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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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TALKS WITH RALPH WALDO EMERSON

CHARLES J. WOODBURY - 1890
...much as to the divinity of existence the old Brahma lines:— '* If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again," * * A good instance is this quatrain of Mr. EmerBut, marchons, I touch a single subor dinate feature...
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Hegel's Logic: A Book on the Genesis of the Categories of the Mind : a ...

William Torrey Harris - 1890 - 403 pages
...differences are superficial and illusory. " If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or he the slain thinks he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again." Let a person come out of the " common sense " that dwells in the secure possession of material things...
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Memorial Meeting Held at May Memorial Church, Jan. 9, 1890

Browning club, Syracuse, N.Y. - 1890 - 94 pages
...amongst peoples the rudiments of whose thought we have yet to learn ! " If the red slayer think he slays, or if the slain think he is "slain, they know not well the ways I keep, and pass, and turn " again." — Bhagavad-Gita. " Whence this great creation ? . . . ....
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 14

1906
...to itself those words which Emerson put in the mouth of Brahma : If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. And further: They reckon ill who leave me out; When me they fly, I am the wings. Socialism, when sympathetically...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1104 pages
...Oriental dreamers is faithfully mirrored in Emerson's " Brahma :" 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. The cautious and lentntive outlook of pagan philosophy finds expression in a fragment of Euripides...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 11

1903
...understood, forty and five years after, as not to need quotation: 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, ancT turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to...
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Miscellaneous Literary, Scientific, and Historical Notes ..., Volumes 9-10

1892
...its rery Ground one and the same : BLAHMA. BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON. If the Red Slayer thinks he slays, Or if the Slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways 1 keep and pass and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near, Sunlight and Shadow are the same, The...
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Readings in Folk-lore: Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great ...

Hubert Marshall Skinner - 1893 - 448 pages
...fear, in that firm trust secure. BRAHMA. BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON. 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. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy, Volume 2

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, William Torrey Harris - 1893
...the " Orphic Sayings " had caused, nearly twenty years before. " 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.' This is more paradoxical than anything Alcott wrote. But the poem is a perfect image of the " Bhagavad...
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Readings in Folk-lore: Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great ...

Hubert Marshall Skinner - 1893 - 448 pages
...BRAHMA. BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON. IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, Par or forgot to 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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