108 Mala Beads: A Year of Haiku

Mala Beads A Year of Haiku Mala Beads A Year of Haiku by Bradly Jay Keller is a short book of haiku by the author Based on his nature walks over the course of a year they take us through the life cycle of the elements and

  • Title: 108 Mala Beads: A Year of Haiku
  • Author: Bradly Jay Keller
  • ISBN: 9781617892929
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 108 Mala Beads A Year of Haiku by Bradly Jay Keller is a short book of haiku by the author Based on his nature walks over the course of a year, they take us through the life cycle of the elements and the various beings who inhabit those realms The first series of haiku are on the earth and cows, and then proceed to air and birds, water, wind, and then finally, on to hai108 Mala Beads A Year of Haiku by Bradly Jay Keller is a short book of haiku by the author Based on his nature walks over the course of a year, they take us through the life cycle of the elements and the various beings who inhabit those realms The first series of haiku are on the earth and cows, and then proceed to air and birds, water, wind, and then finally, on to haiku that express the author s thoughts on nature as a whole.The scope of the book is modest but the author s expectations are high Based on his intuitive insights, the author hopes that reading the haiku help stimulate in the reader, the Original Mind Buddha Mind which enables any human being to experience things directly This direct experience bypasses our normally discriminating minds, which differentiates things into mine and thine, or subjects and objects Keller describes this clearly and succinctly, in his short introduction With haiku the reader can experience the lightning flash of awakening into the perfect presence, which is not different from one s original nature In fact, this awakening is a glimpse into the experience of Oneness Due to the nature of Oneness this transmission of insight from the writer to the reader can occur.In his goal, the author also seeks to put into practice what he laid out discursively in his two earlier books, Taking Tea with the Buddha The Gift of Practice and Life is Living Life The Medicine of Awakening Each of these books contains haiku at end of each short section of prose, and likewise attempts to stimulate the insight of Original Mind in the reader Rooted in the author s experience, some of the haiku, in 108 Mala Beads are concrete and others abstract The haiku also lend themselves to sustained meditation, by the reader A few samples, from the book Beautiful,The young calves grazing,In spring meadows from Cow Songs, February 15th Hovering on high,A hawk in perfect balance,Above fallow land from Aves, September 25th Winter s ice is cold,Sunlight sets the droplets free,To silence returned from Water, February 13th Within the Temple,Of nature s perfect beautyThe truth bell rings from Nature, November 4th The book is small in format, and attractively illustrated, with a drawing of a mala bead necklace, sometimes used as a meditation aid in Buddhism In short, 108 Mala Beads A Year In Haiku by Bradly Jay Keller offers many worthwhile experiences to the reader The book would also make a fine gift for a person who is interested in a meditative approach to nature Reviewed by Paul Dolinskyeditor thegoldenlantern

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