My mum sent me a copy George Osborne’s budget email to the Conservative Party. It’s not that well thought out but I needed to say something then, or never would. ‘Not been listening to the budget coverage that much; to much spin from everyone at the moment. But I did hear a good point on the 50p tax rate, bringing it in might not have been a good idea but now people have got...
‘Zen’ is the Japanese equivalent for the Dhyâna, which ‘represents human effort to reach through meditation zones of thought beyond the range of verbal expression’. - page 39, Bushido: The Soul of Japan, by Inazo Nitobe.
‘If myths are one door through which the movements of men’s minds can be traced, their vision of the universe ‘entered into’, metaphors are not, as they are in modern times, a conscious, artificial, baroque embellishment attacked by those French critics of Vico’s time who contrasted such luxuriance unfavourably with the classical plainness and clarity of the writers...