Quote by Lord Nelson
I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
This quote implies that a sense of humor serves as a form of protection or defense mechanism when navigating through risky or dangerous situations. It suggests that maintaining a lighthearted and humorous perspective helps to alleviate stress or fear, allowing one to navigate treacherous territory with a greater sense of ease or security.
Miracles are (in late documents, I believe) recorded of the Buddha. But what could be more absurd than that he who came to teach us that Nature is an illusion from which we must escape should occupy himself in producing effects on the Natural level-that he who comes to wake us from the nightmare should add to the nightmare? The more we respect his teaching the less we could accept his miracles.