Ashe Pyee, the Superior Country; Or, the Great Attractions of Burma to British Enterprise and Commerce

Ashe Pyee, the Superior Country; Or, the Great Attractions of Burma to British Enterprise and Commerce

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...to Bandoola, in the First Burmese War, having a superstitious fear, the writer remarked that such was "inseparable from a Burman and a believer in Gautama, in which religion, spirits, charms, transmigrations. Niebban, or Nervana--annihilation, and yet, as Gautama mentions sn 'eternal city, ' hardly perfect annihilation--form the leading features."--Our Burmese Wars, (6c, p. 45. In the creed of Gautama, there is nothing like the Brahmanical caste. This is a very important point. Comparing Brahmanism with Buddhism, a writer remarks: --"Imperfect as Gautama's moral system undoubtedly is, it must be acknowledged free from numerous gross Brahmanical sources of error. Unshackled by caste, and resting their hopes on individual merit, his followers are characterised by greater independence of conduct, and a somewhat higher, less clouded ethical knowledge." And Soon after the capture of the Great Pagoda, nearly all those "comely " creatures were removed. again: "It may strike the heart of a Christian heavily, to see prayers offered up before the uncouth idols of Gautama; yet, after having witnessed Hindu rites and festivals, there may he some consolation in the far more amiable features which the service of Gautama assumes, and in the freedom of his followers from the debasing effects of impure rites, and scenes of barbarous and revolting cruelties." There can be no doubt of the truth of these remarks, and they augur well for the future enlightenment and consequent civilisation of Burma. The changes that the various religions of the earth have undergone, must always form matter of interest to the student of history. But all arrive at the same Omega--there is but one God, Jehovah, the Lord of all. With regard to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582632
  • 9781236582638