THE BOOKS ON MY BOOKLIST – Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Robert M Pirsig)


Read for Literature of Spirituality.

A semi-autobiographical journey, a philosophical text,  a struggle to get over a previous breakdown, or the account of a descent back into madness?  Or all of the above?

ZAMM can be a life changing read if you come to it in the right mind.  As a prescribed text, on a course with a number of other spiritual texts it can be hard going.  I recall the reaction of many of the other students was to the perceived arrogance of the narrator.  And, sure, you can see that there, but really, that what a philosophical text needs to do.

As the book says: “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive”.

~ DUG.

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  1. This was one of those books I wish I had read in a group or at least when someone else was reading along with me so we could discuss it. That doesn’t happen often but when it does, I have a hard time letting go of the book because I hope someone will read it with me someday.

    1. The subject (Literature of Spirituality) was great for that. Some books are interesting to discuss in class, but the tutes for this subject were mind blowing. I can imagine you’re right, and it probably would have been interesting to have read it about the time of its first release with others discovering it.

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