Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 6, Part 2

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G.H. Rouse, Baptist Mission Press, 1837 - Asia

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Page 685 - Sanskrit letters and language must be comparatively recent. I can trace something very like Buddhism into far ages and realms : but I am sure that that Buddhism which has come down to us in the Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan books of the sect, and which alone therefore we do or can know, is neither old nor exotic. That Buddhism (the doctrines of the...
Page 980 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which, by his thought alone, he caused the egg to divide itself; and from its two divisions he framed the heaven above and the earth beneath ; in the midst he placed the subtile ether, the eight regions, and the permanent receptacle of waters.
Page 892 - Doab Canal*. But I ought more particularly to invite your attention to the joint paper by Dr. Falconer and Captain Cautley on the Sivatherium, a new and extraordinary species of mammalia, which they have minutely described and figured, offering at the same time many profound speculations on its probable anatomical relations. The characters of this genus are drawn from a head almost complete, found at first enveloped in a mass of hard stone, which had lain as a boulder in a water-course, but after...
Page 685 - I incline to the opinion that Hindi may be older in India than Sanskrit, and independent, originally, of Sanskrit. But were this so, and were it also true that the Buddhists used the best dialect of Hindi (that however is saturated with Sanskrit...
Page 876 - God! there is no God but he; the living, the self-subsisting: neither slumber nor sleep seizeth him; to him belongeth whatsoever is in heaven, and on earth. Who is he that can intercede with him, but through his good pleasure ? He knoweth that which is past, and that which is to come unto them, and they shall not comprehend anything of his knowledge, but so far as he pleaseth.
Page 968 - Of one of these names he remarks — "Now it would have been exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to have cut the name No. 10 up and down at right angles- to the other writing, while the pillar was erect, to say. nothing of the place being out of reach, unless a scaffold were erected on purpose, which would hardly be the case, since the object of an ambitious visitor would be defeated by placing his name out of sight and in- an- unreadable position.
Page 755 - If ye call upon God, ye will be able to subdue your imperfections and the evil inclinations of your mind will depart from you; but they will return ''to you again when ye cease to call upon him.
Page 683 - Sanskrit originals and of the avowed Tibetan translations ? In my judgment the extent and character of these works settle the question that the philosophic founders of Buddhism used Sanskrit and Sanskrit only, to expound, defend and record the speculative principles of their system, principles without which the vulgar creed would be (for us,) mere leather and prunella ! Nor is this opinion in the least opposed to your notion (mine too) that the practical system of belief, deduced from those principles,...
Page 689 - I may use the word) than the mere engraftmeut of foreign words upon a preexistent and written language. The aboriginal terms of Indian speech must be rather sought in the hills and in the peninsula ; in the plains and populous districts of the north the evidences of their existence are necessarily smothered by the predominance of the refined and durable languages of the court, of religion and of the educated classes. A writer in the Foreign Quarterly has lately been bold enough to revive the theory...
Page 672 - ... and a quarter in height at the centre. This immense cavity is dug entirely out of the solid rock, and is exceedingly well polished, but without any ornament. The same stone extends much farther than the excavated part, on each side of it, and is altogether I imagine full an hundred feet in length".

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