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- 1 The Zodiac
To the ordinary astrologer the Zodiac is simply a band of space, eighteen degrees wide, in the heavens, the center of which marks out the pathway of the Sun during the space of one year of 365 days, etc. The twelve signs are to him simply thirty...
- Ii The Constellations
The twelve great constellations of the zodiacal belt which forms the Earth's orbit and the Sun's shining pathway around the celestial universe have been considered as mere imaginary figures, or emblems, invented by an early, primitive people to distinguish...
- Iii. The Spiritual Interpretation Of The Twelve Houses Of The Horoscope
As a sequel to the foregoing subjects, viz., the Zodiac and constellations, we will add the spiritual interpretation of the twelve houses of an horoscope, which completes the triune expression of these celestial symbols of eternal truths. In revealing...
- Iv. Astrotheology
There is one species of Divine revelation which has not, and cannot, be tampered with, one great Bible, which forms the starry original of all Bibles. This sacred Bible is the great Astral Bible of the skies; its chapters are the twelve great signs,...
- Ix. Talismans
Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expression, and are subject to continual change in their application and meaning, in exact proportion to the changing mental...
PUBLISHER'S PREFACE No explanation is thought necessary, further than to corroborate the author in all he has said in his somewhat unusual preface. We have enjoyed, immensely, our work of giving to the world this remarkable series of books on Occultism,...
- V. Astromythology
The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is, perhaps, the most beautiful of its general features, and perfect in the complete fulfillment of the purpose for which...
- Vi. Symbolism
At this point of our study it is necessary to make a halt; and, before proceeding further, to attempt to formulate and realize that, which, so far, we have been pursuing. First, then, we have passed in review the Zodiac, and then the constellations....
- Vii. Alchemypart I
What a weird yet strangely pleasing name the term Alchemy is. It is simple, yet so infilled and intermixed with the possible verities of exact science and the philosophical speculations on the infinite and the unknown, as to elude our mental grasp, as...
- Viii. Alchemypart Ii
Paracelsus, the most celebrated of the alchemists of the Middle Ages, thus mystically speaks of his art: "If I have manna in my constitution, I can attract manna from heaven. Melissa is not only in the garden, but also in the air and in heaven. Saturn...
- Xi. The Magic Wand
This is the last lesson of our present course that requires a clear definition of the terms employed in the title thereof, for the twelfth, and final study is, perhaps, fortunate in having for its title a word that has not, so far, been misused and distorted from...
- "he Abused Me, He Beat Me, He Defeated Me, He
"He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me,"--in those who do not harbour such thoughts hatred will cease
- "may Both The Layman And He Who Has Left The
"May both the layman and he who has left the world think that this is done by me; may they be subject to me in everything which is to be done or is not to be done," thus is the mind of the fool, and his desire and pride increase
- "one Is The Road That Leads To Wealth, Another The
"One is the road that leads to wealth, another the road that leads to Nirvana;" if the Bhikshu, the disciple of Buddha, has learnt this, he will not yearn for honour, he will strive after separation from the world The Wise Man (Pandita)
- "these Sons Belong To Me, And This Wealth Belongs To
"These sons belong to me, and this wealth belongs to me," with such thoughts a fool is tormented He himself does not belong to himself; how much less sons and wealth?
- (conceived Of As) Having No Name, It Is The Originator
(Conceived of as) having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; (conceived of as) having a name, it is the Mother of all things
- (it Is The Way Of The Tao) To Act Without
(It is the way of the Tao) to act without (thinking of) acting; to conduct affairs without (feeling the) trouble of them; to taste without discerning any flavour; to consider what is small as great, and a few as many; and to recompense injury with kindness ...
- (its) Admirable Words Can Purchase Honour; (its) Admirable Deeds
(Its) admirable words can purchase honour; (its) admirable deeds can raise their performer above others Even men who are not good are not abandoned by it
- (such An One) Cannot Be Treated Familiarly Or Distantly; He
(Such an one) cannot be treated familiarly or distantly; he is beyond all consideration of profit or injury; of nobility or meanness:--he is the noblest man under heaven
- (the Infant's) Bones Are Weak And Its Sinews Soft, But
(The infant's) bones are weak and its sinews soft, but yet its grasp is firm It knows not yet the union of male and female, and yet its virile member may be excited;--showing the perfection of its physical essence All day long it will cry without its...
- (the Master Of It) Anticipates Things That Are Difficult While
(The master of it) anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great...
