Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sri Aurobindo is more often quoted than read

[Adam Smith Quotations from Adam Smith's Lost Legacy by Gavin Kennedy
Jonathan Schwarz writes in “A Tiny Revolution” (
HERE) ... I agree with Jonathan Schwarz that many people who write on Adam Smith are highly selective in their quotations from him, and also apparently unaware of the context in which his quotation appears. This suggests that Adam Smith is more often quoted than read in the original from which they quote. Jonathan concludes: “I assume these people just never read anything”, and I agree.]

The same fate, ruefully, has fallen upon Sri Aurobindo, it seems. [TNM]

2 comments:

  1. Those who read do not pray.
    Those who pray do not read.
    Sad state indeed.
    Time for Savitri Era Learning Forum to step in with some counselling.

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  2. http://savitriera.blogspot.com/2007/11/savitri-era-religion-and-reading.html

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