The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With Historical Surveys of the Chief Writings of Each Nation...

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Charles Francis Horne
Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb, 1917

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Page 65 - 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 123 - Nay, but as when one layeth His worn-out robes away, And, taking new ones, sayeth, "These will I wear to-day!" So putteth by the spirit Lightly its garb of flesh, And passeth to inherit A residence afresh.
Page 123 - Never the spirit was born ; the spirit shall cease to be never; Never was time it was not ; End and Beginning are dreams ! Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit for ever ; Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it seems...
Page 152 - What is made is Mine ! But them that worship Me with love, I love; They are in Me, and I in them ! Nay, Prince! If one of evil life turn in his thought Straightly to Me, count him amidst the good; He hath the high way chosen ; he shall grow Righteous ere long; he shall attain that peace Which changes not.
Page 110 - He is my self within the heart, smaller than a corn of rice, smaller than a corn of barley, smaller than a mustard seed, smaller than a canary seed or the kernel of a canary seed.
Page 80 - Fools dwelling in darkness, wise in their own conceit, and puffed up with vain knowledge, go round and round, staggering to and fro, like blind men led by the blind. 6. ' The hereafter never rises before the eyes of the careless child, deluded by the delusion of wealth. " This is the world," he thinks, " there is no other " — thus he falls again and again under my sway.
Page 122 - Indestructible, Learn thou! the Life is, spreading life through all; It cannot anywhere, by any means, Be anywise diminished, stayed, or changed. But for these fleeting frames which it informs With spirit deathless, endless, infinite, They perish. Let them perish, Prince! and fight! He who shall say, "Lo! I have slain a man!
Page 166 - To serve only the Highest, night and day Musing on Me - him will I swiftly lift Forth from life's ocean of distress and death Whose soul clings fast to Me. Cling thou to Me! Clasp Me with heart and mind! so shalt thou dwell Surely with Me on high. But if thy thought Droops from such height; if thou be'st weak to set Body and soul upon Me constantly, Despair not! give Me lower service!
Page 158 - Into one vast shape, and be Visible, and viewed, and blended In one Body — subtle, splendid, Nameless— th' All-comprehending God of Gods, the Never-Ending Deity ! • But, sore amazed, Thrilled, o'erfilled, dazzled, and dazed, Arjuna knelt ; and bowed his head, And clasped his palms ; and cried, and said...
Page 101 - That Self cannot be gained by the Veda, nor by understanding, nor by much learning. He whom the Self chooses, by him the Self can be gained.

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