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“Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!” –The last words1 of Shakyamuni Buddha “David: You knew enough to tell Saavik that how we face death is at least as important as … Continue reading
In addition to the Xuanzang book I mentioned before, I’ve been re-reading a book about Ashikaga Yoshimasa, probably the worst Shogun in Japanese history, but a genius with art. In the book, Professor Donald Keene talks about Yoshimasa’s years in … Continue reading
Hi Folks, Lately, my life has been slowing down a little bit, and I have time to read books again. So, this week I’ve been reading a fascinating book titled The Silk Road Journey With Xuanzang, which tells the story … Continue reading
December 2014 was a rough month for us. December started well after we got some extra money from our mortgage and a bonus from work. We were excited to put that money into savings, and maybe buy a new computer. … Continue reading
Something I found interesting on Twitter recently. I think the words “Şiddetin kökeni şiddettir” are Turkish, but I am not sure. Anyhow, Google Translate said that the meaning is “the origin of violence is violence”. Şiddetin kökeni şiddettir. pic.twitter.com/KFhdQnvxWi — … Continue reading
Recently one evening, my daughter and I were shopping at our favorite grocery store. While there, we noticed someone acting very suspicious. He was a rough-looking young man, wearing dirty clothes. He was looking around a lot, and moving from … Continue reading