Courage Smiles

For my friends in Iran: Your unbearable sorrow touches God's heart. Your supreme joy makes God smile back at You. The savages hate this; their fear betrays them. Your courage smiles with infinite joy.  

Buddha’s Diary – 4

Life's Mystic Power Subtle and Mysterious; Mystic, Is Life's Power Beyond our Sheep-Human, So-Called, Intelligence. Knowing Reveals Limitations, Understanding, Potential. Ever Guided, our Stream Flows, Unconscious.    

In the Moment

In the Moment "Life at each moment encompasses the body and mind and the self and environment of all sentient beings..as well as all insentient beings in the three thousand realms, including plants, sky, earth, and even the minutest particles of dust.  Life at each moment permeates the entire realm of phenomena and is revealed…

Buddha’s Diary 1

Some Short Songs for Illumination: Convinced the colorful hummingbirds carry spirit messages from god, We listen attentively Flowing In and Flowing Out Awareness in a Moment All around us, light abundant All within, the generating flame The Wave rears up, reaching toward heaven The Ocean's vortex energy surrounds the empty moment, the silent Eye  …

When I Died and Came Back

How many days, weeks or months are left me to tell this story of my meeting with death? Can it be done? Words cannot do justice or fully describe the encounter; and my meager skills as a writer may not be helpful to the attempt. And why should any attempt to describe death be made?…

What Are Angels?

Can you describe an angel?  What images come to mind?  Most readers will be able to conjure an image of an angel because the concept of an angel, or angels, or a host of angels – is so familiar in our culture. What does an angel look like?  What can angels do?  What is their…

The Jackass Hill Insane Asylum

This story was published in my first book, The Johari Mirror.   Please enjoy this humorous tale of a writer's conceit. To let the reader in on why I’m writing this, I’m old now and have realized that if a witness to certain lies and fantastic distortions does not try to correct them, then said witness…