Tuesday, March 29, 2005


It is no accident that the most revered sages are dead. They aren't around to correct our misguided notions, to change their teachings, or to make mistakes that might mitigate our reverence. Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, Lao Tsu -- how many of us are actually devoted to the wisdom that they embodied? Or have we made them mere screens upon which we project our own ideas? -- Deng Ming-Dao

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