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" If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are... "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 470
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide

Astrid Fitzgerald - 2002 - 383 pages
...has declared: "Verily, all is Brahman." — Yoga-Vasishtha Brahma If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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In a Dark Wood: Journeys of Faith and Doubt

Linda Jones, Sophie Stanes - 2003 - 218 pages
...stilled now, forever, my swift flying feet. Maureen Keaveney Brahma 97 If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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Emerson

Lawrence Buell - 2004 - 416 pages
...This became Emerson's best-known encapsulation of Hindu scripture. If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 pages
...too late, Under her solemn fillet4 saw the scorn. 1857 Brahma If the red slayer1 thinks he slays, Of if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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Holistic Health Healing and Astrosciences

B. D. Sharma - 2003 - 390 pages
...Bhagavad Gita in the following lines describing the immortality of soul: If the red slayer think he slays or if the slain think he is slain They know not well the subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again. Another American poet Walt Whitman in his famous poem "Song of Myself" writes: I know 1 am deathless...
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The Fable of the Southern Writer

Lewis P. Simpson - 1994 - 272 pages
...mightiest of American hunters, the self pursuing all that is "not self." If the red slayer think he slays Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again.3 Of these familiar Emersonian lines, Perry Miller grimly observes, "Those who shoot and those...
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Soul and Structure of Governance in India

Jagmohan - 2005 - 516 pages
...he gave expression to the Vedantic concept of non-duality thus: If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanish'd gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language

Srinivas Aravamudan - 2006 - 330 pages
...Movement (New Delhi: People's Publishing House, 1981), 28-29. 37. If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888Ð1922

2005 - 468 pages
...(Lanman, 23). Lanman then proceeds to quote the entire Emerson poem: If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near, Shadow and sunlight are the same, The vanished gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...means "The Supreme, second to none. " BRAHMA If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain thinks he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I...turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and the sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon...
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