Voting in Style

Voting in Style

Here is proof that I voted in the EU Referendum. That’s right, there is no finger-stamping here. Also no police detail, no elaborate fraud-prevention measures. And it’s not because people don’t care about Brexit – all elections are conducted in this nonchalant manner: the UK general election, elections to the European parliament (Ok, that IS something few people actually care about). Elections in India are impressive for their scale and the feat of management and co-ordination involved in making them…

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एहि पश्य – See for yourself

एहि पश्य – See for yourself

एहि पश्य (ehi pasya) – come and see for yourself. Or the related phrase ehi passiko in Pali, which means something like come-and-see-ability. In other words, spiritual laws can be experienced and understood. They are more like the Laws of Physics than The Buddha gave many insightful teachings into the nature of reality, and how to live in step with the eternal laws of the universe and our own psyche (धर्म). But this statement – come and see for yourself…

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