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A modern story which resonates
on 1 August 2005
'Karma' is a word I'd often heard but never really understood the meaning of. Similarly 'Chi'. I was curious about Buddhism, but find organised religion a turn-off. This light-hearted story is a clever way of showing how Buddhist principles can be applied to our modern and increasingly stressful world. Amusing real-life vignettes are used to illustrate how a Buddhist approach might help in dealing with situations in which we all find ourselves; the 'blocked toilet incident' had me in stitches.
Like the book's main protaganist, Ed, I occasionally had doubts about where the story was going. However I kept finding real resonances with events in my life and thinking how Geoff, his mentor, might have handled things differently. Whilst I probably won't remember that an anchor in your life is called a 'honzon' or the names of the 'ten worlds', the principles described made a whole lot of sense. I've since found myself applying 'Geoff' to forthcoming work issues.