- (the Tao) Produces (all Things) And Nourishes Them; It Produces
(The Tao) produces (all things) and nourishes them; it produces them and does not claim them as its own; it does all, and yet does not boast of it; it presides over all, and yet does not control them This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the...
- (the Tao) Which Originated All Under The Sky Is To
(The Tao) which originated all under the sky is to be considered as the mother of them all
- (those Who) Possessed In The Highest Degree Those Attributes Did
(Those who) possessed in the highest degree those attributes did nothing (with a purpose), and had no need to do anything (Those who) possessed them in a lower degree were (always) doing, and had need to be so doing
- (those Who) Possessed The Highest Benevolence Were (always Seeking)
(Those who) possessed the highest benevolence were (always seeking) to carry it out, and had no need to be doing so (Those who) possessed the highest righteousness were (always seeking) to carry it out, and had need to be so doing
- (to Illustrate From) The Case Of All Females:--the Female Always
(To illustrate from) the case of all females:--the female always overcomes the male by her stillness Stillness may be considered (a sort of) abasement
- , A Man Is Not A Muni Because He
, A man is not a Muni because he observes silence (mona, ie mauna), if he is foolish and ignorant; but the wise who, taking the balance, chooses the good and avoids evil, he is a Muni, and is a Muni thereby; he who in this world weighs both sides is called...
- , A Man Is Not Just If He Carries
, A man is not just if he carries a matter by violence; no, he who distinguishes both right and wrong, who is learned and leads others, not by violence, but by law and equity, and who is guarded by the law and intelligent, he is called just
- , A Wise Man Should Leave The Dark State
, A wise man should leave the dark state (of ordinary life), and follow the bright state (of the Bhikshu) After going from his home to a homeless state, he should in his retirement look for enjoyment where there seemed to be no enjoyment Leaving all pleasures...
- , As On A Heap Of Rubbish Cast Upon
, As on a heap of rubbish cast upon the highway the lily will grow full of sweet perfume and delight, thus the disciple of the truly enlightened Buddha shines forth by his knowledge among those who are like rubbish, among the people that walk in darkness The...
- , But He Whom Those Who Discriminate Praise Continually
, But he whom those who discriminate praise continually day after day, as without blemish, wise, rich in knowledge and virtue, who would dare to blame him, like a coin made of gold from the Gambu river? Even the gods praise him, he is praised even by Brahman ...
- , He Who Pays Homage To Those Who Deserve
, He who pays homage to those who deserve homage, whether the awakened (Buddha) or their disciples, those who have overcome the host (of evils), and crossed the flood of sorrow, he who pays homage to such as have found deliverance and know no fear, his...
- , Looking For The Maker Of This Tabernacle, I
, Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I shall have to run through a course of many births, so long as I do not find (him); and painful is birth again and again But now, maker of the tabernacle, thou hast been seen; thou shalt not make up this tabernacle...
- , Not Only By Discipline And Vows, Not Only
, Not only by discipline and vows, not only by much learning, not by entering into a trance, not by sleeping alone, do I earn the happiness of release which no worldling can know Bhikshu, be not confident as long as thou hast not attained the extinction...
- , One's Own Self Conquered Is Better Than All
, One's own self conquered is better than all other people; not even a god, a Gandharva, not Mara with Brahman could change into defeat the victory of a man who has vanquished himself, and always lives under restraint
- 0 Governing A Great State Is Like Cooking Small
0 Governing a great state is like cooking small fish
- 0 He Who Would Assist A Lord Of Men
0 He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Tao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms Such a course is sure to meet with its proper return
- 0 In A Little State With A Small Population,
0 In a little state with a small population, I would so order it, that, though there were individuals with the abilities of ten or a hundred men, there should be no employment of them; I would make the people, while looking on death as a grievous thing,...
- 0 Men Come Forth And Live; They Enter (again)
0 Men come forth and live; they enter (again) and die
- 0 My Words Are Very Easy To Know, And
0 My words are very easy to know, and very easy to practise; but there is no one in the world who is able to know and able to practise them
- 0 The Movement Of The Tao
0 The movement of the Tao By contraries proceeds; And weakness marks the course Of Tao's mighty deeds
- 0 When The Intelligent And Animal Souls Are Held
0 When the intelligent and animal souls are held together in one embrace, they can be kept from separating When one gives undivided attention to the (vital) breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of pliancy, he can become as a (tender) babe When he...
