History Of Indian Philosophy by Surendranath Dasgupta

By Surendranath Dasgupta

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The mythological aspect has in general two currents, as Professor Macdonell says, "The one regards the universe as the result of mechanical production, 61 the work of carpenter's and joiner's skill; the other represents it as the result of natural generation [Footnote ref. " Thus in the @Rg-Veda we find that the poet in one place says, "what was the wood and what was the tree out of which they built heaven and earth [Footnote ref. " Heaven and Earth are sometimes described as having been supported with posts [Footnote ref 4].

V. IV. 13. 5. " The minds of the Vedic ____________________________________________________________________ [Footnote 1: _The Rigveda_, by Kaegi, p. ] [Footnote 2: _Ibid_, p. ] 18 people as we find in the hymns were highly impressionable and fresh. At this stage the time was not ripe enough for them to accord a consistent and well-defined existence to the multitude of gods nor to universalize them in a monotheistic creed. They hypostatized unconsciously any force of nature that overawed them or filled them with gratefulness and joy by its beneficent or aesthetic character, and adored it.

Thus we find that the Âra@nyaka age was a period during which free thinking tried gradually to shake off the shackles of ritualism which had fettered it for a long time. It was thus that the Âra@nyakas could pave the way for the Upani@sads, revive the germs of philosophic speculation in the Vedas, and develop them in a manner which made the Upani@sads the source of all philosophy that arose in the world of Hindu thought. 44 The @Rg-Veda, its civilization. The hymns of the @Rg-Veda are neither the productions of a single hand nor do they probably belong to any single age.

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