Posted by sigismund on March 24, 2012, at 1:36:50
In reply to Re: Gabor Mate, posted by Beckett on March 23, 2012, at 8:41:40
>Have you looked at his book In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts?
No I haven't but I find him very congenial.
I first read about the Realm of Hungry Ghosts in Chogyam Trungpa's "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism". In the movie about him he gets everyone to bring their marijuana and he throws it in the fire bag by bag, arguing that it creates neurosis. Meanwhile he drinks a great deal of whisky but appears only occasionally drunk (and suddenly sober), perhaps assisted in this by what John Steinbeck IV said was a $40,000 a year cocaine intake. It's a good book. Very clear minded :)