- 0 When We Renounce Learning We Have No Troubles
0 When we renounce learning we have no troubles The (ready) 'yes,' and (flattering) 'yea;'-- Small is the difference they display But mark their issues, good and ill;-- What space the gulf between shall fill? What all men fear is indeed...
- A Bhikshu (mendicant) Who Delights In Reflection, Who Looks With
A Bhikshu (mendicant) who delights in reflection, who looks with fear on thoughtlessness, cannot fall away (from his perfect state)--he is close upon Nirvana Thought
- A Bhikshu Who Has Entered His Empty House, And Whose
A Bhikshu who has entered his empty house, and whose mind is tranquil, feels a more than human delight when he sees the law clearly
- A Bhikshu Who, Though He Receives Little, Does Not Despise
A Bhikshu who, though he receives little, does not despise what he has received, even the gods will praise him, if his life is pure, and if he is not slothful
- A Creature's Pleasures Are Extravagant And Luxurious; Sunk In
A creature's pleasures are extravagant and luxurious; sunk in lust and looking for pleasure, men undergo (again and again) birth and decay
- A Curious Illustration
A point has neither length, breadth, nor thickness Move it in thought any distance in one direction, and you have the line Move the line FROM its direction any distance, you have the surface Move the surface OUT of its plane any distance, you have...
- A Fool Does Not Know When He Commits His Evil
A fool does not know when he commits his evil deeds: but the wicked man burns by his own deeds, as if burnt by fire
- A General Enumeration Of Fear-causes
Fear of hurt of self by self (fear of self): substitute reason, thus--just estimate; no cause; cause magnified Fear of hurt of self by outer things (fear for self): substitute reason, thus--just estimate; no cause; cause magnified Fear...
- A Man Does Not Become A Brahmana By His Platted
A man does not become a Brahmana by his platted hair, by his family, or by birth; in whom there is truth and righteousness, he is blessed, he is a Brahmana
- A Man Is Not A Mendicant (bhikshu) Simply Because He
A man is not a mendicant (Bhikshu) simply because he asks others for alms; he who adopts the whole law is a Bhikshu, not he who only begs
- A Man Is Not A Supporter Of The Law Because
A man is not a supporter of the law because he talks much; even if a man has learnt little, but sees the law bodily, he is a supporter of the law, a man who never neglects the law
- A Man Is Not An Elder Because His Head Is
A man is not an elder because his head is grey; his age may be ripe, but he is called `Old-in-vain'
- A Man Is Not An Elect (ariya) Because He Injures
A man is not an elect (Ariya) because he injures living creatures; because he has pity on all living creatures, therefore is a man called Ariya
- A Man Is Not Learned Because He Talks Much; He
A man is not learned because he talks much; he who is patient, free from hatred and fear, he is called learned
- A Man Who Has Learnt Little, Grows Old Like An
A man who has learnt little, grows old like an ox; his flesh grows, but his knowledge does not grow
- A Master Of The Art Of War Has Said, 'i
A master of the art of war has said, 'I do not dare to be the host (to commence the war); I prefer to be the guest (to act on the defensive) I do not dare to advance an inch; I prefer to retire a foot' This is called marshalling the ranks where there...
- A Prayer For Sanctity And Its Benefits
I pray with benedictions for a benefit, and for the good, even for the entire creation of the holy and the clean; I beseech for them the generation which is now alive, for that which is just coming into life, and for that which shall be hereafter....
- A Skilful (commander) Strikes A Decisive Blow, And Stops
A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops He does not dare (by continuing his operations) to assert and complete his mastery He will strike the blow, but will be on his guard against being vain or boastful or arrogant in consequence of...
- A State May Be Ruled By (measures Of) Correction; Weapons
A state may be ruled by (measures of) correction; weapons of war may be used with crafty dexterity; (but) the kingdom is made one's own (only) by freedom from action and purpose
- A Supernatural Person (a Buddha) Is Not Easily Found, He
A supernatural person (a Buddha) is not easily found, he is not born everywhere Wherever such a sage is born, that race prospers
- A True Brahmana Goes Scatheless, Though He Have Killed Father
A true Brahmana goes scatheless, though he have killed father and mother, and two holy kings, and an eminent man besides
- A Wise And Good Man Who Knows The Meaning Of
A wise and good man who knows the meaning of this, should quickly clear the way that leads to Nirvana Miscellaneous
- Abstaining From Speech Marks Him Who Is Obeying The Spontaneity
Abstaining from speech marks him who is obeying the spontaneity of his nature A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudden rain does not last for the whole day To whom is it that these (two) things are owing? To Heaven and Earth If Heaven...
