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Buddhadharma : Summer 2019
BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY 109 The earliest Buddhist scriptures offer a striking image of the Buddha fighting off the delusions of the dark deity Mara in his final push toward awakening. Sitting in meditation under the bodhi tree, the Buddha touches the earth with the fingertips of his right hand, and the earth bears witness to his awakening. The message for those who would set foot on the Buddhist path is clear: true awakening must be an embodied realization that connects us to the great earth. In American Sutra, Duncan Williams illustrates this prin ciple in action, bringing to life the stories of Japanese American Buddhists who endured illegal internment in desolate loca tions scattered throughout the American heartland. Williams begins his chronicle with a conversation he had with Masumi Nagatomi, who recalled that when she was a young girl, the FBI showed up on her family’s doorstep to interrogate her father. It soon became clear that, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the family would be rounded up and imprisoned, forced to leave virtually everything they owned behind in their rented farmhouse in Madera, California. Her father, unable to bring himself to discard the family’s Buddhist scriptures, buried them in the backyard. After their release from the internment camp, her family returned to the farmstead to recover whatever belongings remained but found everything had been obliterated. The few possessions they’d had on earth were gone forever. American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War by Duncan Williams Belknap Press, 2019 400 pages; $29.95 Bearing Witness to the Wounds of Internment REVIEWS MARK UNNO