A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the by William Ward

By William Ward

William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal used to be first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd version in 1817. It used to be an exceptionally influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, setting up the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore university in 1818. Ward committed two decades to compiling his research of Hindu literature, historical past, mythology and faith, which was once ultimately released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly specific details, and used to be considered as authoritative for the subsequent fifty years. it's nonetheless a tremendous resource for researchers in parts together with Indian historical past, British colonialism, Orientalism and spiritual stories. quantity four comprises translations from Hindu sacred texts and philosophical writings, and Ward's personal reflections on schooling.

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The earth is a theatre changing its scenery every moment. Is it not annually clothed with new flowers and new fruits ? " " Alas ! said a third, the degree of love or hatred, of joy •' or grief, with which we are affected, has but too much influm Mimncr. ap. Stob. serm. 96. p. 528. Simonid. ap. eund. p. 530. " Plin. Hist. Nat. lib. 7. cap. 55. t. i, p. 411. Bruck. Hist. Pliilos. t. i. p. U95, On the HINDOO PHILOSOPHY. x\i 0 " ence on our judgments. When sick, I see nothing in nature " b u t a system of destruction ; but when in health, I behold " only a system of reproduction.

Ap. Aiistot. cap. 6. t. i: p. 611. Lncian. de Dea Syr. cap. 16. t. iii. p. 463. a Apul. de Mund. &c. * Plat, de Leg. lib. 1. ii. p. 644. Plat, in Phileb. t. ii. p. 50. On the HINDOO PHILOSOPHY. ' ' repose of ignorance to abandon us to all the torment of uncer" tainty; and the pleasures of the mind have contrasts a thou" sand times more painful than those of the senses. " I ventured to speak. Men, said L, are becoming more and more enlightened. —And do " you know what happens then ? answered some one.

Lib. 7. cap. 55. t. i, p. 411. Bruck. Hist. Pliilos. t. i. p. U95, On the HINDOO PHILOSOPHY. x\i 0 " ence on our judgments. When sick, I see nothing in nature " b u t a system of destruction ; but when in health, I behold " only a system of reproduction. " It is in reality both, observed a fourth : when the universe " emerged from chaos, intelligent beings had reason to flatter " themselves that the Supreme Wisdom would deign to unveil " to them the motive of their existence ; but this secret he re" served to himself alone, and, addressing himself to second "causes, pronounced only these,two words: Destroy; repro" duce : p words which have for ever fixed the destiny of the " world.

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