History of Religion: A Sketch of Primitive Religious Beliefs and Practices, and of the Origin and Character of the Great Systems

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C. Scribner's sons, 1895 - Religion - 438 pages
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Contents

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Page 150 - Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more, For Lycidas, your sorrow, is not dead, Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor; So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky...
Page 365 - This, O Bhikkhus, is the Noble Truth of the Cessation of suffering: (it ceases with) the complete cessation of this thirst, — a cessation which consists in the absence of every passion, — with the abandoning of this thirst, with the doing away with it, with the deliverance from it, with the destruction of desire.
Page 373 - By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified. Purity and impurity belong to oneself, no one can purify another.
Page 9 - Jewish religion ; we do not mean any special religion ; but we mean a mental faculty or disposition, which, independent of, nay in spite of sense and reason, enables man to apprehend the Infinite under different names, and under varying disguises.
Page 372 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought; it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him. "He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me" — in those who harbor such thoughts hatred will never cease.
Page 328 - The mighty lord on high our deeds, as if at hand, espies ; The gods know all men do, though men would, fain their acts disguise. Whoever stands, whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell, — the gods his- movements trace. Wherever two together plot, and deem they are alone King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known.
Page 365 - This, O Bhikkhus, is the noble truth of the cause of suffering: thirst, that leads to rebirth, accompanied by pleasure and lust, finding its delight here and there. This thirst is threefold; namely, thirst for pleasure, thirst for existence, thirst for prosperity.

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