Essays Analytical, Critical and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature

Essays Analytical, Critical and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...we from our birth are unable to judge of the real merits of Artha and Kama. It is necessary to note what are their natures, their circumstances and their results." She replied, 'of Artha the essentials are accumulation, increase, and conservation, the concomitants agriculture, pasturage, trade, and government, and its consequence devout duties and alms. Kama is the various intercourse of the sexes, yielding pleasure to the passions; its concomitants earthly splendor, and beauty; its fruit mutual gratification, delightful recollections, selfsatisfaction, supreme and present pleasure. The duties of an ascetic are severe, and imply liberal gifts, perilous conflicts, and crossing, deep waters.' Hearing this, the Muni, overcome by fate, her eloquence, and his own infirmity, forgot his devotions, and became her prize. She prevailing on him to accompany her ascended a car, and with him at her side returned to her own house by the high street. As they passed, the Criers announced the next day as the festival of Kama. In the morning she made the ascetic discard his usual attire, bathe, and perfume himself, and put on a flowery garland, to appear as a votary of the God of love, and led him, who could not bear to be separated an instant from her, by the public and most frequented roads through the bands of Kama's votaries to the gardens in the suburbs, where the King sat, surrounded by hundreds of Damsels. On her approach the King said, "Damsel, sit down with the Sage." She paid her obeisance smilingly, and sat down, on which one of the train rose, and addressed the King: 'Sire, I confess myself vanquished, and own myself the Damsel's slave.' A general murmur of applause followed: the Damsel was then rewarded by the Prince with valuable...
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  • English
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