Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Illusion

I remember from somewhere the story of the student of a buddhist monk who found his master weeping. He asked why his master was crying. When his master replied that a child had died, the student asked "but master, is not all an illusion?" His master said "yes, but a child's death is the cruelest illusion of all." The death of 150,000 must indeed qualify as a cruel illusion.

If I can't thank Ram Dass for this story, I can certainly thank him for his life's influence on me.

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