Asiatic Researches; Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal,: For Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. ... Printed Verbatim from the Calcutta Edition..

J. Sewell; Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; J. Walker; R. Lea; Lackington, Allen, and Company; Otridge and son; R. Faulder; and J. Scatcherd., 1808

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Seite 506 - These trees grow in great abundance all over this part of Bambarra. They are not planted by the natives, but are found growing naturally in the woods; and in clearing woodland for cultivation, every tree is cut down but the shea. The tree itself very much resembles the American oak, and the fruit — from the kernel of which, being first dried in the sun, the butter is prepared by boiling the kernel in water — has somewhat the appearance of a Spanish olive.
Seite 400 - MAY IT GUIDE OUR INTELLECTS. Desirous of food, we solicit the gift of the splendid sun (Savitri), who should be studiously worshipped. Venerable men, guided by the understanding, salute the divine sun (Savitri) with oblations and praise.
Seite 405 - Darkness there was; for this universe was enveloped with darkness, and was indistinguishable waters; but that mass, which was covered by the husk, was at length produced by the power of contemplation. First desire was formed in his mind; and that became the original productive seed; which the wise, recognizing it by the intellect in their hearts, distinguish as the bond of nonentity with entity.
Seite 437 - In the first-mentioned ceremony, six hundred and nine animals of various prescribed kinds, domestic and wild, including birds, fish, and reptiles, are made fast, the tame ones, to twenty-one posts, and the wild, in the intervals between the pillars ; and, after certain prayers have been recited, the victims are let loose without injury.
Seite 497 - They are too voluminous for a complete translation of the whole : and what they contain, would hardly reward the labour of the reader ; much less, that of the translator.
Seite 494 - The real doctrine of the whole Indian scripture is the unity of the deity, in whom the universe is comprehended : and the seeming polytheism, which it exhibits, offers the elements, and the stars and planets, as gods.
Seite 426 - All those are only various names of apprehension. But this [soul , consisting in the faculty of apprehension] is BRAHMA' ; he is INDRA; he is (PRAJA'PATI) the lord of creatures: these gods are he; and so are the five primary elements, earth, air, the etherial fluid, water, and light...
Seite 487 - I am myself inclined to adopt an opinion supported by many learned Hindus, who consider the celebrated Sri Bhdgavata as the work of a grammarian, supposed to have lived about six hundred years ago.
Seite 387 - Brdhmanas; and some received into their canon of scripture, portions which do not appear to have been acknowledged by others. Yet the chief difference seems always to have been the use of particular rituals taught in aphorisms (sulras) adopted by each school; and these do not constitute a portion of the Veda, but, like grammar and astronomy, are placed among its appendages.
Seite 448 - Thus, a tree, indeed, also springs from seed ; and likewise sprouts afresh [from the root] after [seemingly] dying; but, if the tree be torn up by the root, it doth not grow again. From what root, then, Joes mortal man rise afresh, when hewn down

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