Monday, December 01, 2008

Jhumri Tilaiya, Hakimpara, and the simple peasant

[A few years ago upon my visit to Puducherry, I realized the truth that the simple peasant there is closer to God than you and I. It was truly a humbling experience. No care for personal comfort and leading simple lives. Re: Taking Stock Dave Mon 27 Oct 2008 11:23 PM PDT 6:08 PM]

[Here are extracts from a letter to the editor of Sri Aurobindo's Action, Pondicherry, written at the beginning of October by a devotee in Hakimpara, West Bengal. Without the benefit of advanced education, the writer accurately assessed the situation by virtue of simple sincerity... Re: Competing Visions of History in Internal Islamic Discourse and Islamic-Western Dialogue - ABDULLAHI A. AN-NA'IM
by Angiras on Sun 16 Nov 2008 11:48 PM PST
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"A devotee" "of simple sincerity" or "the simple peasant" is as illusive as R. K. Laxman's The Common Man or a telescopic view of Jhumri Tilaiya. [TNM]

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