May 16, 2014

is there anything more capitalist than a peanut with a top hat, cane, and monocle selling you other peanuts to eat

Therefore abandon all thought of self. But since there are deeds and since deeds continue, be careful with your deeds.
The Gospel of Buddha, as quoted by NAVMC 2616 "Unit Leaders Personal Response Handbook", a Vietnam-era publication of the US Marine Corps, now available online.
It's a book about fitting in with the culture of Vietnam, and trying to win permanent allies there, emphasizing principles of common humanity- but it also covers a difference in outlook caused by an Eastern view of time as circular, with less need for hurry and less fear of missed, one-time-only opportunities. (I found the book when staying with Leonard and Sumana during my Zero-G minibreak -- they have a cool rotating stand for trade paperbacks, like you might see at a bookstore.)
Just saw an electronic billboard for the new 2015 Audi- They know what year and month it is, right?