Articles by Nissim Amon


Catching the Lizard by the Tail

Catching the Lizard by the Tail

Potila was a well-respected monk who lived at the time of the Buddha. He was so knowledgeable about the Buddha’s
The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

Not long ago I was reading to a story to my daughter about a queen who had a son, and
The Raven of Thoughts

The Raven of Thoughts

The basis of the teaching on meditation and freedom from suffering is dealing with our inner raven. This is the
Giving Up the Cane

Giving Up the Cane

Once upon a time, in a faraway land where everyone was blind, a conference was held in the great hall,
Cat Food

Cat Food

Fourteen hundred years ago, Seng-Ts’an, the third Chinese Zen patriarch, was approaching the age of ninety and had yet to
The Servant Who Became the Master

The Servant Who Became the Master

Hinduism, the oldest of the Far Eastern religions, emerged over 3,500 years ago in northern India. The secret teachings of
The Key

The Key

There was once a large prison full of people serving life sentences. One day an outsider came by and passed
The Anchor

The Anchor

Heaven and Hell are not places high up in the sky or down underground; they are nothing but states of