The Burman: His Life and Notions, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1882 - 730 pages
 

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Page 129 - The Books say well, my Brothers ! each man's life The outcome of his former living is ; The bygone wrongs bring forth sorrows and woes, The bygone right breeds bliss. That which ye sow ye reap. See yonder fields ! The sesamum was sesamum, the corn Was corn. The Silence and the Darkness knew ! So is a man's fate born.
Page 117 - ... the books; And time hath blurred their script and ancient sense, Which once was new and mighty, moving all. A little of that large discourse I know Which Buddha spake on the soft Indian eve. Also I know it writ that they who heard Were more lakhs more crores more than could be seen, For all the Devas and the Dead thronged there, Till Heaven was emptied to the seventh zone And uttermost dark Hells opened their bars...
Page 125 - Seeking nothing, he gains all ; Foregoing self, the Universe grows " I " : If any teach NIRVANA is to cease, Say unto such they lie. If any teach NIRVANA is to live, Say unto such they err ; not knowing this, Nor what light shines beyond their broken lamps, Nor lifeless, timeless bliss.

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