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Absolute actions acts Ananda animal arhat Asoka aspiration ātman attain bodhi become belief bhikshunis bhikshus birth Blessed bodhi Bodhicharyāvatāra bodhisattva body born Brahman brain Buddha Buddhism called caste cause character consciousness death deeds desire Dharma Dharmakaya dhyāna disciples doctrine elements enlightenment eternal ethical evil existence faith feeling follow fruit Gautama give gods happiness heart Hence higher Hindu holy human I'svara idea ideal India individual intellectual Jātaka karma kind king Kshatriya lead live lust Mahabharata maitri mankind Master means mind misery moral mudita nature ness Nirvana Noble Eightfold Path one's organic pain pāramitās peace perfect personality pleasure practice psychical reason regard religion sacrifice Sakyamuni salvation Sangha says sect selfish sensations sense skandhas sorrow soul speak spirit Sudra suffering Sutra Sutta Tathāgata teaching things thought tion transmigration true truth universal upādāna Vajji Vedanta Vedas vignāna virtue volitions wisdom woman women word
Page xviii - All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Page 29 - Go ye now, O bhikkhus, for the benefit of the many, for the welfare of mankind, out of compassion for the world. Preach the doctrine which is glorious in the beginning, glorious in the middle, and glorious in the end, in the spirit as well as in the letter. There are beings whose eyes are scarcely covered with dust, but if the doctrine is not preached to them they cannot attain salvation. Proclaim to them a life of holiness. They will understand the doctrine and accept it.
Page 29 - Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
Page 153 - Mystical states, when well developed, usually are, and have the right to be, absolutely authoritative over the individuals to whom they come. 2. No authority emanates from them which should make it a duty for those who stand outside of them to accept their revelations uncritically.
Page 18 - Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Page 108 - ... wealth and greatness are mere trinkets of frivolous utility, no more adapted for procuring ease of body or tranquillity of mind, than the tweezer-cases of the lover of toys...
Page 131 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 29 - For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath, shall be given: and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. 27 But those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Page 164 - ... and appropriate to these the rest. The nucleus of the "me" is always the bodily existence felt to be present at the time. Whatever remembered-past-feelings resemble this present feeling are deemed to belong to the same me with it. Whatever other things are perceived to be associated with this feeling are deemed to form part of that me's experience; and of them certain ones (which fluctuate more or less) are reckoned to be themselves constituents of the me in a larger sense, — such are the clothes,...