Literary Remains of the Late Professor Theodore Goldstücker, Volumen1

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W. H. Allen, 1879 - 244 páginas
 

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Página 234 - Gopwhandana, from the root of the hair to the commencement of each eyebrow, and a transverse streak connecting them across the root of the nose ; in the centre is a perpendicular streak of red, made with red sanders, or...
Página 72 - Who knows exactly, and who shall in this world declare, whence and why this creation took place? The gods are subsequent to the production of this world : then who can know whence it proceeded, or whence this varied world arose, or whether it uphold itself or not ? He who in the highest heaven is the ruler of this universe, does indeed know; but not another one can possess this knowledge.
Página 32 - Atharva is the multitude of incantations which it contains ; these are pronounced either by the person who is a himself to be benefited, or, more often, by the sorcerer for him, and are directed to the procuring of the greatest variety of desirable ends ; most frequently, perhaps, long life, or recovery from grievous sickness, is the object sought ; then a talisman, such as a necklace, is sometimes given, or in very numerous cases some plant endowed with marvellous virtues is to be the immediate...
Página 11 - Ribhus, elevated, for their piety, to the rank of divinities. Protection against evil spirits (Rdkshasas) is also requested, and in one or two passages Yama and his office as ruler of the dead are obscurely alluded to. There is little demand for moral benefactions, although in some few instances hatred of untruth and abhorrence of sin are expressed, a hope is uttered that the latter may be repented of or expiated, and the gods are in one hymn solicited to extricate the worshipper from sin of every...
Página 130 - Its method is analogous to that of other classical commentaries : it establishes, usually by repetition, the correct reading of the text, in explaining every important or doubtful word, in shewing the connection of the principal parts of the sentence, and in adding such observations as may be required for a better understanding of the author. But frequently...
Página 145 - The invariable form of the Puran'as," says Professor Wilson, in his Preface to the Vishn'u-Puran'a, " is that of a dialogue in which some person relates its contents in reply to the inquiries of another. This dialogue is...
Página 237 - ... mind endowed with the three Gunas, or qualities of being; of course of ineffable purity and irresistible power: he is free from the defects of human natures, and can assume what particular shape he will : in all other respects he does not differ from man...
Página 72 - Who has seen the primeval (being) at the time of his being born : what is that endowed with substance which the unsubstantial sustains : from earth are the breath and blood, but where is the soul : who may repair to the sage to ask this ? 5.
Página 106 - The chief topics of its twelve books are the following : (1 ) creation ; (2) education and the duties of a pupil, or the first order; (3) marriage and the duties of a householder, or the second order; (4) means of subsistence and...
Página 120 - Om precede, his learning will slip away from him ; and unless it follow, nothing will be long retained.

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