Days with Walt Whitman: With Some Notes on His Life and Work

Days with Walt Whitman: With Some Notes on His Life and Work

by Edward Carpenter


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ISBN-13: 9781409711919
Publisher: Martindell Press
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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APPENDIX TO WHITMAN AS PROPHET (Seepage 77) Passages from early prophetic writings1:— " He, the Highest Person, who is awake in us while we are asleep, shaping one lovely sight after another; that indeed is the Bright, that is Brahman, that alone is called the Immortal." —Katha Upanishad. " He is the one God, hidden in all beings, all 1 Compare the following from " Leaves of Grass ":— " O Thou transcendent, Nameless, the fibre and the breath, Light of the light, shedding forth universes . . . Swiftly I shrivel at the thought of God, At Nature and its wonders, Time and Space and Death, But that I, turning, call to thee O soul, thou actual Me, And lo ! thou gently masterest the orbs, Thou matest Time, smilest content at Death, And fillest, swellest full the vastnesses of Space." (p. 321-) pervading, the Self within all beings, watching over all works, dwelling in all beings, the witness, the Perceiver, the only one, free from qualities."—Svetasvatara Upanishad. "The sun does not shine [show] there, nor the moon and the stars, nor these lightnings, and much less this fire. When he shines, everything shines after him; by his light all this [world] is lightened."—Svetasvatara Upanishad. " As rain water that has fallen on a mountain ridge runs down on all sides, thus does he who sees a difference between qualities run after them on all sides. " Light rare untellable, lighting the very light, Beyond all signs, descriptions, languages." (p. 324.) " Whoever you are ! you are he or she for whom the earth is solid and liquid; You are he or she for whom the sun and moon hang in the sky." (p. 178.) " I celebrate Myself, And what I assume, you shall also assume,"(p. 29.) " Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands am...

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