Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India, Their Religion and Institutions: Comparison of the Vedic with the later representations of the principal Indian deities

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Trübner, 1863 - Brahmanism
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Page 100 - When these individual gods are invoked,' I said (p. 532), 'they are not conceived as limited by the power of others, as superior or inferior in rank. Each god is to the mind of the suppliant as good as all the gods. He is felt at the time as a real divinity, as supreme and absolute, in spite of the necessary limitations which, to our mind, a plurality of gods must entail on every single god.
Page 333 - S'IVA, occurs; and there is not the slightest allusion to the form in which, for the last ten centuries, at least, he seems to have been almost exclusively worshipped in India, —that of the Linga or Phallus.
Page 100 - It would be easy to find, in the numerous hymns of the Veda, passages in which almost every single god is represented as supreme and absolute.
Page 7 - One (receptacle) rested upon the navel of the Unborn, wherein all the worlds stood. ' 7. Ye know not him who produced these things ; something else is within you. The chanters of hymns go about enveloped in mist and unsatisfied with idle talk.
Page 301 - We have drunk the Soma ; we have become immortal : we have entered into light; we have known the gods. What can an enemy now do to us, or what can the malice of any mortal effect...
Page 88 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 337 - Indra's train; are his almost constant allies and companions. They are called the sons of Rudra, who is conceived of as peculiar god of the tempest. As their father he is very often mentioned ; as a divinity with independent attributes, he is of much rarer occurrence ; hymns addressed to him alone arc but few.
Page 42 - The transgression of virtue, and the daring acts which are witnessed in superior beings, must not be charged as faults to...
Page 160 - ... skins. He laughs, sings, dances charmingly, and pla3'S various musical instruments. He leaps, gapes, weeps, makes others weep; speaks like a madman or a drunkard, as well as in sweet tones.
Page 234 - Know that Dharma (Righteousness) is my beloved first-born mental son, whose nature is to have compassion on all creatures. In his character I exist among men, both present and past, passing through many varieties of mundane existence, in different disguises and forms, in the three worlds, for the preservation and establishment of righteousness.

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