Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment

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Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment (Harmony Books, 2002) is a humor book by David M. Bader, the author of Haikus for Jews: For You a Little Wisdom (1999) and Haiku U.: From Aristotle to Zola, Great Books in 17 Syllables (Gotham Books, 2004).

Widely circulated in e-mails and quoted on web pages, often without attribution, this collection of Jewish Zen combines Eastern wisdom and advice with Jewish kvetching.

The following are examples:

  • The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single "Oy."
  • There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that?
  • To know the Buddha is the highest attainment. Second highest is to go to the same doctor as the Buddha.

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  1. ^ From Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment (Harmony Books, 2002) David M. Bader