By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 publication (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In best an excursion during the many-layered Jovian surroundings within the hydrogen balloon craft Kon-Tiki, Captain Howard Falcon discovers a global the place bioluminescent air plankton produce tremendous atmospheric sea-fire, predatory manta-ray creatures dominate the skies, and large jellyfish-like beings turn into over a mile across.
The name tale of this fourth assortment from one of many genre's so much celebrated authors ends with a twist—that leaves the reader wondering what it skill to be human. This assortment includes a few of the author's so much acclaimed brief fiction, together with "Cosmic Casanova" and "Sleeping Beauty"—stories that pride, shock, and lead readers to invite significant questions on humanity's function within the cosmos.
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The verses of Īśa, “The Great One,” lie among the oldest strata of the Upaniṣads. Scholars generally place it six to eight centuries BCE, though I suspect most of its stanzas are rooted deeper, maybe circulating orally for centuries before someone brought them together. indd 24 12/10/13 9:56 AM as fragments of a large tradition, and eventually—like the lyrics of many folksong and spiritual traditions—brought to rest in a context or “text” where they seem to fit. The stanzas were almost certainly cobbled together from several sources: a bricolage more than a treatise.
The closing stanzas are for the burning grounds: Animate breath / is undying / but the body ends in cinder. One can read Īśa Upaniṣad as a breath of the archaic—in contrast to the personal tone, so individuated, so fierce with emotion, of India’s bhakti poetry, the vernacular song that would sweep India two thousand years later. indd 27 12/10/13 9:56 AM Between his hands Krishna takes Yaśodhā’s breast in his mouth takes her nipple at once he remembers in an earlier life taking to his mouth the conch shell to call to battle all bow down now to the thought of his skin at that moment.
The stanzas were almost certainly cobbled together from several sources: a bricolage more than a treatise. In the original Sanskrit, shifting rhythms, an archaic vocabulary, statements that resemble riddles, and quick dialectical turns of phrase give the piece a strikingly postmodern ring. ” Īśa’s fragmentary utterances on knowledge and ignorance, the visible and the invisible, seem to echo from another life. Toward the final verse rises a cry for vision: it starts as a plea to remove the “golden solar disc” that holds back the truth.