Malraux anti memoirs

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Andre Malaux (Man's Fate, et al.) wrote a great book about his experiences with wars and people like Nehru, DeGaulle, Gandhi, etc.) in 1968. A classic.

Andre Malaux (Man's Fate, et al.) wrote a great book about his experiences with wars and people like Nehru, DeGaulle, Gandhi, etc.) in 1968. A classic.

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  • 1. André Malraux Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968
  • 2. BuddhistText The elephant is the wisest of all the animals, the only one who remembers his former lives; and he remains motionless for long periods of time, meditating thereon. 9/29/2013 2jgillis767@aol.com
  • 3. p. 244 – 1948/1965 –TheTemptation of theWest “In our country, the first Ministry of Sports and Leisure was created by the Popular Front – in other words, about twenty years ago. But if there is no culture without leisure, there is certainly leisure without culture. Beginning, precisely, with sport. Nevertheless, with the exception of sport and games, what does leisure mean, if not the world of the imagination? There, our gods are dead, and our demons very much alive and kicking. Obviously culture cannot replace the gods, but it can reveal the heritage of the nobility of the world.” 9/29/2013 3jgillis767@aol.com
  • 4. p. 143 – 1 58/1965 – Anti-Memoirs “Were you not struck,” he asked me, half-smiling, half-serious, “by that saying in the Bhagavad-Gita: ‘He who really does what he should will obtain what he wants’?” When I met Nehru for the first time in 1935, I had asked him, “What connection do you see between nonviolence and reincarnation?” He remembered our talk: “Tolstoy is supposed to have asked Gandhi the same question.” “What was Gandhi’s answer? The same as yours?” “What was my answer?” “Roughly, ‘Reincarnation had to be the fertilizer.’” 9/29/2013 4jgillis767@aol.com
  • 5. p. 161 – 1944/1965 – Anti-Memoirs The genius of Christianity is to have proclaimed that the path to the deepest mystery is the path of love. A love which is not confined to men’s feelings, but transcends them like the soul of the world, more powerful than death and more powerful than justice: “For God did not send his son into the world to judge the world, but to save it.” …In what oriental text had I read, “The meaning of the world is as inaccessible to man as the behavior of the chariots of kings to the scorpions they crush”? It was all as though my supreme value wasTruth – and yet what didTruth matter to me that night? 9/29/2013 5jgillis767@aol.com
  • 6. 9/29/2013 jgillis767@aol.com 6 veritas