The History of Hindostan: Its Arts, and Its Sciences, as Connected with the History of the Other Great Empires of Asia, During the Most Ancient Periods of the World, with Numerous Illustrated Engravings, Volume 2

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W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, 1820 - Brahmanism
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Page 230 - I shall see him, but not now ; I shall behold him, but not nigh : there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Page 121 - ... they made two pillars; the one of brick, the other of stone; they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick would be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad to this day...
Page iii - History of Hindostan; its Arts, and its Sciences, as connected •with the History of the other great Empires of Asia, during the most ancient Periods of the World. With numerous illustrative Engravings.
Page 121 - And, that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars...
Page 220 - That the name of Crishna, and the general outline of his ftory, were long anterior to the birth of our Saviour, and probably to the time of Homer ^ we know very certainly...
Page 305 - History of Hindostan ;" its Arts and its Sciences, as connected with the history of the other great empires of Asia, during the most ancient periods of the world; with numerous illustrative Engravings,
Page 102 - He who is omnipresent, and everlastingly to be contemplated, the Supreme Being, the Eternal One, the divinity worthy to be adored, appeared with a portion of his divine nature.
Page 219 - Hindus who adore him with enthusiastic and almost exclusive devotion, have broached a doctrine which they maintain with eagerness, and which seems general in these provinces; that he was distinct from all the Avatars, who had only an ansa or portion of his divinity; while Crishna was the person of Vishnu himself in a human form...
Page 150 - Zend words, which has been preserved in books or by tradition; it follows that the language of the Zend was at least a dialect of the Sanscrit, approaching perhaps as nearly to it as the Pracrit, or other popular idioms, which we know to have been spoken in India two thousand years ago 2.
Page 221 - This motley story must induce an opinion that the spurious Gospels, which abounded in the first age of Christianity, had been brought to India, and the wildest parts of them repeated to the Hindus, who ingrafted them on the old fable of CESAVA, the APOLLO of Greece.

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