Religion: The Indian Road

Last week in a Manhattan vaudeville theatre a man was speaking. "Nietzsche's," he said, "is the present philosophy of the Occidental world, with its gospel of self-assertion and self-expression, personal liberty and personal success." Beside him, on the stage, white lilies curved from the mouths of six vases. "Christ's stern and gentle philosophy, so much more readily understood by the Oriental mind, is the way of self-abnegation, of losing oneself in something beyond oneself." Occasionally, an Indian name came to his lips, hesitant syllables...

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