- After A Man Has Once Understood The Law As Taught
After a man has once understood the law as taught by the Well- awakened (Buddha), let him worship it carefully, as the Brahmana worships the sacrificial fire
- After A Stronghold Has Been Made Of The Bones, It
After a stronghold has been made of the bones, it is covered with flesh and blood, and there dwell in it old age and death, pride and deceit
- All In The World Know The Beauty Of The Beautiful,
All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what ugliness is; they all know the skill of the skilful, and in doing this they have (the idea of) what the want of skill is
- All Men Tremble At Punishment, All Men Love Life; Remember
All men tremble at punishment, all men love life; remember that thou art like unto them, and do not kill, nor cause slaughter
- All That We Are Is The Result Of What We
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him
- All The World Says That, While My Tao Is Great,
All the world says that, while my Tao is great, it yet appears to be inferior (to other systems of teaching) Now it is just its greatness that makes it seem to be inferior If it were like any other (system), for long would its smallness have been known! ...
- All Things Are Produced By The Tao, And Nourished By
All things are produced by the Tao, and nourished by its outflowing operation They receive their forms according to the nature of each, and are completed according to the circumstances of their condition Therefore all things without exception honour...
- All Things Depend On It For Their Production, Which It
All things depend on it for their production, which it gives to them, not one refusing obedience to it When its work is accomplished, it does not claim the name of having done it It clothes all things as with a garment, and makes no assumption of being their...
- All Things Spring Up, And There Is Not One Which
All things spring up, and there is not one which declines to show itself; they grow, and there is no claim made for their ownership; they go through their processes, and there is no expectation (of a reward for the results) The work is accomplished, and...
- All Things Under Heaven Sprang From It As Existing (and
All things under heaven sprang from It as existing (and named); that existence sprang from It as non-existent (and not named)
- All-pervading Is The Great Tao! It May Be Found
All-pervading is the Great Tao! It may be found on the left hand and on the right
- Always Without Desire We Must Be Found,
Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fringe is all that we shall see
- An Act Carelessly Performed, A Broken Vow, And Hesitating
An act carelessly performed, a broken vow, and hesitating obedience to discipline, all this brings no great reward
- An Envious Greedy, Dishonest Man Does Not Become Respectable By
An envious greedy, dishonest man does not become respectable by means of much talking only, or by the beauty of his complexion
- An Evil Deed Is Better Left Undone, For A Man
An evil deed is better left undone, for a man repents of it afterwards; a good deed is better done, for having done it, one does not repent
- An Evil Deed, Like Newly-drawn Milk, Does Not Turn (suddenly);
An evil deed, like newly-drawn milk, does not turn (suddenly); smouldering, like fire covered by ashes, it follows the fool
- And He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Not Seeing The
And he who lives a hundred years, not seeing the highest law, a life of one day is better if a man sees the highest law Evil
- And Psychic Righteousness
The ALL-IMPORTANT departments of your personality are those of PSYCHIC RIGHTEOUSNESS and PSYCHIC MAGNETISM But the IDEAL MAN of success is the WHOLE MAN always AT HIS BEST The whole man is more than psychic development; he is a PRODUCT AND...
- And The Man Who Gives Himself To Drinking Intoxicating Liquors,
And the man who gives himself to drinking intoxicating liquors, he, even in this world, digs up his own root
- And This Is The Beginning Here For A Wise Bhikshu:
And this is the beginning here for a wise Bhikshu: watchfulness over the senses, contentedness, restraint under the law; keep noble friends whose life is pure, and who are not slothful
- And When (one With The Highest Excellence) Does Not Wrangle
And when (one with the highest excellence) does not wrangle (about his low position), no one finds fault with him
- And When The Evil Deed, After It Has Become Known,
And when the evil deed, after it has become known, brings sorrow to the fool, then it destroys his bright lot, nay, it cleaves his head
"For all may have, If they dare choose, a glorious life" --Herbert I have received many letters from people who are distressed by their fears To every such an one let me send this assured message: You...
