Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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The Branch, 1859 - Sri Lanka
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Page 60 - Mendicants,' concludes the sermon, 'that which binds the Teacher to existence (viz. tanha, thirst) is cut off; but his body still remains. While his body shall remain he will be seen by gods and men, but after the termination of life, upon the dissolution of the body, neither gods nor men will see him.
Page 156 - ... I have heard. On a certain day Buddha dwelt at Rajagaha in a grove called Veluvana. And the same day the young householder Sigala rose early in the morning, and went forth from Rajagaha, and standing with wet hair and streaming garments, and clasped hands uplifted, worshipped the various quarters, the east, the south, the west, the north, the nadir, and the zenith.
Page 23 - He, on the other hand, refrains from such mean conversation. 'This, too, (&c., see II, 2.) 8. ' Or whereas some Samana-Brahmans, who live on the food provided by the faithful, continue addicted to wrangling : that is to say, to saying, " You are ignorant of this doctrine and discipline, but I understand them ! " " What do you know of doctrine or discipline...
Page 162 - Nadir: he assigns them labour suitable to their strength; provides for their comfortable support; he attends to them in sickness; causes them to partake of any extraordinary delicacy he may obtain, and makes them occasional presents. In these five modes the master ministers to his servants, who are as the Nadir. And in...
Page 33 - Wimano, in the vicinity of the first one. They are both of them spiritual beings, have intellectual pleasures, are selfresplendent, traverse the atmosphere, and are for a long time in the enjoyment of happiness. Then...
Page 33 - At that time a Being, in consequence either of the period of residence in Abassara being expired, or in consequence of some deficiency of merit preventing him from living there the full period, ceased to exist in Abassara and is re-produced in the uninhabited Brahma Wimano.
Page 162 - The honorable man ministers to his friends and relatives by presenting gifts, by courteous language, by promoting them as his equals, and by sharing with them his prosperity. They should watch over him when he has negligently exposed himself, guard his property when he is careless, assist him in difficulties, stand by him, and help to provide for his family.
Page 31 - ... four births, five births, ten births, twenty births, thirty births, forty births, fifty births, one hundred births, one thousand births, one hundred thousand births, many destructions of a world-cycle, many renovations of a worldcycle, many destructions and many renovations of a world-cycle...
Page 28 - ... births, four births, five births, ten births, twenty births, thirty births, forty births, fifty births, one hundred births, one thousand births, one hundred thousand births, many destructions of a world-cycle, many renovations of a worldcycle, many destructions and...
Page 30 - ... and such miseries, had such a length of life. Then I passed from that existence and was reborn in such a place. There also I had such a name, was of such a family, of such a caste, had such a maintenance, experienced such happinesses and such miseries, had such a length of life. Then I passed from that existence and was reborn in this existence.

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