The Interpreter Volume 1,

The Interpreter Volume 1,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Nature is a great help, sorrow is a great help, the scriptures help also, but the chief help is furnished by the Spirit of the Life of the Son of God. THE FORCE OF CHARACTER The dawn of Hindu mythology breaks with an interminable war between the Devatas and Ashuras. The forces arrayed represent the Titanic forces of nature and the animal world on one side, and the divine forces of the mind on the other. Man is doing battle always with his surroundings of matter and brute life. Who wins? Is it not a fact that every day the realms of material and animal force are yielding to the sovereignty of man? He has traversed and reclaimed the sea, sub, dued and chained the monarchs of the forest, imprisoned the forces of fire, water, wind, and electricity, measured the contents and expanse of the heavens themselves. What is the secret of the magician's power, the talisman that has carried him to endless triumphs? It is the force of character. The manifestations of this force are very numerous. Seen as courage, heroism, enthusiasm, faith, humanity, will-force, self-sacrifice, popular combinations, and the power philosophy, who does not 1cnow, though it is so hard to define, the force of character? The power of man over the mere matter, or the mere animal, is wonderful enough, but the power of man over man is more wonderful still. Behold some men are kings, others their subjects; some priests and prophets, others their people; some reformers, others disciples; some poets, architects, and geniuses, others their admirers. And like individuals nations also rule. In the inexplicable mysteries of life all the mythologies are daily re-enacted. The forces of nature, the passions of the animal, as well as the 33 million divinities are all represented in man; he is...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514238
  • 9781236514233