A village woman from a poor family may violate the code of propriety, not because of poverty, but because she has been the victim of the menace of male predators. A woman from a family of the gentry, would never be the victim of such intimidation. Moreover the women of the gentry were bonded to follow their code of conduct and not to transgress, by generations of breeding.
village quoteswoman quotespoor quotesfamily quotesviolate quotescode quotespropriety quotespoverty quotesvictim quotesmenace quotesmale quotespredators quotesgentry quotesintimidation quoteswomen quotesgentry quotesbonded quotesfollow quotesconduct quotestransgress quotesgenerations quotesbreeding quotes
APAMartin Wickramasinghe Quotes. (n.d.). Jar of Quotes. Retrieved , from JarofQuotes.com Web site: https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=a-village-woman-from-poor-family-may-violate-code-propriety-not-because-poverty-but-because-she-has-been-victim-menace-male-predators-a-woman-from-family-gentry-would-never-be-vi
ChicagoMartin Wickramasinghe Quotes. Jar of Quotes, 2019. https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=a-village-woman-from-poor-family-may-violate-code-propriety-not-because-poverty-but-because-she-has-been-victim-menace-male-predators-a-woman-from-family-gentry-would-never-be-vi, accessed .
MLA"Martin Wickramasinghe Quotes." Jar of Quotes, 2019. . https://www.jarofquotes.com/view.php?id=a-village-woman-from-poor-family-may-violate-code-propriety-not-because-poverty-but-because-she-has-been-victim-menace-male-predators-a-woman-from-family-gentry-would-never-be-vi
Malin had been born and bred in an upper-class family. Was that the cause of his dissillusionment and bitterness with that way of life? The way he could have peace of mind therefore, was by detaching himself from that way of life and battling against it. Would Prince Siddharta have renounced the world if he had been born into poverty?
malin quotesborn quotesbred quotesupperclass quotesfamily quotesdissillusionment quotesbitterness quoteslife quotespeace quotesmind quotesdetaching quoteslife quotesbattling quotesprince quotessiddharta quotesrenounced quotesworld quotespoverty quotes
Primitive veddhas moulded images of women with full-blown breasts and legs. This was not to evoke sensuous pleasure, but as symbolic images related to their faith in religious fertility rites with the aim of increasing their return from harvesting and hunting. The modern artist magnifies the breasts of the woman in a painting in order to derive and to evoke erotic pleasure. That is how vulgarity enters their art.
primitive quotesveddhas quotesmoulded quotesimages quoteswomen quotesfullblown quotesbreasts quoteslegs quotesevoke quotessensuous quotespleasure quotessymbolic quotesrelated quotesfaith quotesreligious quotesfertility quotesrites quotesaim quotesincreasing quotesreturn quotesharvesting quoteshunting quotesmodern quotesartist quotesmagnifies quoteswoman quotespainting quotesorder quotesderive quoteserotic quotespleasure quotesvulgarity quotesenters quotesart quotes
A woman anticipates danger by instinct, rather than inductive reasoning. Due to this, when faced with danger due to passionate feelings related to their basic needs, women are impelled by reasoning, conditioned by instincts acquired from family traditions and the conventions of her social stratum, much more than men are.
woman quotesanticipates quotesdanger quotesinstinct quotesinductive quotesreasoning quotesdue quotesfaced quotesdue quotespassionate quotesfeelings quotesrelated quotesbasic quoteswomen quotesimpelled quotesreasoning quotesconditioned quotesinstincts quotesacquired quotesfamily quotestraditions quotesconventions quotessocial quotesstratum quotesmen quotes
poor quotescommit quotesvillainies quotesalternative quotesemployment quotesrich quotesorder quotesenjoy quotesearn quotesmoney quotes
Tissa: Malin's notion is that once poverty is eradicated, these people can live happily in stately mansions like the richer folk. Chamari: That's what I think too. Tissa: They can't be reformed with money. Chamari: These people live like this because of their poverty. The way they live is what they have created out of their poverty. Tissa: No. Their lives are fashioned by the combination of ignorance and poverty. Do they heap up all that refuse in front of their doorways because of their poverty? The loose plank of that window can be fixed with a nail. But the people there don't do it and they keep gaping at it until the plank falls. Is that because of poverty? The moment a child or an adult falls ill, the first man they summon is the exorcist or a quack who practises both magic and traditional medicine. Chamari: They don't have the money to call in a doctor or an ayurvedic physician. Tissa: You don't need a lot of money to call in a good physician. These people spend even more on a quack than on a good physician. There are two competent native physicians within a quarter mile on this place. Instead, these people spend twenty to thirty rupees on exorcists to perform devil dancing. Chamari: A doctor is indifferent towards them when they go to fetch him. Tissa: No. That's not the reason. They have faith only in the exorcist and quacks.
