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
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
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."
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
Levi's station in life was the receipt of custom; and Peter's, the shore of Galilee; and Paul's, the antechambers of the High- Priest, which "station in life" each had to leave, with brief notice.john ruskin
A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend – and he's a Priest.Erma Bombeck
You can give your confession tomorrow, if you find a Priest dumb enough to believe, because it only hurts when I breathe.Tod A
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, Priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else. All the dogmatic stations in life have the effect of fixing a certain stiffness of attitude forever, as though they mesmerised the subject.henry adams
I want a Priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.wilson mizner
Never has any one been less a Priest than Jesus, never a greater enemy of forms, which stifle religion under the pretext of protecting it. By this we are all his disciples and his successors; by this he has laid the eternal foundation-stone of true religion; and if religion is essential to humanity, he has by this deserved the Divine rank the world has accorded him.ernest renan
Rolfe's vice was spiritual more than it was carnal: it might be said that he was a pander and a swindler, because he cared for nothing but his faith. He would be a Priest or nothing, so nothing it had to be…If he could not have Heaven, he would have Hell, and the last footprints seem to point unmistakably towards the Inferno.frederick rolfe
Behold, whiles she before the altar stands,Hearing the holy Priest that to her speakes,And blesseth her with his two happy hands.Edmund Spenser
If in the present work I have dwelt at some length on the worship of trees , it is not, I trust, because I exaggerate its importance in the history of religion, still less because I would deduce from it a whole system of mythology; it is simply because I could not ignore the subject in attempting to explain the significance of a Priest who bore the title of King Of the Wood, and one of whose titles to office was the plucking of a bough the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove.james frazer
When the Priest went in, he stopped short at the sight of this defamation of God's holy place, and dared not serve the requiem on such a spot. And so the church was left forever, with monsters stuck in the doors and windows, was overgrown with forest trees, roots, rough grass and wild thorns, and no one can now find the way to it.nikolai vasilievich gogol
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the Priest, and not inferior to either in her mission.william osler
It was Rosenberg, the intellectual high Priest of the "master race," who provided the doctrine of hatred which gave the impetus for the annihilation of Jewry, and who put his infidel theories into practice against the Eastern Occupied Territories. His woolly philosophy also added boredom to the long list of Nazi atrocities.alfred rosenberg
A Priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.
One man can spin, another can make shoes, and all these are gifts of the Holy Spirit. I tell you, if I were not a Priest, I should esteem it a great gift that I was able to make shoes, and I would try to make them so well as to be a pattern to all
The pedant and the Priest have always been the most expert of logicians and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse.
The Priest he merry is, and blithe Three-quarters of a year, But oh! it cuts him like a scythe When tithing time draws near.william cowper
The writer, like a Priest, must be exempted from secular labor. His work needs a frolic health; he must be at the top of his condition.ralph waldo emerson
Without transformation , you can assume you're at a high moral , spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic . I think my great disappointment as a Priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
And he shewed me Joshua the high Priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?