Monday, November 10, 2008


Blessings! Semper Fi! Happy Birthday, Marines!!!

Namo Amida Butsu


Jordan said...

Happy Birthday!

luke.jmo said...

Semper Fi!

Mike Cross said...

Having followed Jordan to this blog, I will follow him in adding a comment here.

A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of Handsome Nanda by Ashvaghosha, published by the Clay Sanskrit Library. As a former martial artist, I find the military metaphors that Ashvaghosha uses truly inspiring. He describes the path to liberation as if it were a military campaign. There is nothing wishy-washy about his teaching at all. He urges us to bind on the armour of mindfulness and to show heroic endeavor in combatting foe-like faults.

This may sound like an advert, but I promise it is not -- the book has got nothing to do with me personally.

Just wanted to bring this book to the attention of you military-minded bloggers. Hope you find Ashvaghosha as inspiring as I have.

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