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By Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

Here are the executive 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 platforms, the commentaries of the scholastic interval, and the modern writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

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And thus, monotheism eventually gave way to philosophical monism, the doctrine of the impersonal, unknowable One. 41 (Griffith) 1. To make this V aruna come forth, sing thou a song unto the band of Maruts wiser than thyself,— This V aruna who guardeth well the thoughts of men like herds of kine. Let all the others die away. 3. The night he hath encompassed, and stablished the morns with magic art: visible over all is he. His dear ones,1 following his law, have prospered the three dawns2 for him.

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. O Indu, flow round for Indra. 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).

Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake. 10. Make me imm ortal in that realm of eager wish and strong desire, The region of the radiant Moon, where food and full delight are found. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake. 11. Make me imm ortal in that realm where happiness and trans­ ports, where Joys and felicities combine, and longing wishes are fulfilled. Flow, Indu, flow for Indra’s sake. 6. S K E P T I C I S M A N D R I D I C U L E O F T H E G O D S The later Vedic Indian experienced not only the wonder which is so characteristic of the mood of philosophy, but also the doubt and skepticism concerning his previously accepted beliefs, the skepticism which so often prepares the way for philosophic thought.

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