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A THEOSOPHIST : APOLLONIUS OF TYANA

opening it a little they give vent to some one wind for the comfort of the land.
They also met with images of gods. Now, had these been Indian or Egyptian, that would have been no surprise : on the contrary, it was the most ancient Greek types that these Indians set up and worshipped with Greek ritual. They call their dwelling the centre of India, and make out the mound to be the navel of the hill ; on it they worship fire, which they profess to derive from the Sun's rays. And every day they sing the hymn of the Sun at noon.
The great man himself describes what the inhabitants were like, and the manner of their life. In one of his addresses to the Egyptians he says : ` I saw the Indian Brahmins dwelling in the earth, yet not in the earth ; fortified without fortifications ; possessed of nothing and of all things that all men have.' This is somewhat mystical phrasing of his ; but Damis explains that they lay on the earth, strewing couches of such herbs as they prefer ; and that he saw them levitated two cubits off the ground, not for an exhibition of magic (for they disclaim such vanity), but because they hold that all such actions are well pleasing to the Sun, as they perform detached, like him, from the earth. The fire which they extract from the Sun's rays, although it is substantial, they neither burn on altars nor preserve in hearths ; but it is seen floating and shimmering in the air, like the beams of sunlight refracted from water. They pray to the Sun by day to make the seasons, which are in his personal charge, pass in happy regularity for the good estate of India ; and at night they entreat the sunbeam not to be angry with the night, but to abide as induced by them.
So much for Apollonius' expression that the Brahmins were ` in the earth and not in the earth '. ` Fortified without fortifications ' signifies the vapour in which they live sheltered ; for though their life seems to be a bivouac under the naked sky, they erect a shade over themselves, so that when it rains they are not wetted, and, at will, are in sunshine. ` Possessed of

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