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One Minute Nonsense.

One Minute Nonsense (Loyola University Press, 180 pages) is the penultimate, posthumous book by Jesuit Father Anthony de Mello. It was published as one book in India, but his admirers in this country have divided it into two volumes, partly to stretch out, if we could, our leave-taking of the author, who died in 1987. And partly, no doubt, because he still sells books.

This book is a collection of stories, collecting the wisdom of any number of masters of the Hindu, Zen, Taoist, Jewish, Christian and Sufi persuasions. One of the masters tells an inquiring disciple that he has come to the world "to teach fools like you to stop wasting their time worshiping masters." Too obscure for me.
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Author:Graham, William C.
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 26, 1993
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