Is That So? A Modern Fable of
Awakening by Thomas D. Craig
About The Book:
Life is a choice for Riley Porter. He flees in the middle of the
night with his mother after years of abuse from his father only to find
alienation, anger, and lies hiding out in a small town. It is here Riley finds
himself and walks a path of truth, of integrity, of love with the guidance of
his new mentor and friend Willy. This story is loosely based on the Zen story of
the same name that tells of a Zen master, Hakuin, who is accused of wrong doing
in a small village only to respond unmoved to a wrongful accusation. It is in
this spirit that Riley chooses peace and love amidst the chaos around him. As
Buddha told us, life is suffering, yet it is each moment that we choose our
life. Letting go of any attachment we are free to live in each moment. This
story tells of this awakening available to all living beings.
Thomas D. Craig, a business executive,
competitive martial artist, father, seeker, avid hiker and mountain climber, is
author of A Cup of Buddha and Is that so? A Modern Fable of Awakening. Thomas
has been studying eastern philosophy and meditating for over 25 years and is
committed to igniting a revolution of love, an army of Zen warriors promoting
peace and connection throughout the world.
In 2008 Thomas lost the superficial world around him, his business, his
belongings, his marriage. It was at this low point, in the space of nothing that
Thomas found everything. He found his purpose, his voice, his passion. It was
here that he began to write and fight for a bigger purpose than himself. It was
here that he found his connection to love. Thomas is committed to building a
Zen army, an army where each and every human being shines their divine light.
This is the journey, a journey of peace, a journey of love. Thomas walks this
path, the path of a Zen warrior.
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