The Adventures of a Lady in Tartary, Thibet, China, & Kashmir. With an Account of the Journey from the Punjab to Bombay Overland, Volume 1

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Hope and Company, 1853 - China - 487 pages

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Page 204 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Page 203 - All rites ordained in the Veda, oblations to fire, and solemn sacrifices pass away ; but that which passes not away is declared to be the syllable 6m, thence called acshara ; since it is a symbol of God, the Lord of created beings.
Page 8 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold ; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude ; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 206 - ... taught in public a religion, in which, in supposed compliance with the infirmities and passions of human nature, the Deity has been brought more to a level with our own prejudices and wants ; and the incomprehensible attributes assigned to him, invested with sensible, and even human forms."* * Mr.
Page 205 - He from whom the universal " world proceeds, who is the Lord of the Universe, and " whose work is the universe, is the Supreme Being!
Page 204 - On that effulgent power, which is BRAHME himself, and is called the light of the radiant sun, do I meditate, governed by the mysterious light which resides within me for the purpose of thought; that very light is the earth, the...
Page 205 - The Almighty, Infinite, Eternal, Incomprehensible, Self-existent Being, He who sees everything though never seen, He who is not to be compassed by description and who is beyond the limits of human conception, is Brahma, the one unknown true Being, the Creator, the Preserver and Destroyer of the Universe. Under such and innumerable other definitions is the Deity acknowledged in the Vedas or the sacred writings of the Hindus.
Page 196 - Pactyica, settled northward of the other Indians, whose mode of life resembles that of the Bactrians. They are the most warlike of the Indians, and these are they who are sent to procure the gold ; for near this part is a desert by reason of the sand. In this desert then, and in the sand, there are ants in size somewhat less indeed than dogs, but larger than foxes.
Page 204 - Mr. Colebrooke again explains it : " On that effulgent power which is Brahm himself, and is called the light of the radiant sun, do I meditate, governed by the mysterious light which resides within me for the purpose of thought. I myself am an irradiated manifestation of the supreme Brahm.
Page 196 - ... 104. The Indians then adopting such a plan and such a method of harnessing, set out for the gold, having before calculated the time, so as to be engaged in their plunder during the hottest part of the day, for during the heat the ants hide themselves under the ground. Amongst these people the sun is hottest in the morning, and not, as amongst others, at mid-day, from the time that it has risen some way, to the breaking up of the market ; during this time it scorches much more than at mid-day...

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