Lin Jensen, one of Wisdom's most beloved and critically acclaimed authors, returns with this bounteous volume exploring what the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins calls, "deep down things". Richly informed by deep ecology, Lin explores our intimate connection to the land, the specificities of place, and to the living earth itself-all as he uncovers our own deepest nature, the true heart of what it means to be human. There is much in what's happening in our environment now that can and perhaps should be cause for dismay-and Deep Down Things looks squarely at all of this and nonetheless gives us ample cause for celebration. In Bad Dog!, Jensen used his own autobiographical story to convey, in prose that has been likened to Steinbeck, a wise and compassionate look at an enormously difficult childhood, and the life that grew from it. In Pavement, Jensen chronicled what he learned in his daily vigils, sitting silently in protest to the horrors of war, on the streets of his home town in Chico, California. With these two genre-bending books, and his wonderfully poetic writing, Jensen has become one the most beloved of modern Buddhist writers.
Earth : an introduction -- Roots -- Ten hearts of an earthworm -- Sighting the morning star -- Four truths that spare the Earth -- Earth lineage -- Having the lake to ourselves -- Getting rid of the rabbits -- By right of mercy -- Buddhist economics -- The nature of place -- When too many are not enough -- A matter of scale -- Digging holes -- What's fair -- Ringing the bell -- A look into the mirror -- Kitchen -- A gathering of spirit like rainwater -- Victory garden -- The whole world is kin -- Earth fear -- A most righteous horse -- Scavengers -- Oh, beautiful -- Fruits of refuse -- When you don't know who you are -- Milking the cow -- Witness : an epilogue -- Related material. Real estate ; Defending Earth.