Study of Beelzebub's Tales




38 Religion


“And finally, as regards that religion there which was, so to say, founded on the teaching of Saint Buddha, I have already told you that, thanks to their notorious suffering, based on a misunderstood idea, they have from the very beginning turned this teaching into a means for their own, as they themselves say, ‘mental perversity.’


“By the way, it must be noted that in the beginning the ‘Tanguori’ and after them ‘Brahmanists,’ ‘Shuenists,’ and so on, occupied themselves with this mental perversity there, and now at the present time those called theosophists and other ‘pseudolearned’ occupy themselves with the same thing.”