Dharma Diary Reflections On A Path, is a personal offering of stories, articles, anecdotes, cartoons and stunning photo-poems, by the creator of Dharma The Cat Philosophy With Fur.
The cartoons have been published in 28 countries and 18 languages, and some are included in the book, with many artistic images and poetic words which express spirituality on more than an intellectual level.
The book takes a really engaging approach, and it makes the ideas easy to use. Its a unique and enjoyable take on what can be a dry and challenging subject, making the ideas come alive with humor and personal accounts. It's pleasurable reading for anyone interest in philosophical or spiritual matters. For those already on a path, it provides a heightening of appreciation of Buddhism, with a good many inner chuckles.
One of the short stories is an amusing and ironic tale of getting caught up in desire. Its from the authors childhood -- about the first time life taught him the Second Noble Truth, and to be careful what he wishes for, because he might get it!
There are also incisive anecdotes, like living in the moment, thoughts on death, starting afresh, what you draw out in other people, what coolness really is, and the ego issue (how to use it to lose it).
There are down-to-earth articles on the Buddhas core teachings, including karma, guidelines for living (including the issue of vegetarianism), how to meditate simply etc. There is a penetrating discourse on the elusive of all the Buddhas teachings the idea of Emptiness.
Although this book is refreshingly the opposite of another intellectual tome on the Buddhas teachings, the writing has all been authenticated by Graeme Lyall, eminent Australian Theravada Buddhist scholar and founder of the Buddhist Council of NSW.
The e-Book is 133 pages, for US$20, and you can preview 20 pages for free. A cute free bonus download is linked from the last page in the book.
Platform Windows 95/98/ME
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/ME,Windows NT/2000,Windows XP,Windows NT/2000/2003/SBS2003,Windows Vista
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Date added 20 Oct 2006
Last Updated 24 Jan 2011
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