The Cross Or the Pound. Which?: A Talk on the Modernization of Civilization in India with Application to the Hindu and Hinduism

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American News Company, 1900 - 280 pages
 

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Page 23 - And if I were to ask myself from what literature we, here in Europe, we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of one Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw that corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human, a life, not for this life only, but a transfigured and eternal life again I should point to India.
Page 95 - In 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 )
Page 96 - He over whom the rising sun shines forth. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 22 - If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant I should point to India.
Page 256 - The village communities are little republics, having nearly everything they want within themselves, and almost independent of any foreign relations.
Page 96 - He who by his might looked even over the water ^clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice ; he who is God above all gods. Who is the god to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 22 - If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power, and beauty that nature can bestow - In some parts a very paradise on earth - I should point out to India.
Page 114 - Christ's idea of the kingdom of God. I do believe, and I must candidly say, that no Christian sect puts forth the genuine and full Christ as he was and as he is, but, in some cases, a mutilated, disfigured Christ, and, what is more shameful, in many cases, a counterfeit Christ. Now, I wish to say that I have not come to England as one who has yet to find Christ. When the Roman Catholic, the Protestant, the Unitarian, the Trinitarian, the Broad Church, the Low Church, the High Church, all come round...
Page 113 - I have come into a vast market. Every sect is like a small shop where a peculiar kind of Christianity is offered for sale. As I go from door to door, from shop to shop each sect steps forward and offers for my acceptance its own interpretations of the Bible, and its own peculiar Christian beliefs. I cannot but feel perplexed and even amused amidst countless and quarrelling sects.

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