Riddle No. 5 WHY SUDDENLY THE BRAHMINS DECLARE THE VEDAS TO BE INFALLIBLE AND NOT TO BE QUESTIONED? To say that the Vedas occupy a very high position in the Religious literature of the Hindus is to make an understatement. To say that the Vedas form the sacred literature of the Hindus will also be an … Continue reading WHY SUDDENLY THE BRAHMINS DECLARE THE VEDAS TO BE INFALLIBLE AND NOT TO BE QUESTIONED?
RIDDLE NO. 3 THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS I The search for the origin of the Vedas may well begin with the Vedas themselves. The Rig-Veda propounds a theory of the origin of the Vedas. It is set out in the famous Purusha Sukta. According to it, there was a … Continue reading THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS
Riddle No. 2 THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS— THE BRAHMINIC EXPLANATION OR AN EXERCISE IN THE ART OF CIRCUMLOCUTION There is hardly any Hindu who does not regard the Vedas as the most sacred Book of his religion. And yet ask any Hindu what is the origin of the Vedas and it would be difficult to … Continue reading THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS
RIDDLE No. 1 THE DIFFICULTY OF KNOWING WHY ONE IS A HINDU India is a conjeries of communities. There are in it Parsis, Christians, Mohammedans and Hindus. The basis of these communities is not racial. It is of course religious. This is a superficial view. What is interesting to know is why is a Parsi a Parsi and why is a Christian a Christian, why … Continue reading THE DIFFICULTY OF KNOWING WHY ONE IS A HINDU