A History of Civilization in Ancient India: Vedic and epic ages

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Thacker, Spink and Company, 1889 - 1189 pages

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Page 74 - These fertile plains, that softened vale, Were once the birthright of the Gael ; The stranger came with iron hand, And from our fathers reft the land. Where dwell we now ? See rudely swell Crag over crag, and fell o'er fell. Ask we this savage hill we tread, For...
Page ii - Wouldst thou the young year's blossoms and the fruits of its decline, And all by which the soul is charmed, enraptured, feasted, fed, Wouldst thou the earth and heaven itself in one sole name combine ? I name thee, O Sakuntala,- and all at once is) said.
Page 124 - Aditi, an ancient god or goddess, is in reality the earliest name invented to express the Infinite ; not the Infinite as the result of a long process of abstract reasoning, but the visible Infinite, visible by the naked eye, the endless expanse beyond the earth, beyond the clouds, beyond the sky.
Page 293 - When to a man who understands, the Self has become all things, what sorrow, what trouble can there be to him who once beheld that unity ? 8.
Page 291 - I am this or that river, in the same manner, my son, all these creatures, when they have come back from the True, know not that they have come back from the True. Whatever these creatures are here, whether a lion, or a wolf, or a boar, or a worm, or a midge, or a gnat, or a mosquito, that they become again and again.
Page 291 - Place this salt in water, and then wait on me in the morning.' The son did as he was commanded. The father said to him : ' Bring me the salt, which you placed in the water last night.
Page 243 - He said to him : Of what family are you, my friend ? He replied : I do not know, Sir, of what family I am. I asked my mother and she answered " In my youth when I had to move about much as a servant, I conceived thee. I do not know of what family thou art. I am Jabala by name, thou art Satyakama.
Page 116 - Language," and he explains that ' the surprise with which many a thoughtful observer has looked at these seven bright stars, wondering why they were ever called the Bear, is removed by reference to the early annals of human speech.
Page 120 - Miiller maintains that the story of the siege of Troy is a development of this simple Vedic myth, and is " but a repetition of the daily siege of the East by the Solar powers that every evening are robbed of their brightest treasures in the west.

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