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Those Westerners who try to ape Indians--and not only Indians, but the ancient Indians at that--by adopting their dress, clothes, beliefs, and general way of life are putting themselves in a somewhat ridiculous position, if not a false one. We may give admiration and sympathy to Indian ideas and ideals up to a certain point, but we need not do it by throwing away completely all our Western heritage, which also has its substantial value. We need not let them prevent us from giving an adequate appreciation to the offerings of our own culture.


-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 2






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