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Who Is the Laughing Buddha? Zen's Artistic Heritage

Kenneth Kraft | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Kenneth Kraft

In Buddhism, Hotei is distinguished from Buddhism's founder, who lived in India in the fifth century B.C. His many names include Shakyamuni, the Buddha, the historical Buddha. Shakyamuni is almost always depicted as slender. You can't tell a Buddha by his belly, but you can tell the Buddha by his lack of one.

Zen Buddhist And The Art Of Accepting Change

Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell

Flexibility of mind is strengthened through sitting still. As we resist the urge to jump up and do something about our thoughts and feelings we begin to develop a softness in our minds.

Heaven or Hell? It's Your Choice

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Matousek

Like addicts of bloodshed, American hawks are hankering for the good old days when foot stomping, threats, and calling nasty schoolyard names formed our hairtraigger nation's persona.