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রামমোহন রায় ممهد certain especial attributes, and to some peculiar forms.of worship or devotion, is an oxcrescent quality grown (in mankind) by habit and training.--Tuhfat. Introduction, It is to be soon to the truth of a saying does not depend upon the multiplicity of the s.lyers and the nonreliabilicy of a narration cannot arise simply out of the paucity of the nulmber of the uarro.tors.--Tuhfat. sie *: 岑 I hope it will unt, be prestimed that I intend to establish the preference of my faith rever t'bah of other imen. T:se result of controversy on such a subject, however intzltiplied. must be ever unsatisfactory ; for the rensorting faculty. which leads Laem to certainty in things within its reach, produces no offect on questions beyond its comprehension. --Tr(tı3. of anı, İbrid f*ne, f tif ti, Vedatif, lntroduglion.

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I have often lamanted that, in our general researchos into theological truth, we are subjected to the conflict of mary ol,stacles. When we look to the traditioni, of ar:cient nations, we often find them at variance with each other ; and when, discouraged by this circumstance, wo appeal to reason as a surer guide, we soon find how incompetent it is, alone, to conduct is to the object of ont pursuit. We often find that, instead of facilitating our endeavours or clearing up our perplexities, it only serves to generate a universal doubt, incoln patible with principles on which our comfort and happiness mainly depend. The best method perhaps is, neither to give ourselves up exclusively to the guidance of the one or the other-i but by a proper use of the lights furnished by both, ondeavour to improve