Carlos O. Santacruz

Biography

Born on June 4th, 1958 in New York City. Both parents from Havana, Cuba. Grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. PS. #5 School, Ferris H.S. 2 years, then Lebanon H.S. New Hampshire, graduated 1976. Attended Rutgers, New Jersey but dropped out in 1978. Worked odd jobs in New Jersey, became auto mechanic. Left the north in 1980 and became resident of Miami, Florida. Again worked odd jobs, became locksmith for 7 years before securing position in Miami-Dade County, Building Maintenance at Police Dept. 28 years 'till the present day. Varied interests, chess, music including classical, rock, jazz, etc. 'poor man's audiophile.' Self-taught and well read in most things Zen Buddhism, no formal training. Many years reading, sitting, learning, contemplating navel. Stumbled across Elaine Pagels' works including 'The Gnostic Gospels' and 'Beyond Belief.' Read the Gospel of Thomas and became inspired to write a book reviewing same but from the point of view of zen. Thus 'The Zen of Jesus Christ' came to be, circa December, 2015. Carlos O. Santacruz continues to live and work in Miami, Florida with his wife and son.

Books

El Zen de Jesús Cristo: Los Dichos Secreto del Evangelio de Tomás, Juntos con su Zen Equivalente y Comentario
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 27,040. Language: Spanish. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
El Zen de Jesús Cristo: Los Dichos Secreto del Evangelio de Tomás, Juntos con su Zen Equivalente y Comentario. Estas son las palabras secretas que pronunció Jesús El Viviente y que Dídimo Judas Tomás consigno por escríto. Una interpretación fascinante y moderna desde el punto de vista del zen Budismo. Paralelos sorprendentes y puntos similares entre zen y las enseñanzas de Jesús se hacen claro.
The Zen of Jesus Christ: The Secret Sayings of the Gospel of Thomas, Together with their Zen Equivalent and Commentary
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,100. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
The Zen of Jesus Christ: The Secret Sayings of the Gospel of Thomas, Together with their Zen Equivalent and Commentary. These are the Secret Words Pronounced by the Living Jesus that Didimus Judas Thomas wrote down. A fascinating modern interpretation of the Gospel of Thomas from the point of view of zen Buddhism. Striking parallels and similarities between zen and Jesus' teachings are made clear.

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Latest book: Dharma Brothers Kodo and Tokujoo. Published June 23, 2012.