The Art of Tetman Callis

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The rational man

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

“I like to do things that frighten me.  When I’m afraid, I understand more things.” — David Grossman (from “The Unconsoled,” by George Packer) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Verandah

Hamlet’s question recidivus

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“On his attaining to nirvana, Sakyamuni became the Buddha, and had no longer to mourn his being within the circle of transmigration, and could rejoice in an absolute freedom from passion, and a perfect purity. Still he continued to live on for forty-five years, till he attained to pari-nirvana, and had done with all the […]

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Tags: Fa-Hien · The Ancients

Geo. Washington slept here

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

“There is a tradition that when Buddha came to North India, he came at once to this country [Udyana], and that here he left a print of his foot, which is long or short according to the ideas of the beholder on the subject. It exists, and the same thing is true about it, at […]

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Tags: Fa-Hien · The Ancients