A Burmese Enchantment

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Thacker, Spink, 1916 - Burma - 319 pages

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Page 65 - And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Page 203 - And watch'd them in their sullen trade, Had seen the mice by moonlight play, And why should I feel less than they? We were all inmates of one place, And I, the monarch of each race, Had power to kill — yet, strange to tell! In quiet we had learn'd to dwell — My very chains and I grew friends, So much a long communion tends To make us what we are: — even I Regain'd my freedom with a sigh.
Page 64 - And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
Page 75 - O king, the disciple of the noble ones, neither takes pleasure in those things, nor finds delight in them, nor continues cleaving to them. And inasmuch as he does not, in him craving ceases, and by the cessation of craving grasping ceases, and by the cessation of grasping becoming ceases, and when becoming has ceased birth ceases, and with its cessation birth, old age, and death, grief, lamentation, pain, sorrow, and despair cease to exist. Thus is the cessation brought about the end of all that...
Page 75 - And again, O king, as a mountain peak is a place where no plants can grow, so also is Nirvana a condition in which no evil dispositions can grow. This is the fourth quality of a mountain peak inherent in NirvaŤa. And again, O king, as a mountain peak is free alike from desire to please and from resentment, so also is Nirvawa. This is the fifth quality of a mountain peak inherent in Nirv4Ťa.' [323] ' Very good, Nagasena ! That is so, and I accept it as you say.
Page 120 - GOOD reader! if you e'er have seen, When Phoebus hastens to his pillow, The mermaids, with their tresses green, Dancing upon the western billow : If you have seen, at twilight dim, When the lone spirit's vesper hymn Floats wild along the winding shore : If you have...
Page 75 - How is Nirvana to be known ? ' it is by freedom from distress and danger, by confidence, by peace, by calm, by bliss, by happiness, by delicacy, by purity, by freshness.
Page 75 - Hence are they carried down by that flood (of human passions), they are not set free from birth, old age, and death, from grief, lamentation, pain, sorrow, and despair, - they are not set free, I say, from suffering. But the wise...
Page iv - O'er many a sea, o'er many a stranger land, I bring this tribute to thy lonely tomb, My brother ! and beside the narrow room That holds thy silent ashes weeping stand. Vainly I call to thee. Who can command An answer forth from Orcus...
Page 274 - ... swamp) he saw a white hare, which he followed as far as this spot, when suddenly it disappeared. He then saw a young shepherd-boy, who was building in the wood hard by a little stdpa about three feet high. The king said, " What are you doing ? " The shepherd-boy answered and said,

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