The Religions of India

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1891 - Всего страниц: 309
 

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Стр. 103 - Catalogue of Buddhist Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Possession of the Royal Asiatic Society (Hodgson Collection).
Стр. 169 - Every time," as he says in the Bhagavad Gita, " that religion is in danger and that iniquity triumphs, I issue forth. For the defence of the good and the suppression of the wicked, for the establishment of justice, I manifest myself from age to age.
Стр. 157 - Tiruvalluvar,1 that admirable collection of stanzas in the Tamil language, which is instinct with the purest and most elevated religious emotion, and the authority of which the Brahmans accept without reservation, is the work of a Pareiya.2 There are legends which represent...
Стр. 32 - The connection between man and the gods is conceived in the Hymns as a very close one. Always and everywhere he feels that he is in their hands, and that all his movements are under their eye. They are masters close at hand, who exact tasks of him, and to whom he owes constant homage. He must be humble, for he is weak and they are strong ; he must be sincere towards them, for they cannot be deceived. Nay, he knows that they in turn do not deceive, and that they have a right to require his affection...
Стр. 33 - ... confidence as a friend, a brother, a father. . . . How could it be permitted to men to be bad when the gods are good, to be unjust while they are just, to be deceitful when they never deceive ? It is certainly a remarkable feature of the hymns that they acknowledge no wicked divinities, and no mean and harmful practices. . . . We must acknowledge then that the hymns give evidence of an exalted and comprehensive morality, and that in striving to be ' without reproach before Aditi and the Adityas...
Стр. 205 - Qakta of the left hand is almost always a hypocrite and a superstitious debauchee ; but there can be no doubt that among the authors of these contemptible catechetical books there were more than one who sincerely believed he was performing a work of sanctity.
Стр. 34 - Hymns give evidence of an exalted and comprehensive morality, and that in striving to be " without reproach before Aditi and the Adityas," l the Vedic minstrels feel the weight of other duties besides those of multiplying offerings to the gods and the punctilious observance of religious ritual, although we must admit also that the observation of these is with them a matter of capital importance, and that their religion is pre-eminently ritualistic. The pious man is by distinction he who makes the...
Стр. 173 - Devaki would put him to death, and who consequently had his nephews the princes regularly made away with as soon as they saw the light. In the Veda, the sun, in the form of Martanda, is the eighth son born of Aditi, and his mother casts him off, just as Devaki, who is at times represented as an incarnation of Aditi, removes Krishna.
Стр. 78 - ... in which it undergoes it. This doctrine, which is henceforth the fundamental hypothesis common to all the religions and sects of India, is found formulated in the Upanishads for the first time.
Стр. 17 - He inflicts terrible punishments and avenging maladies on the hardened criminal;6 but his justice discriminates between a fault and a sin, and he is merciful to the man that repents. It is also to him that the cry of anguish from remorse ascends, and it is before him that the sinner comes to discharge himself of the burden of his guilt by...

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