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Whoever understands the workings of the Indian mind where it has not been changed by overmuch contact with Western men or modern thought, will understand its pessimistic trend. For it imperiously demands and strongly needs the consolation of a world-escaping religion. The undertones of Indian life are not happy; they speak of resignation and melancholy, of unalterable destiny and the insignificance of man.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 101

-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 45

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