Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and Progress of the Religion and Institutions of India: Collected, Tr. Into English, and Illustrated by Notes. Chiefly for the Use of Students and Others in India, Volume 5

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John Muir
Williams and Norgate, 1872 - Brahmanism
 

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Page 65 - Whoever stands, whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell, — the gods his movements trace. Wherever two together plot, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known. This earth is his, to him belong those vast and boundless skies; Both seas within him rest, and yet in that small pool he lies.
Page 76 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not : The way of an eagle in the air ; the way of a serpent upon a rock; The way of a ship in the midst of the sea ; And the way of a man with a maid.
Page 131 - With lofty thoughts the bard inspires, The soul from earth to heaven he lifts — So great and wondrous are his gifts. Men feel the god within their veins, And cry in loud exulting strains : " We've quaffed the Soma bright, And are immortal grown ; We've entered into light, And all the gods have known. Nought mortal now can harm, Or foeman vex us more ? Through thee beyond alarm, Immortal god, we soar.
Page 220 - Great Agni, though thine essence be but one, Thy forms are three ; as fire thou blazest here, As lightning flashest in the atmosphere, In heaven thou flamest as the golden sun. " It was in heaven thou hadst thy primal birth ; By art of sages skilled in sacred lore Thou wast drawn down to human hearths of yore, And thou abid'st a denizen of earth.
Page 353 - 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.
Page 65 - The mighty Lord on high, our deeds, as if at hand, espies : The gods know all men do, though men would fain their deeds disguise. Whoever stands, whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell, — the gods his movements trace. Wherever two together pint, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known.
Page 63 - All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the sea is not full ; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 137 - Thou, Indra, art a friend, a brother, A kinsman dear, a father, mother. Though thou hast troops of friends, yet we Can boast no other friend but thee. With this our hymn thy skirt we grasp, As boys their fathers...
Page 259 - We have drunk the Soma ; we have become immortal : we have entered into light; we have known the gods. What can an enemy now do to us, or what can the malice of any mortal effect...
Page 240 - The following are a few of the modes in which the divine power of the Asvins is declared in different hymns to have been manifested for the deliverance of their votaries. " When the sage Chyavana had grown old and had been forsaken, they divested him of his decrepit body, prolonged his life and restored him to youth. " In the same way they renewed the youth of Kali after he had grown old ; and when...

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