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P ublished in by The Aquarian Theosophistthe volume has pages and can be obtained through Amazon Books. Moreover the assumption, which served Gandhi so well in dealing with individuals, that all human beings are more or less approachable and will respond to a generous gesture, needs to be seriously questioned. Without a free press and the right of assembly, it is impossible not merely to appeal to outside opinion, but to bring a mass movement into being, or even to make your intentions known to your adversary.
Even in the most sordid street the coming of spring will register itself by some sign or other, if it is only a brighter blue between the chimney pots or the vivid green of an elder sprouting on a blitzed site. He was not one of those saints who are marked out by their phenomenal piety from childhood onwards, nor one of the other kind who forsake the world after sensational debaucheries.
Almost from childhood onwards he had a deep earnestness, an attitude ethical rather than religious, but, until he was about thirty, no very definite sense of direction. The other idea is that this is the age of machines and that to dislike the machine, or even to want to limit its domination, is backward-looking, reactionary and elefxnte ridiculous.
But I am aware that many people do not like reptiles elefamte amphibians, and I am not suggesting that in order to enjoy the spring you have to take an interest in toads. In judging a man like Gandhi one seems instinctively to apply high standards, so that some of his virtues have passed almost unnoticed.
The British Conservatives only became really angry with him when, as inhe was in effect turning his non-violence against a different conqueror. That one even thinks of asking such questions indicates his stature.
I mention the spawning of the toads because it is one of the phenomena of spring which most deeply appeal to me, and because the toad, unlike the skylark geogre the primrose, has never had much of a boost from poets.
S aints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent, but the tests that orweol to be applied to them are not, of course, the same in all cases. Medieval literature, for instance, including the popular ballads, is full of an almost Georgian enthusiasm for Nature, and the art of agricultural peoples such as the Chinese and Japanese centres always round caazndo, birds, flowers, rivers, mountains.
Certainly we ought to be discontented, we ought not simply to find out ways of making the best of a bad job, and yet if we kill all pleasure in the actual process of life, what sort of future are we preparing for ourselves?
Secondly, if possible, no sexual intercourse. They make sense only on the assumption that God exists and that the world of solid objects is an illusion to be escaped from.
The attitude of the Indian millionaires was similar. But it so happens that Gandhi was asked a somewhat similar question in and that his answer is on record in Mr.
Wherefore, then, should you emerge on dark nights from your abodes with lanterns and murderous weapons, in order to catch these useful and innocent beings? He makes full confession of the misdeeds of his youth, but in fact there is not much to confess.
Suddenly, towards the end of March, the miracle happens and the decaying slum in which I live is transfigured. But this partial autobiography, which ends in the nineteen-twenties, is strong evidence in his favor, all the more because it covers what he would have called the unregenerate part of his life and reminds one that inside the saint, or near-saint, there was a very shrewd, able person who could, if he had chosen, have been a brilliant success as a lawyer, an administrator or perhaps even a businessman.
Presently he has swollen to his normal size again, and then he goes through a phase of intense sexiness. Written in short lengths for newspaper serialization, the autobiography is not a literary masterpiece, but it is the more impressive because of the commonplaceness of much of its material.
These and kindred questions need discussion, and need it urgently, in the few years left to us before somebody presses the button and the rockets begin to fly.
Is there a Gandhi in Russia at this moment? One has the impression that this attitude staggered even so warm an admirer as Mr. CCA  Orwell wrote this in It entailed such things as civil disobedience, strikes, lying down in front of railway trains, enduring police charges without running away and without hitting back, and the like. It is like gold, or more exactly it is like the golden-coloured semi-precious stone which one sometimes sees in signet-rings, and which I think is called a chrysoberyl.
I have seen a kestrel flying over the Deptford gasworks, and I have heard a first-rate performance by a blackbird in the Euston Road.
Myriam E. Friedenthal (Translator of Cazando Un Elefante)
This again is true, and it marks the point at eleefante the humanistic and the religious attitude cease to be reconcilable. If you are not prepared to take life, you must often be prepared for lives to be lost in some other way. His first entry into anything describable as public life was made by way of vegetarianism.
Its periodical resurrection was a sacred process volume I, page It comes cazxndo in everywhere, like one of those new poison gases which pass through all filters.
Underneath his less ordinary qualities one feels all the time the solid middle-class businessmen who were his ancestors. For a few days after getting into the water the toad concentrates on building up his strength by eating small insects.