Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists

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H. Holt, 1914 - Mythology, Hindu - 399 pages
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Page 251 - Surely a Buddha thou shalt be! " Existence then forbears its round Of death and rebirth for a time; Even so to-day this thing is seen— Surely a Buddha thou shalt be!
Page 187 - Wilt thou do the deed and repent It! Thou hadst better never been born ! Wilt thou do the deed and exalt it ? Then thy fame shalt be outworn ! Thou shalt do the deed and abide It, and sit on thy throne on high, And look on to-day and to-morrow as those who never die.
Page 188 - The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. Nor at any time verily was I not, nor thou, nor these princes of men, nor verily shall we ever cease to be, hereafter.
Page 250 - What if I now should rid me of This body foul, this charnel-house, And go my way without a care, Or least regret for things behind...
Page 9 - Not by birth does one become a Brahman : By his actions alone one becomes a Brahman.
Page 389 - Though birthless and unchanging of essence, and though lord of born beings, yet in my sway over the Nature that is mine own I come into birth by my own magic.
Page 2 - A single generation enamoured of foreign ways is almost enough in history to risk the whole continuity of civilisation and 27 learning Ages of accumulation are entrusted to the frail bark of each passing epoch by the hand of the past, desiring to make over its treasures to the use of the future. It takes a certain stubbornness, a doggedness of loyalty, even a modicum of unreasonable conservatism may be, to lose nothing in the long march of the ages- and even when confronted with great empires, with...
Page 284 - O Ananda, do not let yourself be troubled ; do not weep. Have I not taught you that we must part from all that we hold most dear and pleasant? No being soever born or created can overcome the tendency to dissolution inherent in itself; a condition of permanence is impossible.
Page 315 - ... revivifying showers. In the midst of the milky sea, Hari himself, in the form of a tortoise, served as a pivot for the mountain, as it was whirled around. The holder of the mace and discus was present in other forms amongst the gods and demons, and assisted to drag the monarch of the serpent race: and in another vast body he sat upon the summit of the mountain. With one portion of his energy, unseen by gods or demons, he sustained the serpent king; and with another, infused vigour into the gods.
Page 187 - Exceeding great is the toil of these whose mind is attached to the unshown ; for the unshown way is painfully won by them that wear the body.

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