show's storyline. In "Miami Ops," a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims. But midway through the season, a copycat appears off-screen, a real-life killer who is using the same strategy to select victims. When this serial killer crosses paths with the reclusive Thorn, he has no choice but to leave his sanctuary in Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating the murders. In addition to the show's head writer, April's other son, Sawyer's twin brother, works on "Miami Ops" as the lead actor. Could one of them be involved in the killings? Or are they orchestrated by the director of the TV series, an aging mogul who badly needs a hit? And what about the female star of the show, a deliciously strange young woman who seems willing to do anything to promote her career. Thorn walks into this hotbed of entertainment business intrigue totally unprepared for the life-altering shocker he's about to face. This loner from Key Largo has brought down his share of killers, but he's never confronted one that was his own flesh and blood. With the pacing of a thriller, and the lyrical prose for which Hall is renowned, this story pits Thorn against a killer—or killers—whose motives are as elusive as their identities.
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Living and the Dead The

Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions Liz Wilson. 38 Liz Wilson is
fitting that Mahåkå∞yapa should play the role of the catalyst whose presence
ignites the pyre of the Buddha. As the Buddha's putative successor, he is ...

Author: Liz Wilson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487013

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Explores the social treatment of death in South Asian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and other traditions. Includes material on women and marginalized groups.
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The Dead Guy Interviews

Passed down by oral tradition for hundreds of years after his death, Buddha (
whose name literally means “enlightened one” or “awakened one”) had a
message of love as the eternal rule, common sense, and focusing the mind on
the present ...

Author: Michael A. Stusser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440620553

Category: Humor

Page: 304

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Ever wanted to ask Nostradamus for the winning lotto numbers or Napoleon about his complex? How about Van Gogh about the whole ear episode, or if Frida might consider a brow wax? Michael Stusser has done it for you in this book of imagined Q&A interviews with 45 of the most celebrated, notorious, and dead people in history. Based on his column in the popular and acclaimed magazine, “Mental Floss,” this collection of conversations is incredibly funny, but the bulk of the content is based on serious research, so in addition to laughing, you’re actually learning real history. Subjects include Alexander the Great, Buddha, Caligula, Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Sigmund Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Harry Houdini, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, and dozens more. These guys might not have a pulse, but boy, can they talk.
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Letters to a Dead Friend about Zen

Supposedly, one day the Buddha was scheduled to give a lecture. It's normal
when a holy person ... It is well established that a guy named Mahakashyapa did
take over the Buddhist order after the Buddha died. But it probably happened a
lot ...

Author: Brad Warner

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The night Brad Warner learns that his childhood friend Marky has died, Warner is about to speak to a group of Zen students in Hamburg, Germany. It’s the last thing he feels like doing. What he wants to do instead is tell his friend everything he never said, to explain Zen and what he does for a living and why he spends his time “Sitting. Sitting. Sitting. Meditating my life away as it all passes by. Lighting candles and incense. Bowing to nothing.” So, as he continues his teaching tour through Europe, he writes to his friend all the things he wishes he had said. Simply and humorously, he reflects on why Zen provided him a lifeline in a difficult world. He explores grief, attachment, and the afterlife. He writes to Marky, “I’m not all that interested in Buddhism. I’m much more interested in what is true,” and then proceeds to poke and prod at that truth. The result for readers is a singular and winning meditation on Zen — and a unique tribute to both a life lost and the one Warner has found.
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The Date of Buddha s Death and Ceylon Chronology

... in addition to numerous live and dead stock , the Badawedilla called
Palkumbura , in Kulugammanasiya pattuwa of Sárasiya pattuwa , 4 amunu paddy
sowing extent , with the houses , plantations , high ... THE DATE OF BUDDHA'S
DEATH .

Author: John M. Senaveratna

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120614984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

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Earlier published in No. 67 (1914) of the Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland.
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Peaceful Death Joyful Rebirth

Tulku Thondup wrote this guide to help us heal our fear and confusion about death and strengthen our practice in anticipation of this transition, and to help us realize the enlightened goal of ultimate peace and joy—not only for death and ...

