A Literary History of India
T.F. Unwin, 1898 - 470 pages
Medieaval India was organised round universities, instead of round political centres. Men looked to seats of rearning not to the thrones, In essaying to set forth a connected history of India from literature of various ages the author has done a Herculean task.
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according ancient appeared Aryan became become body born Brahman Buddha Buddhism called caste century Christian course custom death deity desire Divine doctrine early earth East Eastern English evidence existence faith father fire five followed force give given gods hands Heaven held Hindu hold hope human hundred Hymns Ibid ideals India influence king knowledge known Krishna land language later learned light literature live Lord Māyā means mind Muhammadan native nature never North offered once origin passed Persian play poet present preserved priest race Rāma religion religious remained result rise round rule sacred sacrifice Sanskrit seen soul South spirit story teaching thought translation tribes true Universe Veda Vedic verse wealth West Western whole wife worship Yajnavalkya
Page 73 - And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Page 393 - ... a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revival and improvement of literature, and the encouragement of the learned natives of India, and for the introduction and promotion of a knowledge of the sciences among the inhabitants of the British territories in India...
Page 143 - Therefore, O Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be ye a refuge to yourselves. Betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. Hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to any one besides yourselves.
Page 128 - While life remains let a man live happily, let him feed on ghee even though he runs in debt ; When once the body becomes ashes, how can it ever return again...
Page 32 - YESTERDAY This Day's Madness did prepare; TO-MORROW'S Silence, Triumph, or Despair: Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Page 108 - ... the other, one perceives the other, one knows the other; but when the Self only is all this, how should he smell another, how should he see another, how should he hear another, how should he salute another, how should he perceive another, how should he know another?
Page 51 - If we have sinned against the man who loves us, have ever wronged a brother, friend, or comrade, The neighbour ever with us, or a stranger, O Varuna, remove from us the trespass.
Page 409 - You cannot deny that your hearts have been touched, conquered and subjugated by a superior power. That power need I tell you — is Christ. It is Christ who rules British India and not the British Government. England has sent out a tremendous moral force in the life and character of that mighty prophet, to conquer and hold this vast empire. None but Jesus ever deserved this bright, this precious diadem, India, and Jesus shall have it.
Page 90 - Verily, there are two kinds of gods; for, indeed, the gods are the gods; and the Brahmans who have studied and teach sacred lore are the human gods. The sacrifice of these is divided into two kinds: oblations constitute the sacrifice to the gods; and gifts to the priests that to the human gods, the Brahmans who have studied and teach sacred lore.
Page 143 - Ananda, am now grown old, and full of years, my journey is drawing to its close, I have reached my sum of days, I am turning eighty years of age...
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