What if Buddha had said…

It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. “They all eat one another!”, he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, “They all feed one another,” and called it good. —Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author and lecturer, from her 1935 autobiography

What a great example of the value of perceptual agility!

1 Comment

  1. Blue Buddha

    07/25/2009 at 12:37 am

    Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

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