- As A Cowherd With His Staff Drives His Cows Into
As a cowherd with his staff drives his cows into the stable, so do Age and Death drive the life of men
- As A Fish Taken From His Watery Home And Thrown
As a fish taken from his watery home and thrown on dry ground, our thought trembles all over in order to escape the dominion of Mara (the tempter)
- As A Fletcher Makes Straight His Arrow, A Wise Man
As a fletcher makes straight his arrow, a wise man makes straight his trembling and unsteady thought, which is difficult to guard, difficult to hold back
- As A Grass-blade, If Badly Grasped, Cuts The Arm, Badly-practised
As a grass-blade, if badly grasped, cuts the arm, badly-practised asceticism leads to hell
- As A Solid Rock Is Not Shaken By The Wind,
As a solid rock is not shaken by the wind, wise people falter not amidst blame and praise
- As A Tree, Even Though It Has Been Cut Down,
As a tree, even though it has been cut down, is firm so long as its root is safe, and grows again, thus, unless the feeders of thirst are destroyed, the pain (of life) will return again and again
- As Long As The Evil Deed Done Does Not Bear
As long as the evil deed done does not bear fruit, the fool thinks it is like honey; but when it ripens, then the fool suffers grief
- As Many Kinds Of Wreaths Can Be Made From A
As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a heap of flowers, so many good things may be achieved by a mortal when once he is born
- As Rain Breaks Through An Ill-thatched House, Passion Will Break
As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion will break through an unreflecting mind
- As Rain Does Not Break Through A Well-thatched House, Passion
As rain does not break through a well-thatched house, passion will not break through a well-reflecting mind
- As Soon As He Has Considered The Origin And Destruction
As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction of the elements (khandha) of the body, he finds happiness and joy which belong to those who know the immortal (Nirvana)
- As Soon As It Proceeds To Action, It Has A
As soon as it proceeds to action, it has a name When it once has that name, (men) can know to rest in it When they know to rest in it, they can be free from all risk of failure and error
- As The Bee Collects Nectar And Departs Without Injuring The
As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its colour or scent, so let a sage dwell in his village
- As The Impurity Which Springs From The Iron, When It
As the impurity which springs from the iron, when it springs from it, destroys it; thus do a transgressor's own works lead him to the evil path
- As The Vassika Plant Sheds Its Withered Flowers, Men Should
As the Vassika plant sheds its withered flowers, men should shed passion and hatred, O ye Bhikshus!
- Bad Conduct Is The Taint Of Woman, Greediness The Taint
Bad conduct is the taint of woman, greediness the taint of a benefactor; tainted are all evil ways in this world and in the next
- Bad Deeds, And Deeds Hurtful To Ourselves, Are Easy To
Bad deeds, and deeds hurtful to ourselves, are easy to do; what is beneficial and good, that is very difficult to do
- Banish All Fear
It is on such considerations that I have come to hold that all real fear-FEELING should and may be banished from our life, and that what we call "normal fear" should be substituted in our language by "instinct" or by "reason," the element of fear...
- Be Not Thoughtless, Watch Your Thoughts! Draw Yourself Out
Be not thoughtless, watch your thoughts! Draw yourself out of the evil way, like an elephant sunk in mud
- Because A Man Is Rid Of Evil, Therefore He Is
Because a man is rid of evil, therefore he is called Brahmana; because he walks quietly, therefore he is called Samana; because he has sent away his own impurities, therefore he is called Pravragita (Pabbagita, a pilgrim)
- Before Long, Alas! This Body Will Lie On The Earth,
Before long, alas! this body will lie on the earth, despised, without understanding, like a useless log
- Better It Would Be To Swallow A Heated Iron Ball,
Better it would be to swallow a heated iron ball, like flaring fire, than that a bad unrestrained fellow should live on the charity of the land
- Better Than Sovereignty Over The Earth, Better Than Going To
Better than sovereignty over the earth, better than going to heaven, better than lordship over all worlds, is the reward of the first step in holiness The Buddha (The Awakened)
- Beware Of Bodily Anger, And Control Thy Body! Leave
Beware of bodily anger, and control thy body! Leave the sins of the body, and with thy body practise virtue!
- Beware Of The Anger Of The Mind, And Control Thy
Beware of the anger of the mind, and control thy mind! Leave the sins of the mind, and practise virtue with thy mind!
- Beware Of The Anger Of The Tongue, And Control Thy
Beware of the anger of the tongue, and control thy tongue! Leave the sins of the tongue, and practise virtue with thy tongue!
- Bimbisara Raga Becomes A Disciple
And now those five men, Asvagit Vashpa, and the others, having heard that he (Kaundinya) "knew" the law, with humble mien and self-subdued, their hands joined, offered their homage, and looked with reverence in the teacher's face. Tathagata, by wise...
