Asiatic Studies, Religious and Social
J. Murray, 1882 - China - 306 pages
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Page 21 - Christianity, from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire.
Page 8 - ... comes over one at certain places. 6. The worship of dead relatives, and other deceased persons known in their lifetime to the worshipper. 7. The worship of persons who had a great reputation during life, or who died in some strange or notorious way—at shrines.
Page 66 - I am now convinced, that no great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible, until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.
Page 74 - All ye as a wind shall go by, as a fire shall ye pass and be past; Ye are Gods, and behold, ye shall die, and the waves be upon you at last. In the darkness of time, in the deeps of the years, in the changes of things, Ye shall sleep as a slain man sleeps, and the world shall forget you for kings.
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Page 248 - I am quite ready to take the oriental learning at the valuation of the orientalists themselves. I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.
Page 104 - It is a great mistake to suppose that the Hindu religion is not proselytising ; the system of castes gives room for the introduction of any number of outsiders ; so long as people do not interfere with existing castes, they may form a new caste and call themselves Hindus ; and the Brahmans are always ready to receive all who will submit to them and pay them. The process of manufacturing Rajputs from ambitious aborigines goes on before our eyes.
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Page 23 - ... both supernatural ; in the next generation the names of the elder gods get introduced into the story, and so the marvellous tradition works itself into a myth, until nothing but a personal incarnation can account for such a series of prodigies. The man was an Avatar of Vishnu or Siva ; his supreme apotheosis is now complete, and the Brahmans feel warranted in providing for him a niche in the orthodox Pantheon.
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