Thought for the Day: French philosophy


Three-year old Arnaud gave me my first French philosophy lesson:
“C’est la meme chose.” “It’s the same thing.”

I’ve been thinking about that expression the more I travel. Particularly when it comes to religions and philosophies of the world. Truth lies in the similarities not the differences. And I am amazed at the similarities – for example, how similar Guan Yin – Goddess of Compassion in Asia seems to the Virgin Mary in the West. The examples are endless. Stonehenge in England, menhirs in France, Luxor in Egypt, the king’s monuments in Tonga, entrances to Shinto temples in Japan, entrances to ranches in Montana – “C’est la meme chose.” Pi.

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