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By Dr Paul Brunton

A mix of trip narrative & profound religious event. no dw, undated 1st ed c1939

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Co-operation in obtaining them. The world is but an enlarged hotel, where we are lodged and fed by Mother Nature, pay our bill and then pass on. For Nature has a will to outwork in us an� only by desisting for a time from the cOntinuous exercise of our own wills can we acquaint ourselves with her purpose. It; however, we do this we ma,y learn with surprise that she also has a way of silently yet forcefully attain­ ing this end before our eyes, once we help her by such selflessness. And then her aims and our aims become one, interblent.

I possess my own prophetic anticipations of what is going to happen in India, but in a world where national and racial prejudice is king it is not always tactful to tell the truth. I do not wear, and I do not want to wear, any political label. It is true that to be un­ labelled nowadays is deemed heresy and weakness, is to invite neg­ lect, but to don the prophet's mantle is full of d anger. Both Britisher and Indian would mistake and narrow down my attitude, and certainly misunderstand my predic tion.

The creep i ng plants which entwine themselves around a few of these trunks in front of my door show snow-white blossoIns of faintly scented little flowers which brighten the shadowed scene. They spangle the dark foliage like a firmament of shining stars. Among these silent tree-shadows I may find, doubtless, what the towns cannot give-peace, depth and healing. But the gradient is set at aD exceedingly steep angle and one can scarcely descend into it without clinging with both arxns to each trunk as ant: -passes.

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