tissa quotesmalins quotesnotion quotespoverty quoteseradicated quotespeople quoteslive quoteshappily quotesstately quotesmansions quotesricher quotesfolk quoteschamari quotesreformed quotesmoney quotespoverty quotescreated quoteslives quotesfashioned quotescombination quotesignorance quotesheap quotesrefuse quotesfront quotesdoorways quotespoverty quotesloose quotesplank quoteswindow quotesfixed quotesnail quotesgaping quotesfalls quotesmoment quoteschild quotesadult quotesfalls quotesill quotesman quotessummon quotesexorcist quotesquack quotespractises quotesmagic quotestraditional quotesmedicine quotesmoney quotescall quotesdoctor quotesayurvedic quotesphysician quoteslot quotesgood quotesspend quotescompetent quotesnative quotesphysicians quotesquarter quotesmile quotesplace quotestwenty quotesthirty quotesrupees quotesexorcists quotesperform quotesdevil quotesdancing quotesindifferent quotesfetch quotesreason quotesfaith quotesquacks quotes
Tissa reflected that religion is divine poetry whilst morality is made up of customs and traditions that change with the place and the times. How do men who read the same books he reads, live on the same kind of food in the same world and social class, differ so much from him and from each other in mind and body? He concluded that his present state of body and mind that gives rise to his reflections cannot be just the outcome of books he read and the food he ate, nor his own efforts to adapt to his world and his social class. Human beings are born with an individuality that is unique to each, but this cannot be attributed to the presence or absence of a soul. The same individuality is there in each leaf, and one leaf differs from another. Yet all the leaves get the same nourishment from the roots of the tree, and the sun and the air.
tissa quotesreflected quotesreligion quotesdivine quotespoetry quoteswhilst quotesmorality quotesmade quotescustoms quotestraditions quoteschange quotesplace quotestimes quotesmen quotesread quotesbooks quotesreads quoteslive quoteskind quotesfood quotesworld quotessocial quotesclass quotesdiffer quotesmind quotesbody quotesconcluded quotespresent quotesstate quotesbody quotesrise quotesreflections quotesoutcome quotesate quotesefforts quotesadapt quotesclass quoteshuman quotesbeings quotesborn quotesindividuality quotesunique quotesattributed quotespresence quotesabsence quotessoul quotesleaf quotesleaf quotesdiffers quotesleaves quotesnourishment quotesroots quotestree quotessun quotesair quotes
The urban capitalists and the bourgeoisie differ in linguistic habits and dress from the workers. They don't live together in one integrated society, but as two separate societies that speak different languages both literally and metaphorically. The urban capitalists do not know the life led by workers. Workers experience hardships that are unheard of amongst villagers and these evoke malice in the urban workers, easily stirred by union leaders who use them to ride to power. Villagers are different. Teaching the villagers cannot easily change what they have inherited from the environment and the past they have known and in which they have grown up. The village entrepreneur wore only a sarong in the past. Some of them wore a sarong and slung another over a shoulder. The poor villager's dress is also a sarong. The village entrepreneur speaks Sinhalese, which is the language of the poor villager too. On the day of the traditional New Year, the children of both the rich and the poor in the village eat together and play together in the homes of the villager elite. All this subdues feelings of resentment against the wealthy villagers. It's true that villagers suffer a great deal on account of their poverty. But unlike the urban poor, poverty amongst the villagers does not incite malice toward the wealthy, due to the rural way of life.
urban quotescapitalists quotesbourgeoisie quotesdiffer quoteslinguistic quoteshabits quotesdress quotesworkers quoteslive quotesintegrated quotessociety quotesseparate quotessocieties quotesspeak quoteslanguages quotesliterally quotesmetaphorically quoteslife quotesled quotesworkers quotesexperience quoteshardships quotesunheard quotesvillagers quotesevoke quotesmalice quotesworkers quoteseasily quotesstirred quotesunion quotesleaders quotesride quotespower quotesvillagers quotesteaching quoteschange quotesinherited quotesenvironment quotespast quotesgrown quotesvillage quotesentrepreneur quoteswore quotessarong quotespast quotesslung quotesshoulder quotespoor quotesvillagers quotessarong quotesspeaks quotessinhalese quoteslanguage quotesvillager quotesday quotestraditional quotesyear quoteschildren quotesrich quoteseat quotesplay quoteshomes quoteselite quotessubdues quotesfeelings quotesresentment quoteswealthy quotesvillagers quotestrue quotessuffer quotesgreat quotesdeal quotesaccount quotespoverty quotesunlike quotespoor quotespoverty quotesincite quoteswealthy quotesdue quotesrural quoteslife quotes
The two qualities essential to a good man were honesty and compassion, Malin felt. His father lived his life as if he had rejected these qualities. Saviman Kabalana reasoned that loving kindness and compassion were weaknesses. Therefore he hid behind a mask that concealed his innate human qualities of love and kindness, both in his office and at home.
