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

By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

Here are the executive riches of greater than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the old 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 divine artificer of the dawn. 7 A sun-god. 8 One of the Adityas; the deity who bestows wealth and presides over love and marriage. 4. Through me alone all eat the food that feeds them,—each m an sees, breathes, hears the word outspoken. They know it not, but yet they dwell beside me. Hear, one and all, the truth as I declare it. 5. I, verily, myself announce and utter the word that gods and men alike shall welcome. I make the m an I love exceeding mighty, make him a sage, m , and a brahmin.

4. Three fourths on high rose the Purusa. One fourth of him arose again here (on the earth). Thence in all directions he spread abroad, as that which eats and that which eats not. 5. 1 He when bom reached beyond the earth behind as well as before. 6. When the Gods spread out the sacrifice with the Purusa as oblation, spring was its ghee, summer the fuel, autumn the oblation. 7. As the sacrifice on the strewn grass they besprinkled the Purusa, born in the beginning. With him the Gods sacrificed, the Sadhyas2 and the sages.

2. The Purusa is this all, that which was and which shall be. He is Lord of immortality, which he grows beyond through (sacri­ ficial) food. 3. Such is his greatness, and still greater than that is the Purusa. One fourth of him is all beings. The three fourths of him is the immortal in Heaven. 4. Three fourths on high rose the Purusa. One fourth of him arose again here (on the earth). Thence in all directions he spread abroad, as that which eats and that which eats not. 5. 1 He when bom reached beyond the earth behind as well as before.

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