Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and Progress of the Religion and Institutions of India: Collected, Tr. Into English, and Illustrated by Notes. Chiefly for the Use of Students and Others in India, Volume 5
Williams and Norgate, 1872 - Brahmanism
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4th vol A.V. xviii abhi adhi Aditi Adityas Agne Agni Agnim Agnir aham Aryaman Asuras Asvins asya atha Atharva-veda bestow born Brahma Brahmana Brahmanaspati Brihaspati celestial chariot chid Compare A.V. cows creatures Daksha dawn deities devah devdh divah divine epithet father goddess gods heaven and earth horses hymn idam immortality Indian Indra Indro invoked Kama king lokam lord Maruts mortal mother Nirukta oblation passage poet Prajapati Prana Professor Roth Purusha Pushan quoted referred regarded Rig-veda rishi S'atap sacrifice Sarasvati Savita Savitri Sayana says Skambha Soma somam soul Surya Taitt tapas tarn tasmai tasya texts thee thou translation tvam Tvashtri Ushas Varuna Vayu veda Vedic verse viii Viraj Vishnu Vivasvat waters word worshippers Yama Yaska yasya yatra
Page 65 - Whoever stands, whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell, — the gods his movements trace. Wherever two together plot, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known. This earth is his, to him belong those vast and boundless skies; Both seas within him rest, and yet in that small pool he lies.
Page 131 - With lofty thoughts the bard inspires, The soul from earth to heaven he lifts — So great and wondrous are his gifts. Men feel the god within their veins, And cry in loud exulting strains : " We've quaffed the Soma bright, And are immortal grown ; We've entered into light, And all the gods have known. Nought mortal now can harm, Or foeman vex us more ? Through thee beyond alarm, Immortal god, we soar.
Page 220 - Great Agni, though thine essence be but one, Thy forms are three ; as fire thou blazest here, As lightning flashest in the atmosphere, In heaven thou flamest as the golden sun. " It was in heaven thou hadst thy primal birth ; By art of sages skilled in sacred lore Thou wast drawn down to human hearths of yore, And thou abid'st a denizen of earth.
Page 353 - Where rested all ? In watery gulf profound ? Nor death was then, nor deathlessness, nor change of night and day. That One breathed calmly, self-sustained ; nought else beyond It lay. Gloom hid in gloom existed first — one sea, eluding view. That One, a void in chaos wrapt, by inward fervour grew.
Page 65 - The mighty Lord on high, our deeds, as if at hand, espies : The gods know all men do, though men would fain their deeds disguise. Whoever stands, whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell, — the gods his movements trace. Wherever two together pint, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known.
Page 63 - All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the sea is not full ; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 137 - Thou, Indra, art a friend, a brother, A kinsman dear, a father, mother. Though thou hast troops of friends, yet we Can boast no other friend but thee. With this our hymn thy skirt we grasp, As boys their fathers...
Page 259 - We have drunk the Soma ; we have become immortal : we have entered into light; we have known the gods. What can an enemy now do to us, or what can the malice of any mortal effect...
Page 240 - The following are a few of the modes in which the divine power of the Asvins is declared in different hymns to have been manifested for the deliverance of their votaries. " When the sage Chyavana had grown old and had been forsaken, they divested him of his decrepit body, prolonged his life and restored him to youth. " In the same way they renewed the youth of Kali after he had grown old ; and when...