November 07, 2005
A great and foolish king complained that the rough ground hurt his feet, so he ordered the whole country to be carpetted with cowhide.
The court jester laughed when the king told him of this order."What an absolutely crazy idea, your Majesty," he cried."Why all the needless expense? Just cut out two small pads of cowhide to protect your feet!"
That is what the king did. And that is how the idea of shoes was born.
The enlightened know that to make the world a painless place you need to change your heart - not the world.
- Anthony De Mello