I Have Fought In Afghanistan And Elsewhere

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    Wrong Truck

    Wrong Truck We did not expect death, we faced it. It was everywhere: in destroyed buildings of abandoned kishlaks, in muzzles of Kalashnikovs, in sound of cassette mortars. Even those, who never witnessed death themselves heard about it from other. It was in the air. It was...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2011

    Russian Soldier In Afghanistan

    War is about survival. Noble survival, ugly survival, miraculous survival: whichever way it happened may not matter much later, because our standards change. Time is more powerful than adjectives. Time changes all classifications. Those, who survive they set up new standards.I...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    Jun 6, 2011

    Is That So?

    Zen Master Hakuin is one of the most famous teachers of Rinzai school.  He was in and of monastic life, served as abbot and revived ancient tradition.  What made him famous for the average Zen student is a simple story, which happened when he lived in a village. A beautiful...
    SVlad SVlad
    41-45, M
    Jul 6, 2011
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