Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by Some Points in the History of Indian Buddhism

G. P. Putnam's sons, 1882 - 262 pàgines

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Pàgina 110 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Pàgina 182 - Therefore, O Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be ye a refuge to yourselves. Betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth as a lamp. Hold fast as a refuge to the Truth.
Pàgina 116 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate— Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute — And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Pàgina 174 - Vajjians as established in former days ; so long as they honour and esteem and revere and support the Vajjian elders and hold it a point of duty to hearken to their words...
Pàgina 29 - It swept away from the field of its vision the whole of the great soultheory which had hitherto so completely filled and dominated the minds of the superstitious and of the thoughtful alike. For the first time in the history of the world, it proclaimed a salvation which each man could gain for himself, and by himself, in this world, during this life, without any the least reference to God, or to gods, either great or small.
Pàgina 183 - And whosoever, Ananda, either now or after I am dead, shall be a lamp unto themselves, and a refuge unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the...
Pàgina 115 - Our deeds still travel with us from afar, And what we have been makes us what we are.
Pàgina 96 - ... the soul, I mean, accustomed to hate and fear and avoid the intellectual principle, which to the bodily eye is dark and invisible, and can be attained only by philosophy;— do you suppose that such a soul will depart pure and unalloyed?
Pàgina 68 - And he lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, and so the second, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around, and everywhere, does he continue to pervade with heart of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, far-reaching, grown great, and beyond measure.
Pàgina 179 - ... so long as the brethren so train their minds that good and holy men shall come to them, and those who have come shall dwell at ease — so long may the brethren be expected, not to decline, but to prosper.

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