The Mahávansi, the Rájá-ratnácari, and the Rájá-vali: Forming the Sacred and Historical Books of Ceylon; Also, a Collection of Tracts Illustrative of the Doctrines and Literature of Buddhism, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Edward Upham, William Buckley Fox
Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1833 - Buddha (The concept)
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Page 371 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 355 - Brahmas, beholding the earth, said to himself, what thing is this?— and with one of his fingers having touched the earth put it to the tip of his tongue and perceived the same to be deliciously sweet: from which time all the Brahmas ate of the sweet earth for the space of sixty thousand years. In the meantime having coveted in their hearts the enjoyment of this world, they began to say one to another, 'This part is mine; that is mine,' and so fixing boundaries, divided the earth between them.
Page 355 - Brahma descended from the highest heaven which decayeth not, and with the light of his own body illumined the dark abyss which now constitutes this world, and walking in the heavens, joyed in the possession of his glory. One Brahma and then another from time to time descended and dwelt in the heavens, and from the self-inherent virtue of the said Brahmas this world below became sweet as the honey of the honey-bee.
Page 355 - Brahma and then another from time to time descended and dwelt in the heavens, and from the self-inherent virtue of the said Brahmas this world below became sweet as the honey of the honey-bee. One of the Brahmas, beholding the earth, said to himself, What thing is this? — and with one of his fingers having touched the earth put it to the tip of his tongue and perceived the same to be deliciously sweet : from which time all the Brahmas ate of the sweet earth for the space of sixty thousand years....
Page 355 - But it came to pass that one of them beholding the earth said to himself, What thing is this ? and with one of his fingers having touched the earth, he put it to the tip of his tongue, and perceived the same to be deliciously sweet ; from that time all the Brahmas ate of the sweet earth for the space of sixty thousand years. In the meantime, having coveted in their hearts the enjoyment of this earth, they began to say to one another, This part...
Page vii - Jatus, or histories of the incarnations of Booddhu : and it is fabled, that the iron stile with which he copied this work, was given him by a heavenly messenger; though others will have it that Bodhee-sutwii gave it to him.
Page x - Voilŕ pourquoi pendant une longue » durée de sičcles , j'ai souffert, en conséquence de » mon crime , des peines infinies ; et quoique je sois » maintenant devenu Bouddha , il me restait encore ŕ » endurer, comme reste de châtiment, les injures et » les calomnies de la femme Sun-tho-li.
Page 13 - Being amongst all others, and although there are many gods, yet there is a supreme one who is the God of the gods.
Page vii - Booddhu's death*, collected together five hundred learned ascetics, and persuaded them to write down on palmyra leaves, from the mouth of one of Booddhu's principal disciples, all the doctrines taught by Booddhii in his life-time.
Page 323 - ... the bridegroom to the bride a gold chain, a cloth, and a woman's jacket, besides which there ' shall be changed two rings between them ; at the same time, the bridegroom gives a white catchy cloth to the mother...

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