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A truly spiritual man partook of no pleasures other than religious ones, engaged in no worldly activities--this was the typical Indian attitude until quite lately. But the release of new energies when India was released from alien rule, the shock of invasion by Chinese Communists, and the impact of the Five-Year Plans of forced and quickened industrialization brought in a less sternly ascetic, more humanly activistic, and better-balanced outlook.


-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 233






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