Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day 2021 / Soto Zen Tradition / Yoshio Takehara / Love and compassion


R was introduced to Buddhism while he was serving as a helicopter mechanic in Vietnam during most of 1970.  Yoshio Takehara was the sergeant who made a lasting impression on R through his practice of Buddhism in time of war.  I remember how devastated R was when he learned of Yoshio Takehara's death on February 15, 1971.


R died on April 20, 2008.  Part of him died in 1970, but Love didn't die.  Neither did Compassion.


Love and Compassion on Memorial Day 2021

1 comment:

37paddington said...

I know how much R is with you, still. Love never dies.