Hindu Philosophy: The Bhagavad Gītā; Or, The Sacred Lay. A Sanskrit Philosophical Poem

Trübner & Company, 1882 - 208 páginas

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Página 112 - 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.
Página 34 - 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.
Página 191 - 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...
Página 195 - Brahmaword," which here means the Vedas. " II transgresse la doctrine brahmaniaue " (Burnouf). (4) "The offering (of an oblation to any divinitv) which is the cause of the production and development of all things is named action
Página 128 - Jtuddhi and manas of man's comphysical matters, even in schools pound nature, and these are only widely differing from his on other subtle forms of matter, subjects. Modesty, sincerity, innocence, patience, uprightness, service done to a preceptor, purity, constancy, self-control; Absence of desire for things of sense and of vanity, perception of the evil of birth, death, old age, sickness, and pain; Freedom from attachment, absence of affection for son, -wife, home, and the rest, and constant equanimity...
Página 16 - These inventions are not more crude than that of the vital spirits, of which physicians and men of science used to speak, even in the last century. They denote that Kapila had a dim perception of the fact that there are vital forces at work in the human system more subtle than mere inanimate matter. But all bodies, and all their separate faculties or endowments, and the constituent elements or gunas of Nature (Prakriti), which now are variously distributed in existing things, shall finally cease...
Página 102 - I am the source of all things; the whole (universe) proceeds from Me: thinking thus, the wise who share my nature (c) worship Me. Thinking on Me, having their life absorbed in Me (d), instructing each other and ever glorifying Me, they are contented and happy. 10 To these, constantly devout, who worship with the service of love, I give that mental devotion by which they come to Me. In them I destroy from compassion, dwelling in their souls (e), the darkness which is born of ignorance, by the bright...
Página 15 - I have supposed, may be less destructible. And, I sometimes imagine, that many of those powers, which have been called instinctive, belong to the more refined clothing of the spirit ; conscience, indeed, seems to have some undefined source, and may bear relation to a former state of being.
Página 7 - One thing (essence) only, without a second." There is therefore, properly, neither cause nor effect. All that exists, or that seems to exist, is only Brahma. The difficult, or rather the impossible, problem of the origin of matter and of existing forms is set aside by a mere negation of matter, the only existence being the One Eternal Spirit. Here is a doctrine which lies in the absolutely opposite pole to that of many modern scientists, who can see in the varied forms of existence, and in the will,...

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