Don’t Be a JerkBy: Brad Warner


A radical but reverent paraphrasing of Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

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“Warner’s intimate, funny, conversational style goes a long way toward imparting his many sensible messages.”
— Library Journal
“A delightful blend of irreverent everydayness, precise scholarship, and heartfelt commitment to practice, Don’t Be a Jerk is just the kind of book to stub your toe on.”
— Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism
“Warner renders the esoteric [Shobogenzo] into a fun, readable text, conveying its spirit with humor and deep respect.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Each chapter opens with a passage from the original, which is then carefully and often humorously unpacked. The book provides plenty of resources in case readers want to subsequently dive into the original work, and Warner clearly explains why he chose some words over others. His tone is direct and engaging, and his paraphrases bring Dogen’s thoughts to life for a modern audience. Although the tone may be irreverent and humorous, the book shows the utmost respect for the monk, who has influenced so many over the centuries.”
— Booklist
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