A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practised in India and the Malay Archipelago (A. D. 671-695), Parts 671-695

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Clarendon Press, 1896 - Buddha (The concept) - 240 pages

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Page 221 - Chemistry, or more correctly alchemy, as the chief end of the chemical combinations it describes, and which are mostly metallurgic, is the discovery of the universal medicine — the elixir that was to render health permanent, and life perpetual.
Page xxviii - They all brought cocoa-nuts, bananas, and things made of rattan-cane and bamboos, and wished to exchange them. What they* are anxious to get is iron only; for a piece of iron as large as two fingers, one gets from them five to ten cocoa-nuts. The men are entirely naked, while the women veil their person with some leaves.
Page 190 - Wooden chairs are to be made common property. But the scriptures and their commentaries should not be parted with, but be kept in library to be read by the members of the Order. NonBuddhistic books are to be sold, and (the money acquired) should be distributed among the priests then resident. If deeds and contracts are payable at once, (the money is) to be realised and to be immediately distributed; if they are not payable at once, the deeds should be kept in the treasury and when they fall due,...
Page 11 - The schools of philosophy are always in conflict, and the noise of their passionate discussions rises like the waves of the sea. Heretics of the different sects attach themselves to particular teachers, and by different routes walk to the same goal.
Page 155 - These charming compositions are equal in beauty to the heavenly flowers, and the high principles which they contain rival in dignity the lofty peaks of a mountain.
Page xxx - Afterwards we came to the Mahabodhi Vihara, ( near the bodhi tree, built by a king of Ceylon) and worshipped the image of the real face (of the Buddha). I took stuffs of thick and fine silk, which were presented by the priests and laymen of Shan-tung, made a kashaya (yellow robe) of them of the size of the Tathagata and myself offered this robe to the Image. Many myriads of (small) canopies (also), which were entrusted to me by the Vinayamaster Hiuen of Pu, I presented on his behalf. The Dhyanamaster...
Page vi - Methode pour dechiffrer et transcrire les noms sanscrits qui se rencontrent dans les livres chinois...
Page 126 - ... (8) means to keep the body and limbs strong and healthy. These eight arts formerly existed in eight books, but lately a man epitomized them and made them into one bundle. All physicians in the five parts of India practise according to this book, and any physician who is well versed in it never fails to live by the official pay. Therefore Indians greatly honour physicians and much esteem merchants, for they do not injure life, and they give relief to others as well as benefit themselves. I made...
Page 162 - Cloud-borne"), who surrendered himself in place of a Naga. This version was set to music (lit. string and pipe). He had it performed by a band accompanied by dancing and acting, and thus popularised it in his time."* No early authority seems to have entertained doubt about his claim to their authorship.
Page 166 - I trust that now a thorough study of Sanskrit grammar may clear up many difficulties we encounter whilst engaged in translation. In this hope, I shall, in the following paragraphs, briefly explain some points as an introduction to grammar.

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