was out on this walk and he was making a little rhetorical flourish about the Wampanoag chieftain locally. (source: Hindu Scriptures and American Transcendentalists - By Umesh Patri p 98 -240 and India And Her People - By Swami Abhedananda.235-236). Besant remarked at Calcutta: "India is the mother of religion. No wonder that Voltaire, who strongly opposed the Church's totalitarian grip over men's lives, and may count as one of the ideologues of secularism, mentioned the religions of India and China as a model of how religion could be a free exploration by the individual. (source: Fear of Yoga - By Robert Love - Columbia Journalism Review- December 2006). Also check out our show notes at /expectgreatthings where you can find links to resources where you can delve deeper into this topic. The American transcendentalists seemed to reject the narrow orthodox Christian concept of God.
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Emerson wrote a third poem with a Hindu title in addition to "Brahma" and ". And yes, we dig into Thoreaus belief in fairies and how, despite his magical outlook on life, he was also a keen scientific observer. Let that be always the beacon that guides your own inquiry, rather than bringing a bunch of your own inner subjectivity. It renews itself tirelessly showing no signs of decay." "Let us return to our eagle's nest in the Himalayas. . To inwardly ask a question, and then flip the Bible open and then put your finger on a passage. It is scarcely possible to exaggerate the influence of vanity throughout the range of human life, from the child of three to the potentate at whose frown the world trembles. For more refer to chapter on Greater India: Suvarnabhumi and Sacred Angkor Emerson's profound harmony with the Indian scriptures is best illustrated in his poem "Brahma (Brahman) derived from Kalidasa, and in numerous essays. Apart from its religious sanctity, it is an ennobling creed.
Durant felt that "Even in Europe and America, this wistful theosophy has won millions upon millions of followers, from lonely women and tired men to Schopenhauer and Emerson. It is the one concrete belief common to all Hindus. Emerson, talking of the Upanishads and the Vedas, said that having read them, he could not put them away. It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise." (source: Philosophy of Hinduism.