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Another thing I liked about the Sinhalese was their religion . 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 ...
It was the last thing I heard as I fell asleep at night , the first thing I heard when I
woke in the morning — the moment of silence , the heavy thud ; the moment of
silence , the heavy thud — the rhythm of the sea , the rhythm of Hambantota .
The whole thing was characteristic of village life in Ceylon 50 years ago . The
kernel of the trouble was 48 acres of land , the ownership of which was in dispute
between the villagers on one side and the Court interpreter of Tangalla on the ...
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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