The Bhagavad Gita, Or, The Sacred Lay: A Sanskrit Philosophical Poem

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Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1893 - 216 pages
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Page 172 - The intellect by which one understands right and wrong, what ought to be done and what ought not to be done but imperfectly (e), that, 0 son of Pritha ! is of
Page 121 - If the light of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendour of that mighty 0ne.
Page 105 - In the same Veda (i. 96, 7), Agni is called satas gopa, the guardian of the existent world. The phraseology is much like Hegel's : ( I ) Das Absolute is das Seyn ; (2) das Absolute ist das Nichts . . . Das reine Seyn ist nun die reine Abstraction, damit das absolut-negative, welches gleichfalls unmittelbar genommen, das Nichts ist
Page 128 - Form. 53. Neither by the Vedas, nor by austerities, nor by charitable gifts, nor by sacrifice, can I be seen as thou hast seen Me, 54. But by single-hearted devotion alone I can be known in this manner, O Arjuna, and perceived in reality and also entered into, O Parantapa.
Page 43 - It is with us, when we enter into the Divine Spirit, as if a lump of salt was thrown into the sea ; it becomes dissolved into the water (from which it was produced), and is not to be taken out again.
Page 207 - ... that is common to Western habits of thought, and thus, while I have sometimes followed their guidance, I have been often obliged to reject their comments as misrepresenting the doctrines of the author. I append some instances of this kind, that my readers may be able to form their own judgment. (l.) "When your mind, confounded by what you have heard, will stand firm and steady in contemplation
Page 200 - A fiery meteor also appeared at his birth,1 and Kansa, the king of the country, was informed by the prophet Narada that this child would kill him and overthrow his kingdom, and in consequence he ordered all the male children of the country to be put to death. Prof. Weber refers also to the wonderful deeds of the child, the healing virtue of the water in which he was washed, to the account given in the Jaimini Bharata of his raising to life the dead son of Duhsala, of the cure of Kubja and of her...
Page 184 - Vishnu) abandoned the entire system founded on the ordinances of the triple Veda. Some reviled the Vedas, others the Gods, others the ceremonial of sacrifice, and others the Brahmans. This, they exclaimed, is a doctrine which will not bear discussion. The slaughter of animals in sacrifice is not conducive to religious merit. To say that oblations of butter consumed in the fire produce any future reward, is the assertion of a child. ... If...
Page 37 - Then men will proclaim thy eternal disgrace, and to a well-born man (h) disgrace is worse than death. 35 The car-borne men (the chiefs) will think that thou hast withdrawn from the battle through fear, and thou, who wast highly thought of by them, will be lightly esteemed. Thy enemies will utter many disgraceful words (lit. that ought not to be said), deriding thy capacity (as a warrior): what can be more grievous than this ? If slain, thou wilt attain to heaven, or thou wilt possess the earth if...
Page 207 - Sacred Books of the East" came into my hands. It is much superior, I think, to the translation which he published in Bombay (1875), but it is based on a principle which will not be accepted by European scholars. "My aim has been...

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