The Chocolate Cake Sutra: Ingredients for a Sweet Life by Geri Larkin

By Geri Larkin

Chock choked with relocating and enlightening tales, The Chocolate Cake Sutra may also help you allow cross of perfectionism and have a good time the sacred nature of the lifestyles you have already got.

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Last Thanksgiving he responded to a woman who called the wrong number looking for food for her family by making up a Thanksgiving meal for her and her children. ” Two weeks ago he gave our friend Claudia his favorite-in-the-whole-world green couch because she needed one. Every week I used to see Koho Vince Anila giving something away—books, hiking equipment, CDs, clothes. One of these days the man will show up stark naked, I swear. Or there is my friend Mary, who lost almost everything but her breathing thanks to ALS.

There happened to be a not-too-high bridge on Cape Cod where I was nannying three little boys. Even better, a boy Preheating the O ven I met on the beach agreed to drive a hearse filled with friends to the bridge in the middle of traffic so we could leap into the river. It never occurred to us that there might be boats under the bridge. There were. I barely missed a huge sailboat. Hitting the water, I could have touched the boat with my left hand. As soon as we surfaced and counted heads to make sure we had all survived our great leap of pure stupidity, we knew we were in trouble.

As soon as Ajita sped off, Buddha looked down at the tigress and in one motion threw himself into the ravine. Landing near the tiger, he cut his skin with a stone so she could smell his blood. An instant later she fell on him, eating him instead of her children. When Ajita returned he saw Buddha being eaten. Although he was overwhelmed and heartbroken, he vowed to be generous for the rest of his life in honor of his friend’s selfless act. As extreme as this story is, I thought about it often during the great drive west, not because I’m planning to throw myself down some ravine but because it gives me a “true north” for generosity.

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