All contrived phenomena

Are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow,
Like dew or a flash of lightning;
Thus should be regarded as such.

一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,如露亦如電,應作如是觀。

The above gāthā from the Diamond Sutra is my motto of practising anthropology (and life!). Anthropologists are just one of the blind men touching a part of the elephant, thus should be prepared to perceive the world in a radically different way!

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