The Library of Original Sources: The ancient world

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University Research Extension, 1907
 

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˹ 318 - THAT WE ARE is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
˹ 334 - He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own business, him the world will hold dear.
˹ 396 - The requisites of government are that there be sufficiency of food, sufficiency of military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler.
˹ 385 - A transmitter and not a maker, believing in and loving the ancients, I venture to compare myself with our old P'ang.
˹ 105 - Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life. He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality, whose shadow is death. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who through his power is the only king of the breathing and awakening world.
˹ 332 - There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces ; he who knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise ; 187. Even in heavenly pleasures he finds no satisfaction, the disciple who is fully awakened delights only in the destruction of all desires.
˹ 329 - Looking for the maker of this tabernacle, I shall have to run through a course of many births, so long as I do not find ( him ) ; and painful is birth again and again. But now, maker of the tabernacle, thou hast been seen; thou shalt not make up this tabernacle again. All thy rafters are broken, thy ridge-pole is sundered; the mind, approaching the Eternal ( visankhara, nirvana ) has attained to the extinction of all desires.
˹ 401 - What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness?' 2. The Master said, With what then will you recompense kindness? 3. 'Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
˹ 318 - For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule.
˹ 385 - I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out any one who is not anxious to explain himself. When I have presented one corner of a subject to any one, and he cannot from it learn the other three, I do not repeat my lesson.

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