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EAST AND WEST, WHERE IS THE
Hence it is not
Western religion that is benefiting Asia, but the confidence of the people of Asia in
themselves and their own traditions and their ability to adapt them to the changed
circumstances of the modern world. While Western culture is exporting itself to
Asia, the division of East and West is used to prevent Eastern culture from being imported
in to the West. However, if Western culture is going to be exported to Asia, Eastern
culture must come to the West.
The trade of ideas
and culture can no more be a one way street than the trade of merchandise. If the East can
benefit from Western culture, then certainly the division between East and West is not
real. Then the West can benefit from Eastern culture without people losing their real
nature, which after all is a matter of the heart, not of geographical divisions.