The miseries of the world cannot be cured by physical help only. Until man’s nature changes, his physical needs will alwàys arise, and miseries will always be felt, and no amount of physical help will remove them completely. The only solution of the problem is to make mankind pure. Ignorance is the mother of evìl and of all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated; then alone will misery cease in the world. We may convert every house in the country into a charitable asylum, we may fill the land with hospitals, but human misery will continue until man’s character changes.
According to the passage, which of the following statements is most likely to be true as the reason for man’s miseries ?