A Source Book in Indian Philosophy by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

Here are the manager 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 structures, the commentaries of the scholastic interval, and the modern writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

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The maiden breaketh not the law of Order, day by day coming to the place appointed. 13. Obedient to the rein [mV] of Law Eternal give us each thought that more and more shall bless us.. . 4 (Oldenberg) 7. I catch hold of the two divine Hotrs first1. The seven strong ones rejoice according to their wont. Teaching the right, they proclaim the right, the guardians of law, contemplating the law. 28 (Griffith) 4. He made them flow, the Aditya, the Sustainer: the rivers run by V aruna’s commandment.

2. May the auspicious favour of the gods be ours, on us descend the bounty of the righteous gods. The friendship of the gods have we devoutly sought; so may the gods extend our life that we may live. 3. We call them higher with a hymn of olden time, Bhaga, the friendly Daksa, Mitra, Aditi, Aryaman, Varuna, Soma, the Aivins. May Sarasvati,1 aus­ picious, grant felicity. 4. May the Wind waft to us that pleasant medicine, may Earth our Mother give it, and our Father Heaven, And the joy-giving stones that press the soma’s juice.

5. He who is not to be kept back like the roar of the Maruts,2 like an army that is sent forward, like the thunderbolt of heaven— Agni eats with his sharp jaws, he chews, he throws down the forests as a warrior throws down his foes. 6. Would Agni eagerly come to our hymn? Would He the Vasu together with the Vasus fulfil our desire? Will He, the driver, stir our prayers that they may be successful? (Thus thinking) I praise Him whose face is bright, with this my prayer. 7. He who has kindled him strives towards Agni as towards M itra (or, towards a friend)— (to Agni) whose face shines with ghee, the charioteer of Rta.

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