So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
They say eyes clear with age.
If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak.
I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don’t you think?
If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
I wouldn’t mind seeing China if I could come back the same day.
One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.