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Haiku For The Soul: Poetry by Julian Bound

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Haiku For The Soul: Poetry by Julian Bound

Lunghezza: 108 pagine19 minuti



Exploring the concepts of Buddhist practice within the traditional Japanese form of Haiku poetry, each poem presents a guide for contemplation and meditation in both the emotional and metaphysical worlds found within the following ten sentiments of the self.

COMPASSION: Compassion, a forgiveness coupled with understanding.

PEACE: A strive for serenity within the self, peace comes from within.

LOVE: An untold vastness of emotion, its range and depth exceeding that of all other sentiments.

MEDITATION: Deepening awareness invigorating the soul, refreshing the spirit with channeled clarity. LIFE: A sanctity, a battle, a gathering of given elations, tumultuous and foreboding… life.

HAPPINESS: As elusive as it is easily found, liberty granted in expressions of joy.

IMPERMANENCE: Temporary, fleeting, all that has been has gone, as will all to come fade also.

MINDFULNESS: Awareness to all surrounding, attentiveness to the consciousness within.

REINCARNATION: To be born again, to experience the world afresh through new given eyes.

KARMA: Action, in action, no deed unnoticed; no acts forsaken in the realms of karma's cyclic stream.

Born in England, Julian is a documentary photographer, film maker and author. With photographic work featured on the BBC news, his photographs have been published in National Geographic, New Scientist and the international press. His work focuses on the social documentary of world culture, religion and traditions, with time spent studying meditation with the Buddhist monks of Tibet and Northern Thailand and spiritual teachers of India's Himalaya region.

Present for the Nepal earthquakes of 2015 he documented the disaster for eighteen months whilst working as an emergency deployment photographer for various NGO and international embassies in conjunction with the United Nations.

The author of novels 'The Geisha and the Monk', 'Subway of Light' and 'Life's Heart Eternal', when not on the road in Asia, Julian is based in the UK.

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