May 11, 2010

135/365 - The gift of grab

Well, I admit it. I stole this Buddha book. Is that wrong? If I'm asking you, I must be looking for justification. I fell in love with this book years ago while traveling in Asia. It was in the dresser drawer of most hotels, so I would read it at night before bed. The last time I was in Thailand, I decided it should come home with me. Somehow, I have this wry, rebel guilt about it. My friend, Stephanie talked about this book recently. She too, had wanted to snag it from her hotel in Asia. She, however, thought better of it. She thought it would be wrong. Somehow I think the Buddhist Promoting Foundation that donated the book to the hotel in the first place might like the idea of me bringing it to America. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. In closing, a quote for you to ponder:

"A fool who thinks that he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man. The fool who thinks he is wise is called a fool indeed."

Credit: Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, 1989 edition

135/May 10

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