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Comes the Peace: My Journey to Forgiveness

Comes the Peace: My Journey to Forgiveness - Daja Wangchuk Meston[return][return]The book is an autobiography written by Daja Meston (co writer Clare Ansberry).[return]Daja's parents where hippies traveling around the world. He is born in Europe but at age 3 they travel to Nepal. His mom read a book on Buddhism and wants to explore the religion further. Soon after arriving she decides she wants to become a nun in the Buddhist tradition. During her first retreat Daja is placed with a family where he stays for a couple of years. When he is six he is brought to a Buddhist monastery where he is signed as Monk. As Daja is blond, having blue eyes and a 'white' skin he is noticed and other monks are not treating him right. [return]The book tells the story how Daja escapes from the Monk existence to find his real roots, only to find out that he does not know anything about the US where his parents are from. For the one part of his life he is the American Buddhist and the other part of his life the Buddhist American. The book is about the struggle this gives Daja in growing up and the influence the whole situation had on his life.[return][return]The book is very impressive and emotional. It is a journey of a person searching for a place to belong. Though I do not tend to read books like this in general ( it was included in a package) I could not stop reading this. The book is very well written and the story was well set. What impressed me the most was the conflict he had with the love for his mother and how well this was translated in words. Despite all the pain and suffering he had to go trough due to her decisions, there was no touch of hate in what is said about her.