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  • The nature of Brahman is described differently in various philosophical schools.
  • he saw life, that what is alive, the indestructible, the Brahman in each of their passions, each of their acts.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • She had the body of a Brahman, the mind of a hawk, and the gentle soul of a butterfly.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • There is Brahman, the world soul, the sustaining frame upon which is woven, warp and weft, the cloth of being, with all its decorative elements of space and time.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • Its names are as old as history itself . Dharmakaya, Tao, Brahman.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • In India, for example, there is an ancient theory that the world continually unfolds and folds again, thus alternating between what Indians have called Brahman’s Day and Brahman’s Nigh.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahman.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Oho, the Deccani Brahman!
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Like a black Brahman cow, desperate to protect her young, she surged into the room, pushing the neighbor woman and the others out of her way.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • I was born a Brahman.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur

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  • The Brahman, polite and enigmatic, did not impede his eloquence, and even applauded it.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • But more than all the others he was loved by Govinda, his friend, the son of a Brahman.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • But there is also Brahman saguna, with qualities, where the suit fits.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Thus sat he, wrapped up in contemplation, thinking Om, his soul sent after the Brahman as an arrow.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Slowly, the Brahman rose; Siddhartha stood silently, his arms folded.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • After an hour, since no sleep had come over his eyes, the Brahman stood up, paced to and fro, and left the house.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • The Brahman saw that Siddhartha was trembling softly in his knees.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Siddhartha gave his garments to a poor Brahman in the street.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Still, even in the deepest meditation, he had been his father’s son, had been a Brahman, of a high caste, a cleric.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • It is true that he had already known for a long time that his self was Atman, in its essence bearing the same eternal characteristics as Brahman.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • I am a man without a home, a son of a Brahman and a Samana.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • The truth of life is that Brahman is no different from atman, the spiritual force within us, what you might call the soul.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • If you ask me how Brahman and atman relate precisely, I would say in the same way the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit relate: mysteriously.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Brahman Revealed did not go for death.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This is more than Brahman with a serious case of stage fright.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This is Brahman ungenerous and unfair.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This is Brahman practically unmanifest.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • If Brahman is to have only one son, He must be as abundant as Krishna with the milkmaids, no?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This is Brahman selfish.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But that servant who walked at the very end of her train he motioned to him and asked him to inform his mistress that a young Brahman would wish to talk to her.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • After another hour, since no sleep had come over his eyes, the Brahman stood up again, paced to and fro, walked out of the house and saw that the moon had risen.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • The Brahman fell silent, and remained silent for so long that the stars in the small window wandered and changed their relative positions, ’ere the silence was broken.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • A strange quartette—he fluttering to the ground, she puzzled by the sudden ugliness, Ronny fuming, the Brahman observing all three, but with downcast eyes and hands folded, as if nothing was noticeable.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Often he spoke to himself from a Chandogya-Upanishad the words: "Truly, the name of the Brahman is satyam—verily, he who knows such a thing, will enter the heavenly world every day."
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • While putting himself down, ready to speak the Om, Siddhartha repeated murmuring the verse: Om is the bow, the arrow is soul, The Brahman is the arrow’s target, That one should incessantly hit.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Today, I was in the village, and a Brahman invited me into his house, and in his house, there was the son of a Brahman from Magadha, who has seen the Buddha with his own eyes and has heard him teach.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Today, I was in the village, and a Brahman invited me into his house, and in his house, there was the son of a Brahman from Magadha, who has seen the Buddha with his own eyes and has heard him teach.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Brahman saguna is Brahman made manifest to our limited senses, Brahman expressed not only in gods but in humans, animals, trees, in a handful of earth, for everything has a trace of the divine in it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Brahman saguna is Brahman made manifest to our limited senses, Brahman expressed not only in gods but in humans, animals, trees, in a handful of earth, for everything has a trace of the divine in it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Brahman saguna is Brahman made manifest to our limited senses, Brahman expressed not only in gods but in humans, animals, trees, in a handful of earth, for everything has a trace of the divine in it.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Take notice, further, that the law, so born with them, forbade a man of one caste becoming a member of another; the Brahman could not enter a lower order; if he violated the laws of his own grade, he became an outcast, lost to all but outcasts like himself.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The Brahman lowered his eyes, ashamed of religion.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • You have seen Siddhartha, the son of a Brahman, who has left his home to become a Samana, and who has been a Samana for three years.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Did any Samana or Brahman ever fear, someone might come and grab him and steal his learning, and his religious devotion, and his depth of thought?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • But to the maid she gave the order to give the pious Brahman white upper garments.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Might you have become destitute, Brahman, so that you seek to serve?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • and again he knew about Brahman, knew about the indestructibility of life, knew about all that is divine, which he had forgotten.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Where is Siddhartha the Brahman?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • As a youth, I had only to do with asceticism, with thinking and meditation, was searching for Brahman, worshipped the eternal in the Atman.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Now Siddhartha also got some idea of why he had fought this self in vain as a Brahman, as a penitent.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
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