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    Overturning Terror Paid Member

    THE BUDDHA AND THE TERRORIST SATISH KUMAR Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2006 144 pp.; $12.95 (cloth) THE STORY OF the Buddha's encounter with Angulimala, a criminal so vicious he wore a necklace of human fingers, will be familiar to many Buddhists. It is a popular parable and has been adapted and retold many times; it is incorporated into Thich Nhat Hanh's Old Path White Clouds as well as Osama Tezuka's epic Buddha comic. And while even those completely unfamiliar with the tale may guess the ending (if Angulimala had proven incorrigible, all those Buddha statues today would be missing a few fingers), it remains a powerful statement of the power of nonviolence and compassion. More »
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    Books in Brief Paid Member

    THE WISDOM OF IMPERFECTION by Rob Preece; THE STORY OF TIBET by Thomas Laird; ZEN PIONEER: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF RUTH FULLER SASAKI by Isabel Stirling; A CASCADING WATERFALL OF NECTAR by Thinley Norbu THE WISDOM OF IMPERFECTION: THE CHALLENGE OF INDIVIDUATION IN BUDDHIST LIFE ROB PREECE Snow Lion Publications, 2006 335 pp.; $16.95 (paper) More »
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    View From the Flames Paid Member

    PEACEFUL WARRIOR VICTOR SALVA, DIRECTOR Lionsgate Films, 2006 THE CELESTINE PROPHECY ARMAND MASTROIANNI, DIRECTOR Celestine Films, 2006 IN THE LOTUS SUTRA, the story is told of a child coaxed out of a burning house through the false offer of a wonderful toy. Is such deception wrong, the writers have the Buddha ask, since the child would otherwise have died—and since what awaits the child is really much better than all that was promised? More »
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    View From the Flames Paid Member

    PEACEFUL WARRIOR, Lionsgate Films; THE CELESTINE PROPHECY, Celestine Films. More »
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    Midlife Splices Paid Member

    THE UP SERIES (SEVEN UP THROUGH 49 UP), MICHAEL APTED AND PAUL ALMOND, First Run Features More »
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    Reality Erosion Paid Member

    A SCANNER DARKLY,Warner Independent Pictures More »