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In my year in Kandy I opened the shrine only three times, once for the Perahera,
once at my request for the Empress, and once at the Diwa Nilame's request for
Reginald Farrer, the Himalayan botanist, who had become a Buddhist. At the ...
I am essentially and fundamentally irreligious, as I have explained in Sowing, but,
if one must have a religion, Buddhism seems to me superior to all other religions.
When I got to Kandy, I had already passed my examination in Tamil and I now ...
We ran as hard as we could to the town and on the way he told me that the
Buddhists and Moslems, armed with sticks and stones and with the posts which
they pulled out of the fences, were fighting one another in front of the mosque.
When I ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review