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The Lords of the Ghostland

A History of the Ideal

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Author: Edgar Saltus
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,784 / 93 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 683
Added to site: 2010.03.12
mnybks.net#: 26969
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Philosophy
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bent and bowed to her. Touching a branch with her hand she looked up and yawned. Painlessly from her immaculate breast Gotama issued. An immense lotos sprouted to receive him. To cover him a parasol dropped from above. He, however, already occupied, was contemplating space, the myriad worlds, the myriad lives, and announced himself their saviour. At once a deluge of roses descended. The effulgence of a hundred thousand colours shone. A spasm of delight pulsated. Sorrow and anger, envy and fear, fled and fainted. From the zenith came a murmur of voices, the sound of dancing, the kiss of timbril and of lute.

That is Oriental poetry. Oriental philosophy is less ornate. From the former the Buddha could not have come. From the latter he probably did, if not in flesh at least in spirit. To that spirit antiquity was indebted, as modernity is equally, for the doctrines of a teacher known variously as Gotama the Enlightened and Sakya the Sage. Whether or not the teacher himself existed is, therefore, unimporta

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