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978-0-912358-33-8 / 9780912358338

The gospel of Buddha, according to old records

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Publisher:Omen Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... he answered: "In that case it would belong to the man who offered it." * "My son," said Buddha, "you have railed at me, but I decline to accept your abuse, and request you to keep it yourself. Will it not be a source of misery to you? As the echo belongs to the sound, and the shadow to the substance, so misery will overtake the evil-doer without fail."   The abuser made no reply, and Buddha continued:   "A wicked man who reproaches a virtuous one is like one who looks up and spits at heaven; the spittle soils not the heaven, but comes back and defiles his own person. 1 "The slanderer is like one who flings dust at another when the wind is contrary; the dust does but return on him who threw it. The virtuous man cannot be hurt, and the misery that the other would inflict comes back on himself." 8 The abuser went away ashamed, but he came again and took refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. 9 LVIII. BUDDHA REPLIES TO THE DEVA. On a certain day when the Blessed One dwelt at JStavana, the garden of Anathapindika, a celestial deva came to him in the shape of a Brahman whose countenance was bright and whose garments were white like snow. The deva asked questions which the Blessed One answered. 1 The deva said: ' What is the sharpest sword? What is the deadliest poison? What is the fiercest fire? What is the darkest night?" " The Blessed One replied: "A word spoken in wrath is the sharpest sword; covetousness is the deadliest poison; passion is the fiercest fire; ignorance is the darkest night." 3 The deva said: "Who gains the greatest benefit? Who loses most? Which armor is invulnerable? What is the best weapon 7" * The Blessed One replied: "He is the greatest gainer who gives to others, and he loses most who receives from others without g...

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