The Japan Daily Mail Volume 45

The Japan Daily Mail Volume 45

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...and philosophers. Among the former the doctrine of nietempsychosis, he reminds us, is widely accepted, especially by Btiddliists, and:1 future spiritual existence is believed in by jews, Christians and Moliainmedaiisfi' He gives an elaborate account of the various theories held by learned men as to the future existence of the soul and ends up with a very powerful presentation of the view that the only future life that awaits any of us is perpetuity by means of posterity (S/rison raise rel: /1). He points out that this view can be held by Buddliists' without their having to give up the doctrine of the transmigration of souls; since to believe in the pre-existence of the soul is not necessary as a basis for faith in afuture life. While furnishing a translation of Mr. Nukariya's last paragraph, we are conscious that the coiiciseness and force of the original are not reproducible in English. Here are his ideas: "The view that we shall live in posterity on to distant ages, though apparently a very simple and commonplace view, possesses marvellous significance. It is easy to understand, yet it etnbodies a principle of great profundity. It is highly rational and in strict agreement with the truths of religion. It is materialistic, without being attended by any of the evils of materialism. It is connected with this life, yet it serves as a firm basis for our faith in the reality of a future life. It enables us to adopt a thoroughly sound policy towards the community in which we live. It is my belief that this view throws an enormous amount of light on human life and gives us endless ground for hope."'l' " 'l'i-ut Churches and Modern"l'liouglit " is a work written in popular though far from superficial...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 57mm | 1,991g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748646
  • 9781236748645