25 March, 2008

The Swiss Book Lobby


I love the Italo Calvino quote: "Scrivere e' sempre nascondere qualcosa in modo che venga poi scoperto." -- Writing is always to hide something in such a way that it is then discovered.

21 March, 2008


Karuna is one of the most beautiful words I have ever heard.

karuna (KUH-roo-na) noun
Loving compassion.
[From Sanskrit karuna (compassion).]

"Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings, we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another. We will want to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion, which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and its causes for all." Suresh Jindal; Interdependence of All Living Beings; The Times of India (New Delhi); Nov 13, 2003.