The Vedic Religion, Or, The Creed and Practice of the Indo-Aryans Three Thousand Years Ago

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J. Nisbet, 1881 - Hinduism - 259 pages
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Page 193 - Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man. What passion cannot Music raise and quell? When Jubal struck the chorded shell, His listening brethren stood around, And, wondering, on their faces fell To worship that celestial sound. Less than a god they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell, That spoke so sweetly, and so well.
Page 89 - 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 offer 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 83 - The embodied spirit has a thousand heads, A thousand eyes, a thousand feet around, On every side enveloping the earth, Yet filling space no larger than a span. He is himself this very universe, He is whatever is, has been, and shall be. He is the lord of immortality.
Page 219 - Where is the wise ? where is the scribe ? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world ? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Page 131 - Him let us praise, the golden child that rose In the beginning, who was born the lord — The one sole lord of all that is — who made The earth, and formed the sky, who giveth life, Who giveth strength, whose bidding gods revere, Whose hiding-place is immortality, Whose shadow, death ; who by his might is king Of all the breathing, sleeping, waking world...
Page 191 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Page 127 - What covered all? what sheltered? what concealed? Was it the water's fathomless abyss? There was not death — yet was there nought immortal. There was no confine betwixt day and night; The only One breathed breathless by itself, Other than It there nothing since has been. Darkness there was, and all at first was veiled In gloom profound — an ocean without light...
Page 198 - Indra and Soma, burn the devils, destroy them, throw them down — ye two bulls — the people that grow in darkness ! Hew down the madmen, suffocate them, kill them ; hurl them away and slay the voracious. Indra and Soma, up together against the cursing demon! May he burn and hiss like an oblation on the fire ! Put your everlasting hatred upon the villain, who hates the Brahman, who. eats flesh, and whose look is abominable.
Page 41 - Wise 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 59 - Where life is free, in the third heaven of heavens, where the worlds are radiant, there make me immortal...

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