Asiatic Studies; Religious And Social, First Series

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bySir Alfred Comyn Lyall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the foregoing criticism upon the lecture, and Professor Max Miiller's reply to the criticism:--"A discussion has lately appeared in the paper of the Fortnightly Review between Mr Lyall and Max Miiller, on the missionary character and vitality of the Brahmanical religion. It has evidently in a great measure sprung from a misconception of the meaning of the latter in his lecture on "Missionaries," in Westminster Abbey, and might not have been raised had Mr Lyall seen the lecture in its published form instead of the report in the Times.... It is perhaps unfortunate that the term Brahmanism should be used, for in its strict sense it means merely the religion of the Brahmans, and is utterly non-expansive.... But if we take that system which places the Brahman at the head, but includes also the religion of every caste that may come within its pale, and which may be more appropriately termed Hinduism, then it is expansive, though it is proselytising rather than missionary; and it proselytises by absorbing tribes, not by converting individuals. " But Hinduism has still great vitality. Max Miiller, after describing in his lecture the most popular gods of the Hindu Pantheon, adds: ' But ask any Hindu, who can read, and write, and think, whether there are the gods he believes in, and he will smile at your credulity.' And in his article he says: ' I ask Mr Lyall, is this true, or is it not?' If he will allow me to answer this question, I would say that perhaps a definition of the word ' think' might remove misconception, but, in so far as I understand his words, and in so far as my experience goes, ' it is not true.' I have met Hindus who could read and write and think, and who soberly, firmly, and acutely maintained their faith in Vishnu and Siva, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the foregoing criticism upon the lecture, and Professor Max Miiller's reply to the criticism:--"A discussion has lat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217176615

ISBN - 13:9780217176613

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