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who watch TV in the evenings, she is always training with her mother—learn- ing things like how to fight, how to hide, how to move without being heard. But Jet doesn’t understand why she needs these skills. Then, when she’s seventeen years old, her mother dies, leaving her with the instruction to go to Japan— her mother’s native land—and find her grandfather. Suddenly Jet is thrust into a dangerous world, but slowly she unravels its mystery. Jet Black and the Ninja Wind is a young adult novel that will entertain readers with action and romance while also exposing them to Japanese culture and history, focusing particularly on the Emishi tribes and their struggle to save their land. The Buddhist thread that runs through the story makes it a natural choice for bud- ding practitioners. LITTLE PANKA SWEEPS THE MIND Written by Fa Ze, illustrated by Du Lu Buddha’s Light Publishing 2013; 28 pp., $8.95 (paper) Little Panka Sweeps the Mind is a color- ful treat of a picture book for children ages three to eight. It tells the story of Culapanthaka—Little Panka—and his remarkable achievement in the face of challenges. Big Panka, his elder brother, was a quick study. But Little Panka could never remember anything, so eventu- ally his teacher gave up on him and Big Panka drove him from the temple. All alone, Little Panka sobbed. Then sud- denly the Buddha was at his side, offering to be his teacher and instructing him to sweep while repeating the verse: “I sweep the dust, I remove the waste.” Little Panka struggled to remember the words, yet he kept sweeping and repeating, and after a long time he began to ask him- self what it meant to sweep. More time passed, and he realized that in his mind there was dust and waste that couldn’t be removed with a broom. Clearing his mind of dust and waste such as anger and pride, Little Panka opened his heart to kindness, gratitude, and modesty. The Buddha recognized Little Panka as an awakened one. ♦ What Do You Think of This Issue? We Want to Know. The Shambhala Sun is here to support a culture of meditation and help the dharma flourish. To do this, we need to hear from you—the community of Sun readers—to help us shape all of our work: the magazine, website, books, and events. Your thoughts and insights will help make the Sun the best resource for clear, accessible, and genuine dharma. Be heard. You’ll find a link to a short survey about this issue on our homepage: www.shambhalasun.com The real problem with Distraction It keeps you from enlightenment SHAMBHALA SUN BUDDHISM CULTURE MEDITATION LIFE MAY 2014 GEORGE SAUNDERS ON KINDNESS • THE WAY OF FREERUNNING • GOING FULL SUPERMAN JUDY LIEF, THICH NHAT HANH, SHARON SALZBERG and JOHN TARRANT offer Buddhism’s deeper take on a modern obsession SHAMBHALA SUN MAy 2014 81