Ten Jatakas: The Original Pali Text, with a Translation and Notes

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Viggo Fausbøll
H. Hagerup, 1872 - Buddhism - 127 pages
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Page vii - We add one more testimony from the work of M. Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire : ' Je n'hesite pas a aj outer,' he writes, ' que, sauf le Christ tout seul, il n'est point, parmi les fondateurs de religion, de figure plus pure ni plus touchante que celle du Bouddha. Sa vie n'a point de tache.
Page vii - What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness ? " 2. The Master said, " With what then will you recompense kindness ? 3. " Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Page viii - I too say, the more I learn to know Buddha, the more I admire him, and the sooner all mankind shall have been made acquainted with his doctrines the better it will be, for he is certainly one of the heroes of humanity.
Page 106 - Nissan da, S. nisyanda. Sakkhin, S. säxin. There are no 105 grounds for interpreting the single words of this tale buddhistically, nearly all the tales of the Jätaka-book are old folklore in common for all India without regard to religion, and many of them treat evidently of ^pre-buddhistic brähmanical affairs and have been made buddhistic in their application only.
Page 68 - The yakkha having heard Bo dhisatta's word, (said to himself:) „I cannot eat this man because he has said : 'mayst thou live!' but his father I will eat," (and) so (saying) he went to the father's presence. He seeing him approaching, thought: „this must be the yakkha that eats (all) those who do not say: 'mayst thou also live!
Page 59 - Take thy chariot out of the way, O charioteer ! In this chariot sitteth the lord over the kingdom of Benares, the great king Brahma-datta." Yet the other replied, " In this chariot, O charioteer, sitteth the lord over the kingdom of Kosala, the great king Mallika. Take thy carriage out of the way, and make room for the chariot of our king ! " Then the charioteer of the king of Benares thought, " They say then that he too is a king ! What is now to be done ? " After some consideration, he said to...
Page 71 - Lord, that noble elephant should be sought for and brought hither." The king went up the river on rafts, and by these upward-going rafts he reached the dwelling-place of the carpenters. The young elephant, playing in the river, on hearing the sound of the drum, came and stood near the carpenters.
Page vii - Vol. 1 p. 152). But Christ said unto us: „Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" (St. Matthew, 5, 44). And now what does Buddha teach? Exactly the same as Christ: Of two kings one The Mallika-king overthrows the strong by strength, the soft by softness, the good he conquers by goodness, the wicked by wickedness; but the other, the...
Page 66 - ... gem, wishing to escape; and I, revering the sacred dress, (though) hungry am not able to eat (him). Bodhisatta, standing in the water, after praising the supanna-king, pronounced the second stanza: 2. „Mayst thou, who art protected by Brahman, live long, and may divine food appear to thee; thou, who reverest the dress of the religious, (though) hungry, must not presume to eat (him).
Page xiii - ... one. With regard to the use of long and short vowels I have not yet been able to make up my mind; it is much to be desired that some one should take up this question and give it a thorough sifting. I have this time not translated the frame-work, but only what I consider the oldest part of the...

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