page 14 “The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction, its own madness.
In the distant of past, this recognition came to a few individuals. A man called Gautama Siddhartha, who lived 2,600 year ago in India, was perhaps the first who saw it with absolute clarity. Later, the title Buddha was conferred upon him. Buddha means “the awakened one.”
At about the same time, another of humanity’s early awakened teachers emerged in China. His name was Lao Tzu. He left a record of his teaching in the form of one of the most profound spiritual books ever written, the Tao Te Ching.
To recgonize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity; the beginning of healing and trascendence.”