Nothing Holy About It

  • by Tim Burkett
  • Narrated by Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

According to legend, when the founder of Zen Buddhism was asked about the main principle of his holy teaching, he replied that there was "nothing holy about it!" Now, a millennium and a half later, Tim Burkett reveals how and why the wisdom of nonholiness is the key to a joyful heart. You don't need to go looking for something sacred - the happiness you seek is right where you are.
In this book a concise summary of Zen teachings unfolds within the ordinary comedies and tragedies of everyday life, beginning with the delightful nonholiness Burkett experienced in the presence of his original teacher, Shunyru Suzuki.


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Customer Reviews

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"A" For Content, "C" for Performance

Considering the number of technical terms in Buddhism, wouldn't it behoove a professional narrator to brush up on their pronunciations? This was embarrassing to listen to. Fortunately, the author knew his stuff. That makes up for a lot.
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- Mark

Beautiful words

Taught me so much about zen practice and being comfortable just where you are. Loved it!
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- Asiyah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-16-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios