The Romantic Legend of Sâkya Buddha: From the Chinese-Sanscrit

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Trübner, 1875 - 395 pages
 

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Page 262 - Buddha had three homes, one for the winter, one for the summer, and one for the rainy season ; and that he was clad, not in coarse cloth, but in fine muslin of Benares. The Lumbini Garden. — The boy was named Siddhattha, that is
Page 83 - And now, Udayi ! you should know, that at this time, the king was myself — the queen was Yasodhara, and by this one transgression in those days long gone by, I entailed on myself this perpetual result, that no gift of mine or precious offering can ever cause joy to Yasodhara.
Page 163 - The practice of religion involves as a first principle a loving compassionate heart for all creatures.
Page 159 - Sutra, wherein the Buddha is made to argue with the sacrificing sages of Vaisali, thus: " I will ask you, then, if a man in worshipping the gods sacrifices a sheep, and so does well, why should he not kill his child, his relative or dear friend, in worshipping the gods, and so do better ? Surely, then, there can be no merit in killing a sheep! It is but a confused and illogical system this.
Page 44 - BODHISATWA having thus been born without any assistance or support, he forthwith walked seven steps towards each quarter of the horizon ; and as he walked, at each step, there sprang from the earth beneath his feet a lotus flower ; and as he looked steadfastly in each direction his mouth uttered these words; first looking to the east, he said, in no childish accents, but according to the very words of the Gatha, plainly pronounced, " In all the world I am the very chief ; from this day forth my births...
Page 75 - Eaja, belonging to the Sakya race. The glory which proceeds from one pore of his body is greater by sixteen times than all the glory proceeding from the bodies of all those forenamed Devas ! And on this account your spiritual power of flight failed you as soon as you came above this tree...
Page 100 - Then the tigress replied to the lion and said, ' Your strength is very great, and your spirit high and noble, your body and entire mien are in the highest degree graceful ; now, then, I have selected you as my husband, and I desire to honour and respect you henceforth as I ought to do.
Page 109 - ... he carried a staff in his hand to support his tottering limbs, whilst, as he proceeded, he gasped with pain, and the breath from his mouth sounded, as it came, like the raspings of a saw.
Page 116 - old age" and the lessons it taught him.' From this state he is again aroused by his good genius, and incited to make another journey through the city, when he encounters ' a sick and pain-worn man, with cramped limbs and swollen belly, giving evidence of agonising suffering, pale and miserable, scarcely able to draw his breath, every now and then lying down in the dirt through exhaustion.

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