The Teaching of the Arya Samaj

The Teaching of the Arya Samaj

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: of their scholarship, their comparative philology, and their so much boasted interpretation of the Vedas, And, if Sayana was himself diseased--whatsoever the value of the efforts of modern scholars--their comparative philology, their new interpretations, and their so-called marvellous achievements cannot but be diseased. Doubt not that the vitality of modern comparative philology and Vedic scholarship is wholly derived from the diseased and defective victuals of Sayana's learning. Sooner or later, the disease will develop its final symptoms and sap the foundation of the very vitality it seemed to produce. No branch of a tree can live or flourish when separated from the living stock. No interpretations of the Vedas will, in the end, ever succeed unless they are in accord with the living sense of the Vedas in the Nirukta and the Brahmanas. "I quote here. a mantra from Eigveda, and will show how Sayaria's interpretation radically differs from the exposition of Nirukta. The mantra is from Eigveda, ix. 96. It runs thus: --"Says Sayana: --... 'God himself appears as Brahma. among the gods, Indra, Agni, etc. He appears as a poet among the. dramatists and writers of lyrics; He appears. as Vashshitha, etc., among the Brahmanas; He appears a buffalo among quadrupeds; He appears as an eagle among birds; He appears as an axe in the forest; He appears as the soma juice purified by mantras, excelling, in its power of purification, the sacred waters of the Ganges, etc., etc." "The translation bears the stamp of the time when it was produced. It is the effort of a Pandit to establish his name by appealing to popular prejudice and feeling. Evidently when Sayana wrote, the religion of India was " pantheism," or, every more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938984
  • 9781236938985