Heart-beats

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G. H. Ellis, 1894 - Brahma-samaj - 288 pages
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Page 289 - When we speak of the Western Christ, we speak of the incarnation of theology, formalism, ethical and physical force. When we speak of an Eastern Christ, we speak of the incarnation of unbounded love and grace.
Page 289 - Go to the rising sun in the East, not to the setting sun in the West, if you wish to see Christ in the plenitude of his glory and in the fulness and freshness of the primitive dispensation.
Page 289 - It seems that the Christ that has come to us is an Englishman, with English manners and customs about him, and with the temper and spirit of an Englishman in him. Hence is it that the Hindu people shrink back...
Page xl - In Boston," we again quote from Dr. Barrows, " he was invited to deliver four lectures on India before the Lowell Institute. So great was the interest in these lectures, that he was induced to repeat them afternoons, under the same auspices, to a crowded hall. These lectures were reported and published in the Christian Register
Page 231 - The universal self-delusion is this: when a man has a good thought, he fancies he has become what he thinks for the moment. Good thoughts are very good; but, unaccompanied by the difficult processes of character, they are often no better than soap-bubbles. — MOZOOMDAR.
Page 289 - Was not Jesus Christ an Asiatic? He and his disciples were Asiatics, and all the agencies primarily employed for the propagation of the gospel were Asiatic. In fact, Christianity was founded and developed by Asiatics in Asia. . . . Yet the Christ that has been brought to us in India is an Englishman, with English manners and customs about him and with the temper and spirit of an Englishman in him. Hence it is that the Hindu people shrink back. . . . Go to the rising sun in the East, not to the setting...
Page 289 - An idea of the work may be gained from the titles of the chapters : The Spirit, The Spirit in Hinduism, The Spirit in Christianity, The Sense of the Unseen, The Sense of the Spirit in Man, The Spiritual Power of the Senses, The Spirit in Nature, The Kinship in Nature, The Spirit as Life, Life in the Spirit, The Spirit in Reason, The Spirit in Love, The Spirit in Conscience, The Spirit in History, The Spirit in Christ, The Spirit in the Times, The Spirit In all Religious Dispensations.
Page xvi - It is not true that they are always persecuted, not true at leait in Bengal. They willingly court the miseries under which so many, like my loved and honoured mother, die. But if men were more compassionate, and society recognised their right to the commonest necessaries of life, perhaps they would be less hard on themselves, and many a heart-stricken son would be spared the misery I felt when I found my mother's beloved life sink under the load of the world's neglect and indifference.
Page 19 - And we have known and believed the Love that God has to us. God is Love; and he that dwells in Love dwells in God, and God in him.
Page xvi - What need to curse the •elfish cruelty of men and women to the wretched, forsaken Hindu widow? To them she was a widow only : to me, my dear mother, the sole guardian and friend I had in all the world. I do not care whether all or many widows remarry : but I do feel they should be more loved, nursed, and cared for, more humanity shown to them. It is not true that they are always persecuted, not true at leait in Bengal.

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