A Glimpse Into the Work of the B. B. R. A. Society During the Last 100 Years, from a Parsee Point of View

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Printed at the Bombay Education Society's Press, Byculla, 1905 - Books - 197 pages
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Page 49 - The Aryan nations who pursued a north-westerly direction, stand before us in history as the principal nations of north-western Asia and Europe. They have been the prominent actors in the great drama of history, and have carried to their fullest growth all the elements of active life with which our nature is endowed.
Page 171 - Zand-Avasta, and propounded and defended by the Zoroastrians of India and Persia, unfolded, refuted, and contrasted with Christianity,
Page 167 - This paper has been published in a book form by Mr. Dhunjeebhoy, under the title of " On the Origin and Authenticity of the Arian Family of Languages, the Zend Avesta and the Huzvaresh, (1861).
Page 49 - ... without a past, and without a future before them, they had nothing but themselves to ponder on. Struggles there must have been in India also. Old dynasties were destroyed, whole families annihilated, and new empires founded. Yet the inward life of the Hindu was not changed by these convulsions. His mind was like the lotus leaf after a shower of rain has passed over it ; his character remained the same, passive, meditative, quiet, and thoughtful.
Page 127 - The rare and interesting tract on twelve religions," says Sir W. Jones, " entitled the Dabistan, and composed by a Mahomedan traveller, a native of Cashmere, named Moshan, but distinguished by the assumed surname of Fani, or Perishable, begins with a wonderfully curious chapter on the religion of Hushang...
Page 77 - But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two : for we have greatly transgressed in this thing.
Page 134 - Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me." But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa ; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with...
Page 166 - God of the good and truth-loving, and, strictly speaking, can be honored alone by truthfulness in thought, word, and deed, by purity of motive, and a strictly veracious life. Accounted by his contemporaries a blasphemer, atheist, and firebrand worthy of death ; regarded even by his own adherents after some centuries as the founder of magic, by others as a sorcerer and deceiver...
Page 30 - She continued to live her life of splendid isolation ; and soon forgot the passing of the Macedonian storm. No Indian author, Hindu, Buddhist or Jain makes even the faintest allusion to Alexander or his deeds.
Page 47 - God," whom we read of in the Bible as executors of His will, became, after the pattern of Persian beliefs, heavenly creatures, endowed with peculiar characteristics and special individuality.

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