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

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John Muir
Williams and Norgate, 1863 - Brahmanism
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Page 55 - The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
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 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 - RV x. 129, above, p. 3. [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 303 - 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 299 - The one god, who has on every side eyes, on every side a face, on every side arms, on every side feet, when producing the sky and earth, shapes them with his arms and with his wings.
Page 42 - The transgression of virtue, and the daring acts which are witnessed in superior beings, must not be charged as faults to those glorious persons, as no blame is imputed to fire, which consumes fuel of every description.
Page 4 - Nature (svadha) beneath, and Energy (prayati) above. 6. "Who knows, who here can declare, whence has sprung, whence, this creation ? The gods are subsequent to its formation ; who then knows from what it arose ? 7. From what source this creation arose and whether [any] one] created it or not,5 — He who in the highest heaven is its ruler, He knows, or He does not know.
Page 100 - Manu Vaivasvata, nevertheless, underlies all the poetry of the Veda. Although the gods are sometimes distinctly invoked as the great and the small, the young and the old (Rv.
Page 22 - how can we be reproduced?' So saying, they toiled, they performed austerity. While they were performing austerity, a golden egg came into existence. Being produced, it then became a year. Wherefore this golden egg floated about for the period of a year.

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