“Every journey starts somewhere and mine began here: Born in the past millennium, I’ve not become unf*ckwithable just yet but a world citizen inexorably attending the School of Life.”
The three wise monkeys sometimes called the three mystic apes are a pictorial maxim (the source that popularized it is a 17th-century carving over a door of the famous Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine in Nikkō, Japan). Together they embody the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”.
The three monkeys are
- Kikazaru, covering his ears, who 🙉 hears no evil
- Mizaru, covering his eyes, who 🙈 sees no evil
- Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who 🙊 speaks no evil
Then, there is I…
- Eric, hacking away at the keyboard, who 🐵 posts no evil
It’s hard to date the first appearance of the three wise monkeys. They are believed to have been brought into Buddhism by a monk in the 7th century. However, the first traces lead us to the Analects of Confucius (between the 4th and 11st century BC).
My World ↴ Contents
The word endorsemonial does not exist – I just made it up and its a playful word combination of endorsement and testimonial. Following is my kudos archive (kudos comes from Greek and means “praise”).
Quotes Of Mine
Who said quotes only originate from (more or less) famous people? Sometimes such statements and others come to my mind. Quotable notes or notable quotes?