Based on Boston Globe Magazine, Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven, March 6, 2005 Serves 4
Halve and pit the avocados. Immediately sprinkle the flesh with lemon juice. Grate the onion into the bowl and stir well.
Chop the garlic coarsely, sprinkle with salt, and use a blunt knife to scrape the garlic and salt until the garlic liquefies. Add it to the avocado mixture with the black pepper. Stir well.
Stir in the chopped tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. Taste for seasoning, add more salt or black pepper if you like, and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the mixture, refrigerate for 10 minutes so the flavors mellow, and serve with chips or crackers.
His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred
to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never
claimed to be a god. But then, he never claimed not to be a god. Circum-
stances being what they were, neither admission could be of any benefit.
Silence, though, could. It was in the days of the rains that their prayers
went up, not from the fingering of knotted prayer cords or the spinning of
prayer wheels, but from the great pray-machine in the monastery of Ratri,
goddess of the Night. The high-frequency prayers were directed upward through
the atmosphere and out beyond it, passing into that golden cloud called the
Bridge of the Gods, which circles the entire world, is seen as a bronze
rainbow at night and is the place where the red sun becomes orange at midday.
Some of the monks doubted the orthodoxy of this prayer technique...
-- Roger Zelazny, "Lord of Light"
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