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1817 Excerpt: ...at the same time to explain the whole of
thejaalakas. The design of the writer appears lo have been to
convince men that sin is culpable, whether outwardly committed in
the lifo or only conceived in the mind, at the same time to give a
regular system of laws for the proper control of both the thoughts
and actions of men; CJ pada feet, 8sot 05 veetehnara steps, CSiSDSn
jnata/ca birth. For instance, this book observes that if a man form
an idea of robbing another, and move hi- font, and take one ilep
with that de-i;n. it is the same as committing thevrohbery and
constitues the man a thief. Such is the spirit and design of this
work. 41. (c)?T;ep-s7vjc5: ?nB't3c3 Maha-anaagatau: ansaya, .s book
comprises one large volume, and is also in the Singhalese language.
It is composed throughout in the style ol prophecy, and is supposed
to give an exact history of the Transmigrations if the Budhus who
are yet expected to be born iu this world. That is to say, at the
end of the XKQtiS'S) kalcryooga, or the sinful age. The nature of
the work is seen in its title, (r)y3 inuha, great or chief, ep-yD?c
?n -naae.ata, future or futurity, (c)(r)rf tfcti, race, decent or
lineage, which words, when compounded gives the meaning as above.
42. ifDSiWdWiSicCD Dahamsamnapota, $&@ daham Scripture,
(commonly called, both by the Natives and Kuropeans Unnu, ) C3d-D
tarunii, help, favour, or happiness, Gtms) jiola, book; literally
the happiness of those who read, and study the Scriptures or Bana
of Budhu. The volume is large, and contains a great deal of
interesting matter, consisting principally of proverbs and
parables, which are given iu that peculiarly insinuating style for
which the Singhalese books are -o remarkable. It w
|Country of origin:
Wesleyan Methodist Society
||246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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