Did Gautama, the Buddha borrow Śūnyavāda from Rig Veda?
Gautama Buddha didn't accept the Vedas as an authority, so it would be odd for him to borrow that concept from the Vedas. Moreover, the purpose of the Buddha avatar was to deceive the Asuras and lead them away from the Vedas:
By such persuasions, and by many specious arguments, did ...
An extract from this book says that Rishi Savya was an incarnation of Indra.
Savya is the rishi in Rig Veda and Sama Veda. His Richas and mantras
are collected in Rig Veda 1:51 - 57 and in Sama Veda 373,376 and 377.
He belongs to Angirasa Gotra.
Acharya Sayana has explained that Savya was an incarnation of God of
Gods Indra. So he is called ...
The Andhras was mentioned in Aitareya Brahmana, which is as follows:
This Risi Visvamitra had a hundred sons, fifty of them were older
than Madhuchhandtls, and fifty were younger than he. The older ones
were not pleased with (the installation of SunaWepa to the primogeni-
VisvAmitra then pronounced against them the curse,
In Bṛhaddevatā (page.77), it was mentioned that Agni is also called as Tanūnapāt
Sandhyavandanam was used to be done 2 times a day, as sandhya - twilight time occurs twice daily. Subsequently, another time at midday was added at a later date.
In my view, this issue of Sapta Rshayah, 7 rishies, who were mentioned as the composers of the 2 Suktas mentioned in the question, should be understood in an esoteric sense only, but not in physical sense.
Let us consider 3 types of issues mentioned in Rig Veda, regarding the number 7.
7 rivers -
a) सप्त सिन्धून seven branches of Sindhu river (RV II.12....
In the post Vedic literature Adityas were numbered as 12.
Rig Veda X.72.8 says as follows:
Eight are the Sons of Aditi who from her body sprang to life. With
seven she went to meet the Gods she cast Martanda far away.
As per Rig Veda Adityas, sons of aditi, are only 8 in number.
Rigveda 2:3-4"Hero of Heroes, Agni! Thou art Indra, thou art Viṣṇu of the Mighty Stride, adorable:Thou, Brahmaṇaspati, the Brahman finding wealth: thou, O Sustainer, with thy wisdom tendest us. Agni, thou art King Varuṇa whose laws stand fast; as Mitra, Wonder-Worker, thou must be implored."
Here you can see that Agni in rigveda is used for Vishnu Agni ...
The word asura is an epithet in Rig Veda, used to indicate the Almighty.
Varuna is another epithet used to indicate Brahman or Almighty. AGNI or VARUNA or INDRA or VISHNU were mentioned, alternatively, in many places in Rig Veda to indicate the Almighty.
Rig Veda II.1, for example, makes it clear that AGNI or VISHNU or INDRA or VARUNA, etc, are the ...
Rig Veda III.20.5 says
I call on Savitar the God, on Morning, Bṛhaspati, and Dadhikrās, and
Agni, On Varuṇa and Mitra, on the Aśvins, Bhaga, the Vasus, Rudras and
H.H. Wilson in his Notes says (P.293) says as follows
DADHIKRA normally means a horse; in this place according to Sayana, it
implies certain divinity, Kaschid devah
Rig Veda VII.101 & 102 are dedicated to Parjanya.
According to H.H. Wilson (p.245), the sage is Vasistha or Kumara, the son of Agni.
We have to remember that Kumara is none other than Agni himself. A newly SELF REALISED soul is mentioned as Kumara, AGNI being the Almighty. After SELF REALISATION one becomes BRAHMAN himself.
Rig veda 1.65.1 & 2 ...
This question was discussed with my friend, a Vedic scholar.
I am quoting the translation of the mantra in my question:
With mighty power he made the Sindhu (stream) flow upward, crushed
with his thunderbolt the car of Uṣas, Rending her slow steeds with his
rapid coursers. These things did Indra in the Soma's rapture.
The word Udīcī (उदीची) has ...
As per my understanding, the five Chief Priests whom TRITA detained (Rig Veda II.34.14) are 5 Indriyas (sense organs) - i.e. eyes, ear, nose, tongue, and skin.
If we re-visit the crux of the mantra in question, we can understand that the 5 sense organs will goad humans to remain materialistic.
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