Buddhists Respond to Terrorism:
What We’ve Been Practicing For by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Welcome to the Real World by Judith L. Lief
Waking Up the Nation by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Real Enemy by Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek
Anger and Patience by Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek
Nothing to Regret by Clark Strand
Spaces in the Sky by Stephen Batchelor
The Gateway to Compassion by Lama Palden
“They insulted me,
—for those who don’t brood on this,
hostility is stilled.
Hostilities aren’t stilled
Hostilities are stilled
this, an unending truth.
The Dead No Not Want Us Dead
The dead do not want us dead;
such petty errors are left for the living.
Nor do they want our mourning.
No gift to them—not rage, not weeping.
Return one of them, any one of them, to the earth,
and look; such foolish skipping,
such telling of bad jokes, such feasting!
Even a cucumber, even a single anise seed: feasting.
September 15, 2001
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