As an expat, it is SO nice to have friends from home visit you in a foreign country.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 | |

The title of Damon Knight's story To Serve Man is a double entendre

Complete enlightenment has nothing to do with justice. Coming and going, just, unjust—the Middle Way is about the relative and the absolute. Setting justice on its seat again is absolutely about the relative; it has to do with the human condition. The power of Madhyamika Buddhism [a Mahayana school founded by Nagarjuna in the second or third century C.E.] is to understand the relative and the absolute together. When Gandhi talks about setting justice on its seat again, he’s talking about samsara. He’s not talking about emptiness.