By Klaus K. Klostermaier
With entries on every little thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this can be a useful reference booklet.
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The term is not very distant at which we are to deposit, in the same cerement, our sorrows and suffering bodies, and to ascend in essence to an ecstatic meeting with the friends we have loved and lost and whom we shall still love and never lose again. Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, November 13, 1818. , 2:529. Afterlife 11 Life’s visions are vanished, its dreams are no more; Dear friends of my bosom, why bathed in tears? I go to my fathers, I welcome the shore Which crowns all my hopes or which buries my cares.
Almighty god himself will look down upon your righteous contest with gracious approbation. You will be a “band of brothers,” cemented by the dearest ties—and strengthened with inconceivable supplies of force and constancy, by that sympathetic ardor, which animates good men, confederated in a good cause. Your honor and welfare will be, as they now are, most intimately concerned; and besides—you are assigned by divine providence, in the appointed order of things, the protectors of unborn ages, whose fate depends upon your virtue.
It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published. It contains a faithful representation of all its follies, vices, and crimes. All systems of religion, morals, and government not founded upon it must perish, and how consoling the thought—it will not only survive the wreck of these systems but the world itself. ” Benjamin Rush to John Adams, January 23, 1807. , 2:936. Bible: Accuracy of the Text ★ What suspicions of interpolation, and indeed of fabrication, might not be confuted if we had the originals!
A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism by Klaus K. Klostermaier