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Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at 10:20 am by flerly.

Take the Original Da Vinci Code Challenge
Solve riddles…crack codes…and unveil a lost Da Vinci secret.

Take the NEW Da Vinci Code Challenge
This novel still has secrets left to share…

Yes, so I finished The Da Vinci Code yesterday in a marathon of reading. It was a frustrating page turner. I HATE authors who have us running along in a character’s point of view, getting all their internal thoughts on the weather, their rumbly tummy, what they might want for lunch, but when it comes to something they figure out that might be a plot point, we are jerked out of point of view with an AHA! and the chapter ends. Hey, we were right there eavesdropping on their entire thought process… why didn’t we get to see them put the 2 and 2 together and make 4 when it counts? OH! The drama! The suspense! The chance the person who just figured it all out could die before they reveal their secrets, a la Agatha Christie… And the killer is…*bang*…

should read it. It’s up his alley.

But me… I’m down to two books left to read… one on vocab and one on grammar. REAL page turners.

And in honor of ‘s latest employee review, which puts him well on the way to Sainthood, a moment of Zen:

Rama, Krishna, Jesus, Allah, Mazda, Eshu, Lakshmi, Dhurga these are names of the Many-faceted One. When you pay attention to one facet, the rest are not neglected or negated. When the devotee dives into the flood of Bliss which One Name-Form confers, he is diving into the same ocean of Bliss that the Full is. The waters of this ocean are not separated by lines drawn on them to demarcate “this God’s Region” and “that God’s Region”. Plunge anywhere, you are plunging into the self-same Bliss….



  1. skjarl has made a Comment

    That was a great article. Your boldening of “Eshu” did not go unnoticed, you changeling freak. heh. I’m feeling more like an Eshu these days myself. I’ll try to borrow my buddy’s wife’s copy of that book next week. I want to finish “The Yellow Sign and Other Stories” first, though. Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!

    February 4, 2004 @ 3:42 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    I wanted to bold Mazda, too. Go outside and worship your car, or something.

    Someday I’m going to actually look up the stories of these “facets” of God and see wot the deal is, y0.

    Hey.. before you wander off into the great unknown, why don’t you go get some distinctive tattoo, to help us identify your body later…. How about a nice yellow sign?

    February 4, 2004 @ 6:35 am

  3. skjarl has made a Comment

    Aren’t we full of references today? Iä! The Red Sign! Iä! Hastur!
    I will not defile my body with a tatoo. Ye shall know them by their smell

    February 4, 2004 @ 11:04 am

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