The comprehensive picture drawn here of Vyasa in the MBh includes his functions as seer, priest, ascetic, and spiritual preceptor. Of all the epic’s, Vyasa is the one who most closely corresponds to the idea of brahminhood promulgated by the dharma literature and the MBh’s Shanti Parvan - The section of the epic having the greater similarity to the dharma literature.
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the Priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.jesus christ
The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed Priest from the prophetic cell.john milton
But the four Evangelists agree in ascribing to Jesus evasive and equivocal answers to plain questions, not only those of the high Priest and Pilate ; and quite generally the Jesus of the New Testament avoids straightforward statements, preferring parables .
Jesus...is the final Priest who makes all priesthood obsolete not merely the performance of ritual sacrifice, but the office, pomp and circumstance of priestly authority and hierarchy itself. Instead of deferring to any caste of religious hierarchs, followers of the Way are thus now summoned to collectively be a "royal priesthood," a "chosen race" or "holy nation" built not upon offices of any kind but upon transferred allegiance to God's in-breaking "kingdom."
He could not sing for them a sweet song, or create a "thing of beauty" which should be "a joy for ever," or touch their hearts, or fire their spirits, or deepen their reverence or their fervour. He was not a Poet, a Priest, or a Prophet, but only a cold, clear, Intelligence, raying down pure white light, which brightened everything on which it fell, but warmed nothing—a Star of at least the second, if not of the first magnitude, in the Intellectual Firmament.henry cavendish
Night makes no difference 'twixt the Priest and Clerk;Joan as my Lady is as good i' the dark.Robert Herrick
Through all the Employments of Life Each Neighbour abuses his Brother; Whore and Rogue they call Husband and Wife: All Professions be-rogue one another: The Priest calls the Lawyer a Cheat, The Lawyer be-knaves the Divine: And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade as honest as mine.john gay
Alas, alas, how easilya Priest begets children and with what difficulty he provides for them; a Priest I meanwho is extravagant enough to keep a conscience; a point wherein our profession commits (I must say) little excess.Rev Sydney Smith
I heard no longer The snowy-banded, dilettante, Delicate-handed Priest intone.Tennyson
Imagine using as an authority in the matter of marriage the opinion of a celibate Priest!joseph lewis
They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hideThe sun’s meridian glow;The heel of a Priest may tread thee down,And a tyrant work thee woe:But never a truth has been destroyed;They may curse it, and call it crime;Pervert and betray, or slander and slayIts teachers for a time.But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,As round and round we run;And the truth shall ever come uppermost,And justice shall be done.charles mackay
I want a Priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.wilson mizner
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to her eggs on, so the Priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.orson scott card
The Priest who has lost the resilience of youth cannot be helped; his polymorphously playful and imaginative energies have been emasculated by a long conditioning to the ways of the old order; he would be liberated into a sea of undifferentiated boredom and anxiety. Only the man whose desires and passions are intact has a future.john carroll
Amen is a ratification by the people of what has been spoken, and it may be interpreted in our language as if they all said: May it so be done as the Priest has prayed.
...in the Churches of the East Amen is still commonly said after the form of baptism , sometimes by the bystanders, sometimes by the Priest himself. In the prayers of exorcism it is the person exorcised who is expected to say "Amen", and in the conferring of sacred orders, when the vestments, etc., are given to the candidate by the bishop with some prayer of benediction , it is again the candidate who responds, just as in the solemn blessing of the Mass the people answer in the person of the server.
The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine<br<Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathèd spell, Inspires the pale-eyed Priest from the prophetic cell.
A Priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.
The magistrates of the realm … draw 30,000 Ps. from the magistracy and become rich, doing harm to the poor Indians and the chiefs, despising and taking away their jobs and positions in this realm.… From this there is no defense by the principal chiefs, because they act with him and are partners. They are praised by the Priest, the magistrate: "Oh, what a good principal chief, don Pedro!"… The said magistrates … and other Spaniards who walk among the Indians are as absolute rulers with little fear of God and justice.
See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the Priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
I found it very moving and inspiring to see a humble Priest proclaimed a saint in the presence of hundreds of thousands of people. I think the message is clear: when people are living their lives in a manner where they are fulfilling their responsibilities, being good husbands, sons or daughters, they are doing something very important in God’s eyes. You don’t have to be a rock star or an athlete to live your life right.”
...the strange and compelling statue of man bearing down upon a supine female form depcits one of Goa ’s most famous home grown talents, Abbe Faria, an eighteenth century Goan Priest, father of ‘ hypnotism ’ and friend of Napolean in full melodramatic throes.
Any Priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.robert a. heinlein
The atmosphere of devotion which hangs above the river is improbable in strength ; stronger than in any church that I have ever visited. Every Christian Priest would do well to sacrifice a year of his theological studies in order to spend his time on the Ganges ; here he would discover what piety is.
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