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India's Problem

Krishna or Christ

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Author: John P. Jones
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,033 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 808
Added to site: 2008.11.16
mnybks.net#: 22648
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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a judgment decree. It is one of those instances where justice in law is made to minister unrighteousness and cruelty in life. The people moreover are given to the most extravagant expenses at marriages and funerals. It is frequently the case that a man spends upon the marriage of his son or daughter, the latter especially, more than a whole year's income. I know of many who are overwhelmed by debts incurred for the marriage of their children; and the saddest thing about it is that they have little option in this expense; for it is prescribed by caste custom.

Add to this the rank growth of religious mendicancy, under the fostering care of religious teaching and superstition. There are five and one-half millions of such lazy, worthless fellows encumbering that land today. The mass of them are sleek in body and pestilential in morals. Whenever a man finds work too hard, he dons the yellow cloth of the religious mendicant and becomes an immediate success. But alas for the community! Hindu charity is prover

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