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Lions Roar : July 2011
SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2011 13 Letters to the Editor STARTING POINT Thank you for including Sharon Salz- berg’s article “Real Happiness” in the May 2011 issue. It was wonderful to read such an insightful and practical guide to starting a meditation practice. Most authors of this genre spend much of their time giving poetic descriptions of what meditation is, and that leads to a letdown for people new to the practice. The meditation techniques they learn don’t seem as fanciful as the lofty de- scriptions, bringing on feelings of “Am I doing this right?” But with Salzberg’s guide, a newbie will have solid ground to stand on and I think we need to see more practical articles like this in the future. Meditation is the perfect gift for humanity because it creates aware- ness, and awareness gives us choices over how we feel, behave, who and what we at- tract or become attracted to, and what the events of our lives mean. Alan Hogan Bristol, Connecticut THANKS THAY! I’ve just read “In the Pure Land of the Present Moment” (May 2011). It has been a long time since I’ve read anything so in- spiring. May God bless Thich Nhat Hanh for sharing his wisdom with us. Santo A. Genovese Irvine, California THE CRIME SCENE “Making Peace in America’s Cities”(May 2011) is a hopeful article, but it over- looks the usual unspoken factor. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Miranda decision (1966) requires, among other things, that indigent criminal defendants facing six months’ imprisonment or longer be given a defense attorney, paid for by the county where the crime is committed. In Califor- nia, like most states, misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year imprisonment. This unfunded mandate for petty crimes has been a financial burden for every county in America and the plea bargain system was devised to avoid the high costs of trials. A rewards system has come into existence whereby pleading no con- test can get a person out of jail in a day or two, while protestations of innocence can result in months of incarceration. Crime is rewarded while the truth is buried. Bob Bennett Reno, Nevada LISTEN WITH THE HEART Even though I’m a late-deafened per- son, I was not prepared for the ending of Charles Johnson’s essay “Welcome to Wedgwood” (March 2011), nor was I feel- ing compassionate about Dr. Johnson’s neighbor until the very end. This was an awakening for me. Why, as a person who has many times suffered because I felt misunderstood by hearing people, didn’t it occur to me that the neighbor might also have a hearing loss? Instead I was thinking (with rising irritation as I read), “How inconsiderate! How thoughtless!” All along, I was the one who wasn’t getting it; I wasn’t even conscious that I was reacting until the last sentences of the article jolted me into acknowledging my judgmental stance. Dr. Johnson, thank you for delivering that cake and for sharing your own “aha!” moment. Elizabeth Eisenhood Seattle, Washington