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Buddhism world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 19. "He had been interested in Buddhism and yoga lately, ever since he had been struck by the similarity in encephalographic patterns between his own tank states and those of yogis and Zen monks in meditation... It was a Tibetan lamasery which had moved down into India after the Chinese invasion, an unusual opportunity to study Northern Yoga. The prospect fascinated Jessup. He had decided to go... "
Buddhism world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 19. "Sitting naked in her room while she stood naked behind an ironing board, he would tell her about the perfunctory reading he had done in it. He was excited by Buddhism. For a godless man who had a compulsion for ultimacy, there was nothing like it. It is putatively a religion, he informed her, but there is very little divinity to it. There is no god, resurrected or not. It is the Self that contains immortality and ultimate truth. Man is the maker and master of his own fate. As man evolved biologically from the cells of the sea, so he evolves psychically to the ultimate Enlightenment, where he joins in Union with the Final and Original Consciousness. One achieves Enlightenment through yogic practices. because Buddhism apotheosized the Mind and Consciousness of man, yoga has to be considered a psychology, a purer psychology, in fact than the found in the West. "
Buddhism world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 20. "In the West, we don't really study the mind of man; we study the behavior of men. The Buddhist considers the everyday behavior of men to be a microscopic bit of their total consciousness. In fact, the Buddhist considers our mundane (or samsaric) self to be an interference to our eternal consciousness. The practice of yoga are designed to control our mundane, physical samsaric selves in order to transcend them and to evolve to higher states of consciousness and self. To the yogi, then, our other states of consciousness are more valid and less illusory than our rational states, and he spends years learning techniques for getting into those other states. Jessup wanted to study these techniques. His primary interest in other consciousness was to develop a methodology for studying then, and he might as well start that summer with those technicians who had been doing it for two thousand years. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Buddhism world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 43. "'...But it's still a renunciatory technique to achieve a predetermined trancelike state, which the Zen people call an isness, a very pure narcissism, Freud's oceanic feeling. What dignifies the yogic practice is that the belief system itself not truly religious. There is no Buddhist god per se. It is the self, the individual Mind, that contains immortality and ultimate truth--'

'What the hell's not metaphysical about that?' shouted Emily... 'You've simply replaced God with the Original Self.' " [More.]

Buddhism world 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 134. "She sent him back to 1381 for another look from a new perspective. It is, after all, one problem to be a powerless peasant courting godhood, and quite another, as Buddha knew, to be a noble aiming for the same end. Little John didn't really see that. All he recognized was 1381 come 'round again when he felt he ought to be off to a new time and new problems of godhood. As though godliness could be measured in trips and not in what was made of them. "
Buddhism world 1971 Leiber, Fritz. "America the Beautiful " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 311. "'But most of old Bangkok's attractive features--and the entrepreneurs and girls and other entertainers that go with them--have been transferred en masse to Kandy and Trincomalee in Ceylon.' And he went on to describe the gaily orgiastic lounges and bars, the fresh pastel colos, the spicy foods and subtly potent drinks, the clean little laughing harlots supporting thier families well during the ten years of their working life between fifteen and twenty-five, the gilded temples, the slim dancers with movements stylized as their black eyebrows, the priests robed in orange and yellow.

I tried to fault him in my mind for being patronizing, but without much success.

'Buddhism's an attractive way of life,' he finished, 'except that it doesn't know how to wage war. But if you're looking for nirvana, I guess you don't need to know that.' For an instant his tough face grew bleak, as if he could do with a spot of nirvana himself... "

Buddhism world 1975 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 70. "Profounder things had also passed. It was a completely secular age. Of the faiths that had existed before the coming of the Overlords, only a form of purified Buddhism--perhaps the most austere of all religions--still survived. "
Buddhism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 16. Pg. 16: "...the Latent Image, the Wheel of Karma... Nirvana... "; Pg. 36: "'...The one more trustworthy than all the Buddhas and sages...' "; Pg. 40: "The fifth stoned man was on acid, and he said nothing, merely worshipping the elephant in silence as the Father of Buddha. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Buddhism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 81. Pg. 81: "...and Santa Claus and Laughing Buddha Jesus and a million million birds... "; Pg. 86: "...I'm finding Buddha not Eris in my pineal gland... "
Buddhism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 164. "'...It is entirely constructed by our senses and our projected emotions, as modern psychology and ancient Buddhism both testify--but it is what most people call 'reality.'...' "
Buddhism world 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 91. Pg. 90-91: "'My father's house has many mansions, Chris,' he said. 'For instance, you'll find, in the hereafter, the particular heaven of each theology.'

