A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature: So Far as it Illustrates the Primitive Religion of the Brahmans

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Williams and Norgate, 1859 - Brahmanism - 607 pages
 

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Page 571 - May He not destroy us, He the creator of the earth ; or He, the righteous, who created the heaven; He who also created the bright and mighty waters. — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Page 531 - Wherever the mighty water-clouds went, where they placed the seed and lit the fire, thence arose He who is the only life of the bright gods; — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 531 - In the beginning there arose the Source of golden light. He was the only born Lord of all that is. He established the earth, and this sky. Who is the God to whom we shall oifer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Page 11 - And yet there is not an English jury now a days, which, after examining the hoary documents of language, would reject the claim of a common descent and a legitimate relationship between Hindu, Greek, and Teuton.
Page 509 - Second hymn : 1. \\7ise and mighty are the works of him who stemmed asunder the wide firmaments. He lifted on high the bright and glorious heaven ; he stretched out apart the starry sky and the earth.
Page 531 - He who gives life, he who gives strength ; whose command all the Bright Gods revere ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Page 11 - The evidence of language is irrefragable, and it is the only evidence worth listening to with regard to ante-historical periods. It would have been next to impossible to discover any traces of relationship between the swarthy natives of India and their conquerors, whether Alexander or Clive, but for the testimony borne by language.
Page 24 - know of ourselves, of our present life, and of death, death may immediately, in the natural course of things, put us into a higher and more enlarged state of life, as our birth does ;| a state in which our capacities and. sphere of perception, and of action, may be much greater than at present.
Page 509 - Let me not yet, O Varuna ! enter into the house of clay ; have mercy, almighty, have mercy ! ' If I go along trembling, like a cloud driven by the wind; have mercy, almighty, have mercy ! ' Through want of strength, thou strong and bright god, have I gone...
Page 531 - He who by His might looked even over the water-clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice, He who is God above all gods. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...

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