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LIGHT OF VEDAS: HYMN TO USHA

HYMN TO USHA O Usha! You are of a luminous movement, vast with the Truth,move according to the path of the Truth, in solar light manifest,true in her being with the gods as the impeller of happy truths. O Usha! born in heaven from Truth, You open out to things by the Truth,with Truth are Your horses yoked, from the seat of Truth You awakemanifesting Your greatness as the supreme guardian of the Truth. O Usha! the most auspicious, eternally…

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LIGHT OF VEDAS:HYMN TO SAVITARI

HYMN TO SAVITARI O Savitr! You are an Aditya, the golden eyed,the golden handed, the golden tongued,riding a golden chariot You come, overseeing all. O Savitr! You are the sun before sun rise,the golden sun of the morning, the hidden sun of dark night too. O Savitr! mounting Your golden chariot, lofty with golden pole, colorful pearls deckedYou go to illumine the darksome regions . O Savitr! both ways moving, upward and downward,traveling along the ancient dustless paths of the…

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LIGHT OF VEDAS:HYMN TO AGNI

HYMN TO AGNI O Agni, You are the principal Vedic god, the chosen Priest,the minister of sacrifice, the hotar of the Yajna rites,the supreme lavisher of wealth, the dispeller of darkness. O the Radiant One! You are the ruler of all sacrifices,without Your presence no Yajna sacrifice is complete,only the oblation You accept alone goes to the gods. O the Sapient-minded Priest, the guard of Law Eternal,the oblation-bearer, the gloriously great, the truth incarnate,between the earth and the heavens You…

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LIGHT OF VEDAS:HYMN TO VARUNA

HYMN TO VARUNA O Compassion Incarnate, the Almightythe God omniscient, omnipresent,the precursor of Upanishadic Brahman. O the four armed! an umbrella over Your head,You ride a chariot by seven crocodiles drawn,symbolizing Your lordship over the aquatic life. O You the Lord of the earth and heaven!the Asvattha-like tree You sustain with its roots in heaven,branches hanging down below to the earth. O the knower-controller of all beings,the supreme dispenser of justice,Your writ runs all over the space. O Varuna! the…

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LIGHT OF VEDAS: HYMN TO INDRA

HYMN TO INDRA O Indra! the lord of the heavens,the god of the blue skythe most powerful of the Vedic deities. O god! mighty and sensuous,ever prone to drinking soma,often losing control over yourself. Vexed always about your Indra status,your survival as the leader of the gods ,seen often scheming against your potential foes. O Indra! you share with humans their foibleswhich make you look more a kingupon the earth than of the heavens. O the four-armed! You ride the…

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MYSTIC STREAK IN ANCIENT CHINESE FAITH

MYSICISM IN ANCIENT CHINA Philosophical Theory of the Universe.–The problem of the universe hasnever offered the slightest difficulty to Chinese philosophers. Beforethe beginning of all things, there was Nothing. In the lapse of agesNothing coalesced into Unity, the Great Monad. After more ages, theGreat Monad separated into Duality, the Male and Female Principles innature; and then, by a process of biogenesis, the visible universe wasproduced. Popular Cosmogeny.–An addition, however, to this simple system had tobe made, in deference to, and…

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