'Which is right then?' I asked, completely baffled now.

'All of them,' he said, 'and none. Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, Christian, Jew--each has an after-life experience which reflects his own beliefs. The Viking has his Valhalla, the American Indian his Happy Hunting Ground, the zealot his City of Gold. All are real. Each is a portion of the overall reality.' "

Buddhism world 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 26. "Of course, some of us seem to be born with defective [cerebral reducing] valves. I mean the artists like Bosch or El Greco, whose eyes did not see the world as it appears to thee and me, I mean the visionary philosophers, the ecstatics and the nirvana-attainers; I mean the miserable freakish flukes who can read the thoughts of others. Mutants, all of us. Genetic sports. "
Buddhism world 1978 MacLean, Katherine. "Night-Rise " (published 1978) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 380. "'...In all his names, as Krishna, as Buddha, he commanded that the strong protect and preserve strangers.' "
Buddhism world 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 85. "In another place, under different circumstances, this man [Lex Luthor] might have been a Caesar, a Napoleon, a Hitler, or an Archimedees, a Michelangelo, a da Vinci. A Gautama, a Hammurabi, a Gandhi. "
Buddhism world 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 426. "A Level Three person was fixated on rules. 'I followed orders.' Level Four ethics were dictated by the majority. A Level Five person devoted his or her life to creating and defending the laws that best served the widest common good, while defending the legal rights even of those whose views the Level Five person could not accept... Level Sixes were able to transcend the legalistic fixation of Level Fives, focusing on the common good and higher ethical realities across national, cultural, and societal boundaries. Level Sevens responded only to universal principles. Level Sevens appeared to be represented by the occasional Jesuses, Gandhis, and Buddhas... Christ handing his legacy to the Level Three Paul, the Buddha being represented by generations of priests never capable of rising above Level Six and rarely reaching that. "
Buddhism world 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 333. "Eldred and Karina sat down by the tree like tiny Buddhas. But God knows, thought Leah, they're too damned antsy to emulate Buddha-hood convincingly. "
Buddhism world 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 58. "No, there must be a new religion, a faith as apocalyptic as Christianity, fierce as Islam, repressive as Hinduism, smug as Buddhism. There must be a church of Julie Katz. "
Buddhism world 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 23: "Shadowman ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1985); pg. 10. [On the island that was formerly used by Magneto as a base, and is now occupied by Lee Forrester, a statue of the Buddha can be seen in panel 2.]
Buddhism world 1985 Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 35. "The fall campaign is a success. 'HOLINEX for instant tranquility...' ...Hospitals buy the professional model at $1,795. Psychiatrists buy it. The home models retail for $695 plus tax. People line up for it in department stores. It comes in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed versions. For the overseas market, Buddhist, Moslem and Hindu versions are on the drawing boards. "
Buddhism world 1987 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 198. "'And what of the aces we brought with us, who worship another version of God, or perhaps none at all?' Tachyon persisted. 'What of the aces in other countries who worship Buddha or Amaterasu or a Plumed Serpent or no gods at all?' "
Buddhism world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 174. "'...I have... sat at the feet of all the prophets, trying to learn from them. Jesus and Buddha, Moses and Mohammed, Zoroaster and confucius: all of them.'

'Have you?' was all she could say.

'They like to get together and argue. Sometimes they get excited, but they never fight. That would be unbecoming to prophets.' "

Buddhism world 1995 Jonas, Gerald. "The Shaker Revival " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 279. "Jesus found the Gift inside. So did Buddha, Mother Ann, even Malcom X--we don't worry too much about who said what first. First you find the Gift--then you live it. The Freeway's plenty wide enough. "
Buddhism world 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 125. "Some chiliasts held that the imminent arrival of the Third Millennium would be accompanied by the return of Jesus or Buddha or Krisha or The Prophet, who would establish on Earth a benevolent theocracy... "
Buddhism world 1996 Dietz, William C. Where the Ships Die. New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 105. [Epigraph] "You cannot travel on the path before you have become the path itself.

