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Friday, May 14, 2010

Read about balls, clubs, bags, holes and traps

Google Books offers an excerpt from Thomas Moore's new book of short stories, The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life, published by Hay House. In his Preface, Moore writes:
"In a sense, these stories are a game of golf. Read these 18 tales and you will have played a round. At the same time you will have made a tour of the planets, as old theologies recommend. You will have met the "hazards" of life and maybe even accomplished the miracle of a hole in one.

I don't want to explain it all away, but let me say that the phrase hole in one reminds me of the Zen circle representing the fullness of whatever has been completely emptied. A game seems empty, from a certain point of view. It is a waste of good time. Adult men and women chase a tiny ball around heaps of earth and occasional absurdly cultivated "greens." All the while, they could be doing something productive. But from a spiritual point of view, this emptiness is precious."

Title: The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life
Author: Thomas Moore
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Hay House (May 15 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401925650
ISBN-13: 978-1401925659

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