The Extinction of Desire: A Tale of Enlightenment (Blackwell by Michael Boylan

By Michael Boylan

What may you do in the event you without warning turned wealthy? Michael O’Meara had by no means requested himself this question. A highschool background instructor in Maryland, Michael is content material- till, after a freak coincidence, he without notice reveals himself the beneficiary of one million money that disrupt his lifestyles and depart him wondering every little thing he had and every thing he suggestion he sought after. The Extinction of hope blends Buddhist philosophy and fiction to maps the process one man’s voyage to discover the elemental truths approximately what's rather invaluable in lifestyles. an enticing novel that seeks to painting a philosophical depiction of the author’s worldview idea Addresses center subject matters in philosophy and faith - wisdom, truth, self and others, value-in narrative shape Confronts where of materialism and fast gratification in our international perspectives features a foreword via Charles Johnson, winner of the yankee nationwide ebook Award for fiction in 1990, for his booklet center Passage observed through a aiding site delivering a wealth of extra assets, together with dialogue issues for analyzing teams and a lecturers’ advisor: www.blackwellpublishing.com/publicphilosophy/boylan

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I saw myself reflected in his sunglasses. ” “What business is it of yours? And how is it that you’re tracking people down? What did you do – run my license plate number? ” “It’s my business to protect the integrity of horse racing in this state. ” “What are you, anyway? You don’t work for the state. They’re not that efficient. Besides, your suit costs too much. ” I moved to go. The man stepped in front of me. He didn’t touch me, but his movement was threatening. ” Then he turned and walked away.

Perhaps it was time for a change? But kind of change? I had to have a rich watch, but I wasn’t going to spend that kind of money – even though I now had it. And yet, I couldn’t put the fine jewelry watches out of my mind. Why was I obsessing on watches? I needed to do something, so I went to the automatic teller machine and drew out my balance and then some on a cash advance (19% interest). I decided to go downtown to the Houri Palace, a little pawnshop run by an old, short, bent-over Kurdish man with a The Extinction of Desire 37 glass eye.

This remark was so ludicrous that Mookie stood up and steadied himself. He saw that I still didn’t understand, so he added, The Extinction of Desire 41 “Look man, you’re perfectly safe. You’re a struggling dude who drives an old beater car and can barely pay his bills. ” I frowned. Mookie glanced out the window and turned back to me. He looked like a different man: hard and stern. Then in another voice he said, “Say, would you mind if I slept on your sofa tonight? ” He sat back down on the sofa and began adjusting the cushions.

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