Buddhaghosha's Parables

Buddhaghosha's Parables

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...arrived at the Zayat on their road to contemplate Parii Taken; seeing Tissa-thera they thought he must be a priest of high rank, and coming before him prepared to offer him the respectful salutations due to his superior degree, but the Rahan took no notice of them. The young priests then said to him, "Lord and master, how many Lents have you passed?" Tissa-thera replied, "I was old when I entered the priesthood, I do not know how many Lents I have passed;" then the young priests said, "You obstinate old man; at your age not to know how many Lents you have passed, and to be in doubt whether or not the Eahans who visit you are of higher rank and entitled to receive from you the different marks of respect, such as descending to receive them and such like observances!" Saying this they clapped their hands at him and abused him. The passion of Tissa was like that of an enraged king. "Whom," said he, "did you come here to visit?"--"We have come," they replied, "to see Para Taken."--"Do you know," he said, "what relation I am to Para Taken; are you desirous of destroying yourselves, and extirpating your whole race?" Then with tears of rage and vexation he rushed into the presence of Para Taken. The Eahans fearing that he might raise the anger of Para Taken against them, followed him. Para Taken, when he saw him, said, "What is it that makes your face so clouded?"--"My Lord and master," said Tissa, these Eahans have abused me." Parii Taken asked him where he was when they abused him, and he repUed that he was in the Zayat in the centre of the monastery. "Did you," said Para Taken, "on the arrival of the Eahans perform the duty...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583434
  • 9781236583437