The Bhagavadgita; With the Sanatsug Tiya Ad the Anug T

The Bhagavadgita; With the Sanatsug Tiya Ad the Anug T

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...this, however, is at present very hypothetical, and we draw attention to it only that the question may be hereafter considered when fuller materials for expressing a final judgment upon it become accessible. Meanwhile, having regard to the views above alluded to as so elaborately put forward by Mr. Thomas, it is possible for us still to hold that, in the present state of our knowledge, the third or fourth century B.C. is not too early a date to assign to the Anugita.," even on the assumption that the precepts contained in that work regarding the care to be taken of worms and insects were borrowed by it from the Gaina system. With this negative result, we must for the present rest contented. 1 And see, too, K .lid 1sa Kumara V, st. 84. " P. 622. 3 P. 26. In Kalid"sa's Raghuvamsa the true explanation of eclipses is alluded to. See Canto XIV, 40. One other fact of similar nature to those we have now dealt with may, perhaps, be also noticed here. We allude to the stanzas which we find in the Anuglta and also in the Santi Parvan of the Mahabharata and in the Manusmriti. There is also one which the Anugita has in common with the Parisishta of Yaska's Nirukta 1. It is not possible, I conceive, to say finally whether one of these works borrowed these stanzas from the other of them; while, on the other hand, it is quite possible, as already argued by us in the Introduction to the Gita, that all these works were only reproducing from some entirely different work, or that the stanzas in question were the common property of the thinkers of the time. We have no means available for deciding between these conflicting hypotheses. 1 As the Buddhists did in sundry instances. Cf. inter alia Biihler's Gautama, pp....show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745310
  • 9781236745316