- Bimbisara Raga Invites The Prince
The royal prince, departing from the court-master (i.e. the Purohita) and the great minister, Saddharma, keeping along the stream, then crossing the Ganges, he took the road towards the Vulture Peak, hidden among the five mountains, standing...
- But He Who Has Cleansed Himself From Sin, Is Well
But he who has cleansed himself from sin, is well grounded in all virtues, and regards also temperance and truth, he is indeed worthy of the yellow dress
- But He Who Lives A Hundred Years, Vicious And Unrestrained,
But he who lives a hundred years, vicious and unrestrained, a life of one day is better if a man is virtuous and reflecting
- But I Have Heard That He Who Is Skilful In
But I have heard that he who is skilful in managing the life entrusted to him for a time travels on the land without having to shun rhinoceros or tiger, and enters a host without having to avoid buff coat or sharp weapon The rhinoceros finds no place in...
- But I Have Three Precious Things Which I Prize And
But I have three precious things which I prize and hold fast The first is gentleness; the second is economy; and the third is shrinking from taking precedence of others
- But Life Is Hard To Live For A Modest Man,
But life is hard to live for a modest man, who always looks for what is pure, who is disinterested, quiet, spotless, and intelligent
- But That Is Not A Safe Refuge, That Is Not
But that is not a safe refuge, that is not the best refuge; a man is not delivered from all pains after having gone to that refuge
- But There Is A Taint Worse Than All Taints,--ignorance Is
But there is a taint worse than all taints,--ignorance is the greatest taint O mendicants! throw off that taint, and become taintless!
- But They Whose Whole Watchfulness Is Always Directed To Their
But they whose whole watchfulness is always directed to their body, who do not follow what ought not to be done, and who steadfastly do what ought to be done, the desires of such watchful and wise people will come to an end
- But Those Who, When The Law Has Been Well Preached
But those who, when the law has been well preached to them, follow the law, will pass across the dominion of death, however difficult to overcome
- But, Like A Beautiful Flower, Full Of Colour And Full
But, like a beautiful flower, full of colour and full of scent, are the fine and fruitful words of him who acts accordingly
- By Earnestness Did Maghavan (indra) Rise To The Lordship Of
By earnestness did Maghavan (Indra) rise to the lordship of the gods People praise earnestness; thoughtlessness is always blamed
- By Oneself The Evil Is Done, By Oneself One Suffers;
By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified Purity and impurity belong to oneself, no one can purify another
- By Rousing Himself, By Earnestness, By Restraint And Control, The
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control, the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm
- Cleansing The Unclean
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda:-- O most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! To whom shall they apply here below, who want to cleanse their body defiled by the dead? Ahura Mazda answered:-- "To a pious man, O Spitama...
- Colour's Five Hues From Th' Eyes Their Sight Will Take;
Colour's five hues from th' eyes their sight will take; Music's five notes the ears as deaf can make; The flavours five deprive the mouth of taste; The chariot course, and the wild hunting waste Make mad the mind; and objects rare and strange, ...
- Come, Look At This Glittering World, Like Unto A Royal
Come, look at this glittering world, like unto a royal chariot; the foolish are immersed in it, but the wise do not touch it
Summarizing possible conclusions, we have the following: Physical health is indispensable to physical magnetism; Psychic righteousness (health) is indispensable to psychic magnetism; Psychic magnetism is indispensable to best physical...
- Constant Action Overcomes Cold; Being Still Overcomes Heat Purity
Constant action overcomes cold; being still overcomes heat Purity and stillness give the correct law to all under heaven
- Contracts And Outrages
"He that does not restore a loan to the man who lent it, steals the thing and robs the man. This he doeth every day, every night, as long as he keep in his house his neighbor's property, as though it were his own." O Maker of the material world,...
- Courage Abroad
And I hold that our life is growing better for the reason that I discover, in all this new adjustment to truth, this expectation and assumption that Good will not withhold itself, and BECAUSE of these things, a new era of courage sweeping the heart...
- Culture Of Courage
The route by which we approach the pinnacle of MASTERY OF SELF now takes a new turn It is neither that of Business and Financial achievement, as we studied in the First Division of the course, nor is it that of Success and Magnetism as was taught...
- Cut Down The Whole Forest (of Lust), Not A Tree
Cut down the whole forest (of lust), not a tree only! Danger comes out of the forest (of lust) When you have cut down both the forest (of lust) and its undergrowth, then, Bhikshus, you will be rid of the forest and free!
