By Lin Yutang

ISBN-10: 0394607597

ISBN-13: 9780394607597

A truly huge number of excerpts from Indian and chinese language Buddhist texts equivalent to Rigveda, Upanishads, Ramayana, Panchatantra, Dhammapada, Tao, Confucius, and lots more and plenty extra. comprises word list of Hindu phrases, pronunciation of chinese language names, and desk of chinese language dynasties.

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The was lts oil was was spring; the holy gift was autumn ; summer was autumn; holy gift spring; time. as victim victim on on the the grass born in in earliest They balmed as grass Purusha earliest time. Purusha born They balmed With the deities all Sadhyas I and sacrificed. With him him the deities and and all Rishis sacrificed. and Rishis Sadhyas * From that that great From dripping fat sacrifice the fat was was gathered the dripping great general gathered up. general sacrifice up. formed the the creatures creatures of of the wild and and tame.

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Waters. pour the man man who who loves loves us, have ever ever wronged If sinned against have sinned If we we have us, have wronged aa against the brother, or comrade, comrade, brother, friend, friend, or with us, or a a stranger, from us The ever with remove from us O Varuna, The neighbour us, or Varuna, remove stranger, 0 neighbour ever the the trespass. trespass. If we, cheat at done wrong wrong unwit­ at play, have unwitas gamesters cheated, done we, as play, have cheated, gamesters cheat of purpose, tingly sinned of or sinned tingly or purpose, loosened fetters, let us us be Cast all these these sins sins away ltke loosened Varuna, let Cast all be thine thine fetters, and, and, Varuna, away like own (Book V, 85) own beloved.

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