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  • Breakfast with Buddha (Roland Merullo)

    Hi all,

    I really enjoyed the trilogy by Roland Merullo, the first one starts with "Breakfast with Buddha".
    Quite apart of whether it is a true rendition of buddhism or not, experts may wish to comment on that or not, but I am not interested in that; I just enjoyed the book for what it is, fiction, the characters, the messages.
    If anyone knows these books, can they recommend anything similar?
    Again it is just for my reading, not trying to pursue enlightenment or read hard-core buddhist philosophy etc.

    Regards,

    Pensum

    Shoshin
  • Re: Morning Routine

    I enjoy the morning cup of coffee, as well as the post-lunch coffee. Again, a routine, a ritual.

    It gives some energy perk, but maybe that's more placebo than anything.
    SilverWolf42712
  • Re: Music straight to your heart

    Dream of the Return

    Pat Metheny / Pedro Aznar

    I tossed a poem to the sea
    that took with it my questions and my voice
    Like a slow ship it got lost in the spray

    I asked it not to return
    without having seen the open sea
    and in dreams telling me of its visions.

    Even if it didn't return
    I would know if it arrived.

    Travel the whole life
    on the blue calm or foundering in storms
    little matters the way if some port awaits

    I waited so long for the message
    that I forgot to return to the sea
    and thus I lost the poem
    I cried to the heavens all my rancor
    I finally found it written in the sand
    like a prayer

    The sea beat in my veins
    and set my heart free

    robot
  • Re: Winter joke thread

    I told my Russian in laws that Santa doesn't get pulled along by reindeer in Australia, but by kangaroos. Santa also takes his coat off, and we leave him beer instead of milk on Christmas Eve.

    Cracks them up. My wife still finds it hilarious. It's her first Christmas in Australia this year.

    JeffreyTelly03Bunks
  • Re: Books that changed your life

    The Duty of Genius - Ray Monk. A biography of Wittgenstein.
    riverflow