Travels with Puff: A Gentle Game of Life and Death by Richard Bach

By Richard Bach

"A few years in the past, a person requested me in terms of their T-shirt, received Freedom? Here's, a piece not on time and in terms of small seaplanes and a continent 10000 horizons broad, my answer."--Richard Bach

In the culture of John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, and Richard Bach's personal bestseller, Illusions, Travels with Puff recounts Bach' trip from Florida to Washington kingdom in his small seaplane. With humor, knowledge and perception which can purely come from one of many worlds so much liked authors and an complete pilot, and greater than one hundred eighty attractive colour images, Travels with Puff demanding situations our rules of destiny and our futures, and asks us how do we organize for the emergencies in our personal lives? do we ever quite be secure? And, is being secure constantly what we need?

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We should investigate them like this, in detail. Are fences and walls caused to appear through a process of production,27 or is production caused to appear on the basis of fences and walls? Are they products or are they beyond production? Should we see them as sentient or as insentient? Are they appearing before us now, or are they beyond appearance in the present? In the state like this of mental effort, and of learning in practice, whether it is in the heavens above or in the human world, and whether it appears in this land or in other worlds, the mind of eternal buddhas is fences, walls, tiles, and pebbles.

65 Tenshōkōtōroku, chap. 24. 27 Shōbōgenzō Volume III 66 “Flowers in space” and “flowers of emptiness” are originally the same word, kūge. “Flowers of emptiness” suggests the interpretation of śūnyatā that Master Dōgen has opposed in this chapter—the interpretation that phenomena are devoid of reality. 67 O-kū, “in emptiness,” suggests intellectual effort to relate phenomena to the concept śūnyatā. ” See note 26. ” 69 Jūchi, “from the ground,” “on the ground,” “relying on the ground,” or “on the basis of the ground,” is Master Sekimon’s expression.

We should step ahead and take the broad view. ” We should not engage in idle discussion of existence and nonexistence, confusing the before and after of flower-time. Flowers always seem to be imbued with all colors. [But] colors are not always limited to flowers: other seasons also have blues, yellows, reds, whites, and other colors. Spring brings in flowers, and flowers bring in spring. 37 The poem he makes on realizing the truth is as follows: Brightness is serenely illuminating the whole sands-of-the-Ganges world.

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