A monk asked Nansen: "Is there a teaching no master ever preached before?" Nansen said: "Yes, there is." "What is it?" asked the monk. Nansen replied: "It is not mind, it is not Buddha, it is not things."
Description: "'In a Japanese Garden' study of a girl in a Japanese garden with her reflection in lake". Photograph taken by Herbert Ponting (1870-1935). Date: c.1907 Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/507/200 This image is from the collections of The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons. For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library.