Six Months in India, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, 1868 - Education

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Page 74 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth; they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Page 205 - has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth...
Page 173 - The consesequence of my long and uninterrupted researches into religious truth, has been, that I have found the doctrines of Christ more conducive to moral principles, and Letter adapted for the use of rational beings, than any other which have come to my knowledge...
Page 173 - Here we observe an individual, born and bred in a country benighted under the most gross idolatry and superstition, who, by a just use of that understanding which our gracious Creator has given to mankind to guide them to all truths, having discovered the falsehood of that system of idolatry and the absurdity of those superstitions, conscientiously abandoned both, and thereby subjected himself to inconveniences and dangers of which persons living in more enlightened societies can hardly form an idea....
Page 157 - He loveth, the Supreme Being, the Creator, the Preserver, the Destroyer, the Giver of Salvation, the Omniscient, the Omnipotent, the Blissful, the Good, the Formless, the one only without a second; and none of the created objects, subject to the following conditions.
Page 157 - Hindu ceremonies. 3. In the meantime I shall observe the ceremonies now in use, but only in cases where ceremonies are indispensable, as in marriages and funerals ; or where their omission will do more violence to the feelings of the Hindu community than is consistent with the proper interests of the Veda Somaj, as in Srdddhas.
Page 171 - Without disputing the authority of his father, he often sought from him information as to the reasons of his faith. He obtained no satisfaction ; and he at last determined, at the early age of fifteen, to leave the paternal home, and sojourn for a time in Thibet, that he might see another form of religious faith.
Page 172 - My constant reflections on the inconvenient, or rather injurious rites introduced by the peculiar practice of Hindoo idolatry which, more than any other pagan worship, destroys the texture of society...
Page 158 - I shall be perfectly tolerant to the views of strangers, and never intentionally give offence to their feelings. " 8. I shall never violate the duties and virtues of humanity, justice, veracity, temperance, and chastity. "9. I shall never hold, or attend, or pay for nautches, or otherwise hold out encouragement for prostitution. " 10. I shall encourage and promote, to the best of my power, the re-marriage of widows, and discourage early marriages. "11. I shall never be guilty of bigamy or polygamy....
Page 170 - Bordwan, where he had landed property. There RAMMOHUN ROY was born, most probably about 1774. Under his father's roof he received the elements of native education, and also acquired the Persian language. He was afterwards sent to Patna to learn Arabic ; and lastly to Benares to obtain a knowledge of Sanscrit, the sacred language of the Hindoos.

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