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May 18, 2011

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Joseph

Chong Go Sunim once commented that he sort of regretted choosing the title, "No River to Cross" as it began with the word no.

Do you suppose it's because we can't accurately describe what it is, only endlessly go on about what it isn't?

zendotstudio

I must say that I need the balance of uplifting as in titles of Dharma talks called "Gladdening The Heart"!

David

Not Always So.

S. Suzuki

;0

Genju

When you put it that way... maybe that's why I love "Returning to Silence" - something I should do more often!

;-)

Daniel

Pour visitors
- a pot of tea
Empty books

Jan Seymour-Ford

I find 'em enticing, actually.

Dakini

Well it depends on people.These titles are eye catching ones for me, comparing to fantasy novels which talk about the world of dreams and fantasies.
You know they're all related to reality: u might face a failure, but an elegant one,it might be an endless path, no beginning and no end and sure there's no time to lose!

Jean

I think those titles would catch the eye of someone who recognizes that they point to a truth that isn't talked about much and they would feel relief that someone is finally saying something real.

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