Antuan Rene' Simmons (1974- ) has written three books of poetry, "The Phoenix's Dying Light", "The Crab Syndrome" and "The Mustard Seed". He also has a poetry CD called "AntuanLive" which is a live recording performance at Hastings Books and Music. His poetry has been featured in several magazines, and publications. He is also the owner of the Black History Video blog, 'Black History Films', www.blackhistoryfilms.com, and you can download the app, by searching "Black History Films" on Google Play.He also owns the online radio station Jazz N Neo Soul, www.jazznneosoul.com, you can also find that app on Google Playalso. You can know more about Antuan Rene' Simmons on his poetry website Poet Antuan, www.poetantuan.com
There has always been a few who believed in the magic of their imagination, and the faith to make them come true. The inventors, believers, and visionaries manifested the future in their minds, before it came into being. They mentally envisioned the microwave, light bulb, airplane, refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia. Without their faith we would still be driving the horse and carriage. Faith carries our ingenuity beyond our wildest dreams, by simply saying to oneself, “I can do this,” and believing in your heart that you can. All these inventions, the light bulb ,refrigerator, house toilet, and anesthesia, all became great to mankind, but they all started with a thought as small as the mustard seed. They planted, sowed, grew it, and those mustard seeds changed the human race forever. All it took was the faith of a mustard seed.
“The Mustard Seed” is a great book of inspiration. It has stories of wisdom and a love for life. You will read it, and get a greater positive perspective on the world. It tells about prayer, meditation, spirituality, and how we should count our everyday blessings. Once you read the “The Mustard Seed” you will grow wiser, enlightened, and appreciative. The book speaks on how to handle failure, how life is a gift, the importance of prayer, and how we should cherish life. The book is good if you are depressed, and if your heart needs filled with hope. A great gift book to pass on to a friend who is seeking spiritual comfort. Read, and learn, what having the “faith of a mustard” seed all is about. “The Mustard Seed” is your light in darkness.
The Tao Te Ching is the most widely traslated book in world literature, after the Bible. Yet the gemlike lucidity of the original has eluded most previous translations, and they have obscured some of its central ideas. Now the Tao Te ching has been rendered into English by the eminent scholar and traslator Stephen Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's Dropping Ashes on the Buddha is a modern Zen classic, and his translations of Rilke and of the Book of Job have already been called definitive for our time.