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Eternity In a Moment

The past few months have been difficult and tiring. I went to the doctor because I thought there was something stuck in my right eye, but it turned out to be simply a case of “dry eyes,” probably brought on by too much caffeine, stress and aging – nothing serious. I’ve been focusing on living in…
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FOURTEEN Year Anniversary of Craziness

Another day, another week, another month, another YEAR gone by since the insane, meth-head, lunatic, Sam McKellar tracked me down to Oxnard, California with his “friend,” my former boss, Preston Scott. At least I think his name is Sam McKellar. I don’t know for sure because I’ve never actually met him. I have however, been…
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Making the Most of Each Day

While waiting impatiently for this seemingly endless nightmare to conclude, I try to use my time productively and appreciate everything in my life. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, we learn to appreciate our struggles, although this is often much more difficult than it sounds. The Living Buddhism encouragement I read this morning offers good advice: “make…
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Courage Is the Very Essence of Buddhism

I read an article in the SGI-USA’s World Tribune publication yesterday titled “Courage Is the Very Essence of Buddhism.” Most people don’t associate Buddhism with courage. Especially in the U.S., people tend to associate Buddhism with Zen, meditation, peace, quiet and solitude. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, the approach is slightly different.  Second Soka Gakkai President Josei…
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