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Pic of the day: Gandara Buddha


Today is nothing but the above pic of the Buddha, from a sculpture in the Tokyo National Museum, and a few quotes from the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.  Long day, short night, many things to do between now and bedtime, 30 minutes from now.  Actual content will come tomorrow, methinks.



Siddhartha … had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom, that they had already poured the sum total of their knowledge into his waiting vessel; and the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied.

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Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be…

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