By the end of the book, Holden has accepted a new position—an undiscriminating love for all humanity.
Holden Caulfield is a confused sixteen-year-old, no better and no worse than his peers, except that he is slightly introverted, a little sensitive, and willing to express his feelings openly.
Again, this shows his growing compassion and indiscriminate love. Having agreed, Holden writes about the baseball glove of his younger brother, Allie, who died of leukemia. To Holden, the change from childhood to adulthood is a kind of death, a death he fears because of his conviction that he will become other than he is.
The Catcher in the Rye.
Gwynn and Joseph L. Although not a would-be saint, Holden does become a fuller human being through his experiences. The novel details two days in the life of year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school.
I think an interpretation of this passage is difficult not only because of its ambiguity, but also because of its unstable use of language.
He ends up exhausted and emotionally unstable. Holden Caulfield does not react as a Buddhist would, nor does he seek consolation from Buddhism.