The Birth of New India: A Collection of Writings and Speeches on Indian Affairs

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Theosophical Publishing House, 1917 - Education - 440 pages

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Page 343 - was delivered to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord ; we make no distinction between any of them. . . . They who believe in God and His apostles and make no distinction between any of them, unto those will we give their reward- and God is gracious and merciful.
Page 164 - system ; that by good Government, we may educate our subjects into a capacity for better Government, that, having become instructed in European knowledge, they may, in some future age, demand European institutions. Whether such a day will ever come I know not. But never will I attempt to avert or to retard it. Whenever it comes, it will be the proudest day in
Page 336 - who seeks it adores God; who dispenses instruction in it bestows alms ; and who imparts it to its fitting objects performs an act of devotion -to God. - Knowledge enables its possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not ; it lights the way to heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when
Page 334 - were aware ; and he called us to the unity of God ; and taught us not to associate anything with Him, he forbade us the worship of idols, and enjoined us to speak the truth, to be faithful to our trusts, to be merciful, and to regard the rights of our neighbours
Page 306 - welfare. Where women are honoured, there the Gods are pleased ; but where they are not honoured, no sacred rite yields rewards. Where the female relations live in grief, the family soon wholly perishes ; but that family where they are not unhappy ever prospers. The houses on which female relations, not being duly honoured, pronounce a curse, perish completely, as if destroyed by magic.
Page 335 - who giveth money for God's sake unto his kindred, and unto orphans, and the needy, and the stranger, and those who ask, and for redemption of captives ; who is constant at prayer, and giveth alms ; and of those who perform their covenant when they have covenanted, and who behave themselves patiently in adversity, and
Page 199 - brutally ; he sought pardon on his death-bed; each course of action represented a side of his belief. The true part of the modern view is the supreme importance of character, and the recognition that, in a universe of law, happiness must ultimately befall the righteous liver : " If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Page 213 - social question in hand, and aim at the realisation of the splendid phrase : "From each according to his capacity ; to each according to his needs." That is the Law of the Family, and one day it will be the Law of the State ; for it is the true social law. As the truth of reincarnation becomes accepted once more, the duty of the elders to the youngers, the
Page 164 - asked : Are we to keep the people of India ignorant in order that we may keep them submissive ? or do we think that we can give them knowledge without awaking
Page 334 - to devour the substance of orphans ; he ordered us to fly from vices, and to abstain from evil, to offer prayers, to render alms, to observe the fast. We have believed in him, we have accepted his teachings.

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