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The word "canon" derives from the Greek word meaning "reed" or "cane," often used as a standard of measurement. 

A Biblical canon or canon of scripture is a list or set of Biblical books considered to be authoritative as scripture by a particular religious community, generally in Judaism or Christianity.

The Western canon is a term used to denote a canon of books, and, more widely, music and art, that has been the most influential in shaping Western culture.

Each of us has our own sacred canon -- a collection of works that represent our most venerable ideals.  What's in your canon?


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 2:06 PM

I commented on this topic in FTRM, but I thought I'd add this book here as well:

 Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron

 It is by no means a book that tries to convert, or even suggest that one should--instead it explains some of the concepts of Buddhism that are (or would be) helpful in our stressful, problem-ridden society. 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:14 PM one thing that is in my canon is my journals.

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