Three Lectures on Buddhism

London Mission House, 1871 - 38 sivua

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Sivu 15 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Sivu 26 - ... substituted for it hopes of more tangible positive beatitude. Whilst Buddhism as a system of doctrine leaves no room for the idea of atonement, the...
Sivu 7 - ... he was led by the spirit into the wilderness, and having been tempted by the devil, he went about preaching and doing wonders. The friend of publicans and sinners, he is transfigured on a mount, descends to hell, ascends...
Sivu 31 - when I am gone, you must not think that there is no Buddha; the discourses I have delivered and the precepts I have enjoined must be my successors or representatives and be to you as Buddha.
Sivu 38 - Have compassion on us, and help us." (Mark ix. 22.) But very different she finds him from that which report had described him to her ; for that spoke of him as the merciful Son of man, who would not break the bruised reed nor quench the smoking flax, who encouraged every weary and afflicted soul to come and find rest with him.
Sivu 8 - Buddha. At the same time Cabulistan, Gandhara, Cashmere and Nepaul were brought under the influence of Buddhism, and thenceforth every caravan of traders, that left India for Central Asia, was accompanied by Buddhist missionaries. In this way it happened, that as early as 250 BC a number of 18 Buddhistic emissaries reached China, where they are held in remembrance to the present day, their images occupying a conspicuous place in every larger temple.
Sivu 7 - Buddha, it cau be proved, that almost every single tint of this Christian colouring, which Buddhist tradition gives to the life of Buddha, is of comparatively modern origin. There is not a single Buddhist manuscript in existence which could vie in antiquity, and undoubted authenticity, with the oldest codices of the gospels.
Sivu 24 - In the plan of the world's order it seems even now to be producing the effect of a mild dose of opium on the raving or despairing tribes of weary-hearted Asia. The sleep lasts long, but it is a gentle one, and who knows how near may be the dawn of the resurrection morning?

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