- Cut Off The Five (senses), Leave The Five, Rise Above
Cut off the five (senses), leave the five, rise above the five A Bhikshu, who has escaped from the five fetters, he is called Oghatinna, `saved from the flood'
- Cut Out The Love Of Self, Like An Autumn Lotus,
Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus, with thy hand! Cherish the road of peace Nirvana has been shown by Sugata (Buddha)
- Death Carries Off A Man Who Is Gathering Flowers And
Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village
- Death Comes And Carries Off That Man, Praised For His
Death comes and carries off that man, praised for his children and flocks, his mind distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village
- Death Subdues A Man Who Is Gathering Flowers, And Whose
Death subdues a man who is gathering flowers, and whose mind is distracted, before he is satiated in his pleasures
- Difficult (to Obtain) Is The Conception Of Men, Difficult Is
Difficult (to obtain) is the conception of men, difficult is the life of mortals, difficult is the hearing of the True Law, difficult is the birth of the Awakened (the attainment of Buddhahood)
- Discovery Of The Zend-avesta
The "Zend-Avesta" is the sacred book of the Parsis; that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which reigned over Persia at the time when the second successor of Mohammed overthrew the Sassanian dynasty (A.D. 642), and which has...
- Do Not Follow The Evil Law! Do Not Live On
Do not follow the evil law! Do not live on in thoughtlessness! Do not follow false doctrine! Be not a friend of the world
- Do Not Have Evil-doers For Friends, Do Not Have Low
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men
- Do Not Speak Harshly To Anybody; Those Who Are Spoken
Do not speak harshly to anybody; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way Angry speech is painful, blows for blows will touch thee
- Doing Our Best At All Times
Life is a wondrously complex problem for the individual, until, some day, in a moment of illumination, he awakens to the great realization that he can make it simple,--never quite simple, but always simpler. There are a thousand mysteries of right...
- Earnest Among The Thoughtless, Awake Among The Sleepers, The Wise
Earnest among the thoughtless, awake among the sleepers, the wise man advances like a racer, leaving behind the hack
- Earnestness Is The Path Of Immortality (nirvana), Thoughtlessness
The Path Of
Earnestness is the path of immortality (Nirvana), thoughtlessness the path of death Those who are in earnest do not die, those who are thoughtless are as if dead already
- Even A Good Man Sees Evil Days, As Long As
Even a good man sees evil days, as long as his good deed has not ripened; but when his good deed has ripened, then does the good man see happy days
- Even An Evil-doer Sees Happiness As Long As His Evil
Even an evil-doer sees happiness as long as his evil deed has not ripened; but when his evil deed has ripened, then does the evil-doer see evil
- Even In Heavenly Pleasures He Finds No Satisfaction, The Disciple
Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the disciple who is fully awakened delights only in the destruction of all desires
- Even The Gods Envy Those Who Are Awakened And Not
Even the gods envy those who are awakened and not forgetful, who are given to meditation, who are wise, and who delight in the repose of retirement (from the world)
- Even Though A Gatha (poem) Be A Thousand (of Words),
Even though a Gatha (poem) be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of a Gatha is better, which if a man hears, he becomes quiet
- Even Though A Speech Be A Thousand (of Words), But
Even though a speech be a thousand (of words), but made up of senseless words, one word of sense is better, which if a man hears, he becomes quiet
- Every One In The World Knows That The Soft Overcomes
Every one in the world knows that the soft overcomes the hard, and the weak the strong, but no one is able to carry it out in practice
- Expectation In Adjustment Is Assumption
The world no longer merely ASKS for truth; it harmonizes with Nature and Life, and so, APPROPRIATES The World's New Dawn You are invited to make this thought a lifelong affirmation: IN
- Failure As A Success
It ofttimes requires heroic courage to face fruitless effort, to take up the broken strands of a life-work, to look bravely toward the future, and proceed undaunted on our way. But what, to our eyes, may seem hopeless failure is often but the dawning...
- False Thought--selfishness--fear
And when fear vanishes, replaced by the WHITE LIFE, selfishness will die as impossible, and thought will no longer be false for the reason that only truth will be possessed If the whole world, then, would but thrust out fear and receive the...
