Scratch the sheepskin and the wolf within us will soon show his teeth.
It has been said that man at ten is an animal, at twenty a lunatic, at thity a failure, at fort a fraud, and at fifty a criminal.
Perhaps he becames a criminal because he has never creased to be an animal.
Nothing is real to us but hundger, nothing sacred except our own desires.
Shrine after shrine has crumbled before our eyes; but one altar foreever is preserved, that whereon we burn incense to the supreme idol, ーourselves.
Our god is great, and money is his Prophet!
We devastate nature in order to make sacrifice to him.
We boast that we have conquered Matter and forget that it is Matter that has enslaved us.
What atrocities do we not perpetrate in the name of culture and refinement!」
(From the Book of Tea - Flowers, p.91, Charles E.TUttぇCo., Rutland, Vermont, Tokyo, Japan)
What a poor human being at present!
However, yet, we should never give for the wonder of culture and refinement!
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