9780140150056

The Portable World Bible

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    9780140150056

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1977-06-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

The Portable World Bible presents the fundamental tenets of the world's basic source religions. Contemporary readers are offered, in concise, authoritative translations, the religious thought of the ages, selected, interpreted, and arranged in view of modern man's quest for ultimate truths and values. Robert O. Ballou, the volume's editor, has omitted mere stories, history, and ceremonial detail; what remains in every case is the essence of religion, set down with a clarity and simplicity never before achieved. The Portable World Bible is an unparalleled work of poetic and ethical inspiration, a book that makes a deep appeal to the mind and spirit.

Table of Contents

General Introduction 3(14)
The Hindu
The Worshippers of Brahma
17(78)
SELECTIONS FROM HINDU SCRIPTURES:
The Rig-Veda
Creation
32(1)
Dialogue Between Yama and Yami
33(1)
To Varuna
34(1)
To Agni, in Praise of Night and Day
34(1)
To Liberality
35(1)
The Atharva-Veda
A Charm Against Fear
36(1)
One Common Spirit
37(1)
To Heaven and Earth
37(1)
The Satapatha Brahmana
The Creation of Prajapati and the Gods
37(2)
The Upanishads
The Universal Self
39(3)
The House of Death
42(8)
How Many Gods?
50(1)
The Light of Man
51(1)
My Self Within the Heart
52(1)
The Sun Is Brahman
53(1)
The Education of Svetaketu
54(2)
The Power of God
56(2)
The Bhagavad Gita
Revolt Against War
58(3)
The Rule of Action
61(2)
The Rule of Wisdom
63(1)
The Nature of God
64(1)
The Lord of All
65(1)
The Rule of Devotion
66(2)
The Good Man and the Evil
68(1)
The Vishnu Purana
The General Duties of Man
69(1)
The Garuda Purana
Of Associates
70(2)
Karma
72(1)
A Duty to Children
72(1)
The Markandeya Purana
Sumati Instructs His Father
73(3)
The Creation of Castes
76(1)
Sankaracharya's Atma Bodha
Knowledge of Spirit
77(1)
The Hitopadesa
Proverbs
78(2)
The Works of Sri Ramakrishna
Many Paths to the One God
80(9)
The Saints and the Saviours
89(1)
The Protection of God
90(1)
The Converted Snake
90(1)
The Aspects of God
91(4)
The Buddhist
The Buddha and the World He Sought to Save
95(68)
SELECTIONS FROM BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES:
Early Buddhist Books
The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness
113(1)
The Nine Incapabilities
114(1)
The Aryan Eightfold Path
115(3)
Questions Which Tend Not to Edification
118(1)
Discussion of Dependent Origination
119(2)
On Theology
121(2)
The Fall and Rise of Social Behaviour
123(7)
A Sermon to the Monks
130(4)
The Dhammapada
The Twin Verses
134(2)
Thought
136(1)
The Fool
136(1)
Punishment
137(1)
Old Age
137(1)
Anger
138(1)
Proverbs
139(3)
Buddaghosha's Parables
The Story of Kisagotami
142(2)
The Lotus of the True Law
The Wheel of the Law
144(4)
The Diamond Sutra
The Transcendant Wisdom
148(4)
Asvaghosha's Awakening of Faith
Asvaghosha's Doctrine of Suchness
152(3)
The Tibetan Doctrine
``Elegant Sayings'' of the Lamas
155(8)
The Parsi
The Religion Which Might Have Been Ours
163(56)
SELECTIONS FROM ZOROASTRIAN SCRIPTURES:
The Bundahis
The Order of Creation
173(1)
The Ancestry of the World
173(4)
The Flood
177(2)
The Vendidad
The First Man
179(2)
The Evil Winters
181(3)
The Zendavesta
The One of Whom Questions Are Asked
184(1)
The Fatherhood of God
185(1)
The Mazdayasnian Confession
186(1)
The Earth
187(3)
Reward of the Faithful
190(1)
Hymn to the Sun
191(1)
The Fravashis of the Faithful
192(2)
The Abodes of the Soul
194(1)
Of the Dog
195(3)
The Pahlavi Texts
Instructions to Priests
198(3)
The Righteous Man
201(1)
The Chinvad Bridge
202(1)
The Nature of Heaven
203(1)
The Nature of Hell
204(1)
The Two Regions
205(1)
The Resurrection
205(3)
The Gathas
Exhortation to the Faithful
208(2)
A Prayer for Guidance
210(3)
The Choice Between Right and Wrong
213(6)
The Jew and the Christian
The Jew and the Christian
219(218)
