A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos:: Including a Minute Description of Their Manners and Customs, and Translations from Their Principal Works, Volum 1

Mission Press, 1818

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Selections from the vedfi by different sages 2
The persons to whom the veda waj first taught
Specimens of the hymns of the samu vedn i
Specimens of the bramhunu of the vedo from the rig yiijoorfj and uthurvn vedus
Remarks on the vedi SOfjon the evil characters of many of the writers ibid
The degree in which the different dnrshunus are now studied
Translation of the SankhyaSarii Ibid
Remarks on the PatunjalaDfirshiiiio
Translation of a comment on the original Palfinjnln by lihojiiDevfi Ibid
Translation of the Sootrfis of Gontumu in an abridged form as explained
Remarks on the Voisheshikfi philosophy
Remarks on the Meemangsa writers
A summary of the doctrines of this sect translated from three Meemangsa works Ibid
Review of the contents of these works
Polygamy its baneful effects seen in Hindoo families Ibid
List of works on Astronomy 459epitome of the SooryuSiddhantu by Bhas
Extract from the JyotishaTuttwa
Account of the Medical shastrus 476list of medical works still extant
Remarks on the works on theogony or general history
Summary of the subjects embraced by these works x
Remarks on the poetical works 503names of the most celebrated poets
Account of the Great Poems 511the Dramatic Poems 515the smaller
Account of works of an historical nature and a list of those still extant
Contents of the Mohabbaratn Ibid
Remarks on the military works and on the Military Tactics of the ancient Hindoos
The learned men 583the colleges
A list of MntthSs or convents of ascetics where the shastrfis are taught at
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Pàgina 98 - Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Pàgina 478 - And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.
Pàgina 145 - ... a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife ; and they shall be one flesh.
Pàgina 127 - All the persons employed now lighted their lamps, and ran with them in their hands to fill up their stations in the procession. Some of them had lost their lights and were unprepared, but it was then too late to seek them, and the cavalcade moved forward to the house of the bride, at which place the company entered a large and splendidly illuminated area before the house, covered with an awning, where a great multitude of friends, dressed in their best apparel, were seated upon mats. The bridegroom...
Pàgina 126 - Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Go ye out to meet him.' AH the persons employed now lighted their lamps, and ran with them in their hands to fill up their stations in the procession; some of them had lost their lights, and were unprepared; but it was then too late to...
Pàgina 42 - A wife, a son, a servant, a pupil, and a 'younger whole brother, may be corrected, when they ' commit faults, with a rope or the small shoot of a ' cane ; • 300. 'But on the back part only of their bodies, and 'not on a noble part by any means...
Pàgina 532 - In childhood a woman must be subject to her father, in youth to her husband, and when her lord is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be independent.
Pàgina 315 - But the most important improvement which Anaxagoras made upon the doctrine of his predecessors, was that of separating, in his system, the active principle in nature from the material mass upon which it acts, and thus introducing a distinct intelligent cause of all things. The similar particles of matter, which he supposed to be the basis of nature, being without life or motion, he concluded that there must have been, from eternity, an intelligent principle, or infinite mind, existing separately...
Pàgina liii - Seldom is there a houshold without its internal divisions, and lasting enmities, most commonly too on the score of interest. The women partake of this spirit of discord. Held in slavish subjection by the men, they rise in furious passions against each other, which vent themselves in such loud, virulent, and indecent railings, as are hardly to be heard in any other part of the world.
Pàgina 309 - She became a cow ; and the other became a bull, and approached her; and the issue were kine. She was changed into a mare, and he into a stallion ; one was turned into a female ass, and the other into a male one : thus did he again approach her ; and the one-hoofed kind was the offspring. She became a female goat, and he a male one ; she was an ewe, and he a ram : thus he approached her ; and goats and sheep were the progeny. In this manner, did he create every existing pair whatsoever, even to the...

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