Chinese Buddhism: A Volume of Sketches, Historical, Descriptive, and Critical

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1893 - 453 pàgines

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Pàgina 340 - Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our Great Maker still new praise.
Pàgina 112 - Shen-kung, a priest, is said to have been the author of the system, and the dictionary Yu-p'ien...
Pàgina 417 - signifies the highest pitch of abstract, ecstatic meditation; a state of absolute indifference to all influences from within or without; a state of torpor of both the material and spiritual forces of vitality; a sort of terrestrial nirvana, consistently culminating in total destruction of life.
Pàgina 189 - They are — 1. Not to kill. 2. Not to steal. 3. Not to commit adultery.
Pàgina 162 - Shin-sieu taught his doctrine in the following verses: — " The body is like the knowledge tree. The mind is like a mirror on its stand. It should be constantly and carefully brushed, Lest dust should be attracted to it.
Pàgina 115 - Yi, a stern enemy of the new religion, proposed that the monks and nuns should be compelled to marry and bring up families. The reason that they adopted the ascetic life, he said, was to avoid contributing to the revenue.
Pàgina 372 - The idea intended by it is, that religion consists, not in ceremonies and outward show, but in stillness, in a quiet, meditative life, and in an inward reverence for the all-pervading Buddha. Buddha is believed in, but he is not worshipped. There are temples, if they may be so called, but they are plain structures, destitute of images, and having in them only the common Chinese tablet to heaven, earth, king, parents, and teacher, as an object of reverence.
Pàgina 173 - In the land of the Law and the Diamond Throne. All errors corrected, all mysteries made clear, Their rest is unbroken by care or by fear ; • And the truth that before lay in darkness concealed, Like a gem without fracture or flaw is revealed.
Pàgina 158 - western heaven' the seal of truth [true seal], and opened the fountain of contemplation in the east. He pointed directly to Buddha's heart and nature, swept away the parasitic...
Pàgina 152 - They are then condemned for fabricating groundless tales of future happiness and misery. They are charged with doing this only for gain, and encouraging for the same object...

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