- Favour And Disgrace Would Seem Equally To Be Feared; Honour
Favour and disgrace would seem equally to be feared; honour and great calamity, to be regarded as personal conditions (of the same kind)
- Fear And Reason
"In civilized life it has at last become possible for large numbers of people to pass from the cradle to the grave without ever having had a pang of genuine fear Many of us need an attack of mental disease to teach us the meaning of the word"--William James We...
- Fear-thought And Fear-feeling
The INTELLECT coldly reflects What Is: An icy, crystalline lake portraying earth and sky In shadows beautiful as death-- And void of pulse, or warmth, or music of good life This is no Eye with which to view the world! The SOUL reflects the...
- Few Are There Among Men Who Arrive At The Other
Few are there among men who arrive at the other shore (become Arhats); the other people here run up and down the shore
- First--the Daily Regime Of Denial
I deny the existence of error, so far as I am concerned I deny disease to be my necessary portion I deny the need of any of my fears I deny the reality of any cause for fear I deny that I am less than a king I deny that ignorance is an essential...
- Fishes Should Not Be Taken From The Deep; Instruments For
Fishes should not be taken from the deep; instruments for the profit of a state should not be shown to the people
Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama, the lord of the departed, and the world of the gods? Who shall find out the plainly shown path of virtue, as a clever man finds the right flower? The disciple will overcome the earth, and the...
- Follow Not After Vanity, Nor After The Enjoyment Of Love
Follow not after vanity, nor after the enjoyment of love and lust! He who is earnest and meditative, obtains ample joy
- Follow The Law Of Virtue; Do Not Follow That Of
Follow the law of virtue; do not follow that of sin The virtuous rests in bliss in this world and in the next
- Fools Follow After Vanity, Men Of Evil Wisdom The
Fools follow after vanity, men of evil wisdom The wise man keeps earnestness as his best jewel
- Fools Of Little Understanding Have Themselves For Their Greatest
Fools of little understanding have themselves for their greatest enemies, for they do evil deeds which must bear bitter fruits
- For Hatred Does Not Cease By Hatred At Any Time:
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule
- For Regulating The Human (in Our Constitution) And Rendering
For regulating the human (in our constitution) and rendering the (proper) service to the heavenly, there is nothing like moderation
- For Self Is The Lord Of Self, Self Is The
For self is the lord of self, self is the refuge of self; therefore curb thyself as the merchant curbs a good horse
- For With These Animals Does No Man Reach The Untrodden
For with these animals does no man reach the untrodden country (Nirvana), where a tamed man goes on a tamed animal, viz on his own well-tamed self
- Forests Are Delightful; Where The World Finds No Delight, There
Forests are delightful; where the world finds no delight, there the passionless will find delight, for they look not for pleasures The Thousands
"There is no limit to the knowing of the mind that knows"-- Indian Upanishads I wish to indulge in a little Foreword because in this way may be indicated a warning against contentment with a seemingly very sensible conclusion which will prove,...
- Four Things Does A Wreckless Man Gain Who Covets His
Four things does a wreckless man gain who covets his neighbour's wife,--a bad reputation, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell
- From Affection Comes Grief, From Affection Comes Fear; He Who
From affection comes grief, from affection comes fear; he who is free from affection knows neither grief nor fear
- From Greed Comes Grief, From Greed Comes Fear; He Who
From greed comes grief, from greed comes fear; he who is free from greed knows neither grief nor fear
- From Love Comes Grief, From Love Comes Fear; He Who
From love comes grief, from love comes fear; he who is free from love knows neither grief nor fear
- From Lust Comes Grief, From Lust Comes Fear; He Who
From lust comes grief, from lust comes fear; he who is free from lust knows neither grief nor fear
- From Pleasure Comes Grief, From Pleasure Comes Fear; He Who
From pleasure comes grief, from pleasure comes fear; he who is free from pleasure knows neither grief nor fear
- Funerals And Purification
If a dog or a man die under a hut of wood or a hut of felt, what shall the worshippers of Mazda do? Ahura Mazda answered:-- "They shall search for a Dakhma, they shall look for a Dakhma all around. If they find it easier to remove the dead, they...
- Gentleness Is Sure To Be Victorious Even In Battle, And
Gentleness is sure to be victorious even in battle, and firmly to maintain its ground Heaven will save its possessor, by his (very) gentleness protecting him
- Give Up What Is Before, Give Up What Is Behind,
Give up what is before, give up what is behind, give up what is in the middle, when thou goest to the other shore of existence; if thy mind is altogether free, thou wilt not again enter into birth and decay
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