Front Page Titles (by Subject) Sect. XII.: Braminism, or the Indian system. - The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires
Sect. XII.: Braminism, or the Indian system. - Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, marquis de Volney, The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires 
The Ruins: or a Survery of the Revolutions of Empires, 3rd ed. (London: J. Johnson, 1796).
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- The Ruins: Or, a Survey of the Revolutions of Empires.
- Chap. I.: The Tour.
- Chap. II.: Meditations.
- Chap. III.: The Apparition.
- Chap. IV.: The Hemisphere.
- Chap. V.: Condition of Man In the Universe.
- Chap. VI.: Original State of Man.
- Chap. VII.: Principles of Society.
- Chap. VIII.: Source of the Evils of Society.
- Chap. IX.: The Origin of Government and Laws.
- Chap. X.: General Causes of the Prosperity of Ancient States.
- Chap. XI.: General Causes of the Revolutions and Ruin of Ancient States.
- Chap. XII.: Lessons Taught By Ancient, Repeated In Modern Times.
- Chap. XIII.: Will the Human Race Be Ever In a Better Condition Than At Present.
- Chap. XIV.: Grand Obstacle to Improvement.
- Chap. XV.: New Age.
- Chap. XVI.: A Free and Legislative People.
- Chap. XVII.: Universal Basis of All Right and All Law.
- Chap. XVIII.: Consternation and Conspiracy of Tyrants.
- Chap. XIX.: General Assembly of the People.
- Chap. XX.: Investigation of Truth.
- Chap. XXI.: Problem of Religious Contradictions.
- Chap. XXII.: Origin and Genealogy of Religious Ideas.
- Sect. I.: Origin of the Idea of God: Worship of the Elements, and the Physical Powers of Nature.
- Sect. II.: Second System: Worship of the Stars, Or Sabeism.
- Sect. III.: Third System: Worship of Symbols, Or Idolatry.
- Sect. IV.: Fourth System: Worship of Two Principles, Or Dualism.
- Sect. V.: Mystical Or Moral Worship, Or the System of a Future State.
- Sect. VI.: Sixth System: the Animated World, Or Worship of the Universe Under Different Emblems.
- Sect. VII.: Seventh System: Worship of the Soul of the World, That Is, the Element of Fire, the Vital Principle of the Universe.
- Sect. VIII.: Eighth System: the World a Machine: Worship of the Demi-ourgos, Or Supreme Artificer.
- Sect. IX.: Religion of Moses, Or Worship of the Soul of the World (you-piter).
- Sect. X.: Religion of Zoroaster.
- Sect. XI.: Budoism, Or Religion of the Samaneans.
- Sect. XII.: Braminism, Or the Indian System.
- Sect. XIII.: Christianity, Or the Allegorical Worship of the Sun, Under the Cabalistical Names of Chris-en Or Christ, and Y
- Chap. XXIII.: End of All Religions the Same.
- Chap. XXIV.: Solution of the Problem of Contradictions.
Braminism, or the Indian system.
“Finally, of the same cast were the founders of the Indian system, who, resining after Zoroaster upon the two principles of creation and destruction, introduced an intermediate one, that of conservation, and upon their trinity in unity, of Brama, Chiven, and Bichenou, accumulated a multitude of traditional allegories, and the alembicated subtleties of their metaphysics.”
“These are the materials which, scattered through Asia, there existed for many ages, when, by a fortuitous course of events and circumstances, new combinations of them were introduced on the banks of the Euphrates, and on the shores of the Mediterranean.”