Aryan Sun-Myths the Origin of Religions by Charles Morris

By Charles Morris

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Crishna was crucified, and is represented with arms extended, hanging on a cross, the nail-prints being visible in hands and feet, and with the spearwound in his side. " in the least. " In three days he Crishna descended into Hell. rose from the dead and ascended bodily into heaven. " Lo Crishna's All men saw him, and exclaimed, favor, to heaven, the ! soul ascends his native skies At his death there came " ! calamities and omens of every kind. A black circle surrounded the moon, the the sky rained fire sun was darkened at noonday ; and ashes ; flames burned dusky and livid ; demons 41 at sunrise and committed depredations on earth sunset thousands of figures were seen skirmishing in the sky, and spirits were observed on all sides.

Devas had revealed the miraculous birth of Buddha, descends from his shady thicket, dirghavardana, to see the new-born child, and predicts Buddha's mission to save and enlighten the world. The Abhinish-Kramana Sutra king of Maghada relates that the instructed one of his ministers to an inquiry, whether any inhabitant of the kingdom could possibly become powerful enough to institute endanger the safety of the throne. One Two spies are them ascertains the birth of Buddha, his tribe and dwelling-place, and the promHe makes his report to the ise of his future glory.

And adored path miracles he 39 He had twelve favorite disciples who accompanied him on his missionary travels. At one time a poor lame woman came with a vessel filled wood, with spices, civet, saffron, sweet-scented and other sandal- oils, perfumes, and, making a sign on Crishna's forehead, poured the contents of the vessel upon his head. He was in constant strife with the Evil One in but he overcame the the early part of his ministry Tempter, and is represented as bruising the head of the serpent and standing upon him.

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