The subject of Poverty and Prayer was dealt with by a son of the West one who received his Benedictine training in England but who has lived twenty-five years in India. The negative is every form of religiosity which is ,a compromise with money or power, and which by that very 'fact becomes a force for subjection and oppression. When, in western tradition, one wishes to make a monastic foundation, one begins by collecting the money; next one buys some ground, constructs buildings: and sets up a farm or other enterprise to make sure of the income. With reference to the Eastern religions, we can now more easily distinguish in them, as in our own case, the gap which exists between an ideal and its putting into practice. They won everybody's hearts with their modesty and sincerity. This openness, this expectant state of the heart; is possible according to the measure in which the heart is free in regard to material factors, the family, social status and above all, the "ego". We continue to admire their spiritual wealth, whilst we are now better acquainted with their problems-not so very different, after all, from our own. The balance between the number of "experts" from outside the region and that of the delegates of Asian communities was better than at Bangalore. However, our questioning has to go beyond all these practical details.
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