SELECTIONS FROM JUDEO-CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES:
Old Testament:
Genesis
Creation
235(2)
The Garden of Eden
237(2)
The Fall of Man
239(2)
The Murder of Abel
241(1)
The Making of the Ark
242(2)
The Flood
244(2)
God's Covenant with Noah
246(1)
The Tower of Babel
247(1)
God's Covenant with Abraham
248(2)
The Birth of Isaac
250(1)
Esau and Jacob
251(1)
The Family of Jacob
252(1)
Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers
253(3)
Joseph in Egypt
256(1)
Joseph's Brothers Go into Egypt
257(4)
Joseph and His Brothers Are Reconciled
261(3)
The Death of Joseph
264(1)
Exodus
The Beginning of Persecution
265(1)
The Birth of Moses
266(1)
The Burning Bush and the Name of God
267(1)
The Passover Is Instituted
268(3)
They Cross the Red Sea
271(2)
God Gives Moses the Ten Commandments
273(1)
Further Laws
274(1)
Moses Is Given the Tablets of Stone
275(1)
Leviticus
Various Laws
276(2)
Numbers
The Lord's Blessing
278(1)
The Cloud and Fire Lead
279(1)
The Water of Meribah
279(2)
The Death of Aaron
281(1)
Joshua Appointed to Succeed Moses
281(1)
Exogamy Is Discouraged
282(1)
Deuteronomy
For a Sign upon Thine Hand
283(1)
The Law of Release
283(1)
Trial and Punishment
284(1)
The Coming of a Prophet Foretold
284(1)
The Law of False Witness
285(1)
Of Sanctuary
285(1)
The Law of Divorce
286(1)
Of Master and Servant
286(1)
Of Individual Responsibility
286(1)
The Duty of an Husband's Brother
287(1)
The Cursed of Israel
287(1)
The Blessed of Israel
287(2)
The Death of Moses
289(1)
The Book of Joshua
Joshua Instructs His People
290(1)
The Death of Joshua
291(1)
The Book of Judges
The Anger of the Lord
292(1)
The First Book of Kings
The Divided Kingdom
293(3)
Elijah Proves God
296(3)
The Book of Job
What Is the Almighty?
299(10)
The Psalms
The Godly and the Ungodly (Psalm i)
309(1)
Prophecy of a Son of God (Psalm ii)
309(1)
When I Consider Thy Heavens (Psalm viii)
310(1)
Hymn of Trust (Psalm xi)
311(1)
Who Walks Uprightly (Psalm xv)
311(1)
The Glory of God (Psalm xix)
312(1)
A Cry of Despair (Psalm xxii)
313(2)
The Shepherd's Psalm (Psalm xxiii)
315(1)
The King of Glory (Psalm xxiv)
316(1)
A Hymn of Faith (Psalm xxvii)
316(2)
The Gentleness of God (Psalm ciii)
318(1)
The Bounty of God (Psalm civ)
319(2)
Whence Help Cometh (Psalm cxxi)
321(1)
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep (Psalm cxxvii)
322(1)
The Goodness of Unity (Psalm cxxxiii)
322(1)
The Book of Proverbs
Proberbs
323(3)
The Unsatisfied and the Wonderful
326(1)
Ecclesiastes
The Vanity of Man
327(6)
The Pre-Exilic Prophets
From the Book of Amos
333(1)
From the Book of Hosea
334(1)
From the Book of Micah
335(2)
From the Book of the First Isaiah
337(2)
From the Book of Jeremiah
339(1)
The Book of the Second Isaiah
A Voice in the Wilderness
340(3)
The Omnipotence of God
343(1)
A Promise of Joy and Peace
344(2)
New Testament:
The Gospels
The Life of Christ
The Miraculous Conception of Jesus
346(1)
The Birth of Jesus
347(1)
The Genealogy of Jesus
348(1)
The Flight into Egypt
349(2)
The Baptism of Jesus
351(3)
Jesus Is Tempted by the Devil
354(1)
The Healer
355(1)
The First Disciples
356(1)
A Crippled Man Is Healed
357(2)
To Keep Holy the Sabbath
359(2)
What Manner of Man Is This?
361(2)
The Twelve Apostles Named
363(1)
The Rock of the Christian Church
363(2)
The Loaves and Fishes
365(1)
The Transfiguration
366(1)
Suffer the Little Children
367(1)
Announcement of Destiny
367(1)
The Woman Taken in Adultery
367(1)
Lazarus Arises from Death
368(3)
Entry into Jerusalem
371(1)
The Price of a Saviour
372(1)
The Last Supper
372(3)
Gethsemane
375(2)
The Trial of Jesus
377(1)
Condemnation
378(1)
The Crucifixion
379(3)
Burial
382(1)
The Tomb Is Sealed
383(1)
The Resurrection
383(2)
The Risen Christ
385(1)
Sermons and Saying of Jesus
The Sermon on the Mount
385(8)
Invitation to Christ
393(1)
A Rebuke to Doubters
393(1)
Of Forms and Meanings
394(1)
The Price of Salvation
395(1)
Until Seventy Times Seven
396(1)
Of Marriage
397(1)
Of Riches
398(1)
The Great Commandments
399(1)
Jesus Rebukes the Scribes and Pharisees
