Points of Controversy
10.10. Are Acts of Intimation Virtue?
Acts intimating minor courtesies such as salutation, rising to welcome, presenting clasped hands, acts of propriety, offering a seat, a couch, water for the feet, a towel for the feet, rubbing the back in the bath—are these morality? Yes, you say. But you would not affirm they are the five abstinences just named. Those are moral—are these?