The Vedic age, a lecture


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Σελίδα 11 - In the beginning there arose the source of golden light. He was the only born lord of all that is. He established the earth and the sky. Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who gives life, He who gives strength ; whose blessing all the bright gods desire ; whose shadow is immortality ; whose shadow is death...
Σελίδα 11 - Wherever the mighty water-clouds went, where they placed the seed and lit the fire, thence arose He who is the only life of the bright gods. Who is the god to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who by His might looked even over the water-clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice, He who is God above all gods.
Σελίδα 11 - I add only one more hymn, in which the idea of one God is expressed with such power and decision, that it will make us hesitate before we deny to the Aryan nations an instinctive monotheism (RV x.
Σελίδα 11 - There was no space, no life, and lastly, there was no time, no difference between day and night, no solar torch by which morning might have been told from evening.
Σελίδα 10 - Jupiter, which is the name they give to the whole circuit of the firmament. They likewise offer to the sun and moon, to the earth, to fire, to water, and to the winds.
Σελίδα 15 - The horse proceeds to that assembly which is most excellent : to the presence of his father and his mother, (heaven and earth). Go, (Horse), to-day rejoicing to the gods, that (the sacrifice) may yield blessings to the donor.
Σελίδα 10 - Monotheist edged the unity of the Godhead. The religion of the Persians was, of all the Gentile forms of faith, the most simple and the most spiritual. Their abhorrence of idols was pushed almost to fanaticism. " They have "no images of the gods, no temples, no altars, and " consider the use of them a sign of folly.
Σελίδα 11 - In the same hymn one verse occurs which boldly declares the existence of but one Divine Being though invoked under different names (RV i. 164, 46). " ' They call (him) Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni ; then he is the well- winged heavenly Garutmat ; that which is One the wise call it many ways ; they call it Agni, Yama, Matarisvan.
Σελίδα 1 - ... place in history. It might therefore be Justly said that India has no place in the political history of the world...
Σελίδα 15 - Lastly, the juice, mixed with barley and clarified butter, ferments, and is then drawn of in a scoop for the gods, and a ladle for the priests, and then they say to Indra, ' Thy inebriety is most intense, nevertheless thy acts are most beneficent.

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