Exploring The Waste Land
An allusion page linked from The Waste Land, Part V, line 433

The Peace which passeth understanding

Eliot's note to line 433 defines Shantih as 'The Peace which passeth understanding.' The Book of Philippians, Chapter 4, verse 7 reads:

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Exploring The Waste Land
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