Original Sanskrit texts on the origin and progress of the religion and institutions of India; collected, tr. and illustr. by notes, by J. Muir. [With] Index to parts first and second, by G.B.

 
9781236073808: Original Sanskrit texts on the origin and progress of the religion and institutions of India; collected, tr. and illustr. by notes, by J. Muir. [With] Index to parts first and second, by G.B.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...make reference to the one or the other class. This recognition of a succession of rishis constitutes one of the historical elements in the Veda. It is an acknowledgment on the part of the rishis themselves that numerous persons had existed, and events occurred, anterior to their own age, and, consequently, in time; and it therefore refutes, by the testimony of the Veda itself, the assertion of Jaimini (above, pp. 77 ff.) that none but eternally pre-existing objects are mentioned in that book. If, under this and other heads of my inquiry, I have cited a larger number of passages than might have appeared to be necessary, it has been done with the intention of showing that abundant evidence of my various positions can be adduced from all parts of the Hymn-collection.1 R. V. i. 1, 2. Agnih purvebhir riahibhir idyo nutanair uta sa devdn eha vakahati "Agni, who is worthy to he celebrated by former, as well as modern rishis, will bring the gods hither." The word purvebhih is explained by Sayana thus: Puratanair Bhrigvangirah-prabhritibhir riahibhih "By the ancient rishis, Bhrigu, Angiras," etc.; and nutanaih is interpreted by idanintanair atmabhir api, "by us of the present day also." See also Nirukta, vii. 16. 1 I have to acknowledge the assistance kindly rendered to me by Prof. Aufrecht in the revision of my translation of the passages quoted in this and the following sections. As, however, the texts are mostly quite clear in so far as regards the points which they are adduced to prove, any inaccuracies with which I may be chargeable in other respects are of comparatively little importance. i. 45, 3. Priyamedha-vad Atri-vaj Jatavedo Virupa-vat Angiras-vad mahi-vrata Praskanvatya irudhi havam 4. Mahi-keravah utaye Priyamedhdh ahushat...

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