Said by Ernest Stein (age 99) on Prairie Home Companion: "Look forward! Don't look back! And have a martini!" (25 XII 99)
18 January 2010
The historical Jesus and the historical Buddha can't be discovered; perhaps they are ultimately irrelevant. The ultimate koan? Since Jesus and Buddha had no self, they did not leave traces of self and therefore did not leave much for us to find in history, which is mostly the disastrous record of self, individual and collective.