Hindu Philosophy: The Bhagavad Gītā; Or, The Sacred Lay. A Sanskrit Philosophical Poem

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Trübner & Company, 1889 - Bhagavadgītā - 208 pages

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Page 172 - The intellect by which one understands right and wrong, what ought to be done and what ought not to be done but imperfectly (e), that, 0 son of Pritha ! is of
Page 121 - If the light of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendour of that mighty One.
Page 152 - He, having willed to produce various beings from his own divine substance, first with a thought created the waters, and placed in them a productive seed...
Page 139 - He who sees the Supreme Lord dwelling alike in all beings, the Imperishable in things that perish, he sees indeed. For seeing the Lord as the same, everywhere present, he does not destroy the Self by the Self, and thus he goes to the highest goal.
Page 207 - came into my hands. It is much superior, I think, to the translation which he published in Bombay (1875), but it is based on a principle which will not be accepted by European scholars. "My aim has been...
Page 43 - It is with us, when we enter into the Divine Spirit, as if a lump of salt was thrown into the sea ; it becomes dissolved into the water (from which it was produced), and is not to be taken out again.
Page 200 - A fiery meteor also appeared at his birth,1 and Kansa, the king of the country, was informed by the prophet Narada that this child would kill him and overthrow his kingdom, and in consequence he ordered all the male children of the country to be put to death. Prof. Weber refers also to the wonderful deeds of the child, the healing virtue of the water in which he was washed, to the account given in the Jaimini Bharata of his raising to life the dead son of Duhsala, of the cure of Kubja and of her...
Page 14 - I have supposed, may be less destructible. And, I sometimes imagine, that many of those powers, which have been called instinctive, belong to the more refined clothing of the spirit ; conscience, indeed, seems to have some undefined source, and may bear relation to a former state of being.
Page 111 - ... devotion: of that there is no doubt. I am the source of all things; the whole (universe) proceeds from Me: thinking thus, the wise who share my nature (c) worship Me. Thinking on Me, having their life absorbed in Me (d), instructing each other and ever glorifying Me, they are contented and happy. 10 To these, constantly devout, who worship with the service of love, I give that mental devotion by which they come to Me. In them I destroy from compassion, dwelling in their souls (e), the darkness...
Page 207 - When your mind, confounded by what you have heard, will stand firm and steady in contemplation" (ii. 53). Here the reference is to sruti, which means (i) hearing, (2) revelation, the sacred books. Hindu commentators say that the meaning is, what you have heard about the means of obtaining desirable things ; assuming as a certain proposition that the Vedas could not be attacked. The doctrine of the Bhagavad Gita is, however, that the devotee (yogin), when fixed in meditation, lays aside the Vedas...

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