The layman Revato; a story of a restless mind in Buddhist India at the time of Greek influence

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Sinopsis: 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. 1914 Excerpt: ...the commandments of his religion. A short, but fierce, conflict took place in his mind between his bold intellect, which counseled him that death would be kind, and the traditionalism of his conscience by which deprival of any life was forbidden. The latter control soon became ascendant, since here, as usual, he had courage to form a private judgment but not to act upon it. So he stood pitying the creature but doing nothing. Then a gust of strong feeling rushed through him and he thought: "I will do the humane deed of the moment, law, religion and fate to the contrary notwithstanding." So he picked up the stick that he had dropped, but before he could use it, his mind was penetrated by a new reflection: "After all, the holy law is right in weighing ultimate against proximate considerations. If I kill the frog, it will not end him, but merely transfer him to some other state, where he is likely to be no better off than he is now, perhaps far worse. His sufferings in the long run will not be lessened a particle, and I shall have done a bad deed to no purpose; the law is right because it is founded on reason." What finally would have been the fate of the frog from Revato's hand was left undecided, for just then a great procession appeared down the highway. As it approached the bridge, it resolved to view as a troop of horses, followed by elephants with their riders under high canopies adorned with the peacock symbol of the dynasty. Both Revato and Prote recognized it as a royal progress. Many nobles in the train were tricked out with all imaginable finery, chariot rugs, fans of buffalo tails, umbrellas, embroidered slippers, gold-encrusted canes, bracelets, diadems and other jewelry. To set round their magnificence there were no hump-backed...

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