Author: Maurice PhillipsPublisher: LP PublicationsYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 239ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186142606
This book is intended to answer two questions, viz., (1) What is the fundamental teaching of the Vedas ? (2) What light does that teaching throw on the origin and development of Religion?The book is a sincere attempt to bring to light the account of the teaching of Vedas. The work, written in simple languages understandable to common readers, reveals the vedic doctrine as clearly as possible.Besides, the book also examines the bearing of Vedic teaching on the profoundly interesting subject of the Origin and Development of Religion in general.
CHAPTER ITHE LITERATURE OF THE VEDASThe Sanhitas ; or, the Collections of the VedasThe Authors of the VedasThe Age of the VedasThe language of the VedasThe Vedas Orally Transmitted The General Character of Vedic LiteratureCHAPTER IITHE THEOLOGY OF THE VEDASThe Number of the GodsThe Nature of the GodsThe Origin of the Vedic Concept GodCHAPTER IIITHE COSMOLOGY OF THE VEDASVedic Cosmology not one Connected NarrativeCreation the Work of an Intelligent BeingCreation out of NothingCreation from Pre-existing MatterCreation a Phenomenal Emanation from the DeityCHAPTER IVTHE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE VEDASThe Origin and Dignity of ManThe Consciousness of SinPersonal ImmortalityThe Origin and Growth of CasteCHAPTER VTHE SOTERIOLOGY OF THE VEDASPrayer and PraiseSacrificeThe SacrificersThe Origin of SacrificeMeditation and AsceticismRetrospect and ConclusionIndex