Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blind Fakir begging for alms

“Once I saw a friend of mine reading an appeal at one of those great meetings, and I asked him about it; he replied, 'Nothing particular, only the blind Fakir begging for alms'. In my small judgement the politics of today is nothing but blind Fakir begging for alms.” (Rajani, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay)]

Sri Aurobindo’s tirade against the moderates for their policy of prayers and petitions is straight out of the pages of Bankim’s novels. [TNM]

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