By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

Here are the manager riches of greater than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the historical Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox structures, the commentaries of the scholastic interval, and the modern writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

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3. I ’m poet, dad is medicine-man, m am a1 is grinding at the mill. W ith varied thoughts intent on gain we follow after wealth of cows. O Indu, flow round for Indra. 1 The words for father and mother in the original are pet names {lata, nana). 4. The horse an easy car to draw, the troop of lovers jest and laugh, the frog wants too a water-pool. O Indu, flow round for Indra. 86 (Griffith) 1. Men have abstained from pouring juice; they count not Indra as a god. To the F rogs vii . 103 (Griffith) 1.

The daughter of the Sun hath spread our glory among the gods, imperishable, deathless. 16. Sasarpari brought glory speedily to these, over the generations of the fivefold ra c e ;5 Daughter of Paksa, she bestows new vital power, she whom the ancient Jam adagnis gave to me. 90 (Thomas) 11. When they divided the Purusa, into how m any parts did they arrange him? W hat was his mouth? W hat his two arms? What are his thighs and feet called? 12. 6 5. T H E H E R E A F T E R The Vedic Indians believed in personal immortality and in the world of the gods and the world of the fathers (manes).

6. The two wide great abodes I duly invoke, the two parents with the protection of the Gods, the beauteous ones, who partake of the immortal drink. May Heaven and Earth protect us from fearful evil. 7. The two wide, broad, great ones, with far limits, I implore with worship at this sacrifice, the two gracious bounteous ones who • share it. May Heaven and Earth protect us from fearful evil. 8. Whatever sin we have committed against the Gods, or ever against a friend, or against a master of the house, may this prayer be a propitiation for them.

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