The Phoenix, a monthly magazine for China, Japan and eastern Asia, ed. by J. Summers

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Page 143 - Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, Atque metus omnes, et inexorabile fatum Subjecit pedibus, strepitumque Acherontis avari.
Page 159 - I can trace something very like Buddhism into far ages and realms : but I am sure that that Buddhism which has come down to us in the Sanskrit, Pali and Tibetan books of the sect, and which alone therefore we do or can know, is neither old nor exotic. That Buddhism (the doctrines of the...
Page 141 - ... siphia, digenea) belong to the mid-region ; and the plainer and more European types are alone found in the northern. Among the fissirostres, goat-suckers and swallows are pretty generally distributed; but rollers, bee-eaters, eurylaimi, trogons, and all such gaudy types belong to the south, with only occasional alpine representatives, as bucia is of merops. The tenuirostral birds belong distinctly to the lower region, yet they have representatives or summer visitants in all three, even among...
Page 40 - Pur&na.) 2. He whose image is Siinya t;1, who is like a cypherJ or point, infinite, unsustained (in Nirvritti), and sustained (in Pravritti), whose essence is Nirvritti, of whom all things are forms (in Pravritti), and who is yet formless (in Nirvritti), who is the Iswara, the first intellectual essence, the Adi-Buddha, was revealed by his own will.
Page 143 - Parana relates in substance as follows : That formerly the valley of Nepaul was of circular form, and full of very deep water, and that the mountains confining it were clothed with the densest forests, giving shelter to numberless birds and beasts. Countless waterfowl rejoiced in the waters. The name of the lake was Niiga Vâsa;§ it was beautiful as the lake of Indra; south of the Hemáchal, the residence of Karkotaka, prince of the Nagas ; seven со
Page 143 - NW (Vayukona) side of it, and, having repeated several mantras over the root of a lotos, he threw it into the water, exclaiming, " What time this root shall produce a flower, then, from out of the flower, Swayambhu, the Lord of Agnishtha Bhuvana, shall be revealed in the form of flame ; and then shall the lake become a cultivated and populous country.

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