The Beggars Of Capitalism

The Buddha was also a beggar

Every day we go the canal way to school, and almost every day we pass an old bearded beggar, holding up his humble wares. I passed him going to school and then much later in the evening, coming back from an event. That time I stopped, gave him whatever money I had, and asked him his name.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at