By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore
Here are the manager riches of greater than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the old Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox platforms, the commentaries of the scholastic interval, and the modern writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.
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From that sacrifice completely offered was the sprinkled ghee collected. 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?
May the Wind waft to us that pleasant medicine, may Earth our Mother give it, and our Father Heaven, And the joy-giving stones that press the soma’s juice. Aivins, may ye, for whom our spirits long, hear this. 5. Him we invoke for aid who reigns supreme, the Lord of all that stands or moves, inspirer of the soul, That Pusan may promote the increase of our wealth, our keeper and our guard infallible for our good. 6. Illustrious far and wide, may Indra prosper us; may Pusan prosper us, the Master of all wealth.
These varying opinions need not be looked upon as antagonistic, for they only point to the heterogeneous nature of the Rg Veda collection. 89 (Griffith) 1. I will extol the most heroic Indra who with his might forced earth and sky asunder; Who hath filled all with width as man’s upholder, surpassing floods and rivers in his greatness. 1 Indra is the most prominent of the gods in the Rg Veda. He is most frequently praised for his power and heroism, as the god of battle. 2. Surya is he: throughout the wide expanses shall Indra turn him, swift as car-wheels, hither, Like a stream resting not but ever active: he hath destroyed, with light, the black-hued darkness.
A Source Book in Indian Philosophy by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore