Thomas Merton on the beggars of Calcutta

“But the routine of the beggars is heart-rending. The little girl who suddenly appeared at the window of my taxi, the utterly lovely smile with which she stretched out her hand, and then the extinguishing of the light when she drew it back empty. I had no Indian money yet. She fell away from the taxi as if she were sinking in water and drowning and I wanted to die. I couldn

Posted by | Comments (1)  | March 26, 2003
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One Response to “Thomas Merton on the beggars of Calcutta”

  1. Rajdeep Mukherjee Says:

    Help the needy persons because a society can progress only if all are equal.