The Bhăgvăt-gēētā: Or, Dialogues of Krĕĕshnă and Ărjŏŏn

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Reprinted for G.P. Philes, 1867 - 117 pages

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Page 30 - It is not a thing of which a man may say, it hath been, it is about to be, or is to be hereafter ; for it is a thing without birth, it is ancient, constant, and eternal, and is not to be destroyed in this its mortal frame.
Page 30 - As a man throweth away old garments, and putteth on new, even so the soul, having quitted its old mortal frames, entereth into others which are new. The weapon divideth it not, the fire burneth it not, the water corrupteth it not, the wind drieth it not away; for it is indivisible, inconsumable, incorruptible, and is not to be dried away: it is eternal, universal, permanent, immovable; it is invisible, inconceivable, and unalterable; therefore, believing it to be thus, thou shouldst not grieve.
Page 29 - The man who believeth that it is the soul which killeth, and he who thinketh that the soul may be destroyed, are both alike deceived; for it neither killeth, nor is it killed. It is not a thing of which a man may say, it hath been, it is about to be, or is to be hereafter...
Page 32 - Let the motive be in the deed, and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward. Let not thy life be spent in inaction.
Page 107 - Soars accompanied him into the presence of the Ocean, whom they addressed, saying, • We will stir up thy waters to obtain the Amreeta.
Page 40 - Although I am not in my nature subject to birth or decay, and am the lord of all created beings; yet, having command over my own nature, I am made evident by my own power; and as often as there is a decline of virtue, and an insurrection of vice and injustice, in the world, I make myself evident ; and thus I appear, from age to age, for the preservation of the just, the destruction of the wicked, and the establishment of virtue.
Page 29 - ... to be. As the soul, in this mortal frame, findeth infancy, youth, and old age, so in some future frame will it find the like. One who is confirmed in this belief is not disturbed by anything that may come to pass.
Page 26 - Kreeshna, can we be happy hereafter, when we have been the murderers of our race? What if they, whose minds are depraved by the lust of power, see no sin in the extirpation of their race, no crime in the murder of their friends, is that a reason why we should not resolve to turn away from such a crime ; we who abhor the sin of extirpating the kindred of our blood ? In the destruction of a family, the ancient virtue of the family is lost.
Page 56 - ... having existed, is again dissolved; and now again, on the approach of day, by divine necessity, it is reproduced. That which, upon the dissolution of all things else, is not destroyed, is superior and of another nature from that visibility: it is invisible and eternal. He who is thus called invisible and incorruptible is even he who is called the Supreme Abode ; which men having once obtained, they never more return to earth : that is my mansion.

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