Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 20

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Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1863 - Asia

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Page 37 - In the beginning this universe was waters, nothing but water. The waters desired, 'how can we be reproduced?' So saying, they toiled, they performed austerity. "While they were performing austerity, a golden egg came into existence. Being produced, it then became a year. "Wherefore this golden egg floated about for the period of a year.
Page 111 - Eucratides began to reign among the Bactrians; both of them being great men. But the fortune of the Parthians, being the more successful, raised them, under this prince, to the highest degree of power; while the Bactrians, harassed with various wars, lost not only their dominions, but their liberty; for having suffered from contentions with the Sogdians, the Drangians, and the Indians, they were at last overcome, as if exhausted, by the weaker* Parthians.
Page 444 - ... the central part of the forehead with the junction of the head and neck. The distances from the crown of the head to the trochanter, and from the trochanter to the ground, give together the total height of the man. The trochanter is the prominent exterior part of the thigh bone near its upper end. The total span is the distance from the tip of one middle finger to that of the other, the arms being stretched out to their full length in a horizontal position. In statues the total span had to be...
Page 18 - His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves...
Page 375 - The terrestrial globe, a compound of earth, water, fire, and air, entirely round, encompassed by a girdle (the equator'), stands in the air, in the centre of the stellar sphere. Like as a ball formed by the blossoms of the nauclea Radamba is on every side beset with flowerets ; so is the earth-globe with all creatures, terrestrial and aquatic.
Page 35 - In the beginning, this universe was indeed non-existent. But men say 'What was that non-existent?' The Rishis say that in the beginning there was non-existence. Who are these Rishis? The Rishis are breaths. Inasmuch as before all this universe, they desiring this universe were worn out (Arishan) with toil and austerity, therefore they are called Rishis.
Page 104 - in the Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society for 1897-98, p.
Page 37 - He was born with a life of a thousand years. He perceived the further end of his life, as one may perceive the opposite bank of a river. Desiring offspring, he went on worshipping and toiling. He conceived progeny in himself. With his mouth he created the gods.
Page 431 - Mahdbhdrata, was directed to take with him into the vessel in which he was preserved at the time of the deluge : the allusion is the more worthy of notice, that this particular incident is not mentioned in the narrative that is given of the event in the Satapatha Brdhmuna: aee Weber, Indische Studien.
Page 40 - ... wear away his life by days and nights before [the time of] his decay: he lives through his whole life. 2. This [the year] is the ender; for it by days and nights brings on the end of the life of mortals, and then they die : hence it is the ender. Whosoever knows this ender, death, the year, it does not by days and nights bring on the end of his life, before his decay : he lives through his whole life. 3. The gods were afraid of this ender, death, the .year [which is] Prajapati, 'lest he should...

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