By Torchlight

By Torchlight The Lesser Evils schemed,Chitter-planned throughout the night,‘Let’s call us forth a greater Evil;‘We’ll invoke Compassion’s Blight!’‘Then after all our enemies‘Are stomped into the earth,‘In the afterglow of madness,‘We will then re-confer.’ ‘We’ll lock away the greater One,‘Back in their polished cage;‘When there’s no one left to question us,‘We can finally turn the page.’And […]

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The Elephant and Mindfulness

  I recently finished the book¬†Kim by Rudyard Kipling (who, as you may have gathered, is a personal literary hero of mine) and was struck by a particular¬†Jataka or Story of the Buddha’s former birth. I am far from anything resembling an expert or even Greenhorn in the subject of Buddhism, having only a very […]

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