MYTHS OF THE HINDUS AND BUDDHISTS (Google eBook)

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1914
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Page 212 - Wilt thou do the deed and repent it? thou hadst better never been born: Wilt thou do the deed and exalt it? then thy fame shall be outworn: Thou shalt do the deed and abide it, and sit on thy throne on high, And look on to-day and to-morrow as those that never die.
Page 212 - The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. Nor at any time verily was I not, nor thou, nor these princes of men, nor verily shall we ever cease to be, hereafter.
Page 274 - To cease from all wrong-doing, To get virtue, To cleanse one's own heart, This is the religion of the Buddhas.
Page 212 - Exceeding great is the toil of these whose mind is attached to the unshown ; for the unshown way is painfully won by them that wear the body.
Page 16 - Not by birth does one become a Brahman: By his actions alone one becomes a Brahman.
Page 49 - ... from matrilineal to agnatic organization, the extant marks of it are alone enough to attest it, at least for some people in some places. It looks like a common inheritance in Greece and in India. There, as John Gordon Vernon recalls, Sita's father, Janaka, said in the story 'I have a daughter Sita, not born of men, but sprung from the furrow as I ploughed the field and hallowed it. On him, who bends the bow, I will bestow my daughter'.
Page 343 - ... revivifying showers. In the midst of the milky sea, Hari himself, in the form of a tortoise, served as a pivot for the mountain, as it was whirled around. The holder of the mace and discus was present in other forms amongst the gods and demons, and assisted to drag the monarch of the serpent race: and in another vast body he sat upon the summit of the mountain. With one portion of his energy, unseen by gods or demons, he sustained the serpent king; and with another, infused vigour into the gods.
Page 114 - Vali could not take the king of Lanka's life away. Then Rama took up the Brahma weapon given to him by Agastya: the Wind lay in its wings, the Sun and Fire in its head, in its mass the weight of Meru and Mandara. Blessing that shaft with Vedic mantras, Rama set it on his bow and loosed it, and it sped to its appointed place and cleft the breast of Ravana, and, bathed in blood, returned and entered Rama's quiver humbly.
Page 312 - Now I depart to Nirvana ; I leave with you my ordinances ; the elements of the allknowing one will indeed pass away, but the three gems will remain.

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