Swami Vivekananda and His Guru: With Letters from Prominent Americans on the Alleged Progress of Vedantism in the United States

Christian Literature Society for India, 1897 - 44 páginas

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It is good to see such books being online.It shows the leval of racial ignorance existed in USA and also the attack on india's great saints and institutions.The book writer could not have even concived in his mind that india is free and rising up in the world and half the world accepts buddhism and hindusim.
The writer did make himself look like a fool.

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Página lxix - 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.
Página lxxvii - By the study of what other book could children be so much humanized and made to feel that each figure in that vast historical procession fills, like themselves, but a momentary space in the interval between two eternities; and earns the blessings or the curses of all time, according to its effort to do good and hate evil, even as they also are earning their payment for their work...
Página lx - ... ground ; they have all grown older, and it may be wiser and better; but when they search for a name for what is most exalted and yet most dear to every one of us, when they wish to express both awe and love, the infinite and the finite, they can but do what their old fathers did when gazing up to the eternal sky, and feeling the presence of a Being as far as far and as near as near can be : they can but combine the selfsame words, and utter once more the primeval Aryan prayer, Heaven-Father,...
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Página lxiv - What, then, was the end which Bacon proposed to himself? It was, to use his own emphatic expression, " fruit." It was the multiplying of human enjoyments and the mitigating of human sufferings. It was
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Página lxiv - Driven from its ancient haunts, it had taken sanctuary in that Church which it had persecuted, and had, like the daring fiends of the poet, placed its seat next the seat of God, And with its darkness dared affront his light.
Página lxxvii - English, and abounds in exquisite beauties of mere literary form; and, finally, that it forbids the veriest hind who never left his village to be ignorant of the existence of other countries and other civilizations, and of a great past, stretching back to the furthest limits of the oldest nations in the world.

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