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The point is that they are incompatible. Is it wicked to take a pleasure in spring and other seasonal changes? It is worth considering the disciplines which Gandhi imposed on himself and which — though he might not insist on every one of his followers observing every detail — he considered indispensable if one wanted to serve either God or humanity.
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? His main political objective, the peaceful ending of British egorge, had after all been attained. On the other hand, the British did get out of India without fighting, an event which very few observers indeed would have predicted until about a year before it happened.
But Persephone, like the toads, always rises from the dead at about the same moment.
They make sense only on the assumption that God exists and that the world of solid objects is an illusion to be escaped from. For instance, it is clear even from the autobiography that his natural physical courage was quite outstanding: This is often backed up by the statement that a love of Nature is a foible of urbanized people who have no notion what Nature is really like. 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 slightly ridiculous. George Orwell left writes a unique and polemical essay on Mahatma Gandhi. Medieval literature, for instance, including the popular ballads, is full of an almost Georgian enthusiasm for Nature, and the art of orwe,l peoples such as the Chinese and Japanese centres always round trees, birds, flowers, rivers, mountains.
When, inhe urged non-violent resistance against a Japanese invasion, he was ready to admit that it might cost several million deaths. Orwell, so the thought runs, ought to be discontented, and it is our job to multiply our wants and not simply to increase our enjoyment of the things we have already. It is doubtful whether this is true. Forster rightly says in A Passage to Indiais the besetting Indian cazabdo, as hypocrisy is the British vice.
Presently he has swollen orwel his normal size again, and then he goes through a phase of intense sexiness. It is true that the threatened death never actually occurred, and also that Gandhi — with, one gathers, a good deal of moral pressure in the opposite direction — always gave the patient the choice of staying alive at the price of committing a sin: He did not — indeed, since his whole political life centred round a struggle for national independence, he could not — take the sterile and dishonest line of pretending that in every war both sides are exactly the same and it makes no difference who wins.
The Power of Spring and the Renewal of Life. If sexual intercourse must happen, then it should be for the sole purpose of begetting children and presumably at long intervals.
And is it not possible for one whole culture to be insane by the standards of another? A few more weeks, and the water is alive with masses of tiny tadpoles which rapidly grow larger, sprout hind-legs, then forelegs, then shed their tails: Nota Editorial de Cazzando One feels that even after he had abandoned personal ambition he must have been a resourceful, energetic lawyer and a hard-headed political organizer, careful in keeping down expenses, an adroit handler of committees and an indefatigable chaser of subscriptions.
As usual the relevant facts cut across one another. 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.
If you are not prepared to take life, you must often be prepared for lives to be lost in some other way. Then the question becomes: I have always suspected that if our economic and political georye are ever really solved, life will become simpler instead of more complex, and that the sort of pleasure one gets from finding the first primrose will loom larger than the sort of pleasure one gets from eating an ice to the tune of a Wurlitzer. If not, how do you propose cazanndo save them without resorting to war?
To love the country one must live in the town, merely taking an occasional week-end ramble at the warmer times of year. Pero afortunadamente no pueden.
George Orwell – Amazônia Teosófica
Desdetodos los febreros me he encontrado pensando que esta vez el invierno va a ser permanente. And, so far as one can gauge the feelings of whole nations, is there any apparent connection between a generous deed and a friendly response?
Are you prepared to see them exterminated? There must, he says, be some limit to what we will do in order to remain alive, and the limit is well on this side of chicken broth. Whether he was also a lovable man, and whether his teachings can have much for those who do not accept the religious beliefs on which they are founded, I have never felt fully certain. Nobody ever suggested that he was corrupt, or ambitious in any vulgar way, or that anything he did was actuated by fear or malice.
In relation to the late war one question that every pacifist had a clear obligation to answer was: This allows one to notice, what one might not at another time, that a toad has about the most beautiful eye of any living creature. At about the time when the autobiography first appeared I remember reading its opening chapters in the ill-printed pages of some Indian newspaper. Every February since I have found myself thinking that this time winter is going orwdll be permanent.
It is not necessarily true, for example, when you are dealing with lunatics. All he knows, at least if he is a male toad, is that he wants to get his arms round something, and if you offer him a stick, or even your finger, he will cling to it with surprising strength and caxando a long time to discover that it is not a female toad.
Myriam E. Friedenthal (Translator of Cazando Un Elefante)
The autobiography leaves it uncertain whether Gandhi behaved in an inconsiderate way to his wife and children, but at any rate it makes clear that on three occasions he was willing to let his wife or a child die rather than administer the animal food prescribed by the doctor. But it so happens that Gandhi was asked a somewhat similar question in and that his answer is on record in Mr. The attitude of the Indian millionaires was similar. T he above article by George Orwell was first published in April 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.
Fischer, but Gandhi was merely being honest.
Indeed it is remarkable how Nature goes on existing unofficially, as it were, in the very heart of London.