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ablution acts ancestors anchorets animals Asuras attain beatitude begotten Bhrigu birth body born Brahma Brdh Brdhmen brother called cattle ceremony chap child clarified butter considered creatures Cshatriya damsel daughter death declared deities divine duties eaten elephantiasis equal expiation father flesh-meat fruit gayatri gift give giver gods grain guest holy fire holy texts honour house-keeper hundred panas husband impure Indra kinsmen learned let him never let the king live lord manes marriage married Menu merchant mother night nuptial oblations to fire obsequies offence offering ordained paternal penance perform person preceptor priest publick punishment pure purified read the Veda receive religious rice Rigveda rites roots rule sacerdotal sacraments sacred sacrifice sages salute scripture sensual servile class spirits srdddha subsistence Sudra Surasena teacher thing tion triliteral twice-born Upanishads Vaisya Varuna virtue virtuous wealth whole wife woman women Yama
Page 60 - Let him chuse for his wife a girl, whose form has no defect ; who has an agreeable name ; who walks gracefully like a phenicopteros, or like a young elephant ; whose hair and teeth are moderate respectively in quantity and in size ; whose body has exquisite softness.
Page 32 - BRAHMA' milked out, as it were, from the three Vedas, the letter A, the letter U, and the letter M, which form by their coalition the triliteral monosyllable, together with three mysterious words, bhur, bhuvah, swer, or earth, sky, heaven : 77.
Page 168 - Let her emaciate her body by living voluntarily on pure flowers, roots, and fruit ; but let her not, when her lord is deceased, even pronounce the name of another man. "Let her continue till death forgiving all injuries, performing harsh duties, avoiding every sensual pleasure, and cheerfully practising the incomparable rules of virtue, which have been followed by such women as were devoted to one only husband.
Page 3 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which, by his thought alone, he caused the egg to divide itself. " 13. And from its two divisions he framed the heaven abate and the earth beneath : in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.
Page 168 - But, a widow, who, from a wish to bear children, slights her deceased husband by marrying again, brings disgrace on herself here below, and shall be excluded from the seat of her lord.
Page 25 - The names of women should be agreeable, soft, clear, captivating the fancy, auspicious, ending in long vowels, resembling words of benediction.
Page 75 - Grass and earth to sit on, water to wash the feet, and, fourthly, affectionate speech are at no time deficient in the mansions of the good, although they may be indigent.
Page 110 - Brahman, by a pot of clarified butter, or of honey, ' by a place where four ways meet, and by large trees ' well known in the district, let him pass with his right
Page 183 - A mansion infested by age and by sorrow, the seat of malady, harassed with pains, haunted with the quality of darkness,* and incapable of standing long ; such a mansion of the vital soul let its occupier always cheerfully quit : 78. As a tree leaves the bank of a river, when it falls in, or as a bird leaves the branch of a tree at his pleasure, thus he, who leaves his body by necessity or by legal choice, is delivered from the ravening shark, or crocodile, of the world.