Founder of Buddhism
Date unknown

Buddhism world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 9. "Yet for a whole sixth of my life, a whole sixth of my life, by big beautiful Buddha, that keyboard clawed at my like cancer. "
Buddhism world 1996 Haldeman, Joe. The Forever War. New York: Avon Books (1997; first ed. 1975); pg. 32. "The collapsar Stargate was a perfect sphere about three kilometers in radius... Relativity propped it up, at least gave it the illusion of being there . . . the way all reality becomes illusory and observer-oriented whn you study general relativity. Or Buddhism. Or get drafted. "
Buddhism world 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 127. " 'No gods except me'--right? " says the Son of Rust as we stride down South Street.

"Right, " I reply.

"You don't see the rub? "

"No. "

My companion grins. "Such a prescription implies there is but one true faith. Let it stand, Domine, and you will be setting Christian agains Jew, Buddhist against Hindu, Muslim against pagan. . . "

"An overstatement, " I insist.

Buddhism world 1997 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 173. "...howls of despair--Catholic despair, Protestant despair, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist--shot from the semitrailers. "
Buddhism world 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 19. "...affronted in their bourgeois myth by avatars of Christ, Mohammed, Buddha. "
Buddhism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 55. "Rather than champion the revelations of the Bible, Madame Blavatsky wrote her own, an amalgam of Buddhism, Hinduism... "
Buddhism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 149. "It was an exalted state, not yet known on earth, Hubbard wrote. 'Neither Lord Buddha nor Jesus Christ were OTs according to the evidence. They were just a shade above Clear.' "
Buddhism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 155. "Many sections of Dick's Exegesis, the more-than-2-million-word spiritual diary he began to keep after February 1974, would certainly qualify as hypergraphia. Take this passage, written in September 1978:
The Savior woke me temporarily, & temporarily I remembered my true nature & task, through the saving gnosis, but I must be silent, because of the true, secret, transtemporal early Christians at work, hidden among us as ordinary humans. I briefly became one of them, Siddhartha himself (the Buddha or enlightened one), but I must never assert or claim this. The true buddhas are always silent, those to whom dibbu cakha has been granted.

The difference bin this case is that the hypergraphia was the affliction of a writer of already established reputation and uncommon gifts. True buddhas may have to keep quiet about their secret identity, but traditionally they are allowed to speak in parables... " [Also pg. 158.]

Buddhism world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 267. "'This is a pluralist society [in Thulahn]. We respect the beliefs of our Hindu brothers and sisters. Buddhists tend not to see themselves as being in competition with others. The Hindu faith is like Judaism, providing an ancient set of rules by which we may live one's life and order one's thoughts. Ours is a younger religion, a different generation of thought, if you like, grafted upon a set of much older traditions, but having drawn lessons from them, and respectful of them. Westerners often see it as more like a philosophy. Or so they tell us.'

'Yes, I know a few Buddhists in California.'

'You do? So do I! Do you know--'

I smiled. We swapped a few names, but, predictably, came up with no matches. "

Buddhism world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 267. "Sahair Beis was Rinpoche, or head lama of Bhaiwair monastery, the biggest in the country [Thulahn]. I had already seen it, albeit from a distance, strung across the rock faces above the old palace a few kilometres out of Thuhn. He was slight, indeterminately old, shaved bald and wore very deeply saffron robes and little wire frame glasses behind which intelligent-looking eyes twinkled.

'You are a Christian, Ms. Telman?'


'Jewish, then...' " [Much more of the conversation between Telman and the Rinpoche, not in DB.]

Buddhism world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 268. [Telman is talking with the head lama in a monastery in Thulahn, a fictional country near where Nepal is.] "'Oh, I find physicists much more interesting. There have been some famous American professors and Indian Noble Price winners I have talked to, and it struck me that we were--as one says--on the same wavelength in many ways.'

'Physics. That's our Brahmin faith.'

'You think so?'

'I think a lot of people live as though that's true, even if they don't think about it. To us, science is the religion that works. Other faiths claim miracles, but science delivers them, through technology: replacing diseased hearts... We display our faith every time we turn on a light switch or step aboard a jet.'

