History of the Sect of Mahárájas, Or Vallabhácháryas, in Western India

Trübner, 1865 - 182 pages

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Page 75 - ... the law considers such publication as malicious, unless it is fairly made by a person in the discharge of some public or private duty, whether legal or moral, or in the conduct of his own affairs, in matters where his interest is concerned.
Page 88 - A communication made bona fide upon any subject-matter In which the party communicating has an interest, or in reference to which he has a duty, is privileged if made to a person having a corresponding interest or duty, although it contain criminatory matter, which, without this privilege, would be slanderous and actionable...
Page 172 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and CHANGED the glory of the uncorruptible God into AN IMAGE made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Page 12 - He who by His might looked even over the water-clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice ; He who is God above all gods; — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " ' May He not destroy us, He the creator of the earth ; or He, the righteous, who created the heaven; He who also created the bright and mighty waters. — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 11 - In the beginning there arose the Source of golden light. He was the only born Lord of all that is. He established the earth, and this sky. Who is the God to whom we shall oifer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice?
Page 5 - 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.
Page 5 - Darkness there was ; (for) this universe was enveloped with darkness, and was undistinguishable (like fluids mixed in) waters ; but that mass, which was covered by the husk, was (at length) produced by the power of contemplation. First, desire was formed in his mind, and that 'became the original productive seed ; which the wise, recognising it by the intellect in their hearts, distinguish, in nonentity, as the bond of entity.
Page 2 - The real doctrine of the whole Indian scripture is the unity of the deity, in whom the universe is comprehended : and the seeming polytheism which it exhibits, offers the elements, and the stars, and planets, as gods.
Page 12 - Wherever the mighty water-clouds went, where they placed « Muller's Anc. Sansk. Lit., p. 567. the seed and lit the fire, thence arose He who is the only life of the bright gods ; — Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice...
Page 9 - The deities invoked appear, on a cursory inspection of the Veda, to be as various as the authors of the prayers addressed to them : but, according to the most ancient annotations on the Indian scripture, those numerous names of persons and things are all resolvable into different titles of three deities, and ultimately of one god.

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