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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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An American Anthology, 1787-1900

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1901 - 878 pages
...carry in my heart, for days, Peace that hallows rudest ways. BRAHMA IF the red slayer think he slays, =t< 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 Theosophist's Point of View

James Albert Clark - 1901 - 235 pages
...the Theosophical student scan it studiously and see if it does not: "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. They reckon ill who leave me out; When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt,...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 pages
...and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. 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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Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory

Andrew Feenberg - 1995 - 200 pages
...conflict is illusory, as in Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous poem "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. (quoted in Suzuki 1970: 207) Jorge Luis Borges's story "The Theologians" reaches a similar conclusion....
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U.S. Orientalisms: Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790-1890

Malini Johar Schueller - 2001 - 248 pages
...appeal for the turbulent years of the antebellum United States: "If the red slayer think he slays, / Or if the slain think he is slain, / They know not...the subtle ways / I keep, and pass, and turn again." 46 The title of the poem identifies the "I" as Brahma, in transcendental terms the oversoul; however,...
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Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism

Patricia Merivale, Susan Sweeney - 1999 - 305 pages
..."Brahma," which Borges cites in his 1947 essay on Whitman ("Note" 69): 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. One question, however, still remains...
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Wings of Fire: An Autobiography

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari - 1999 - 180 pages
...Brahm Prakash's advice could be heard in Emerson's poem i on Brahma: If the red slayer think he slays, Or, if the slain think he is slain, They know not...the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. 97 TO live only for some unknown future is superficial. It is like climbing a mountain to reach the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...may loosely be identified as the soul or the oversoul. It begins: 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. Once more, then, readers receive the voice of a mysterious entity in enigmatic, oracular quatrains....
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The Philosophy of the Upanishads and Ancient Indian Metaphysics

Archibald Edward Gough - 2000 - 268 pages
...HA UPANISHAD. " If the red ┬╗layer think he slays, Or the slain think he is slain, They little know the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again....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, Me...
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First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and ...

Carmela Ciuraru - 2001 - 268 pages
...conjunction of death with a cool mind, and I memorized lines like "If the red slayer think he slays, / Or if the slain think he is slain / They know not...the subtle ways / I keep, and pass, and turn again." (Perhaps I was born always to yearn for detachment, and so always to fail to achieve it.) But I never...
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