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Arya Samaj accounts don't mention such a debate, but this excerpt from the Yogiraj Charit, a traditional biography of Lahiri Mahasaya, describes him defeating Dayananda Saraswati in a debate on idol worship, in the course of which he magically silences Dayananda Saraswati's supporters. I would to narrate an incident from the life of Yogiraj Rev. Lahiri ...


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Yes, he has explained Purushasukta as well. You can get word-to-word Sanskrit-Hindi translation of Dayanad Sarasvati's Rigveda Bhashya from AryaSamaj, Jamnagar as I've mentioned here. 5th volume contains 9th and 10th Mandala of Rigveda you may read online. English version seems incomplete. Since you're interested in PurushSukta 90th Sukta of 10th Mandala, ...


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In Sw. Saradanandaji's biography of Thakurji, [Vol. II,p.635; 5th revised ed. 1979]: Once Swami Dayananda Sarasvati, the founder of the Arya Samaj, came to Bengal on a tour and lived for some time in a gentleman's garden in the village called Sinthi in Baranagar, situated in the north of Calcutta. Although he was very well-known for his scholarship, ...


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First off all let me clarify that rishi dayanda was not only a great scholar of Vedas and Sanskrit but also a self realized soul just like lahari mahasya. The meeting of lahri mahasya with rishi is not documented in any of his biographies one of which was researched by a Bengali and non Arya samajis pandit Devendra mukhopadhyay. The first and most ...


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It is not possible to reconcile the position of Swami Dayananda Saraswati with regular Hinduism. The reason can be understood from the passage below. Maharshi Dayanand considers the Samhita (text) of Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva as the Vedas. Some scholars, however, believe the Shatpath, AItreya etc. Brahmanas and the Upanishads also as the Vedas. The ...


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Vedas don't address Mahavakyas specifically. But they speak indirectly. They recognize Atman and Paramathma and speak that Purusha alone became all beings and knowing that Purusha bestows Moksha. Hiraṇya-garbha is the golden germ which enters into creation after the first act of the creator. Hiraṇya-garbha has within itself the seeds of all things – the ...


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How does Arya Samaj intepret Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.3.1? For this You can check Upanishad translated by an Arya Samaj I author. I am using Narayanan Swami translation. Here he translated ब्रह्मणो as Universe or Five elements in place of God. In the commentry Narayan Swami has written that Brahmana has many meaning like God, Vedas Elements etc. And here ...


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If Vedas say God is unborn formless, how were Rama and Krishna born? In Sundara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana also, God is said to be formless and infinite, how could Rama in earthly bodily form fulfill these conditions? doesnt change the fact. God(Brahman) is formless doesnt Brahman mean cant take a form whenever Brahman wishes. In Gita, why importance ...


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