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Characters By Chapter
Jeffrey Hale
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1Jesus  Jewish preacher and religious leader.
 Buddha Monk, philosopher and teacher. Aka: Gautama Siddhartha.
   Buddha - the awakened one
 Mahakasyapa One of the principal disciples of Gautama Buddha.
   Zen - school of Mahayana Buddhism.
   Dukkha - suffering, unsatisfactoriness, or miser
 Joseph Stalin Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician.
   Khmer Rouge - followers Communist Party of Kampuchea
 LaoTzuAncient Chinese philosopher and writer.
   Tao Te Ching - spiritual book
 JohnPaul IIFormer head of the Catholic Church.
2Vincent van GoghDutch painter.
 AlbertEinsteinGerman-born theoretical physicist.
 GeorgeOrwellEnglish novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.
 GenghisKhanFounder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.
 Adolf HitlerGerman politician and leader of the Nazi Party.
 RenĂ© DescartesFounder of modern philosophy.
 Jean PaulSartreFrench philosopher, novelist, political activist, and literary critic.
3PolPotCambodian revolutionary and politician.
   Marxist - method of socioeconomic analysis
 Augustine Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher.
4Kasan Zen teacher and monk.
   Tatata - the suchness of life
   McCarthyism - accuse people of treason without evidence.
5FranzKafkaBohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer.
 AlbertCamusFrench philosopher, author, and journalist.
 T.S.EliotPoet, essayist, publisher, playwright, and social critic.
 JamesJoyceIrish novelist, poet, teacher, and literary critic.
 Tanzan One of the Zen monks.
 Ekido One of the Zen monks.
6Ethel  Girl who escaped Nazi Germany when an adolescent.
   Satori - moment of Presence
7J.KrishnamurtiThe great Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher.
 HakuinEkakuZen Master. Influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism.
 William Shakespeare English poet, playwright and actor.
 StephenHawkingEnglish theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author.
   The Upanishads - ancient scriptures of India
Brahman - efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists
8WinstonChurchillFormer British Prime Minister.
 JaneSmithAccountant, fortyfive years old, divorced, mother of two.
   Atman - the indwelling divine spirit or God within
 FriedrichNietzscheGerman philosopher, poet, philologist, scholar.
   Proxima Centauri - red dwarf, a small low-mass star
9Solomon  King of Israel. Aka: Jedidiah.
 Taci Roman philosopher.
 CarlJung Swiss psychiatrist. Founded analytical psychology.
10Hafiz Persian poet and Sufi master.
 Ralph WaldoEmerson American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet.