PRLog - April 22, 2012 - EL CERRITO, Calif. -- Buddhism and the American Dream are the themes of several of James Hilgendorf's books, and now with the publication of his newest book, "A New Myth for America", this theme comes front and center.
Buddhist Books: "A New Myth for America".
The American Dream he speaks of is not the usual belaboring of the ability of the American public to own a home or to create a profitable business. Rather his buddhist oriented books strike up a vision of a new America, and a new civilization, that is even now beginning to emerge amid the disintegration of old cultural and religious ideas that have been the mainstay of life in Western civilization.
It is the world of eternity that is emerging, here and now in America.
This is the world of Buddhism.
Most people think the Buddha was some supernatural being; but in reality, the Buddha is none other than ourselves, each and every one of us, only we have not yet awakened to this fact of our true identity.
Who is the Buddha? An ordinary human being, awakened to his or her connections to every other human being, to the environment, to the cosmos itself, and to the eternity of life. This was what the original historical Buddha tried to awaken in every person he met. It was one Buddha awakening to another Buddha in a chain of enlightenment, buddhas beyond number.
So reads the story of "A New Myth for America", a new way of looking at ourselves and at the world around us.
"A New Myth for America" is available through bookstores, and online through online bookstores, either in paperback or ebook format, and at Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/
James Hilgendorf's other books include "Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective";
James Hilgendorf's website is at: http://www.jimhilgendorf.org.