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Pàgina 188 - Nevertheless, he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Pàgina 7 - Absolve us from the sins of our fathers, and from those which we committed with our own bodies.
Pàgina 15 - Within it first arose desire, the primal germ of mind, Which nothing with existence links, as sages searching find. The kindling ray that shot across the dark and drear abyss — Was it beneath ? Or high aloft ? What bard can answer this ? There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove— A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above. Who knows...
Pàgina 7 - If I go along trembling like a cloud driven by the wind, have mercy, almighty, have mercy.
Pàgina 7 - Through want of strength, thou strong and bright god, have I gone to the wrong shore ; have mercy, almighty, have mercy ! 4.
Pàgina 15 - Then there was neither Aught nor Nought, no air nor sky beyond. What covered all? Where rested all? In watery gulf profound? Nor death was then, nor deathlessness, nor change of night and day. That One breathed calmly, self-sustained; nought else beyond It lay. Gloom hid in gloom existed first — one sea, eluding view. That One, a void in chaos wrapt, by inward fervour grew.
Pàgina 23 - But let us only try to translate these works into our own language, and we shall feel astonished that human language and human thought should ever have been used for such purposes.
Pàgina 23 - The Brahmanas represent no doubt a most interesting phase in the history of the Indian mind, but judged by themselves, as literary productions, they are most disappointing. No one would have supposed that at so early a period, and in so primitive a state of society, there could have risen up a literature which for pedantry and downright absurdity can hardly be matched anywhere. There is no lack of striking thoughts, of bold expressions, of sound reasoning, and curious traditions in these collections....