Friday, July 22, 2011

The Ajivikas

Looking for google books by A.L. Basham, found this wonderful text on a lost Indian religion
whose founder has had many odd stories told about him. At one point, Basham relates
that the character of the founder had been reduced by the Jains and other historians to that
of a surly clown. Just seemed like a good line:

History had made of me a surly clown, and then I was forgotten... 
Ah, Gosala, the chao must chew its cud..