Aman Sharma

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30 YO; married; professional investor; BJJ (white belt); meditator; yogi; emotional; re-discovering discipline.

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig

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Aman Sharma

I keep it simple with Headspace - this has really helped with emotional control. I also find chanting (chanting a mantra 108 times) an effective form of meditation and will occasionally bring that into the mix - it has really helped with concentration.

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Adrian Hindes

Thanks! Also a tangential question: what kind of meditation do you do?

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Aman Sharma

Generally speaking, I like that kind of read so I thought it was fantastic. It is a good discussion on the metaphysics of β€œQuality” and how the existence of it can unite classical and romantic schools of thinking. As someone who is now making baby steps in philosophical texts, this book gave me a fantastic way to think about classical philosophy and uniting the traditional debate that hangs over the diverging schools of thought.

The concept that Pirsig puts forward also has an uncanny ability to at-least recognise the value of the unconscious and how it interacts with everyday life (something that JBP/Jung also point out). It was also oddly satisfying because coming from a very quantitative background, Quality has the ability to tie together ways of thinking that we are often taught are divorced from one another.

A recommended read!

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Adrian Hindes

What did you think of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance? I’ve heard mixed reactions regarding it.