Philosophy, Qabbala and Vedānta: Comparative Metaphysics and Ethics, Retionalism and Mysticism, of the Jews, the Hindus and Most of the Historic Nations, as Links and Developments of One Chain of Universal Philosophy
H. Fluegel & Company, 1902 - 307 pages
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Page 203 - This now is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.
Page 194 - But how could it be thus, my dear?' the father continued. ' How could that which is, be born of that which is not ? No, my dear, only that which is, was in the beginning, one only, without a second.
Page 203 - But he felt no delight. Therefore a man who is lonely feels no delight. He wished for a second. He was so large as man and wife together. He then made this his Self to fall in two, and thence arose husband and wife. Therefore Yajnavalkya said: "We two are thus, each of us, like half a shell.
Page 212 - The Self, smaller than small, greater than great, is hidden in the heart of that creature. A man who is free from desires and free from grief, sees the majesty of the Self by the grace of the Creator.
Page 188 - In the whole world there is no study, except that of the originals, so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.
Page 198 - The sun does not shine there, nor the moon and the stars, nor these lightnings, and much less this fire. When he shines, everything shines after him; by his light all this is lightened.
Page 187 - From every sentence deep, original, and sublime thoughts arise, and the whole is pervaded by a high and holy and earnest spirit.
Page 206 - As a lump of salt, when thrown into water, becomes dissolved into water, and could not be taken out again, but wherever we taste (the water) it is salt — thus verily, O Maitreyi, does this great Being, endless, unlimited, consisting of nothing but knowledge, rise from out these elements, and vanish again in them. When he has departed, there is no more knowledge (name), I say, O Maitreyi.
Page 179 - He who gives breath, he who gives strength, whose command all the bright gods revere, whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death : — Who is the God to whom we shall offer sacrifice? He who through his might became the sole king of the breathing and twinkling world, who governs all this, man and beast : — Who is the God to whom we shall offer sacrifice ? He...