A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics of the Fourth Century B.C.

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Royal Asiatic society, 1900 - Buddha (The concept) - 393 pages
 

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Page xliv - I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
Page 355 - There is no such thing, O king, as alms or sacrifice or offering. There is neither fruit nor result of good or evil deeds. There is no such thing as this world or the next. There is neither father nor mother, nor beings springing into life without them. There are in the world no recluses or...
Page 355 - ... offering. There is neither fruit nor result of good or evil deeds. There is no such thing as this world or the next. There is neither father nor mother, nor beings springing into life without them. There are in the world no recluses or Brahmins who have reached the highest point, who walk perfectly, and who having understood and realized, by themselves alone, both this world and the next, make their wisdom known to others.
Page xxvi - Namely, that it is, in the first place, a manual or textbook, and not a treatise or disquisition, elaborated and rendered attractive and edifying after the manner of most of the Sutta Pitaka. And then, that its subject is ethics, but that the inquiry is conducted from a psychological standpoint, and, indeed, is in great part an analysis of the psychological and psycho-physical data of ethics.
Page 69 - Herein, O bhikkhus, a brother, aloof from sensuous appetites, aloof from evil ideas, enters into and abides in the First Jhana, wherein there is cogitation and deliberation, which is born of solitude and is full of joy and ease. Suppressing cogitation and deliberation, he enters into and abides in the Second Jhana, which is self-evoked, born of concentration, full of joy and ease, in that, set free from cogitation...
Page 285 - We may say, it is not required to maintain, but to reproduce, the effect, or else to counteract some force tending to destroy it. And this may be a convenient phraseology ; but it is only a phraseology. The fact remains, that in some cases (though these are a minority) the continuance of the condition!) which produced an effect is necessary to the continuance of the effect.
Page 55 - Jhana, which is self-evoked, born of concentration, full of joy and ease, in that, set free from cogitation and deliberation, ', the mind grows calm and sure, dwelling on high. And further, disenchanted with joy, he abides...
Page 72 - ... by turning the attention from any consciousness of the manifold, he enters into and abides in that rapt meditation which is accompanied by the consciousness of the sphere of unbounded space...
Page liii - Resultant modification of the mental continuum, viz., in the first place, contact (of a specific sort) ; then hedonistic result, or intellectual result, or presumably both. The modification is twice stated in each case, emphasis being laid on the mutual impact, first as causing the modification, then as constituting the object of attention in the modified consciousness of the persons affected.
Page 159 - What on that occasion is self-collectedness ? The stability, solidity, absorbed steadfastness of thought which on that occasion is the absence of distraction, balance, imperturbed mental procedure, quiet, the faculty and the power of concentration1 — this is the self-collectedness that there then is.

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