A Manual of Hindu Pantheism. the Vedantasara [Of Sad Nanda Yog Ndra] Tr. with Annotations by G.A. Jacob

A Manual of Hindu Pantheism. the Vedantasara [Of Sad Nanda Yog Ndra] Tr. with Annotations by G.A. Jacob

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...instruction in his wisdom. "For five years the novice was condemned to silence. Many relinquished the task in despair; they were unworthy of the contemplation of pure wisdom. Others, in whom the tendency to loquacity was observed to be less, had the period commuted. Various humiliations had to be endured; various experiments were made of their powers of self-denial. By these Pythagoras judged whether they were worldly-minded, or whether they were fit to be admitted into the sanctuary of science. Having purged their souls of the baser particles by purifications, sacrifices, and initiations, they were admitted to the sanctuary, where the higher part of the soul was purged by the knowledge of truth, which consists in the knowledge of immaterial and eternal things."1 1 See this explained in Childers' Pdli Dictionary, s. v. Nibbdnam. 2 Dialogues on Hindu Philosophy, p. 325. See also Wilson's Works, ii. 113. 1 Lewes' History of Philosophy, i. 22. 2 national Refutation, p. 209. 11. 'Illusory attribution, &c.' (adhydropdpavdda). In order to describe the pure abstraction Brahma, the teacher attributes to him, or superimposes on him, certain qualities which in reality do not belong to him, and then afterwards withdrawing them, teaches that the residuum is the undifferenced Absolute. "When the Vedantins speak of the origin of the world, they do not believe its origin to be true. This mode of expression they call false imputation (adhydropa). It consists in holding for true that which is false, in accommodation to the intelligence of the uninitiated. At a further stage of instruction, when the time has arrived for propounding the esoteric view, the false imputation is gainsaid, and this gainsaying is termed rescission2 (apavdda)." 12....show more

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