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Page 474 - Aryan people, whose whole religion was a worship of the wonderful powers and phenomena of nature, had no sooner perceived that this liquid had power to elevate the spirits and produce a temporary frenzy, under the influence of which the individual was prompted to, and capable of, deeds beyond his natural powers, than they found in it something divine : it was to their apprehension a god, endowing those into whom it entered with godlike powers ; the plant which afforded it became to them the king...
Page 336 - Women were formerly unconfined, and roved about at their pleasure, independent. Though in their youthful innocence, they abandoned their husbands, they were guilty of no offence ; for such was the rule in early times. This ancient custom is even now the law for creatures born as brutes, which are free from lust and anger. This custom is supported by authority and is observed by great rishis, and it is still practised among the northern Kurus.
Page 111 - Pili, offering for the greater portion of the words forms analogous to those which are modelled by the rules of the Pali grammar still in use. There are, however, many differences, some of which arise from a closer adherence to Sanskrit, others from possible local peculiarities, indicating a yet unsettled state of the language.
Page iii - Vol. III. The Vedas : Opinions of their Authors, and of later Indian Writers, on their Origin, Inspiration, and Authority. Second Edition, revised and enlarged.
Page 66 - They observe that the very word Pali signifies original, text, regularity', and there is scarcely a Buddhist Pali scholar in Ceylon, who, in the discussion of this question, will not quote with an air of triumph their...
Page 213 - Lingo. or Phallus : neither is there the slightest hint of another important feature of later Hinduism, the Trimurtti, or Tri-une combination of BRAHMA, VISHNU, and SIVA, as typified by the mystical syllable Om, although, according to high authority on the religions of antiquity, the Trimurtti was the first element in the faith of the Hindus, and the second was the Lingam.
Page 406 - Indra and Soma, burn the devils, destroy them, throw them down — ye two bulls — the people that grow in darkness ! Hew down the madmen, suffocate them, kill them ; hurl them away and slay the voracious. Indra and Soma, up together against the cursing demon! May he burn and hiss like an oblation on the fire ! Put your everlasting hatred upon the villain, who hates the Brahman, who. eats flesh, and whose look is abominable.
Page 112 - We may therefore recognise it as an actually existent form of speech in some part of India, and might admit the testimony of its origin given by the Buddhists themselves, by whom it is always identified with the language of Magadha or...