'You see? All very interesting, but I prefer the idea of Nirvana.'

'As you said, sir, it's a hard path, but only if you think of it.' " [More about Nirvana, pg. 269. Some other Buddhist refs., not by name in novel but not in DB.]

Buddhism world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 273. "We visited the yak market in Kamalu, saw a Hindu marriage near Gerrosakain and a Buddhist funeral in Khruhset. "
Buddhism world 2000 Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 231. "I would stand behind Buddha and ask a friend to take a picture of me hidden behind. Nobody would be able to see me in the photograph. Only Buddha and I would know where I stood. Ma and her Virgin Mary, silent and wooden, which reflected the light of the votive candle Ma used sometimes on special holidays. But she bowed to Ba's ancestral shrine and lit incense up at the same time. When I was a child, I waited to see which would go out first: the wick of the candle or the orange point of the lit punk stick. Who would win: virgins or Buddhas. "
Buddhism world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 74. Pg. 74: "'Life is full of pain and disappointment. Why prolong the misery?'

'I don't believe life is all pain and misery,' I said.

'I'm a Catholic,' Betty Shun said, still searching my face with her eyes. 'I know the world is bad. My grandmother is a Buddhist. She knows the world is illusion. I want to live a healthy life, a useful life, but I don't want to live forever. Something better is in the wings.' ";

Pg. 309: "Ben squatted like a gray-brown Buddha near the bow... "

Buddhism world 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 129. "'...You're learning, George! You'll be the greatest benefactor humanity has ever had in spite of yourself. All the time and energy humans have wasted on trying to find religious solutions to suffering, then you come along and make Buddha and Jesus and the rest of them look the fakirs they were. They tried to run away from evil, but we, we're uprooting it -- getting rid of it, piece by piece!' "
Buddhism world 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 144. "'...Bloodshed's a rather prominent feature of Christianity. Buddhism is entirely different. I never heard of Buddha strung up on a Cross. Most statues of Buddha show him looking relaxed...' "
Buddhism world 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 145. "Everything in the world was grist to the hungry mills of the West, of Europe and the United States of America. Ikons, haikus, reistaffels, saris, Kama Sutra, Tutankhamen, pandas, pineapples, idols, precious stones, ivory, agabati, Kabuki, opium, Origami, Buddhism, bagels, gastarbeiten, algebra, the Elgin Marbles... "
Buddhism world 2008 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 173. "The other force in the mix was cybertao, the only religious movement that looked like it might challenge Ecucatholicism. Of course nobody knew who the author of Forks in Time had been--the cybertaoists believed it had somehow grown in the net itself, like primitive life forming in the primordial soup--but it had spread rapidly among Western agnostics and atheists, and seemed to be absorbing (or being absorbed by) Buddhism and Taoism in the Far East. "
Buddhism world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 224. Pg. 224: "The set was Japanese, decorated under the glaze with Buddhist prayers. "; Pg. 379: "...moping nervously around the corridors in their UNECTASpace white sweats, like a convention of Bad-Ass Buddhists. "
Buddhism world 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 358. "'...the possibility that some Christian legends had reached here [to Benin, prior to arrival of first recorded missionary] on the grapevine, like the story of Buddha is supposed to have got to Rome and led to his being canonised as St. Jesaphat--you heard that one? "
Buddhism world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 101. "At his altitude above the Wanderer... Passing across the face variously named on Earth the X, the Notched Disk, the Wheel, St. Andrew's Cross, and the Mandala... "
Buddhism world 2016 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 90. "Whatever technological aids Chrislam employed, the time was ripe for a new religion, embodying the best elements of two ancient ones (with more than a touch of an even older one, Buddhism). "
Buddhism world 2020 Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 13. "My boss knows that ninety-nine out of a hundred will crack under sufficient pain, that almost that percentage will crack under long interrogation combined with nothing more than raw fatigue, but only Buddha Himself can resist certain drugs. "
Buddhism world 2020 Kress, Nancy. "Inertia " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, January 1990); pg. 179. [Year is estimated.] "In the flickering torchlight his jowly face shines with the serenity of a diseased Buddha. "
Buddhism world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 211. [List of various superheroes.] "Then Demon Damsel and the Insect Queen. Then Shade and the Manotaur... Stealth. Blue Devil. Buddha. The Icicle. "
Buddhism world 2021 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 170. Pg. 170: "She got out a bottle of whisky and offered him some.

