Mahatma is know to have had few material possessions; he had a tin cup and spoon, a pair of sandals, his glasses and a set of no evil monkeys!Arun explained to us the meaning of these monkeys to his grandfather and the connection of the adage to Indian culture.
Your emotional safety is just as important as your physical safety.Dealing with the aftermath of abuse can be a very challenging experience, especially on your mind and heart.Best of all it is a user friendly site to shop in Europe, the world's largest three monkey marketplace.Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of India, is recognized worldwide as the one who brought freedom through non-violence."Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace." We initially met on e Bay, aggressively bidding against each other, trying to acquire sets of "see no, hear no and speak no evil" monkeys.
A collector, Susan Scribner, brought us together in St Louis, MO in October 2001, to meet in person and to share our common interest.Professor Archer Taylor (1890-1973), a folklorist, writes about a Roman proverb.He traced it's early origins to a sermon in Paris about 1300 AD and to Gesta Romanorum, a Latin collection of folklore and legends in the late 14th century.It is possible the three monkeys featured in panels at Toshogu Shrine originated 8 centuries earlier. Iida believes there are many indications the three monkeys predate their appearance in Japan.Ancient urban civilizations have come and gone and unfortunately there are few monkey artifacts available in museums. Iida has assembled drawings and photos of the monkeys from civilizations that flourished before the Christian era: in central Africa the Ashanti in Ghana, 3,000 BCE, Benin, and Togo; Ancient Egypt in the north and el Amarna,1350 BCE; the island of Cyprus dating back 9,000 BCE; Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilizations; the Indus Valley and of course China and India and the Indo China peninsula that lies between them.Consider the many armies and the ancient trade routes, caravans of horses and of camels and voyages by ships on seas.