Mysticism democracy individuality and personality in the book leaves of grass by walt whitman

How I hate them. Nevertheless, the great Waterworks Tower was destined to play its part in my life, as I shall narrate on a subsequent page; but that story is connected with my own experiences, whereas my birth as I have said is an incident which I accept, like some poor ignorant peasant, only because it has been handed down to me by oral tradition.

Shakespeare is full of sympathy for him, but Shakespeare was not full of sympathy for what most modern people would find sympathetic. But I say this merely to show that I was a much wiser and widerminded person at the age of six than at the age of sixteen.

They probably began by feeling a quite comprehensible sympathy with the hard-worked village priests, as against the monks, whose life should mean contemplation, and often did mean contemplation, but obviously might mean idleness.

The words and spelling are not exactly as Chaucer wrote them, but they represent with some reasonable worthiness what Chaucer meant us to read. Indeed, the two examples I have given themselves illustrate the point.

To him no two things could possibly be more totally contrary than playing at robbers and stealing sweets. Whoever was right or wrong in the quarrel, it became perfectly clear that those who quarrelled with the Pope began to quarrel with the Creed.

He was very appreciative of the Upanishads and, indeed, contemptuous of those Europeans who, devoid of intellectual discernment, wanted to convert and "civilize" the Brahmans. But with all this Chaucer had less to do, being a Londoner and, on his more popular side, a son of the Guilds and not the peasantry.

In themselves they can be stated very simply. There had never been anything like the lively realism of the ride to Canterbury done or dreamed of in our literature before. Having long depended on memory, I might be quite capable of misquotation; but I fear I have fallen into something that may seem even more shocking: As I say, these large historical matters cannot be adequately considered here.

Nobody can correct anybody's bias, if all mind is all bias.


Man, according to the Indian view, 'must, at all costs, find in his world a road that issues upon a tran-historical and atemporal plane. Immortality and Freedom "Yoga, as a 'science' of achieving this transformation of finite man into the infinite One, has to be recognized as something intrinsically Indian or, as 'a specific dimension of the Indian mind.

The oldest mythology makes Eros the firstborn of Chaos. Indeed, the two examples I have given themselves illustrate the point. Each taught in an individual way; 'with a perpetual slight novelty,' as Aristotle said; but they were not a series of separate lunatics looking at separate worlds. In other words, he regards himself as normally on amiable terms with the natural authorities; not normally as quarrelling or bargaining with them.

The explanation is that the whole theory, that 'the thoughts of men are widen'd with the process of the suns', is all ignorant rubbish. There is no pretence of being a prophet instead of a poet. It deals with the things that were just behind me and merely threw their shadows on my earliest path; the things I saw in reflection rather than reality.

It is useless to argue at all, if all our conclusions are warped by our conditions. But I can only say that this nursery note is necessary if all the rest is to be anything but nonsense; and not even nursery nonsense.

Nietzsche himself had read the Vedas, which he admired profoundly, could quote from the Laws of Manu and thought that "Buddhism and Brahmanism are a hundred times deeper and more objective than Christianity.

They could see that the Pope was now the power who held a whole moral and metaphysical system together; as they themselves had proved, by parting with him in order to found a new moral and metaphysical system. It was for that, as the ancient poet said, that the morning stars sang together; and the most modern poets, like the medieval poets, may descend very far from that height of realization and stray and stumble and seem distraught; but we shall know them for the Sons of God, when they are still shouting for joy.

It describes only the effect of a particular poet on a particular person; but it also expresses a personal conviction that the poet could be an extremely popular poet; that is, could produce the same effect on many other normal or unpretentious persons.

For I do really desire to warn the reader, or the critic, of some possible mistakes in or about this book: But I believe multitudes would admit their early affection for the moral tale, if they still had the moral courage.


Many a man would prefer to be satirized as the Friar, with his popularity and athletic prowess, his strong white neck and eyes twinkling like frosty stars, rather than to be championed in the person of the Summoner with his red eruptive visage, and pimples and rank onion-laden breath.

When the comic novelist says that Mr. I have therefore decided, after some doubt and reflexion, to dwell a little further on each of these four conditions; to dwell at what some may think disproportionate length on the real reason for their presence in those days, and the real problem of their absence in these days.

And we must anticipate, in the future, many pathetic attempts of Europe to be centralized without a centre. Wells, was the duty of Looking Forwards. It has to limp as well as strut; the whole fun of the fable is in its being lop-sided; and he only partially disguises his biped in feathers.

Meanwhile, however, the Pope had long appeared to Europe in another aspect that had nothing to do with his theological authority, but which was destined more than any other accident to precipitate the disaster.

His mere name, of course, is enough to recall wider memories. We have read countless pages about love brightening the sun and making the flowers more flamboyant; and it is true in a sense; but not in the sense I mean.

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Mysticism democracy individuality and personality in the book leaves of grass by walt whitman
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