Darragha Foster

Excerpt: Roots Before Wings

From Roots Before Wings: In those realms found only between drops of rain or riding on the trails of laughter, Loki attempted a hard swig from his tankard. Contents gone, nothing left. Drained dry. Damn. He set it on the floor and hung his head over his knees. Any reasonable upright posture was contrary to…


As a 31 year practitioner of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, I have heard it said over and over again that “there are no gods in Buddhism” while at the same time reading scripture which discusses the Buddhist deities. The SGI Library Online refers to heavenly gods and benevolent deities thusly: “Buddhist gods, protective gods, tutelary gods,…