George, Eric and Lilyanne have survived the plunge into the edge of Blue Marsh Lake, but a man with a rifle is shooting at them, waiting to pick them off if they try to surface for air and swim to shore. The men have the baby and the ransom money and they need only wait for hypothermia to kill off their pursuers. Why risk the evidence of gunshot wounds when nature will act silently and just as deadly for them? There’s trouble in the trio.
The kidnapped baby’s grandparents refuse to permit the police to be called, and they deliberately inhibit the detectives’ efforts to identify the kidnappers. The baby has been taken to a mountain cabin in a remote area of a reclaimed strip-mining area. The grandparents want the baby recovered as the ransom is quietly paid; but the kidnappers have taken a trail too far, and their plan needs revisions that they’re not prepared to make.
Cuando perdemos nuestra visión, nos arriesgamos a perderlo todo. En “El Espejo de Plata” se ilustra la pérdida del foco de las cosas que verdaderamente importan.
“This stone is poor and cheap in price. It is disdained by fools, but it is loved all the more by the wise” an Alchemist said. In this Commentary, Ming Zhen writes about the spiritual and temporal significance of the “Piss Christ”.
As the Way of Life says: “Existence is beyond the power of words / To define: Terms may be used / But are none of them absolute”. In “Words: As Images of God”, Yao Xiang Shakya steps into the terrain where words strive to become Real.
As our second offering to our new Tales from the Sangha section, Ming Zhen Shakya, writing as Anthony Wolff (her father’s name) presents THE WOODS, a detective story that involves characters introduced in her 15 novellas series, Zen and the Art of Investigation.
Stories can be a mean to teach or amuse, to enlighten or to make other laugh. In our new section “Tales from the Sangha” we have the pleasure to present fiction series for our readers.
Vacations, as everyone knows, get us away from pressure. Abbot John discovers another use for duct tape as he flies blissfully high above pressure in “Recovering from a vacation”
The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun is privileged to announce the election of our new abbot, Yao Sheng Shakya of Buenos Aires, Argentina !!!
Next Friday, April 10th… we are inaugurating a new section called “Tales from our Sangha” where complete or serialized works of fiction written by sangha members will be displayed. Don’t miss the chance to visit us!!!
What is the cure for worrying about record snowfall in New England? Try visualizing the Southwest as the Global Warmers see it: In GLOBAL WARMING; MORE INCONVENIENT BALONEY Ming Zhen Shakya looks at some of the recent “diversions” that Global Warming entrepreneurs offer in response to unexpected Polar Vortices.
Shi Yao Sheng of Buenos Aires has been elected to ZBOHY’s top position. He brings the Dharma to thousands of Spanish speaking visitors to our ZATMA website. In Letters To The New Abbot various members of the Order officially welcome him to his new post.