“What is truth?…What is sanity? “

‘What is truth?’ I waxed rhetorical, ‘What is sanity? Did Jesus rise up from the grave? Do Hindus not accept — Padma — that the world is a kind of dream; that Brahma dreamed, is dreaming the universe; that we only see dimly through that dream-web, which is Maya. . . . If I say that certain things took place which you, lost in Brahma’s dream, find hard to believe, then which of us is right? Have some more chutney’, I added graciously, taking a generous helping myself. ‘It tastes very good.’

Midnight’s Children. Salman RUSHDIE.


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