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Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil, Batchelor, Stephen

Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil

Authors: Batchelor, Stephen
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: REL062000, REL007000, PHI008000
ISBN: 9781101663080, Related ISBNs: 1101663081, 1573222763, 1594480877, 9781101663080, 9781573222761
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Stephen Batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil

In the national bestseller Living with the Devil, Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, through the writings of Shantideva, Milton, and Pascal, to the poetry of Baudelaire, the fiction of Kafka, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know. Like his previous bestseller, Buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil is also an introduction to Buddhism that encourages readers to nourish their "buddha nature" and make peace with the devils that haunt human life. He tells a poetic and provocative tale about living with life's contradictions that will challenge you to live your life as an existence imbued with purpose, freedom, and compassion—rather than habitual self-interest and fear.

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