Some Indian Ceres or Minerva must have been the inventor and bestower
of it; and when the reign of poetry commences here, its leaves and string of nuts may be represented on our works of art.
With the eye of the thief it looketh upon all that is lustrous; with the craving of hunger it measureth him who hath abundance; and ever doth it prowl round the tables of bestowers
of such bounty - at a price - is Prince Len, self- proclaimed lord of all he surveys.
6) In much the same vein, the nineteenth-century woman was expected to be gentle and refined, "guardian of religion, inspiration to man, bestower
of care and love.
of wealth and power, came to stand for excellence, wisdom, enlightenment, perfection.
Allah Almighty says: "And place your reliance upon the Almighty, the Bestower
My vehicle--my vahana--for my project will be the Holy Serpent of Asia, the Naga, the sentinel deity of the Kathmandu Valley--protector of its waters and bestower
of its rains, the guardian of its environment.
In her supreme attribute as bestower
of fertility, women who are not childbearing pray to her so that the curse may be taken from them; also, people with different diseases and infirmities supplicate for her help.
Once dethroned, she can no longer be like Beatrice, bestower
of salvation and immortality, but is rather like Eve, Adam's helpmate, who stands as a perplexing reminder of the masculinist view--deeply rooted in Catholicism--of Eve as the sinner responsible for man's banishment from the Garden of Eden.
Then Muslims must seek to create their own science by incorporating what is positive in modern science into a worldview where God reigns supreme, where one is awar of the purposefulness of His creation, where all causes are ultimately related to Him, where there is no realm of secularity independent of His laws and presence, where every phenomenon reflects the wisdom of the Creator and is a sign or ayah of the Bestower
of all existence.
The Kashmiri Shaiva community to which Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta belong is dedicated particularly to Shiva as the supreme God and source of all reality, the deepest ground of human identity, and the bestower
For him, the validity of baptism outside the Catholic church was based on the fact that the real bestower
of baptism is Jesus Christ himself (De bapt.