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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 533 pages of information about Sacred Books of the East.

THE ZEND-AVESTA

Introduction Discovery of the Zend-Avesta The Creation Myth of Yima The Earth Contracts and Outrages Uncleanness Funerals and Purification Cleansing the Unclean Spells Recited During the Cleansing To Fires, Waters, Plants To the Earth and the Sacred Waters Prayer for Helpers A Prayer for Sanctity and its Benefits To the Fire To the Bountiful Immortals Praise of the Holy Bull To Rain as a Healing Power To the Waters and Light of the Sun To the Waters and Light of the Moon To the Waters and Light of the Stars

THE DHAMMAPADA

Introduction CHAPTER I.—­The Twin-Verses II.—­On Earnestness III.—­Thought IV.—­Flowers V.—­The Fool VI.—­The Wise Man VII.—­The Venerable VIII.—­The Thousands IX.—­Evil X.—­Punishment XI.—­Old Age XII.—­Self XIII.—­The World XIV.—­The Buddha—­The Awakened XV.—­Happiness XVI.—­Pleasure XVII.—­Anger XVIII.—­Impurity XIX.—­The Just XX.—­The Way XXI.—­Miscellaneous XXII.—­The Downward Course XXIII.—­The Elephant XXIV.—­Thirst XXV.—­The Bhikshu XXVI.—­The Brahmana

THE UPANISHADS

Introduction

Kaushitaki-upanishad.—­
  The Couch of Brahman
  Knowledge of the Living Spirit
  Life and Consciousness

SELECTIONS FROM THE KORAN

Introduction Mohammed and Mohammedanism Chapter I.——­Entitled, the Preface Chapter II.—–­Entitled, the Cow Chapter III.—­Entitled, the Family of Imran Chapter IV.—–­Entitled, Women Chapter V.——­Entitled, the Table

LIFE OF BUDDHA

Introduction

Chapter I.—­
  The Birth
  Living in the Palace
  Disgust at Sorrow
  Putting Away Desire
  Leaving the City

Chapter II.—­
  The Return of Kandaka
  Entering the Place of Austerities
  The General Grief of the Palace
  The Mission to Seek the Prince

Chapter III.—­
  Bimbisara Raga Invites the Prince
  The Reply to Bimbisara Raga
  Visit to Arada Udrarama
  Defeats Mara
  O-wei-san-pou-ti (Abhisambodhi)
  Turning the Law-wheel

Chapter IV.—­
  Bimbisara Raga Becomes a Disciple
  The Great Disciple Becomes a Hermit
  Conversion of the “Supporter of the Orphans and Destitute”
  Interview Between Father and Son
  Receiving the Getavana Vihara
  Escaping the Drunken Elephant and Devadatta
  The Lady Amra Sees Buddha

Chapter V.—­
  By Spiritual Power Fixing His Term of Years
  The Differences of the Likkhavis
  Parinirvana
  Mahaparinirvana
  Praising Nirvana
  Division of the Sariras

VEDIC HYMNS

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