• According to Buddhism, each person is a Buddha who has forgotten their original nature. If we in the pampered West, having grown up with so many advantages, could not claim our own health and our agency, preferring to see ourselves as helpless victims, then who would do it? Who would take responsibility for the world?

    Daniel Pinchbeck (2007). “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl”, p.280, Penguin