Brāhmanism and Hindūism: Or, Religious Thought and Life in India, as Based on the Veda and Other Sacred Books of the Hindūs

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Macmillan, 1891 - Brahmanism - 603 pages
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Page 476 - There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 17 - The embodied spirit has a thousand heads, A thousand eyes, a thousand feet, around On every side enveloping the earth, Yet filling space no larger than a span. He is himself this very universe ; He is whatever is, has been, and shall be ; He is the lord of immortality.
Page 483 - God, who has equally subjected all living creatures, without distinction of caste, rank, or wealth, to change, disappointment, pain and death, and has equally admitted all to be partakers of the bountiful mercies which he has lavished over nature, and is also so well fitted to regulate the conduct of the human race in the discharge of their various duties to God, to themselves, and to society, that I cannot but hope the best effects from its promulgation in the present form.
Page 389 - A wife is half the man, his truest friend; A loving wife is a perpetual spring Of virtue, pleasure, wealth; a faithful wife Is his best aid in seeking heavenly bliss; A sweetly-speaking wife is a companion In solitude, a father in advice, A mother in all seasons of distress, A rest in passing through life's wilderness.
Page 516 - You cannot deny that your hearts have been touched, conquered and subjugated by a superior power. That power need I tell you - is Christ. It is Christ who rules British India, and not the British Government. England lias sent out a tremendous moral force in the life and character of that mighty prophet, to conquer and hold this vast empire.
Page 16 - Behold the rays of dawn, like heralds, lead on high The sun, that men may see the great all-knowing god. The stars slink off like thieves, in company with Night, Before the all-seeing eye, whose beams reveal his presence, Gleaming like brilliant flames, to nation after nation.
Page 232 - The blood is boiling in the scalded veins of that boy. The brain is boiling and bubbling in his head. The marrow is boiling in his bones. . . . The fifth dungeon is the red-hot oven.
Page 517 - Keshub Chunder Sen, a servant of God, called to be an Apostle of the Church of the New Dispensation which is in the holy city of Calcutta, the metropolis of Aryavarta, To all the great nations in the world and to the chief religious sects in the East and the West, To the followers of Moses, of Jesus, of Buddha, of Confucius, of Zoroaster, of Mahomet, of...
Page 15 - The mighty Varuna, who rules above, looks down Upon these worlds, his kingdom, as if close at hand. When men imagine they do aught by stealth, he knows it. No one can stand, or walk, or softly glide along, Or hide in dark recess, or lurk in secret cell, But Varuna detects him, and his movements spies. Two persons may devise some plot, together sitting, And think themselves alone ; but he, the king, is there — A third— and sees it all.
Page 17 - From him, called Purusha, was born Viraj, And from Viraj was Purusha produced, Whom gods and holy men made their oblation. With Purusha as victim they performed A sacrifice. When they divided him, How did they cut him up ? What was his mouth ? What were his arms? and what his thighs and feet? The Brahman was his mouth, the kingly soldier Was made his arms, the husbandman his thighs, The servile Sudra issued from his feet.

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