Incarcerated Lotus – #1 – Introduction

Hello, it’s nice to meet you. I am undertaking the writing of this book because I was inspired by a group of men I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting during the summer of 2014 at two Texas State prisons. I am still humbled and in awe of the spirit with which these men practice and seek out the Wonderful Dharma of the Lotus Flower Sutra, frequently referred to as simply the Lotus Sutra. Previous…

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Physician’s Good Medicine – Update

Beginning today, 26 July 2015, the segments of Physician’s Good Medicine are no longer available on this blog. This is in keeping with my practice of removing the blog postings when the book is ready for publication. Within a few weeks the official publication will be available for purchase. Writing this book has been an interesting experience to say the least. It was a project that I began perhaps out of time. I was prompted…

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The Physician’s Good Medicine #19 – The Physician’s Cure

(This section is out of order and should have been posted after #15) The physician’s cure, as I mentioned in the beginning of this chapter is composed of seemingly impossible to attain ingredients. The illusion is that they are impossible, when in fact they are merely extremely difficult. The Lotus Sutra offers the analogy of a one-eyed tortoise finding a piece of wood with a hole in it the perfect size and shape of the…

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #14

It is just a story, a possibility, perhaps a connection for some of the missing points in the parable found in the Lotus Sutra. We have a single father who is a doctor, many children, a possible reason why there is no mother mentioned, a son who has taken some poison clouding his mind and judgement, a son who returns home, taking the medicine, upon hearing of his ill father and spiritual death. This could…

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