qualities quotesessential quotesgood quotesman quoteshonesty quotescompassion quotesmalin quotesfelt quotesfather quoteslived quoteslife quotesrejected quotesqualities quotessaviman quoteskabalana quotesreasoned quotesloving quoteskindness quotescompassion quotesweaknesses quoteshid quotesmask quotesconcealed quotesinnate quoteshuman quoteslove quoteskindness quotesoffice quoteshome quotes
The few people who work earnestly are those who want to accumulate wealth. They are born with exceptional ability and a drive to reach the top. Even if they life as a worker, they become very wealthy. Had their needs been met at the beginning, they would never have acquired the capacity for hard work and commitment. Why is it that rich men's children fail within two or three generations?
people quoteswork quotesearnestly quotesaccumulate quoteswealth quotesborn quotesexceptional quotesability quotesdrive quotesreach quotestop quoteslife quotesworker quoteswealthy quotesmet quotesbeginning quotesacquired quotescapacity quoteshard quotescommitment quotesrich quotesmens quoteschildren quotesfail quotesgenerations quotes
An urbanite does not become a civilized person just because he has had an education. What one assimilates in the city is book-learning and knowledge derived through emulating educated men. But that alone will not make him a civilized person. A man of simple tastes becomes complex through education because he desires to become complex. That is why a lot of educated men enjoy vulgar and obscene things. The cinema has become a vulgar philistine art form. The enormous motor car with its bloated body is a vulgar vehicle. It is difficult to create a complex thing without some vulgarity and grossness. Amongst the things valued by the educated, it is difficult to find things untainted by vulgarity. People who cannot distinguish between grossness and refinement are not uncommon among the urban educated because for many, the measure of civilization is its complexity.
urbanite quotescivilized quotesperson quoteseducation quotesassimilates quotescity quotesbooklearning quotesknowledge quotesderived quotesemulating quoteseducated quotesmen quotesmake quotesperson quotesman quotessimple quotestastes quotescomplex quoteseducation quotesdesires quotescomplex quoteslot quotesmen quotesenjoy quotesvulgar quotesobscene quotesthings quotescinema quotesphilistine quotesart quotesform quotesenormous quotesmotor quotescar quotesbloated quotesbody quotesvehicle quotesdifficult quotescreate quotesthing quotesvulgarity quotesgrossness quotesthings quotesvalued quoteseducated quotesfind quotesuntainted quotesvulgarity quotespeople quotesdistinguish quotesgrossness quotesrefinement quotesuncommon quotesurban quotesmeasure quotescivilization quotescomplexity quotes
Malin listened to Wickramanayake's gossip dispassionately. He did not accept Wickramanayake's opinion that it was the influence of Western customs and attitudes that prompted Savulugala, in his straitened economic circumstances, to allow his wife to befriend and exploit wealthy men. There were poor people in both town and village who exploited even their daughters to get money. Did these poor parents degrade themselves because they were enslaved by Western culture? It was the prevailing economic and social order that brought them to this.
malin quoteslistened quoteswickramanayakes quotesgossip quotesdispassionately quotesaccept quotesopinion quotesinfluence quoteswestern quotescustoms quotesattitudes quotesprompted quotessavulugala quotesstraitened quoteseconomic quotescircumstances quoteswife quotesbefriend quotesexploit quoteswealthy quotesmen quotespoor quotespeople quotestown quotesvillage quotesexploited quotesdaughters quotesmoney quotesparents quotesdegrade quotesenslaved quotesculture quotesprevailing quotessocial quotesorder quotesbrought quotes
An outsider's inquisitiveness to know another's private affairs is natural, but not so in children with respect to their parents. Children know the overt personal life of their parents. It is a crime for children to probe into mistakes made by their parents, like detectives looking for evidence of crimes. Any man can make mistakes, however good he may be. It is wrong for children to inquisitively probe into their parents' lives, and have fun or show anger over what they uncover. It is like digging into the heads of ancient statues in search of archaeological artefacts. Nanda spoke with anger.
outsiders quotesinquisitiveness quotesanothers quotesprivate quotesaffairs quotesnatural quoteschildren quotesrespect quotesparents quoteschildren quotesovert quotespersonal quoteslife quotescrime quotesprobe quotesmistakes quotesmade quotesparents quotesdetectives quotesevidence quotescrimes quotesman quotesmake quotesmistakes quotesgood quoteswrong quotesinquisitively quotesparents quoteslives quotesfun quotesshow quotesanger quotesuncover quotesdigging quotesheads quotesancient quotesstatues quotessearch quotesarchaeological quotesartefacts quotesnanda quotesspoke quotesanger quotes
It did not occur to Kabalana that the behaviour of these two young men was not a consequence of their education and experiences in England. Kabalana did not have the objectivity in thinking to acknowledge this. What they acquired in England was an education that encouraged independent thought. The social environment encouraged independent thought, but also the expression of such thoughts without fear. The English people have no unchanging past. Scientific knowledge, the Arts and social conventions change even in a matter of weeks and months.
