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Changing Concept?

May 01, 1988

My husband, daughter and I spent the last two weeks of December in Bali and central Java. As we stayed at the Taman Harum Cottages, Bali, I was interested in the recommendation of the hotel by Linda St. Cyr of Malibu in Jerry Hulse's Travel Tips.

We, too, enjoyed its tranquillity. However, I lost three tops and a pair of pants there. Our concern was not so much for the loss of the articles as for the complete disinterest by the staff and by the owner.

Whereas the fear of future detrimental karma made stealing a fearful thing, these days it seems that tourism has started to gnaw away at this basic concept of Hinduism.

SHELAH E. YOUNG

Newport Beach

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