The Hungry Ghost of Marshall Oklahoma : The Johnson Family Saga
The suffering of hungry ghosts is very intense. These beings are depicted as having mummified skin, narrow limbs and long tube-like throats that extend into distended bellies; they resemble human beings who are dying of extreme hunger and thirst. Their mouths and throats are very small, so even if they find food, eating is very painful. They suffer from intense desires which can never be fulfilled. They are forever hungry and thirsty. They have a greater mental capacity than animals, but their suffering is greater. An animal can sometimes fill its belly, but a hungry ghost never can. Greed and miserliness are the main causes for birth in the hungry ghost realm. They suffer from addictions, compulsions and obsessions. Happiness, fulfillment, always eludes them. Hungry ghosts are to be greatly pitied. This is the story of the Johnson family of Marshall, Oklahoma, and the hungry ghost, in the form of a stepmother, that came to live with them.
- Paperback | 146 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 8.38mm | 217.72g
- 20 Dec 2014
- Illustrations, black and white
About P G Johnson
The author survived the hungry ghost! (But unfortunately her father didn't). Rather than choosing to grow into a mean-hearted, greedy and jealous old lady, like the evil stepmother, who wasted her precious life, she has chosen to live empowered by what is good in life. She lives an idyllic life in a lovely little village in the heart of the rain forest on a tropical island where she swims with the dolphins, grows an organic garden, loves her animals and friends, teaches Buddhism, does yoga, and paints abstracts.