પૃષ્ઠ:Saraswati Chandra Part 4.pdf/૧૭૫

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“But the existence of a wider family and my deference to the feelings of the other heads of that family have made me sacrifice the higher interests of my own wife and children. I may be wrong; I may have sinned. But I may also be right; and I have tried to err on the safer side,– safer so far as the fortune of our people may be measured by that of their numbers."

“I am not quite what you call a Let-Alonist. The Hindu ideal is eminently socialistic in life and practice, and, though I am no socialist in aspirations, I feel it a duty to give fair scope to the free operation of that ideal side by side with the forces of Western Individualism which are stirring our souls, so that both may by the laws of natural selection adjust themselves to each other and bring about a happy combination of the special blessings of each. The main feature of our Hindu Socialism is that it is Protective. It protects the purity of the sex from outside influences which operate elsewhere and are always at the mercy of accidents and intrigues. It protects the weak, the infants, the Women, and the aged, from starvation and its consequential crimes. It protects the family wealth, from the whims and follies of profligates and imbeciles at home and from the operations of rogues abroad, by a domestic organisation of people who can watch like dogs and guard like sentinels, It protects and protects. Our Western Individualism is on the other hand essentially Progressive, and Progress is safety in these days. To explain my whole being in a sentence, I am breathlessly watching the confluence of socialism and individualism,