Sacred Books of the Buddhists, Volume 2

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H. Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1899 - Buddhism
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Page 318 - And he lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, and so the second, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around, and everywhere, does he continue to pervade with heart of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, far-reaching, grown great, and beyond measure.
Page 312 - Rapti, by means of that man's invoking, and praying, and hoping, and praising, come over to this side ? " " Certainly not, Gotama ! " " In just the same way, Vasettha, do the Brahmans, versed in the three Vedas — but omitting the practice of those qualities which really make a man a Brahman, and...
Page 78 - Full of hindrances is household life, a path defiled by passion: free as the air is the life of him who has renounced all worldly things. How difficult...
Page 5 - Thus he lives as a binder together of those who are divided, an encourager of those who are friends, a peacemaker, a lover of peace, impassioned for peace, a speaker of words that make for peace.
Page 309 - Rishis of old, the authors and utterers of the verses, of the ancient form of words which the Brahmans of to-day so carefully intone and recite precisely as they have been handed down — even they did not pretend to know or to have seen where or whence or whither Brahma is].
Page 289 - The truth doth he proclaim both in its letter and in its spirit, lovely in its origin, lovely in its progress, lovely in its consummation: the higher life doth he make known, in all its purity and in all its perfectness.
Page 78 - Arahat, a fully awakened one, abounding in wisdom and goodness, happy, with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to mortals willing to be led, a teacher for gods and men, a Blessed one, a Buddha.
Page 71 - There is no cause, either ultimate or remote, for the depravity of beings; they become depraved without reason and without cause. There is no cause, either proximate or remote, for the rectitude of beings, they become pure without reason and without cause. The attainment of any given condition, of any character, does not depend on one's own acts or on the acts of another or on human effort.
Page 109 - Now regarding that venerable Gotama, such is the high reputation that has been noised abroad, that he is said to be "a...
Page 304 - Well then, Vasettha, those ancient Rishis of the Brahmans versed in the Three Vedas, the authors of the verses, the utterers of the verses, whose ancient form of words so chanted, uttered or composed, the Brahmans of to-day chant over again...

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