Mo’ai Heads, Easter Island

Mo’ai Heads, Easter Island

We could hardly conceive how these islanders, wholly unacquainted with any mechanical power, could raise such stupendous figures –Capt. James Cook

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Istanbul … the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West. –Susan Moody

Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda

Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda

“Abhinava jaladhara sundara” — beautifully dark-hued like a fresh rain-bearing cloud (shritha Kamala kucha)

Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine

Avicenna’s The Canon of Medicine

If you wish to avoid illness, divide your stomach into three parts,
A third for respiration, a third for food and the rest for water.
–Ibn Sina

Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly…and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it. -Murasaki Shikibu,

Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva

Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva

All the suffering there is in this world arises from wishing our self to be happy. All the happiness there is in this world arises from wishing others to be happy.
-Shantideva

Last Judgment, Autun Cathedra

May this terror terrify those whom earthly error binds for the horror of the images here in this manner truly depicts what will be.
-Last Judgement Inscription