A Piece of Buddhism that Can Fit in a Bag

I was uniquely touched by Lt Christopher Mohr’s debut post and question on Buddhist Military Sangha.

All chaplains have a sort of kit bag (sometimes lovingly called the chaplain’s “magic bag”). I am wondering, for all of our Buddhists out there, what you would suggest, from your tradition, that would be useful, necessary and fit in a bag that has to be hand-carried in places like a FOB in say, the ‘box’?

What a wonderful open question that speaks directly to the diversity and interconnectedness of our community. I hope you can give Lt Mohr some suggestions from your tradition. I’ve got to give this one a good think. (Happy Independence Day, United Statesians!)