The adjective mystikos suggests a hidden thing. A postulate is a theory from which a further idea is developed.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Today I wandered into a bookstore just a few blocks from Merritt College.
Fundies can be WIERD and there are a few in the neighborhood. Merritt is NOT a fundie college.
Well, on the reference shelf was a paperback version of THIS little gem:
And, it was DISCOUNTED! That is important because, as an honorary member of the Tribe of Armenia, I don't want to pay retail (e.g. the full retail price).
So I popped it open to a random page and was SOLD on what first caught my eye:
Now, to the magic. The price (including tax) came to $25.37
So I gave the clerk two $20 bills, 2 quarters, and two pennies ($40.52)
I don't need THIS, she said handing me back the quarters and pennies.
Just ring it up, was my reply.
Change = $15.15. One $10, one $5, one dime, and one nickel.
WOW, how did you do that?
I told her I used to do magic tricks on Vaudeville.
There is more to the story, but that is enough.
The Milanda Panna is a famous work of Buddhist literature, probably compiled in the 1st century B.C. It presents Buddhist doctrine in a dialogue between a Bactrian Greek,Menander I, who plays the 'Devil's Advocate' and a Buddhist sage, Nagasena. The introduction outlines the historical background against which the dialogues took place, indicating the meeting of two great cultures that of ancient Greece and the Buddhism of the Indus valley, which was the legacy of the great Emperor Asoka.