occur quoteskabalana quotesbehaviour quotesyoung quotesmen quotesconsequence quoteseducation quotesexperiences quotesengland quotesobjectivity quotesthinking quotesacknowledge quotesacquired quotesengland quotesencouraged quotesindependent quotesthought quotessocial quotesenvironment quotesthought quotesexpression quotesthoughts quotesfear quotesenglish quotespeople quotesunchanging quotespast quotesscientific quotesknowledge quotesarts quotesconventions quoteschange quotesmatter quotesweeks quotesmonths quotes
There's curd, but is it alright to eat curd after eating meat?" asked Weligama Hamine, placing the dish of vegetables in her hands on the table. "Our parents never allowed us to eat curd after meat." "There's no harm in eating curd, Amma, " Aravinda said. "It may be a little harmful to eat curd after too much meat. Meats contains essential elements that take time to digest. This is also true of milk. That's why this belief would have grown. If we eat a large quantity of meat without rice, and follow with curd, there is a possibility of indigestion." Weligama Hamine accepted the professional knowledge of her son who had qualified in England. She however, did not abandon her own view completely.
curd quotesalright quoteseat quotescurd quoteseating quotesmeat quotesasked quotesweligama quoteshamine quotesplacing quotesdish quotesvegetables quoteshands quotestable quotesparents quotesallowed quotesmeat quotesharm quotesamma quotesaravinda quotesharmful quotesmeat quotesmeats quotesessential quoteselements quotestime quotesdigest quotestrue quotesmilk quotesbelief quotesgrown quoteslarge quotesquantity quotesmeat quotesrice quotesfollow quotespossibility quotesindigestion quoteshamine quotesaccepted quotesprofessional quotesknowledge quotesson quotesqualified quotesengland quotesabandon quotesview quotescompletely quotes
Village folk believed that a patient should be treated until the final moment of his life. The villager does not despair and give up hope even when a doctor gives up. He would summon an Ayurvedic physician. If he too admitted his inability to cure the patient, he would summon a traditional physician from another village or an exorcist. He did so, not just because of blind faith in the power of medicine or charms. He knew from experience that there had been patients given up as hopeless by doctors, who had been cured by traditional physicians. He had faith not only in the medicine but also in the practitioner. Some villagers even believed stories of physicians and exorcists who had given life to dead men.
village quotesfolk quotesbelieved quotespatient quotestreated quotesfinal quotesmoment quoteslife quotesvillager quotesdespair quotesgive quoteshope quotesdoctor quotessummon quotesayurvedic quotesphysician quotesadmitted quotesinability quotescure quotespatient quotestraditional quotesphysician quotesvillage quotesexorcist quotesblind quotesfaith quotespower quotesmedicine quotescharms quotesknew quotesexperience quotespatients quoteshopeless quotesdoctors quotescured quotesphysicians quotespractitioner quotesvillagers quotesstories quotesphysicians quotesexorcists quoteslife quotesdead quotesmen quotes
aravinda quotesknew quotesfelt quotesfaith quotesprescribed quotesdoctor quotesobtained quoteshigh quotesqualifications quotesengland quotessyrup quotesplacebo quotesmedicine quotescure quotesillness quotes
malin quotesdeliberately quoteshurt quotesfeelings quotesparents quotesaravinda quotesfind quotesanswer quoteshurting quotesparents quotesalien quotesaravinda quoteslived quotesrural quotesfolk quotesencouraged quoteschildren quotesflout quoteswishes quotesparents quoteselders quotes
Chamari: "Aravinda, have you been to Kataragama?" Aravinda: "No, I've never been there." Chamari: "What? That's unbelievable for someone born in Deniyaya!" Aravinda: "Going to Kataragama is not a custom of the rural folk. It is the middle class and wealthy urban people, not the villagers, who venerate the Kataragama god. He is the god of the urbanities. The villagers have now started to imitate the urban people." Chamari:"I thought even villagers used to go to Kataragama long ago." Aravinda: "No, It came from the rich urban Sinhalese of the towns who followed the rich Hindus.
chamari quotesaravinda quoteskataragama quotesaravinda quotesunbelievable quotesborn quotesdeniyaya quoteskataragama quotescustom quotesrural quotesfolk quotesmiddle quotesclass quoteswealthy quotesurban quotespeople quotesvillagers quotesvenerate quotesgod quotesgod quotesurbanities quotesvillagers quotesstarted quotesimitate quotespeople quoteschamarii quotesthought quoteslong quotesago quotesrich quotessinhalese quotestowns quoteshindus quotes