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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 ...
They were often very nice people, but their minds and their everyday life had as
little connection with the Buddhism of the Buddha and my pundit as those of the
ordinary village Rector in England have to do with the Christianity of Christ.
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
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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