The Pandit

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Page 174 - Chips from a German Workshop ; being Essays on the science of Religion, and on Mythology, Traditions, and Customs.
Page 116 - Vyasa) treating of origination, is easily explicable. The statements that the Supreme Spirit is void of attributes, are intended (it is shown) to deny thereof phenomenal qualities which are to be escaped from by those that desire emancipation. The texts which deny plurality are explained as allowed to be employed for the denial of the real existence of things apart from the Supreme Spirit, -which is identical with all things, it being Supreme Spirit which subsists under all forms as the soul of all,...
Page 41 - This has been declared as follows : — " [Liberation] is unhindered, from the continuance of former impulses, from the absence of sanga, from the cutting of all bonds, and from the natural development of the soul's own powers of motion, like the potter's wheel, the gourd with its clay removed, the seed of the castor-oil plant, or the flame of fire.
Page 42 - It must not be said ' It is a pot,' since the word ' pot ' implies 'is;' " Nor may you say ' it is not a pot,' for existence and non-existence are mutually exclusive," &c. The whole is thus to be summed up. Four classes of our opponents severally hold the doctrine of existence, non-existence, existence and non-existence successively, and the doctrine that everything is inexplicable...
Page 241 - ... merely illusory, and in reality a unity, and that duality is learnt to be illusorily imagined ; it may be replied : What you say is true, but you do not understand its meaning ; for the real meaning is, If this world had been produced, it would, without doubt, come to an end; therefore this universe is from everlasting, a fivefold dual universe ; and it is not non-existent, because it is mere illusion. Illusion is defined to be the will of the Lord, in virtue of the testimony of many such passages...
Page 96 - ... there is no suspension ; He who knows, smells this ; and so also, This is the soul which, consisting of knowledge, is the light within the heart ; For this person is the seer, the hearer, the taster, the smeller, the thinker, the understander, the doer ; The person is knowledge, and the like texts. It is not to be supposed that the Veda also affords evidence of the existence of the cosmical illusion, in the text, Enveloped in untruth (anrita) ; for the word untruth (anrita) denotes that which...
Page 41 - Then the soul rises upward to the end of the world. As a potter's wheel, whirled by the stick and hands, moves on even after these have stopped, until the impulse is exhausted, so the previous repeated contemplations of the embodied soul for the attainment of moksha exert their influence even after they have ceased, and bear the soul onward to the end of the world; or, as the gourd, encased with clay, sinks in the water, but rises to the surface when freed from its encumbrance, so the soul, delivered...
Page 98 - Tattvamuktavali and in the Chaturantara— " God, and all other words, designate the soul, none else than That, called the established entity, "Of this there is much significant and undoubted exemplification in common speech and in the Veda; " When pervading the individual spirit, the infinite has made a diversity of names and forms in the world.
Page 72 - ... accompanied with a consciousness of its subject and object ; then we rejoin : — Unfortunately for you, this (consciousness of subject) must arise equally in the absence of knowledge (for such we define illusion to be), notwithstanding your assertion to the contrary. It must, therefore, be acknowledged that the cognition, I am ignorant, I know not myself and other things, is conversant about an absence of cognition allowed by us both. Well, then (the...
Page 242 - That in which this excellent knowledge produces knowledge and effects sustentation thereof, that is pure illusion, as known and sustained, therefore by the Supreme Lord duality is not illusorily imagined. For in the Lord illusory imagination of the universe is not possible, illusory imagination arising from non-perception of differences (which as an imperfection is inconsistent with the divine nature). If it be asked how then that (illusory duality) is predicated, the answer is that in reality there...

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