The Mythology of the Hindus: With Notices of the Various Mountain and Island Tribes Inhabiting the Two Peninsulas of India and the Neighbouring Islands, and an Appendix Comprising the Minor Avatars and the Mythological and Religious Terms, &c, &c of the Hindus
Parbury, Allen, 1832 - 401 pagina's
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Pagina 165 - Soon after the coryza eruptions will appear, first on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and then on the face.
Pagina 300 - Instant, through copse and heath, arose Bonnets and spears and bended bows : On right, on left, above, below, Sprung up at once the lurking foe...
Pagina 50 - I have conversed, say, that they have been two months on their march, travelling slowly in the hottest season of the year, with their wives and children. Some old persons are among them, who wish to die at Juggernaut. Numbers of pilgrims die on the road ; and their bodies generally remain unburied.
Pagina 140 - The very birth of Brahmans is a constant incarnation of Dherma, God of Justice; for the Brahman is born to promote justice, and to procure ultimate happiness. "When a Brahman springs to light, he is born above the world, the chief of all creatures, assigned to guard the treasury of duties, religious and civil.
Pagina viii - ... a spirit of sublime devotion, of benevolence to mankind, and of amiable tenderness to all sentient creatures, pervades the whole work ; the style of it has a certain austere majesty, that sounds like the language of legislation and extorts a respectful awe; the sentiments of independence on all beings but GOD, and the harsh admonitions even to kings, are truly noble...
Pagina 137 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Pagina 330 - Europeans so frequently confounded ; the latter having been stationary at least as long as we have known them, while the slightest impulse seems sufficient to give a determination to the Japanese character, which would progressively improve until it attained the same height of civilization with the European.
Pagina 154 - When a body, formed of five elements to receive the reward of deeds done in its own former person, reverts to its five original principles, what room is there for regret?