Studies of the Soul

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJonathan Brierley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXXVTL , The Soul and Death. Death is at once the most familiar and the most unfamiliar of human facts. We are all agreed that we must die, but the world has been quarrelling from the very beginning as to what dying really means. Whole races who have lived and passed away in the belief that death meant extinction have had for next-door neighbours peoples entirely filled with the thought of an existence beyond. Warburton's "Divine Legation" was based on the supposition that the Israelites under Moses had no idea of a future life. But long before the Exodus, some six thousand years ago in fact, their neighbours the Egyptians, as their "Book of the Dead" testifies, were basing their whole theory of life on the conception of a world to come. In the near East we listen to an Omar Khayyam expressing in exquisite but infinitely mournful strains his creed that the destiny of a man is to taste one draught of life's waters on the way to annihilation, and that One thing is certain and the rest is lies, The flower that onee is blown for ever dies; while further East and furthur back in time the Indian Bhagavad Gita is replying thus to the doctrine of extinction: These bodies that enclose the everlasting soul inscrutable Immortal, have an end; but he who thinks the soul can be destroyed, And he who deems it a destroyer, are alike mistaken; it Kills not and is not killed; it is not born nor doth it ever die. Interesting, however, and, in a way, important as are these past ideas, our chief concern here is with the opinion of to-day, and, above all, with the grounds of it. The views on this subject of a not inconsiderable portion of modern society are, it must be said, frankly negative. Numbers of cultivated men in both hemispheres hold, in their secret mind, that this life is ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXXVTL , The Soul and Death. Death is at once the most familiar and the most unfamiliar of human facts. We are all agreed that we mus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217563651

ISBN - 13:9780217563659

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