To the Tucson Folk Festival | A Note

Folk festival

I have to apologize to those who expected to find me at the Folk Festival in Tucson. I was told by a lady displaying a very sweet smile that I was competing with the paying vendors and she couldn’t allow me there anymore (I used to display my books, under some trees, by the entrance). There wasn’t a change of management she explained; it was her own idea of fairness. But what is fairness?

Everyone has a right to make a living, and to some it is impractical or impossible to pay for a booth just to sell a few items; it doesn’t make sense.  Is it fair to kick them out? We are part of a socio-economic system that keeps the ones who have above all others, but that is not fairness. To exclude the ones who can’t is not fairness is egotism. And that is precisely why we are in the sorry situation in which we are right now, with the federal reserve stealing the country and its independence, and  the betrayal of 9/11; when we lose our virtue we are easy prey for vipers. We need to change our direction.

The irony here is that that is what my books do: awake the reader. But I guess we don’t want to awake and it is better to keep books away; we rather get killed in our ignorance. If that is the case, so be it. But keep in mind that we always reap what we sow; our ignorance and egotism will yield a sour fruit, either for us or for our descendants. We are already in the Hunger Games, reaping what we have already sown: our youth is fighting for the pleasure and profit of a few sociopaths. And it will get worse. May the odds be ever in your favor. 

If you have any doubt that we need a change of direction click here:

http://www.amazon.com/11-Truth-Implications-S-Guzman-C-ebook/dp/B00GEIKLPQ/ref=la_B001K7X8VA_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390533868&sr=1-5

9/11 Truth: Implications
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The Eye of the Dragon | Book Signing!

If all goes as planned The Eye of the Dragon: Stalking Castaneda will be at Bookmans (6230 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ) on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 3 pm. It will be accompanied by A Vagabond in Mexico, 9/11 Truth: Implications and 9/11 La Verdad: Implicaciones.  (Timely  books!) I plan to be there too. Namasté!

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In The Eye of the Dragon, Stalking Castaneda the author has written an engaging metaphysical narrative about the work of Carlos Castaneda. He is telling his own adventures and experiences, and using these as metaphors for the actual teachings.
At the premise level, this book is focused on a fairly generic subject, but at the execution level this generic quality is lifted with a personal and unique narrative. This personal touch warms up the material and makes the work accessible to the reader. Guzman’s writing style is particularly engaging, and he has a wonderful cadence to his writing that grabs readers and holds their attention.

“A casual, honest voice.” Reader’s Digest

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9:11 New9/11: Are we cannon fodder? Grave implications!

BookCov VagAs timely as it ever was!

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Good and Evil . . . Are they there? | A Buddhist Thought

University Ave. Tucson AZ

I was at University Avenue doing an improvised book signing,  when Michael (whom I had previously met there) stopped by to chat. He had been perusing my blog, and didn’t agree with the way I used the word “evil.” He prefers to use “detrimental.” I can understand his view: there is no “I” that we can (or should) be judgmental about and classify as evil; and there is cause and effect, and the responsibility of humanity as a whole. Indeed!

But in the world of form the ego holds the baton, and it can be the source of extremely “detrimental” actions, which can be considered “evil.” (Evil meaning: “profoundly immoral and malevolent.”) Self-importance can turn a group of people into homicidal maniacs, who can kill 3,000 people to blame somebody else AE 9/11 Truth and make a fortune by killing even more people. I would consider that an “evil deed.” Don’t you think?

If you let me define morality as the way we treat other human beings: our family, friends, neighbors and everybody else, the act described above is not only immoral; it is “evil,” because the persons responsible are not only immoral but also sociopaths without a conscience.

In this world, although a dream, we do need morality because within this construction, the great suffering caused by the ego is obvious. Due to the ego, evil does exist  in this enormous stage, and that ego-mind must be understood and disciplined. Therefore, we have responsibilities to meet, a challenge to face.

“What we are is the result of what we have thought,
is built by our thoughts, is made up of our thoughts.
If one speaks or acts with an impure thought,
suffering follows one, like the wheel of the cart follows the foot of the ox.”–Buddha 

An undisciplined mind will unavoidably lead us astray, toward “detrimental,” “bad,” or even “evil” acts; and that is where suffering comes from. And if there is a selfish entity who is causing enormous  suffering , (with predetermination) for personal gain, that entity and its actions are “evil.” Wouldn’t you say?

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