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Biblical Antiquities; A Description of the Exhibit at the Cotton States International Exposition, Atlanta, 1895 (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
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Biblical Antiquities; A Description of the Exhibit at the Cotton States International Exposition, Atlanta, 1895 (Paperback):...

Biblical Antiquities; A Description of the Exhibit at the Cotton States International Exposition, Atlanta, 1895 (Paperback)

Cyrus Adler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...feeling which inspires us with good-will toward all men and a constant willingness to help them." I may here add the testimony of Barthlemy SaintHilaire: "I do not hesitate to add," he writes, "that, save the Christ alone, there is not among the founders of religion a figure more pure, more touching, than that of Buddha. His life is without blemish; his constant heroism equals his conviction; and if the theory he extols is false, the personal examples he affords are irreproachable. He is the accomplished model of all the virtues he preaches; his abnegation, his charity, his unalterable sweetness, never belie themselves. At the age of twenty-nine he retires from the court of the king, his father, to become a devotee and a beggar. He silently prepares his doctrine by six years of seclusion and meditation. He propagates it, by the unaided power of speech and persuasion, for more than half a century; and when he dies in the arms of his disciples, it is with the serenity of a sage who has practised goodness all his life, and knows that he has found Truth." Another work, as sacred and more mystic, is the "Parajika," read in the temples with closed doors by the chief priests exclusively, and only to such devotees as have entered the monastic schools for life. Then there are the "Fra-jana Para-mita," (the "Accomplishment of Reason," or "Transcendental Wisdom, )" and other works in abstruse philosophy. The " Lalita Vistara" contains the life of Buddha, and is esteemed the highest authority as to the more remarkable events in the career of the great reformer. The "Saddharma-pundikara" (or pundariki in Ceylon), "The White Lotos of the True Religion," presents the incidents of...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Cyrus Adler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-12567-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-12567-5
Barcode: 9781231125670

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