A Way To Live – Zen

I have just finished my new book A Way To Live – Zen.
You can see and/or buy it on Amazon eBooks or in soft cover.
In order to move the book up to the top post I have priced it very attractively, (8.88 & 16.41). So please open the site, forward it to some friends, and purchase the book. I guarantee that you will find many inspirational and thought-provoking ideas throughout the pages especially the chapter on health.

Also please Email me back so I have your updated email and I can add you to the book signing party list. Keep in touch.


Positive Attitude

You can and must do better.  Resting on past success is a sure road to failure.  Doing things the same way without trying to improve yourself and your methods is boring and self-defeating.  Keep pushing if you want to succeed and most of all expect to succeed.  More is a self-fulfilling prophecy especially if you pursue it with passion.

A positive attitude toward life and aging tops all other life-extending strategies.


Luck favors the prepared mind.

The master would also test the alertness of the novices by interjecting nonsense maxims and space them between significant ideas into his teaching to test their awareness and to joke. He would teach that many maxims have a general application and practical use. Then just for fun he threw in some opposites.

Fortune favors the lucky.

Money is its own reward.

There are more things in heaven and earth than any place else.

The more things change the more they stay the same.


The goal of Buddhism

The goal of Buddhism is to reach enlightenment (Nirvana) by extinguishing all the fires of craving. And/or embrace the divine (Satori) by being in the perfect now.

On the way to tranquility the seeker gains insight and learns through the Dhammapada, hundreds of discourses, sayings and precepts, the way of truth.  The master believed that the softer side of religion was impractical, in this day and age of rapid change and alienation, and led to inner conflict so he emphasized the real over the ephemeral.  Also, since he was Japanese he emphasized the Zen of his culture (existence and mood) and the Zen Buddhism of his teachings. He also asserted that, “The Zen of medieval Japan is as much use to us as a rusty old sword.”

Happiness and openness come from our own contented heart.


The Eightfold Path of Enlightenment

The eightfold path is a moral compass and guide to your behavior that can lead to the right path and thoughts.

The Eightfold Path of Enlightenment;

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