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[PDF/EBOOK] The Rig Veda BY Wendy Doniger – DOC & Kindle eBook

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Cate beauty it provides a uniue insight into early Indian mythology religion and culture This selection of 18 of the hymns chosen for their elouence and wisdom focuses on the enduring themes of creation sacrifice death women the sa. An incredible work of vedic philosophyThis one is uite thoughtful as all the others but I think it s worth uoting As this throws a new direction on the origin of the Universe10129 Creation Hymn Nasadiya6 Who really knows Who will here proclaim it Whence was it produced Whence is this creation The gods came afterwards with the creation of this universe Who then knows whence it has risen

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The Rig Veda

Cred plant soma and the gods Inspirational and profound it provides a fascinating introduction to one of the founding texts of Hindu scripture an awesome and venerable ancient work of Vedic ritual prayer philosophy legend and faith. Not as incomprehensible as The Book of the Dead but still a difficult read In this case the obscurity is deliberate as a single line of a hymn can be interpreted in 3 or 4 or even 5 different ways Thankfully the editor prefaces most hymns with an explanation which generally gave me the gist of the meaning Other confusing patterns include different hymns praising different gods for the same acts such as separating the heaven and earth Gods known by different names switching back and forth between cause and effect etcAll of the hymns are seeking material gain of some sort in the current life there is no mention of the Afterlife or spiritual redemption and everlasting life It is all about immediate gain very materialistic for our modern idea of a sacred text And since the caste system is already in place in Indian civilization at the time of the hymns writing they are no doubt written and to be sung by the higher educated classesSome of the mythological hymns reflect similar tales from European stories One I noticed that the editor didn t comment on was the God Indra killing the dragon Vrtra and its mother Danu shades of BeowulfThis was book 4 in my journey to read all the classics of world literature You can join me at my blog wwwchronolitcom

Wendy Doniger ↠ 5 review

The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo European language the Rig Veda is a collection of over 1000 individual Sanskrit hymns A work of intri. The Rig Veda is a must read book for anyone who is researching the origins of religion or the origins of man For people who read things in their simplest form I do not recommend this or any religious text as it will be pointless and you will derive nothing from it For those who can explore a book it it s most literal descriptive metaphoric way I recommend this book and all religious texts as a path to the past but not as a guide for the future or present time


9 thoughts on “The Rig Veda

  1. says:

    Doniger captures only about 10% 1081028 hymns of the Rig Veda here and the verses deemed “interesting” are given a bit too much

  2. says:

    The Old Testament without the hatred of the Hindu faith these are the words of human beings at the dawn of consciousness and history

  3. says:

    The Rig Veda is a must read book for anyone who is researching the origins of religion or the origins of man For people who read things in their simplest form I do not recommend this or any religious text as it will be pointless an

  4. says:

    An excellent anthology of hymns from one of the oldest holy books I've had this copy for years now and I still find the notes and introductions to be exceedingly useful These sections give a little background to each hymn and importantly they discuss many of the metaphors used in the verses Many of these metaphors like the various manifestations of heavenly cattle the central role of the sun in many cosmological myths and the idea of sacri

  5. says:

    An incredible work of vedic philosophyThis one is uite thoughtful as all the others but I think it's worth uoting As this throws a new direction on the origin of the Universe10129 Creation Hymn Nasadiya6 ''Who really knows?

  6. says:

    Obviously I can't judge the uality of writing in a 3000 year old sacred text but this translation was nice I felt taken care of whil

  7. says:

    This is a collection of hymns in the Hindu tradition hymns sung by the priests of the religion as they go through the sacred rites Some of the hymns in this book are very beautiful some are funny and others are a little confusing if the reader is not familiar with the tenets of Hinduism For instance the Soma that is mentioned numerous times

  8. says:

    Not as incomprehensible as The Book of the Dead but still a difficult read In this case the obscurity is deliberate as a single line of a hymn can be interpreted in 3 or 4 or even 5 different ways Thankfully the editor prefaces most hymns with an explanation which generally gave me the gist of the meaning Other

  9. says:

    Reading this book was by no means an easy undertaking That being said the reward for your dutiful and arduous perseverance is substantial Wendy Doniger is a remarkable translator and her insight was the most enjoyable part of the Rig Veda One passage that impacted me in particular was an introduction by her for the Realla sectionT