Have any scholars throughout history done any in-depth thinking on the subject of what Devas (such as Indra, Surya, Agni) are? On their nature and mode of existence?

I'm not just looking for quotations of scripture, I'm asking if any scholars engaged in metaphysical speculation about devas that went beyond scripture.

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Sure. This is why we have terms like Nirguna Brahman which describe transcendental being. That is, it exists, but is indescribable.

  • I'm not talking about Brahman I'm talking about Devas like Indra, Surya, Agni.
    – Davir Lun
    Sep 22 at 12:17
  • The Devas come out of Brahman ... Sep 22 at 12:24
  • And so does everything else. What have have scholars said about the nature of Devas, in particular?
    – Davir Lun
    Sep 22 at 13:37

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