Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, Be still, and know that I am God. But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You dont need to carry it around with you after youve crossed the river.
By: Eckhart Tolle
Sheep farming is heavily subsidized in Great Britain. Without the subsidies, the green grazing in the valley of the River Exe would be gone. The handsome agricultural landscape of which the British are so proud, carefully husbanded since Boudiccas day, would be replaced by natural growth. The most likely growth is real-estate developments.
By: P. J. Orourke