Belated thanks to Gene Expression for the nice words, which come during a very frustrating time for me Ideofact-wise.
I think I want to launch a new heresy, which I promise will begin next week. In the meantime, I offer this quotation, from Eknath Easwaran's commentary on the Dhammapada:
...two monds appraoching a river see a young woman who has no means of getting across. One of the monks carries her over and gently puts her down on the other side. On the way to the monastery, the other monk is so obsessed by what his friend has done that he can talk of nothing else. "A monk is not supposed to even touch a woman," he keeps saying, "let alone carry her around in his arms. What have you done?" Finally his friend puts an end to it. "I left that woman on the bank," he retorts. "You are still carrying her."Posted by Ideofact at May 9, 2007 11:42 PM