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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Moon and the Idiot.

When the genius points at the moon, the idiot looks at the finger.

-Old Chinese proverb.

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7 comments:

Triratna News said...

In Iain Banks’ novel Whit, we encounter the Luskentyrians, a wacky religious cult based in Scotland and dining on dishes such as haggis pakora. Disciples are expected to carry a sitting board when travelling, in order to avoid pollution.

Well here’s another one, except it was real. FWBO news suggested last December that a Sangharakshita ringtone would make an ideal Christmas present....

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Leon Basin said...

Love it!
So true!

nothingprofound said...

Aptly defines the difference between knowledge and wisdom, theory and practice.

Was Once said...

All wisdom is plagiarism, only foolishness is original.

Ama said...

LOL...

Is this same as when the genius points at the oil spill and the idiots say we don't need alternative energy sources?

Liara Covert said...

All any teacher does is teach the path so others are invited to find out for themselves. To find truth, one awakens his rebellious spirit that challenges one's own views and assumptions. This is the spiritual path. Move beyond the defilements, the hindrances that stop you from seeing the truth.

Hugo said...

Nice picture and very famous, still correct proverb.

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