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824981

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Buddhism teaches that death can be a springboard to enlightenment—yet for all but the most advanced meditators, it will be the gateway to countless future lives of suffering in samsara. Tulku Thondup wrote this guide to help us heal our fear and confusion about death and strengthen our practice in anticipation of this transition, and to help us realize the enlightened goal of ultimate peace and joy—not only for death and rebirth, but for this very lifetime. In simple language, he distills a vast range of sources, including scriptures, classic commentaries, oral teachings, and firsthand accounts. The book includes: • An overview of the dying process, the after-death bardo states, and teachings on why, where, and how we take rebirth • Accounts by Tibetan "near-death experiencers" (delogs), who returned from death with amazing reports of their visions • Ways to train our minds during life, so that at death, all the phenomena before us will arise as a world of peace, joy, and enlightenment • Simple meditations, prayers, and rituals to benefit the dead and dying • Advice for caregivers, helpers, and survivors of the dying This edition includes an audio program providing guided instructions by the author on how to visualize Amitabha Buddha in the Pure Realm; how to receive his blessings; how to visualize transforming your body into light and sound at the time of death; how to share the blessings with compassion for all sentient beings; and how to rest in oneness. By becoming intimate with this practice while we're alive, we can alleviate our fear of death, improve our appreciation of this life, and prepare for death in a very practical way, while planting the seeds for rebirth in the Pure Land.
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The Gospel of Buddha

Consolidation of Buddha's religion, ... Dead not saved by lamentation, 188. Deal
and dumb speak, the, 8. Death, always in danger of, 188; Buddha's death, 218;
fate after death, 188, 189; death is near, 208; no escape from, 13; death ...

Author: Paul Carus

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557586745

Category: Buddha and Buddhism

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The Gospel of Buddha According to Old Records told by Paul Carus. Modeled on the New Testament and tells the story of Buddha through parables. It was an important tool in introducing Buddhism to the west and is used as a teaching tool by some Asian sects. Reproduction of 1894 Edition.
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The Gospel of Buddha

Dead are many, the, 187. Dead not saved by lamentation, 188, Deaf and dumb
speak, the, 8. Death, always in danger of, 188; Buddha's death, 218 ; late after
death, 188, 1S9 ; death is near, 20S ; no escape from, *3 ; death in battle is better,
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065666

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Officially introduced in Buddhist schools and temples. A classic in its field. Beautifully illustrated.
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The Grateful Dead and Philosophy

But Buddha liked to eat well enough, so go on to the automat and don't worry
about that. So you've got two of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates and
Buddha, telling you that death is a release from your Samsonite Scenario,
something ...

Author: Steve Gimbel

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697445

Category: Philosophy

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This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants to order a pizza. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco counter-culture movement of the late 1960s to become an American icon. Part of the reason they remain an institution four decades later is that they and their fans, the Deadheads, embody deviation from social, artistic, and industry norms. From the beginning, the Grateful Dead has represented rethinking what we do and how we do it. Their long, free-form jams stood in stark contrast to the three minute, radio friendly, formulaic rock that preceded them. Allowing their fans to tape and trade recordings of shows and distributing concert tickets themselves bucked the corporate control of popular music. The use of mind-altering chemicals questioned the nature of consciousness and reality. The practice of “touring,” following the band from city to city, living as modern day nomads presented a model distinct from the work-a-day option assumed by most in our corporate dominated culture. As a result, Deadheads are a quite introspective lot. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from twenty professional philosophers whose love of the music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that arise from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead. Coming from a variety of perspectives, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy considers how the Grateful Dead fits into the broader trends of American thought running through pragmatism and the Beat poets, how the parking lot scene with its tie-dyed t-shirt and veggie burrito vendors was both a rejection and embrace of capitalism, and whether Jerry Garcia and the Buddha were more than just a couple of fat guys talking about peace. The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s many songs are also the basis for several essays considering questions of fate and freedom, the nature-nurture debate, and gamblers’ ethics.
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