Sacred Writings, Volume 2
And the god Mara, mounting his elephant, which was a hundred and fifty leagues high, and had the name "Girded-with-mountains," caused a thousand arms to appear on his body, and with these he grasped a variety of weapons. Also in the remainder of that army, no two persons carried the same weapon; and diverse also in their appearance and countenances, the host swept on like a flood to overwhelm the Great Being.-from "The Attainment of Buddhaship"The preeminent American educator of the 19th century, CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926) believed that a sound liberal education could be achieved not through textbooks but by exploring firsthand the great books and great ideas of Western civilization. (Eliot knew a good education when he saw one: during his time as president of Harvard University, from 1869 till 1909, he transformed the school from a regional college to the preeminent educational institution in the United States.)In this 1910 collection-part of his 50-volume Harvard Classics, his dream library at the foundation of enlightened scholarship-Eliot gathers the great writings of the world's dominant religions. As the faithful read them, examine: .the letters of Paul to the Corinthians, from the Bible.hymns of the Christian Church.the story of the Buddha.Buddhist doctrine on the ego, karma, purity, and the attainment of nirvana.the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita.and chapters from the Koran.
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alms angels aposdes Apostle Arjuna bhante birth Blessed body bounties will ye Brahma Sahampati Brahman brother Buddha thou shalt called cessation Chapter chariot children of Israel Christ deeds Dependent Origination Doctrine dost doth dwell earth entered eternal evil exist after death faith father fear fire flesh follows forgiving Future Buddha give glory God's gods grace hath hear heart heaven hell holy Jataka Jesus Jetavana Kaabah karma king Krishna Kusinara living majesty merciful and compassionate mighty milk-rice mind misbelieve Mohammed monastery monk Nagasena night Nirvana parure pass into Nirvana pray priests Prince prophet Qur'an resurrection day Reverend Sir saint Saketa Sariputta Savatthi sensation soul Spirit Subhadda Surely a Buddha Tathagata Teacher thee therein things thou art thousand thy Lord trance treasurer truth turn unto venerable Ananda verily Visakha whoso wisdom wise worship ye twain deny ye who believe
Page 497 - Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God ? Be not deceived : neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Page 511 - Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Page 530 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell ; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell : God knoweth ;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body or out of the body, I cannot tell : God knoweth ;) how that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.