'I don't drink,' he said.

'How odd,' she said.

'I am a Buddhist,' he explained.

She snorted. 'Who isn't? All the men I killed today, they were Buddhists. I'm a Buddhist.'

'I don't think so,' said Tamchu. " (also pg. 157)

Buddhism world 2025 Ing, Dean. "Lost in Translation " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1985); pg. 148. "'...Now I'm halfway up the ladder and you want to do me the favor, the FAVOR, of mindwashing men into--what? Some kind of born-again Buddhist?' "
Buddhism world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 98. "They pick their way down a broad corridor, excusing themselves every inch of the way as they stp over little Mayan encampments and Buddhist shrines... "
Buddhism world 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 136. "At least it was something to believe in. Despite endless predictions, Jesus had not shown up again, nor Mohammed nor the Buddha, at least as far as he was able to judge. "
Buddhism world 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 328. "He is aware of what all the Freudians, Tantrics, hedonists, and sensei would tell him about hating his body. But he doesn't hate physical experience. He hates limited physical experience, he hates being a cripple... "
Buddhism world 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 52. "Symbols, figures, faces, a blurred, fragmented mandala of visual information. "
Buddhism world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 275. "For a moment, he isn't Walter Matthau any more, but a fat bald Buddha naked but for a loincloth, with a golden skin and pendulous ears, a third eye painted on his forehead and a white lotus blossom clasped in his folded hands.

Buddha says, 'Wait for the story to come to you,' and then he's Walter Matthau again. "

Buddhism world 2030 Willis, Connie. "Spice Pogrom " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1986); pg. 126. "'Things. A six-foot high Buddha, two dozen baseball caps, and a Persian rug!' "
Buddhism world 2032 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 184. "'...Unless they can enlist the cybertaos to go in with them. And the cybertaos would just love that, because any idea that gets too close to cybertao ends up being cybertao, which is why the Jews and Muslims and Hindus have all gotten so paranoid about cybertao--because they've all lost millions of believers overnight. The poor... Buddhists and Taoists just disappeared entirely, you know?' "
Buddhism world 2034 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. The Bones of Time. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 338. "She was afraid for the first time in her life and, oddly enough, it was not for herself but for Akamu--strange, Hawaiian Akamu.

The Emerald Buddha was nothing compared to him.

If she were a Christian talking about Jesus, that might be sacrilege, but she was glad that she was what she was--some sort of quasi half-assed Buddhist--and that her inner vision of Akau and his powers and his suffering could flare outward with such intensity and that she could feel such compassion and, almost, worship. "

Buddhism world 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 479. "Have you heard the net talk about mass civil disobedience? Sheer chaos, of course. Not even buddhists or NorA ChuGas can organize on such short notice. "
Buddhism world 2039 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 144. "It was 26 June 2039; 2583 by the Buddhist Calendar. "
Buddhism world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 14. "'I think that if God gets blamed for accidents and natural disasters, the people who claim to represent God ought to be willing to pay the damages,' Sam said gleefully, over and again. 'It's only fair.'

The media went into an orgy of excitement. Interviewers doggedly tracked down priests, ministers, nuns, lamas, imams, mullahs, gurus of every stripe and sect. "

Buddhism world 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 123. "He was a smiling, plump, golden-skinned Chinese with many chins and rolls of fat showing at the open-necked collar of his short-sleeved Peacekeeper tunic. Joanna thought he might have been the model for statues of the happy Buddha that she had seen in gift shops. "
Buddhism world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 317. "'It is being an ol' Native Buddhist trick, kimo sabe,' he said in the silly cowboy/Tibetan accent he had affected when speaking English ever since he was a student at the Montana School of Mines. 'It is called lung-gom. I am able to do this on accounta I am a gen-u-ine Buddhist practitioner, but it ain't for tenderfoots.' "
Buddhism world 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 97. "'To me, God is All; He favors no particular sect. The Holy Order of Vision is not a sect in that sense; we seek only for the truth that is God, and feel that the form is irrelevant. While we honor Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we also honor the Buddha, Zoroaster, and the other great religious figure; indeed, we are all children of God...' "

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