Yatindra-mata-dipikā; or The light of the school of Srī Rāmāmnuja

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Meykandān Press, 1912 - Religion - 175 pages
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Page xv - But why should I do so, since by the order of nature I feel pain and pleasure only in myself, not in my neighbour ? The answer is not in the Bible (this venerable book being not yet quite free...
Page xix - Ramanuj has played a great part in Indian philosophy, and to it may be traced the rise and progress of the Vaishnava sects throughout India, which sects have attained to a higher and truer conception of Theism than any of the other prevailing systems.
Page xiii - But there is one fatal omission in this conception. Brahman is not conceived as holy : we are nowhere told that Brahman is righteousness.
Page xvi - And so the Vedanta, in its unfalsified form, is the strongest support of pure morality, is the greatest consolation in the sufferings of life and death — Indians, keep to it!
Page 115 - assertion," or the assertion of possibilities) or Saptabhangi-naya (the sevenfold paralogism). 15. The Syadvada* is set forth as follows: — (1) May be, it is, (2) may be, it is not, (3) may be, it is and it is not, (4) may be, it is indescribable, (5) may be, it is and yet is indescribable, (6) may be, it is not and it is also indescribable, (7) may be, it is and it is not and it is also indescribable.
Page 161 - Phoenicea— a plant with a red flower which opens at mid-day and withers away the next morning at sunrise.
Page xix - The threefold postulates of existence are thus seen to be distinct and yet harmonized together. All attempts to assimilate and reduce them into one absolute existence fail, because they are bound to fail. At the same time, they are not distinct in the sense of being disjointed parts of a mechanical whole. They are one and yet they are many.
Page xiii - The hand of God in History is but dimly seen by those who cannot recognize in the contact of European with Eastern thought a higher possibility for the future of both races.
Page 151 - Vibhava or Incarnate Manifestation (or objectification) is the assumption (by God) of Forms resembling those of the Order (of Creation, in which He wills to appear). Ten of them are reckoned as by far the most renowned.
Page 131 - The Impatient is he who feels his presence in worldliness unbearable, as if he were placed in the midst of raging flames, and pants for deliverance (or redemption) immediately on craving God therefor.

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