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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.
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
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.