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Page 326 - But with theology the case is very different. As respects natural religion, — revelation being for the present altogether left out of the question, — it is not easy to see that a philosopher of the present day is more favourably situated than Thales or Simonides. He has before him just the same evidences of design in the structure of the universe which the early Greeks had.
Page 525 - There are two extremes, O Bhikkhus, which he who has given up the world, ought to avoid. What are these two extremes ? A life given to pleasures, devoted to pleasures and lusts : this is degrading, sensual, vulgar, ignoble, and profitless ; and a life given to mortifications : this is painful, ignoble, and profitless.
Page 167 - But men have attempted to prove that I have been guided by my own imagination, reason, and intellect. Under this conviction they have from time to time protested against my proceedings. They should remember that to protest against the cause I uphold is to protest against the dispensations of God Almighty, the God of all Truth and Holiness.
Page 20 - Work of the National Association for Supplying Female Medical Aid to the Women of India.
Page vi - It often happens that the universal belief of one age of mankind — a belief from which no one was, nor without an extraordinary effort of genius and courage, could at that time be free — becomes to a subsequent age so palpable an absurdity, that the only difficulty then is to imagine how such a thing can ever have appeared credible.
Page 524 - The Tathagata, O Bhikkhus, is the holy, absolute Sambuddha. Give ear, O Bhikkhus! The immortal (Amata) has been won (by me) ; I will teach you ; to you I preach the doctrine. If you walk in the way I show you, you will, ere long, have penetrated to the truth, having yourselves known it and seen it face to face ; and you will live in the possession of that highest goal of the holy life, for the sake of which noble youths fully give up the world and go forth into the houseless state.
Page 116 - Rajpoot robbers, when he sees the latter approach, warns them off by holding a dagger in his hand, and if they do not attend to him, he stabs himself in a place that is not mortal, and taking the blood from the wound, throws it at the assailants with imprecations of future woe and ruin. If this has not the desired effect, the wounds are repeated ; and in extreme cases one of the Charun's relations, commonly a female child, or an old woman, is made a sacrifice.
Page 8 - One can readily imagine the merriment created round the camp fire by the recitation of 'The Two Thumpers,
Page 386 - S'aiva sect. Their essential characteristic is the wearing of the Linga emblem on some part of their dress or person. The Paramahansas are ascetics who pretend to be solely occupied with the investigation of Brahman, and to be equally indifferent to pleasure or pain, insensible of heat or cold, and incapable of satiety or want.