Mircea Eliade "From Primitives to Zen": A HAWAIIAN LAMENT
What is my great offence, 0 god!
I have eaten standing perhaps, or
Without giving thanks,
Or these my people have eaten
Yes, that is the offence, 0 Kane-of-the-water-of-life.
0 spare; 0 let me live, thy devotee,
Look not with indifference upon me.
I call upon thee, 0 answer thou me,
O thou god of my body who art in heaven.
0 Kane, let the lightning flash, let the thunder roar,
Let the earth shake.
I am saved; my god has looked upon me,
I am being washed. I have escaped the danger.
E. S. Craighill Handy, Polynesian Religion, Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 34 (Honolulu,
1927), P. 142; quoting Abraham Fornander.
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Books by Mircea Eliade:
- Mircea Eliade “The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion”
- Mircea Eliade, Mac Linscott Ricketts “Journal I, 1945-1955 (Journal)”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask, Wendy Doniger “Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen Series (General))”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask “The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask “History of Religious Ideas, Volume 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity (History of Religious Ideas)”
- Mircea Eliade, Jr., Fred H. Johnson “Journal II, 1957-1969 (Journal)”
- Mircea Eliade “Autobiography, Volume 1: 1907-1937, Journey East, Journey West”
- Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask “Yoga : Immortality and Freedom”
- Mircea Eliade, Alf Hiltebeitel, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona “A History of Religious Ideas: From Muhammad to the Age of Reforms (History of Religious Ideas) Vol.3”
- Mircea Eliade “Autobiography, Volume 2: 1937-1960, Exile's Odyssey (Autobiography / Mircea Eliade)”
- Mircea Eliade, Philip Mairet “Images and Symbols”