Quote by Rudyard Kipling
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
This quote suggests that in order to truly understand and appreciate a different country, one must engage with it on a sensory level. It emphasizes the importance of immersing oneself in the local environment and culture, acknowledging that a mere surface-level observation is not enough. By "smelling" a foreign country, the quote metaphorically alludes to the idea of experiencing its unique scents, flavors, and overall atmosphere. This encourages individuals to embrace a holistic approach to exploration and appreciation, recognizing that engaging all senses is key to gaining a deeper understanding of a foreign land.
At the fruit of existence, there is a single concept of anonymity. This unknown concept is well known however. All one has to do is simply look behind the mirror for the answer. Yet, the answer won't come until the right question is asked. Because the illusions of reality are dressed in endless reflections, the blind will continue to be guided by the blind. The unknown concept is recognized to those who have tasted the fruit of existence, and as distant as the woman trying to grab Heaven from the reflection of an empty pond.
The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths, have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people.
Wherefore, I beseech you let the dog and the onions and these people of the strange and godless names work out their several salvations from their piteous and wonderful difficulties without help of mine, for indeed their trouble is sufficient as it is, whereas an I tried to help I should but damage their cause the more and yet mayhap not live myself to see the desolation wrought.