By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore
Here are the manager riches of greater than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the historical Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox structures, the commentaries of the scholastic interval, and the modern writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.
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7 A sun-god. 8 One of the Adityas; the deity who bestows wealth and presides over love and marriage. 4. Through me alone all eat the food that feeds them,—each m an sees, breathes, hears the word outspoken. They know it not, but yet they dwell beside me. Hear, one and all, the truth as I declare it. 5. I, verily, myself announce and utter the word that gods and men alike shall welcome. I make the m an I love exceeding mighty, make him a sage, m , and a brahmin. 6. I bind the bow for R udra that his arrow may strike and slay the hater of devotion.
S K E P T I C I S M A N D R I D I C U L E O F T H E G O D S The later Vedic Indian experienced not only the wonder which is so characteristic of the mood of philosophy, but also the doubt and skepticism concerning his previously accepted beliefs, the skepticism which so often prepares the way for philosophic thought. The questioning mood asserted itself very often. Skepticism was in the air. 129—wondered about his gods and about the possibility of knowing the ultimate source of all things, but his doubt often took the form of ridicule of accepted beliefs and of his gods.
He made it the beasts of the air, of the forest, and those of the village. 9. From that sacrifice completely offered were born the Verses (Rg Veda) and the ■S'affWB-melodies (Sama Veda). The metres were born from it. From it was born the Sacrificial formula (Tajur Veda). 10. From it were born horses, and they that have two rows of teeth. Cattle were bom from it. From it were bom goats and sheep. 11. When they divided the Purusa, into how many parts did they arrange him? What was his mouth? What his two arms?