Sutta Nipáta: Or, Dialogues and Discourses of Gotama Buddha

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Trübner & Company, 1874 - 160 pages
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Page 156 - And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also ? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him ; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
Page 149 - A world from which solitude is extirpated, is a very poor ideal. Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character; and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thoughts and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
Page 156 - For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Page xxix - All was ended now, the hope, and the fear, and the sorrow, All the aching of heart, the restless, unsatisfied longing, All the dull, deep pain, and constant anguish of patience ! And, as she pressed once more the lifeless head to her bosom, Meekly she bowed her own, and murmured,
Page 75 - On another occasion, when asked what was the greatest blessing, Buddha said: "'The succoring of mother and father, the cherishing of child and wife, and the following of a lawful calling, this is the greatest blessing.' "'The giving alms, a religious life, aid rendered to relations, blameless acts, this is the greatest blessing.
Page xxiv - It may be said in favour of Buddhism that no philosophico-religious system has ever upheld, to an equal degree, the notions of a saviour and deliverer, and the necessity of his mission for procuring the salvation of man, in a Buddhist sense.
Page xxix - The bleak wind of March Made her tremble and shiver; But not the dark arch, Or the black flowing river; Mad from life's history, Glad to death's mystery Swift to be hurled— Anywhere, anywhere Out of the world...
Page 153 - to quiet,' which in Pali becomes likewise sam, and from this root sam, 'to quiet,' and not from sram, 'to tire,' did the popular etymology of the day and the writer of our verse derive the title of the Buddhist priests.
Page xv - Arthakatha as it existed in the fifth century of our era ; that the original was first reduced to writing in Ceylon in the first century before our era, having previously existed in the language of Magadha ; and that our verses of the Dhammapada are the same which were recited to Asoka, and embodied in the canon of the third council, 246 BC...

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