Indian Wisdom, Or, Examples of the Religious, Philosophical, and Ethical Doctrines of the Hindūs: With a Brief History of the Chief Departments of Sanskṛit Literature, and Some Account of the Past and Present Condition of India, Moral and Intellectual

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Page xlvi - A wife is half the man, his truest friend; A loving wife is a perpetual spring Of virtue, pleasure, wealth; a faithful wife Is his best aid in seeking heavenly bliss; A sweetly-speaking wife is a companion In solitude, a father in advice, A mother in all seasons of distress, A rest in passing through life's wilderness.
Page 24 - 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.
Page xl - Cor. i. 30,) and elsewhere, that in him " are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Page 478 - Would'st thou the young year's blossoms and the fruits of its decline, And all by which the soul is charmed, enraptured, feasted, fed, Would'st thou the Earth and Heaven itself in one sole name combine ? I name thee, O Sakuntala! and all at once is said.
Page 19 - Behold the rays of dawn, like heralds, lead on high The sun, that men may see the great all-knowing god. The stars slink off like thieves, in company with Night, Before the all-seeing eye, whose beams reveal his presence, Gleaming like brilliant flames, to nation after nation.
Page 34 - Till they became immortal. Then the Ender Said to the gods, 'As ye have made yourselves Imperishable, so will men endeavour To free themselves from me ; what portion then Shall I possess in man...
Page 23 - 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...
Page 107 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Page 212 - At the same time it is in other respects perhaps one of the most remarkable books that the literature of the whole world can offer, and some of its moral precepts are worthy of Christianity itself.
Page 269 - Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury : unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury ; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury...

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