Akbar, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1890 - India - 204 pages
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Page 170 - Experienced people bring them daily and read them before His Majesty, who hears every book from the beginning to the end. At whatever page the readers daily stop, His Majesty makes with his own pen a sign, according to the number of the pages; and rewards the readers with presents of cash, either in gold or silver, according to the number of leaves read out by them.
Page 162 - ... display of the calm judgment and justice of the assembly. These men brought forward the old received assertions, and did not attempt to arrive at truth by reasoning. Their statements were torn to pieces, and they were nearly put to shame; and then they began to attack the contradictions in the Gospel, but they could not prove their assertions.
Page 161 - Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and learned men of every belief, were gathered together in the royal assembly, and were filled with delight. Each one fearlessly brought forward his assertions and arguments, and the disputations and contentions were long and heated.
Page 46 - Baber, that in such a case the Almighty had sometimes vouchsafed to receive the most valuable thing possessed by one friend, as an offering in exchange for the life of another.
Page 162 - ... beams of truth, I have become convinced that the dark clouds of conceit and the mist of self-opinion have gathered round you, and that not a step can be made in advance without the torch of proof. That course only can be beneficial which we select with clear judgment.
Page 88 - As I was fully assured of your honesty and fidelity, I left all important affairs of State in your charge, and thought only of my own pleasures. I have now determined to take the reins of government into my own hands, and it is desirable that you should now make the pilgrimage to Mecca, upon which you have been so long intent. A suitable jdgir out of the parganas of Hindustan shall be assigned for your maintenance, the revenues of which shall be transmitted to you by your agents.
Page 170 - Majesty makes with his own pen a sign, according to the number of the pages; and rewards the readers with presents of cash, either in gold or silver, according to the number of leaves read out by them. Among books of renown, there are few that are not read in His Majesty's assembly hall; and there are no HISTORICAL FACTS OF THE PAST AGES, or curiosities of science, or interesting points of philosophy with which His Majesty, a leader of impartial sages, is unacquainted.
Page 174 - When the collector of the Diwan " asks them, (the Hindus) to pay the tax, they should " pay it with all humility and submission. And if the " collector wishes to spit into their mouths, they should " open their mouths without the slightest fear of con" tamination, so that the collector may do so.
Page 161 - Several carping and bigoted men attacked him and this afforded an opportunity for the display of the calm judgment and justice of the assembly. These men brought forward the old received assertions, and did not attempt to arrive at truth by reasoning. Their statements were torn to pieces, and they were nearly put to shame, when they began to attack the contradictions of the Gospel, but they could not prove their assertions.
Page 162 - Man's outward profession and the mere letter of Muhammadanism, without a heart-felt conviction, can avail nothing. I have forced many Brahmans, by fear of my power, to adopt the religion of my ancestors but now my mind has been enlightened with the beams of truth.

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