Sacred Books of the Buddhists, Volume 3

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H. Frowde, Oxford University Press Warehouse, Amen Corner, E.C., 1910

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Page 260 - And he lets his mind pervade one quarter of the world with thoughts of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, and so the second, and so the third, and so the fourth. And thus the whole wide world, above, below, around, and everywhere, does he continue to pervade with heart of pity, sympathy, and equanimity, far-reaching, grown great, and beyond measure.
Page 109 - I made known to you, which, when you have mastered it behoves you to practise, meditate upon, and spread abroad, in order that pure religion may last long and be perpetuated, in order that it may continue to be for the good and the happiness of the great multitudes, out of pity for the world, to the good and the gain and the weal of gods and men ? ' They are these : The four earnest meditations.
Page 94 - Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves. Be ye a refuge to yourselves. Betake yourselves to no external refuge. Hold fast to the truth as a lamp. Hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to any one besides yourselves...
Page 86 - Hell is destroyed for me, and rebirth as an animal, or a ghost, or in any place of woe. I am converted ; I am no longer liable to be reborn in a state of suffering, and am assured of final salvation.
Page 77 - Fivefold, O householders, is the gain of the well-doer through his practice of rectitude. In the first place the well-doer. strong in rectitude, acquires great wealth through his industry; in the next place, good reports of him are spread abroad ; thirdly, whatever society he enters — whether of nobles...
Page 71 - ... so long as the brethren so train their minds in self-possession that good men among their fellow-disciples shall come to them, and those who have come shall dwell at ease — so long may the brethren be expected, not to decline, but to prosper.
Page 70 - ... so long as they honour and esteem and revere and support the Vajjian shrines in town or country, and allow not the proper offerings and rites as formerly given and performed to fall into desuetude...
Page 64 - Too soon has the Light gone out in the world ! " But those of the brethren who were free from the passions (the Arahats) bore their grief collected and composed at the thought : " Impermanent are all component things ! How is it possible that [they should not be dissolved] ? " Then the venerable Anuruddha exhorted the brethren, and said: "Enough, my brethren!
Page 186 - This Kusinara, Ananda, was the royal city of King Maha-Sudassana, under the name of Kusavati, and on the east and on the west it was twelve leagues in length, and on the north and on the south it was seven leagues in breadth.
Page 94 - And whosoever, Ananda, either now or after I am dead, shall be a lamp unto themselves, and a refuge unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but- holding fast to the truth as their lamp, and holding fast as their refuge to the truth, shall look not for refuge to any one besides themselves — it is they, Ananda, among my bhikkhus, who shall reach the very topmost Height! — but they must be anxious to learn.

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