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... overlooking the Lake and talk to him about Buddhism . It has to be admitted
that he was the only real Buddhist whom I met in Ceylon , the only one who
understood , believed , and practised the “ higher " doctrines of this strange
They were often very nice people , but their minds and their everyday life had as
little connection with the Buddhism of the ... I shall always remember , as typical
of this Buddhist flock and their Buddhist shepherd , a saffron - robed priest who ...
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