The Lankavatara Sutra is the key classic for the Chan School of Buddhism, and it is considered to be the most difficult sutra to understand. For a thousand years in Chinese history, very few people ever had a close study into the five factors towards ultimate freedom of mind, the three elements of human nature qualities that form the reasons of existence, the eight senses of the ego consciousness that influence our reactions to the living environment, the truth of non-selfishness, and the always-changing status of materialized existence. The author tells about his own experience in comprehension of these refined elements through an adaptation of a Buddhist master's way of life.
FROM HATRED TO HEALING, A PRISONER'S DIALOGUE is a series of conversations between two men in a prison cell in an undisclosed country. One is the epitome of hatred, the other the epitome of love. It is a metaphor for the world in which we live and purposely has no ethnicity, names or time references. The story is universal. And the message, if understood by enough people around the world, can bring peace to for the first time in history. We are poised on the edge. Enough information is being disseminated globally and enough people have been educated, that one message can be understood by large enough number of people to create a paradigm shift in human relationships. FROM HATRED TO HEALING is the message the world needs to understand. It is a short and simple exchange between two hearts. And when hatred has an honest and open conversation with love, there can only be one outcome.
This poetry book takes you on a journey to enjoy both the serious and humorous side of life. Robert's writings of whimsical events and dreams, to the memories of his youth, historical events, and tributes to people he admired.