Monday, August 27, 2007


Alright it's one thing for all of my fellow evangies to jump on the purpose bandwagon - but other religions? Nice try Takamori, Akehashi & Ito. It's like you re-wrote my book but took out all the meaning. (let me put it this way "meaning the all out took but book my re-wrote you like It's)

A haiku that represents my thoughts:

Same words on paper.
I'm really disappointed.
Stealing the tree metaphor?

Truth in many forms.
Blah, blah, blah you got it wrong.
Try Real Hope for the World.

From their website:

"At last, the English version of the runaway best-selling book on Buddhism!

You Were Born for a Reason has already sold more than half a million copies in its publication in Japanese as Naze ikiru, and is still going strong.

We lose ourselves in work, love, family, or leisure, and we come to believe that these pursuits give us a reason for living, but only as long as we forget the shadow of death.

Why is our happiness always mixed with sadness?
Where can we find true happiness that will never fade away?
What is there in life that will never betray us, that we can devote ourselves to without regret?

These age-old questions cry out for clear answers.

You Were Born for a Reason addresses these questions head-on. It shows, through the prism of Shinran's words, that human life has a definite purpose that must be accomplished, and that human life is infinitely precious and valuable. It points readers toward the way to attaining the true purpose of life.

You will not be the same after reading this book."

Yeah, you won't be the same, you'll be $16.95 poorer.

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