On Hinduism; An Examination of His Address at the Chicago Parliament of Religions

On Hinduism; An Examination of His Address at the Chicago Parliament of Religions

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...joss" is used for God or religion. A Chinese will say to a European, " Your joss and my joss; both very good joss." When we compare two objects together, we must consider the points in which they difier, as well as those in which they agree. The illustration has been used of contrasting a man and a monkey. On certain points Christianity and Hinduism agree; but on others they are diametrically opposed. This will be shown at length under the next section. " The pure and undefiled Hinduism which the Swami preached has no existence to-day, has not had existence for centuries, and is at the present moment only an aflair of books and not of life, a thing, therefore, of merely abstract interest. The only Hinduism that it is practically worth while discussing body is sectarian Hinduism. It is that Hinduism which resents the slaughter of kine, which keeps out the England-returned Hindu, which proscribes re-marriage of widows and marriage between diflierent castes, which makes the early marriage of girls compulsory. It is that Hinduism which is distinct from Brahmoism. It is the only Hinduism that we can admit to be real." May 2lst, 1894. This, it must be allowed, is the teaching of the " Higher Hinduism." The Swami, it is true made, the following acknowledgment: "From the high spiritual flights of vedantic philosophy, of which the latest discoveries of science seem like echoes, from the agnosticism of the Buddhists and the atheism of the J ains to the low ideas of idolatry and the multifarious mythologies, each and all have a place in the Hindu's religion." Page 10. He also apologises for idolatry; but, on the whole, the dark features of Hinduism were ignored. As the Indian Nation has...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890744
  • 9781236890740