By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore
Here are the executive riches of greater than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the historic 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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Not amid this herd of cattle. 18. Who, that the father of this calf discerneth beneath the upper realm, above the lower, Showing himself a sage, may here declare it? Whence hath the godlike spirit had its rising? 112 (Thomas) 1. Varied truly are our thoughts. Varied are the ways of men. The joiner wants to find a breakage, the medicine-man an accident, the brahmin-priest a worshipper. O Indu, flow round for Indra. 2. The smith with brittle firewood, with wings of birds (to fan the flame), with stones and glowing heat of fire, wants golden riches for himself.
Earth sprang from the productive power; the regions from the earth were born. 2 5. For Aditi, O Daksa, she who is thy daughter, was brought forth. After her were the blessed gods born sharers of immortal life. 6! When ye, O gods, in yonder deep close-clasping one another stood. Thence, as of dancers, from your feet a thickening cloud of dust arose. 7. When, O ye gods, like yatis,z ye caused all existing things to grow, Then ye brought Surya forward who was lying hidden in the sea. 1 Lord of prayer.
8. Unite thou with the Fathers and with Yama, With thy good works’ reward in highest heaven. To home return, all imperfection leaving. Unite with thine own body, full of vigour. 9. Begone, depart from here, disperse and scatter: For him the Fathers have prepared this dwelling. 1 Three priestly families of ancient times. Yam a bestows on him this place to rest in, A place by waters, days and nights distinguished. 10. R un on thy path straight forward, past the two dogs, The sons of Sarama, four-eyed and brindled.