The Vedic Religion: Or, The Creed and Practice of the Indo-Aryans Three Thousand Years Ago

J. Nisbet, 1881 - 259 pàgines

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Pàgina 194 - Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man. What passion cannot Music raise and quell? When Jubal struck the chorded shell, His listening brethren stood around, And, wondering, on their faces fell To worship that celestial sound. Less than a god they thought there could not dwell Within the hollow of that shell, That spoke so sweetly, and so well.
Pàgina 133 - What god shall we adore with sacrifice? Him let us praise, the golden child that rose In the beginning, who was born the lord — The one sole lord of all that is — who made The earth, and formed the sky, who giveth life, Who giveth strength, whose bidding gods revere, Whose hiding-place is immortality. Whose shadow, death ; who by his might is king Of all the breathing, sleeping, waking world.
Pàgina 221 - Where is the wise ? where is the scribe ? where is the disputer of this world ? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world ? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Pàgina 193 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Pàgina 200 - Indra and Soma, burn the devils, destroy them, throw them down — ye two bulls — the people that grow in darkness ! Hew down the madmen, suffocate them, kill them ; hurl them away and slay the voracious. Indra and Soma, up together against the cursing demon! May he burn and hiss like an oblation on the fire ! Put your everlasting hatred upon the villain, who hates the Brahman, who. eats flesh, and whose look is abominable.
Pàgina 85 - The embodied spirit has a thousand heads, A thousand eyes, a thousand feet, around On every side enveloping the earth, Yet filling space no larger than a span. He is himself this very universe ; He is whatever is, has been, and shall be ; He is the lord of immortality.
Pàgina 91 - He through whom the sky is bright and the earth firm — He through whom the heaven was stablished — nay, the highest heaven — He who measured out the light in the air ; — ' Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ?
Pàgina 91 - He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Pàgina 91 - I N the beginning there arose the Source of golden light. He was the only born lord of all that is. He established the earth, and this sky. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Pàgina 134 - The rising sun shines forth above the world. Where'er let loose in space, the mighty waters Have gone, depositing a fruitful seed And generating fire, there he arose, Who is the breath and life of all the gods, Whose mighty glance looks round the vast expanse Of watery vapour — source of energy, Cause of the sacrifice — the only God Above the gods.

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