399(2)
Second Coming
401(3)
The Birth of the Spirit
404(1)
The Bread of Life
405(1)
The True Vine
406(1)
Of the Sower, the Tares, and the Mustard Seed
406(4)
Of the Good Samaritan
410(1)
Of One That Layeth Up Treasure
411(1)
Of the Two Men Who Prayed
411(1)
The Acts of the Apostles
The Founding of the Christian Church
412(2)
Saul's Conversion
414(2)
Peter's Vision of the Gentiles
416(1)
Paul and Barnabas Turn to the Gentiles
417(2)
The Epistles
To the Jew and Also to the Gentile
419(4)
Paul Instructs the Christian Church
423(4)
Walk in the Spirit
427(1)
One Lord
427(1)
Hold Fast That Which Is Good
428(1)
The Power of Faith
429(3)
The Insufficiency of Faith Alone
432(1)
Love Not the World
433(4)
The Moslem
``There Is No God but Allah''
437(46)
SELECTIONS FROM MOHAMMEDAN SCRIPTURES:
The Koran
Clots of Blood
451(1)
The Enwrapped
452(1)
The Most High
453(1)
Those Who Stint
454(1)
The Mountain
454(2)
The Poets
456(1)
God Has No Son
457(1)
The Spider
457(2)
Relation to Jews and Christians
459(5)
Moral and Ritual Prescriptions
464(2)
The Holy War
466(1)
Other Prophets
467(1)
The Table
468(2)
The Masnavi
A Certain Person in the Time of 'Umar---May God Be Pleased with Him!---Imagines He Sees the New Moon
470(1)
A Governor Orders a Man to Dig Up from the Road a Bramble-Bush Which He Has Planted
471(1)
The Being of Man Is Like a Forest
472(1)
``Paradise Is Surrounded by Things Unpleasant to Us; the Fires Are Surrounded by Our Carnal Desires''
473(1)
John the Baptist---on Him Be Peace---in His Mother's Womb Inclines in Worship Before Jesus---on Him Be Peace!
474(1)
The Contention as to Grapes of Four Persons, Each of Whom Knows Grapes by a Different Name
475(1)
The Forty-Two Traditions of An-Nawawi
Selections
476(7)
The Confucianist
Master Kung
483(50)
SELECTIONS FROM CONFUCIANIST SCRIPTURES:
The Li Ki
The Nature of the Universe and Man
492(1)
The Feelings of Men
493(1)
The Functions of the Ruler
494(1)
The Shih King
The Song of How-tsieh
495(1)
Plea to an Ancestor
496(1)
How Vast Is God!
497(1)
In Praise of Ancestors
497(1)
On Letting Alone
498(1)
Admonition
498(1)
The Analects of Confucius
Selections
498(11)
The Great Learning
The Root of Everything
509(1)
The Doctrine of the Steadfast Mean
The Middle Way
510(5)
The Works of Mencius
The Function of Government
515(3)
Division of Labour
518(2)
The Flood
520(1)
The Root of the State
520(1)
The Man with the Heart of a Child
521(1)
Of Friendships and Gifts
522(1)
Man's Nature Is Good
523(2)
Convention and Emergency
525(1)
All Things Are Complete in Us
526(2)
The Book of Filial Piety
The Three Powers
528(1)
The Question of Remonstrance
529(4)
The Taoist
The Way
533(44)
SELECTIONS FROM TAOIST SCRIPTURES:
The Tao-Te King
The Mother of All Things
542(1)
Government by Non-Action
542(1)
The Highest Goodness
543(1)
Letting Alone
543(1)
Favour and Disgrace
544(1)
The Perfect Man of Tao
544(1)
Do Away with Learning
545(1)
What Difference Between Yea and Nay?
545(1)
Be Humble
546(1)
The Eternal Tao
547(1)
He Who Assists with Tao
547(1)
He Who Knows Others
548(1)
The Nameless Simplicity
548(1)
Without Going Out of the Door
549(1)
The Sage Has No Self
549(1)
The Great Way
549(1)
Blunt All That Is Sharp
550(1)
Three Treasures
550(1)
The Best Soldier
551(1)
The Strength of Weakness
551(1)
Return Love for Hatred
551(1)
The Works of Chuang Tze
All Things Are One
552(2)
No Absolute
554(1)
The Dream and the Dreamer
555(2)
The Nature of God
557(1)
The Degradation of Horses and Men
557(2)
On Letting Alone
559(1)
The Tao of God
560(1)
The Circling Sky
561(1)
Confucius and Lao Tze
561(1)
Conceit
562(1)
The Choice of Chuang Tze
563(1)
The Death of Chuang Tze's Wife
564(1)
The Wisdom of the Skull
564(1)
The Secret of Life
565(1)
Confucius at the Cataract
566(1)
The Impossibility of Possessing
567(1)
All Things After Their Kinds
567(1)
Where Tao Is
568(1)
The Wise Tender of Horses
569(1)
Chuang Tze on Death
570(1)
The Way to Tao
570(7)
Glossary 577(10)
Index 587

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