The Great Religions of India

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Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1905 - India - 287 pages
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Page 78 - Children of immortal bliss' — what a sweet, what a hopeful name! Allow me to call you, brethren, by that sweet name, heirs of immortal bliss — yea, the Hindu refuses to call you sinners. Ye are the Children of God, the sharers of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings. Ye divinities on earth — sinners! It is a sin to call a man so: it is a standing libel on human nature.
Page 31 - Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the foul bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart...
Page 102 - This raised such a feeling against me, that I was at last deserted by every person except two or three Scotch friends, to whom, and the nation to which they belong, I always feel grateful.
Page 137 - The will of the Lord is the law of holiness : the riches of Vohu-Mano shall be given to him who works in this world for Mazda, and wields according to the will of Ahura the power he gave him to relieve the poor.
Page 74 - Who from the anarchy of dreaming sleep, Or from its death-like void, with punctual care, And touch as gentle as the morning light, Restor'st us, daily, to the powers of sense And reason's steadfast rule, thou, thou alone Art everlasting, and the blessed spirits, Which thou includest, as the sea her waves...
Page 136 - Just as a heavenly lord is to be chosen, So is an earthly master for the sake of righteousness, As a giver of good thoughts, and of the actions of life towards Mazda. The dominion belongs to the lord whom he has appointed as a protector for the poor.
Page 156 - Mazdiashna religion ; to avoid evil deeds ; to exert for good deeds ; to pray five times in the day ; to believe in the reckoning and justice on the fourth morning after death ; to hope for heaven and to fear hell ; to consider doubtless the day of general destruction and resurrection...
Page 223 - Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah...
Page 137 - As a heavenly lord is to be chosen, so is an earthly master (spiritual guide) for the sake of righteousness, to be the giver of the good thoughts, the good actions of life towards Mazda ; and the dominion is for the Lord (ahura) whom he has given as a protector to the poor.
Page 245 - I speak of probabilities — as a matter of humanity I wish with all my soul that the Greeks were put in possession of their whole patrimony and that the Sultan were driven, bag and baggage, into the heart of Asia, or as a provisional measure that the divided empire which existed four centuries ago could be restored.

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