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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: A NOVEL WITH A BUDDHIST PLOT
vertical line Posted on Apr.19.2008 @ 03:48AM EDT by acrone

I recently published a novel that captures some of the basic ideas found in Buddhism.   The book, Chameleon War, does not address spirituality explicitly, but the structure of the plot, in the end, creates a scenario in which, to make sense of the plot, the reader must discover that his or her only choices are to become frustrated in his or her inability to understand the reason for the plot's apparent confusion, or to accept it for what it is . . . . a challenge, nothing more, nothing less. Life, like the book, does not explicitly present itself as a vessel for spirituality. This is because spirituality does not come from life. Spirituality comes from within oneself, one's mind and the mind's relationship with life. To some people, the book may come across as just being a series of individual experiences one feels along the way. My intention was that those experiences should be looked at as being separate from the nature of the existence from which they were experienced. The nature of the existence in the book shifts at the end into a perspective that appears incompatible with one's initial understanding of his or her experiences throughout the book. This is where the confusion arises and where there is an opportunity to simply be one with those experiences without needing to understand them through any one particular perspective.  You can learn more about it at chameleonwar.com.

I was wondering if anybody has read other books that provide a similar opportunity to practice Buddhism simply as a means to get beyond the challenges presented in the plot.  Also, I would like to learn what non-Buddhist books you have read that has acted as a tool from which to learn new Buddhist concepts.


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Apr.19.2008
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Reply from Snibbler
Apr.19.2008
04:44PM EDT 
vertical line (Ooohh.. Just had to try that..:)
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Reply from Snibbler
Apr.19.2008
04:58PM EDT 
vertical line Anyway, if you want to read Chameleon War for free. You can download an illegal copy from piratebay here (Pdf):

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Reply from ______
Apr.20.2008
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vertical line Four million watt gobshite
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Apr.20.2008
08:46AM EDT 
vertical line If you had read my book, the chances are that you would now be an ex-Buddhist concept and would never have written your book.
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Apr.20.2008
09:13AM EDT 
vertical line No it's snibbler, the gobshite I mean. Just wanted to clear that up. For the gobshite.
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Reply from ______
Apr.20.2008
09:35AM EDT 
vertical line Hanging around in bookshops and the larger bookstores for a few hours on a regular daily basis, keeping a careful eye on your book's shelf-position is a must. Always endeavour to make certain your book is at the front of the shelf with cover facing outwards. Stand close to the shelf with a copy in hand, pretending to read while making favourable comments about it to anyone within earshot, but don't overdo it. Applied diligently, the bookshop staff will not tumble to your purpose. These simple post-natal exercises will lead to handsome rewards and pay greater dividends than would hitherto have been the case had you stayed at home.
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Apr.20.2008
09:43AM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "No it's snibbler, the gobshite I mean. Just wanted to clear that up. For the gobshite. "
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Oh, thank you Woo.. eh.. Rustic, I think...
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Apr.20.2008
09:45AM EDT 
vertical line You're welcome, don't mention it, always glad to help.
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Apr.21.2008
05:36AM EDT 
vertical line No you`re not:)
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Apr.21.2008
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vertical line Helping or glad? Do you want a job in the garden?
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Apr.21.2008
08:53AM EDT 
vertical line Me weed, you flower:)
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Apr.21.2008
08:57AM EDT 
vertical line Good to see you`re less grumpy anyway my dear slasher woodsmannwannabe friend;)
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Reply from ______
Apr.21.2008
02:12PM EDT 
vertical line That's alot of crap, too, heigh-ho but it's yours, not mine.
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Apr.21.2008
05:04PM EDT 
vertical line Share?... :)
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Apr.21.2008
05:06PM EDT 
vertical line And what does flowers need to grow?? Heh?? Di`nt think of that! HA!:)
(Sun and water offcource!.. And.. eh.. some more stuff, yeah!:)
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Apr.21.2008
06:28PM EDT 
vertical line (Oh, why thoust thou wear thy stupid face?..).
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