The Metamorphosis of Sona: A Hindú Tale: with a Glossary, Descriptive of the Mythology of the Sastras

Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, 1810 - 144 páginas

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Página 140 - Let him slide backwards and forwards on the ground ; or let him stand a whole day on tiptoe ; or let him continue in motion rising and sitting alternately ; but at sunrise, at noon, and at sunset, let him go to the waters, and bathe. In the hot season let him sit exposed to five fires, four blazing around him with the sun above ; in the rains let him stand uncovered, without even a mantle...
Página 99 - Some of his skill he taught to me; And, Warrior, I could say to thee The words that cleft Eildon hills in three, And bridled the Tweed with a curb of stone.
Página 104 - A man is said to be confirmed in spiritual knowledge when he forsaketh every desire which entereth into his heart, and of himself is happy and content in the Self through the Self.
Página 77 - Place now a fresh circle of musk, black as the lunar -spots, on the moon of my forehead ; and mix gay flowers on my tresses with peacocks' feathers, in graceful order, that they may wave like the banners of KAMA.
Página 69 - Krita age (consists of) four thousand years (of the gods) ; the twilight preceding it consists of as many hundreds, and the twilight following it of the same number.
Página 140 - In the hot season, let him sit exposed to five fires, four blazing around him, with the sun above ; in the rains, let him stand uncovered, without even a mantle, and where the clouds pour the heaviest showers ; in the cold season, let him wear humid vesture ; and let him increase by degrees the austerity of his devotion. Then, having reposited his holy fires, as the law directs, in his mind, let him live without external fire, without a mansion, wholly silent, feeding on roots and fruit.
Página 60 - Viswedevas 2. Obsequies for a special cause; that is, in honour of a kinsman recently defunct. 3. Voluntary obsequies, performed by way of supererogation, for the greater benefit of the deceased. 4. Obsequies for increase of prosperity , performed upon any accession of wealth or prosperity, and upon other joyful occasions. 5. A srddd'ha intended to introduce the shade of a deceased kinsman to the rest of the manes.
Página 122 - There are servants of seven sorts; one made captive under a standard or in battle, one maintained in consideration of service, one born of a female slave in the house, one sold, or given, or inherited from ancestors, and one enslaved by way of punishment on his inability to pay a large fine.
Página 17 - ... quits the bower of love to throw himself on the cold clay, and repeat words which he had heard his beloved express : then, having bound his locks with forest flowers, he hastens to yon arbour, when a soft gale breathes over the banks of .Yamuna ; then again, pronouncing her name, he modulates his divine reed.

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