“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Buddha's Birthplace

Thanks Rick. He was in legend born at the exact time archaeological science has now dated his birth. And his first shrine was a tree. Respect to that. You know, in legend he spent the first week of his enlightenment thanking the tree under which he was sitting.

Thanks to Brian Wallis I now have a leaf of that tree's descendant.

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