The Maháwanṣo in Roman Characters: With the Translation Subjoined; and an Introductory Essay on Páli Buddhistical Literature. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Containing the First Thirty Eight Chapters

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Cotta Church Mission Press, 1837 - Buddhism - 292 pages
 

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Page xxxv - Beneath thy charms when my companions groan, Transform'd to beasts, with accents not their own? O thou of fraudful heart, shall I be led To share thy feast-rites, or ascend thy bed; That, all unarm'd, thy vengeance may have vent, And magic bind me, cold and impotent?
Page xxxiv - Access we sought, nor was access denied: Radiant she came ; the portals open'd wide : The goddess mild invites the guests to stay: They blindly follow where she leads the way. I only wait behind, of all the train...
Page 240 - I am desirous of translating the Atthakatha ; give me access to all your books.' The priesthood, for the purpose of testing his qualifications, gave only two gathas, saying, ' Hence prove thy qualification ; having satisfied ourselves on this point, we will then let thee have all our books.
Page xxxiv - Radiant she came; the portals open'd wide: The goddess mild invites the guests to stay: They blindly follow where she leads the way. I only wait behind, of all the train; I waited long, and ey'd the doors in vain: The rest are vanish'd, none repass'd the gate; And not a man appears to tell their fate.
Page 184 - I have constantly maintained at eighteen different places (hospitals) provided with suitable diet, and medicines prepared by medical practitioners for the infirm. I have bestowed at four and forty places, rice prepared with sugar and honey ; and at the same number of places, rice prepared with butter ; at the same number of places, confectionary dressed in clarified butter; at the same places, ordinary rice, constantly. I have provided monthly all the wiháros in Lanka with lamp oil, for the eight...
Page lxxii - ... of hair on the top of his head, and thus vowed the destruction of the royal race: "Until I have exterminated these haughty and ignorant Nandas, who have not known my worth, I will not again tie up these hairs." Having thus spoken, he withdrew, and indignantly quitted the city ; and the Nandas, whom fortune had deserted, made no attempt to pacify him. Chandragupta being no longer afraid of his own danger, quitted the city and repaired to Chanakya ; and the Brahman Kautilya, possessed of the prince,...
Page 240 - ... restored the other two copies also. The assembled priests then read out the three books simultaneously. In those three versions, neither in a signification nor in a single misplacement by...
Page lxvi - Rdkshasa for various matters which it does not contain. Of these, the adventures of the king of Vikatpalli, and the employment of the Greek troops, are alone of any consequence, as they would mislead us into a supposition, that a much greater resemblance exists between the Grecian and Hindu histories than is actually the case. Discarding, therefore, these accounts, and laying aside the marvellous part of the story, I shall endeavour, from the...
Page lxx - Sakatala, of having, under pretence of getting rid of dead carcases, burned a Brahman alive ; and on this plea he was cast into a dry well with all his sons. A plate of parched pulse and a pitcher of water were let down daily for their sustenance, just sufficient for one person. The father, therefore, recommended to the brothers to agree amongst themselves which should survive to revenge them all, and relinquishing the food to him, resign themselves to die. They instantly acknowledged their avenger...
Page 240 - I am desirous of translating the ' Atthakatha ; ' give me access to all your books." The priesthood, for the purpose of testing his qualifications, gave only two...

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