Essays and Lectures on the Religions of the Hindus

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Trübner & Company, 1861 - 416 páginas
 

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Página 349 - The Creed of the lover differs from other Creeds. God is the faith and creed of those who love him, but to do good is best for the follower of every faith.
Página 224 - LANGLES' Monuments de L'Hindoostan. date cannot be much later than the eighth or ninth century, and it is therefore to be inferred with as much certainty as any thing short of positive testimony can afford, that the worship of SIVA, under this type, prevailed throughout India at least as early as the fifth or sixth century of the Christian era. Considered as one great branch of the universal public worship, its prevalence, no doubt, dates much earlier; but the particular modifications under which...
Página 39 - Rdmdnujas cook for themselves, and should the meal during this process, or whilst they are eating; attract even the looks of a stranger, the operation is instantly stopped, and the viands buried in the ground...
Página 217 - Ldt, or Staff, of BHAIRAVA, at Benares. They mark the forehead with a transverse line of ashes, and smear the body with the same ; they dress in various styles, but in travelling usually wear a cap of patchwork and garments dyed with red ochre.
Página 22 - The appellation Sunya Vddi implies the asserter of the unreality and emptiness of the universe, and another designation, Lokdyata, expresses their adoption of the tenet, that this being is the Be-all of existence: they were, in short, the advocates of materialism and atheism , and have existed from a very remote period, and still exist, as we shall hereafter see. The Saugatas are identified even by MADHAVA with...
Página 206 - The term Jogi or Yogi is properly applicable to the followers of the Yoga or Pdtanjala school of philosophy, which, amongst other tenets, maintained the practicability of acquiring, even in life, entire command over elementary matter by means of certain ascetic practices.
Página 188 - SAIVAS. The worship of SIVA in the districts along the Ganges presents itself under a very different aspect from that. of VISHNU, and with some singular anomalies. It appears to be the most prevalent and popular of all the modes of adoration, to judge by the number of shrines dedicated to the only form under which SIVA is reverenced, that of the Linga; yet it will be generally observed, that these temples are scarcely ever the resort of numerous votaries, and that they are regarded with comparatively...

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