Bibliotheca Indica

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Page 31 - Sdnkhya philosophy, from which the sect of Buddha seems to have borrowed its doctrines, is not the work of Kapila...
Page 48 - This is the elemental creation, proceeding from the principle of egotism affected by the property of darkness. The organs of sense are said to be the passionate products of the same principle...
Page 26 - Miscell. Essays, Vol. I., pp. 231, 232. Dr. Roer,— Journal of the As. Soc. of Bengal for 1851, p. 402, note, — after citing the latter of the paragraphs given above, unaccountably adds : " but this is a misapprehension : the scholiast does only say : ' they are of equal authority, one being a summary of the greater work, or else this an 81 The commentaries on the Sánkhya-sútra are as follows : I.
Page 43 - elements,' not the first of ' things ;' for it was preceded by unevolved nature, and intellect, and it is itself a modified form of individuality. It therefore harmonizes perfectly well with the prevailing ideas in the ancient world, of the state of things anterior to elementary or visible creation, when " chaos was, and night," and when Nullus adhuc mundo prtebebat lumina Titan, Nee nova crescendo reparabat cornua Phoebe.
Page 31 - ... Barbier, Dictionnaire des Anonymes, &c. vol. ii. 133, vol. iii. 125, 126; Biographie Lyonnaise, 16.) GB AUDRADUS, who always assumed the appellation of Modicus, was chorepiscopus or rural bishop of Sens, under the Archbishop of Sens, Wenilon, and not a bishop, as stated erroneously by Oudin. He was born at the close of the eighth or beginning of the ninth century.
Page 45 - ... stanza. The coexistence of the several qualities, with the predominance of one or other of them, in different beings, has been previously explained (p. 54), as well as the different orders or states of existent beings; constituting, according to GAURAPADA, sixteen forms or kinds of creation : that is, apparently, each of the four classes of beings proceeds from four modifications of nature ; or, from the invisible principles, from the subtile rudiments, from the conditions or dispositions of...
Page 44 - Nullus adhuc mundo prtebebat lumina Titan, Nee nova crescendo reparabat cornua Phoebe. In the influence of the quality of foulness, or passion, for the word rajas has both senses, may be suspected an affinity to the doctrine of an active principle, the moving mind, the eros, that set inert matter into motion, and produced created things.
Page 45 - Elementary Egotism then becoming productive, as the rudiment of sound, produced from it Ether, of which sound is the characteristic, investing it with its rudiment of sound.
Page 15 - Otherwise, 19 being hopelessly involved in uncertainty, and inextricably em. barrassed by fable. Yet it may be credited, with but little hesitation, that he was something more substantial than a myth ;* and there seems to be tolerably good ground for receiving, as an historical fact, his alleged connection with the Sánkhya.

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