I have bought a number of books lately and when I begin to read them - just cannot get into them.
One such book yesterday. Another donation to the local library..
So I have decided I am not going to buy any more books.
Many on shelves of bookcases, sitting by my chair and on my nightstand that are my favorites.
They are dated and passages underlined.
Many I have not picked up in years.
I went through a period where I devoured her books
probably have most of them. Just pleasant reading that took me to another time and place.
As my son's interest in Buddhism grew I began to read a lot of books about a philosophy that
was totally foreign to me.
If I reread all of my favorite books and special interest that I study that will take a number of years. So that is my plan.
Also my son has a library here at the cottage. Recently introduced to Chinese poetry through his books.
I would never have thought this would interest me.
Pleasant surprise, I love it and can relate to those who made a move to the mountains and have a garden.
"I live here quietly and peacefully, but this isn't chance happening
I worked very hard for it. It's about hard work, not just good karma.
I chose to live quietly and peaceful. Every day I choose to live quietly and peacefully, it's a constant choice.
Needs a real strong determination, a letting go. We can't have our cake and eat it too."
Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika