Saturday, June 4, 2016

Via Daily Dharma / June 3, 2016: Reverence Through Ritual

Prostrations and offerings are admittedly just forms—just a human way of expressing what cats express by rubbing themselves against a beloved person’s legs. If it were natural for humans to stand on their heads or stick out their rumps to express reverence, then Buddhists would stand on their heads or stick out their rumps as a matter of course.

—John Blofeld, "A Spirit of Reverence"