The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, Jan 1, 2007 - 701 pages
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Contents

CHAP PAGE 20 The sacrifices of the Crauta ritual
313
Establishment and reestablishment of the fires
316
The Firegod oblation or Agnihotra
318
The newmoon and fullmoon sacrifices
319
The fourmonth or seasonal sacrifices
321
Firstfruit sacrifice agrayana isti and others
323
The animal sacrifice
324
The Soma sacrifice
326
The magic sacrifice
396
Yoga practices
401
The abodes of the dead
403
The places of the dead
406
The transmutation of the dead
415
The disposal of the dead
417
The cult of the dead
425
The offerings to the dead in the domestic ritual
427

9 The Pravargya or hotmilk sacrifice
332
The Aikadacina animal offering
333
Other forms of Jyotistoma
334
Other Soma sacrifices of one days duration
336
The Vajapeya or drinkofstrength
339
The royal consecration
340
15 The horse sacrifice
343
16 The human sacrifice
347
17 Other Ahina rites
348
18 The Sattras or sacrificial sessions 849
349
19 The Sautramani
352
The piling of the firealtar
354
The Hotr formulae
356
The domestic ritual
358
The various offerings
359
Birthceremonies and others
366
Studentship
369
Marriage
378
Magic in the ritual
379
The nature of Vedic magic
380
The removal of hostile influences
382
The attraction of beneficial substances and powers 886
386
CHAP PAGE 5 Mimetic magic
388
Divination and ordeal
390
The magic spell
393
The offerings to the dead in the rauta ritual
429
CONTENTS OF PART V THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE VEDA 26 The beginnings of Vedic Philosophy
433
The Theosophy of the Brahmanas
440
The highest principle of the universe
442
The theory of the sacrifice
454
The ethics of the Brahmanas
468
Modes of thought and categories
482
The Philosophy of the Upanisads
489
The extant Upanisads
497
The interpretation of the Upanisads
507
The problem and conditions of knowledge
513
The nature of the Absolute
516
The Absolute and the Universe
522
Maya and PrakrtiIllusion and Nature
529
b Nature
532
c The origin of the Samkhya and Buddhism 585
549
The Supreme and the Individual Souls
551
CHAP PAGE
567
Greece and the philosophy of India
601
APPENDIX
614
The Aryan conception of the heaven
621
G The Dravidian element in Indian thought
629
General Index 689
639
Sanskrit Index
675
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