January 26, 2015, Monday afternoon -- Reading Sri Nisargadatta

This afternoon I took the 22 bus from the Mission District to the end of the line and walked along Crissy field towards the bridge. It's one of my favorite walks and I had to do it while I still have time. I go back to work at the end of the week.

Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge
He is reading The Ultimate Medicine, as prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Dialogues with a Realized Master, by Sri Nisargadatta, edited by Robert Powell. He reads, he said, out of desperation. He said that at the beginning of your life, you look outward, but there comes a time when you look inward. Books help him look inward. The public library, he explained, is a gift.

Two of his favorite books are The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, by Fritjof Capra and The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet, by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan.  He said that quantum physics has finally caught up to where Eastern mystics were 2700 years ago.

In the evenings he has been reading Scandinavian Noir, particularly Jo Nesbø and Jussi Adler-Olsen.