WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL?

RIDDLE NO. 11 WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL? The Hindus are accused of idolatry. But there is nothing wrong in idolatry. Making an idol is nothing more than having a photograph of the deity and if there can be no objection to keeping a photograph what objection … Continue reading WHY DID THE BRAHMINS MAKE THE HINDU GODS SUFFER TO RISE AND FALL?

HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?

RIDDLE NO. 8 HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS? What is the position of the Upanishads in relation to the Vedas? Are the two complimentary to each other or are they antagonistic? Of course, no Hindu would admit that the Vedas and Upanishads are repugnant to each other. On the contrary, it is the … Continue reading HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?

THE CONTENTS OF THE VEDAS: HAVE THEY ANY MORAL OR SPIRITUAL VALUE?

RIDDLE NO. 6 THE CONTENTS OF THE VEDAS: HAVE THEY ANY MORAL OR SPIRITUAL VALUE? I If the Vedas are to be accepted as binding and Infallible then what they teach must have ethical and spiritual value. Nobody can regard a rag to be binding and infallible because a Philosopher like Jaimini came forward to lend … Continue reading THE CONTENTS OF THE VEDAS: HAVE THEY ANY MORAL OR SPIRITUAL VALUE?

WHY DID THE BRAHMINS GO FURTHER AND DECLARE THAT THE VEDAS ARE NEITHER MADE BY MAN NOR BY GOD?

Riddle No. 5 WHY DID THE BRAHMINS GO FURTHER AND DECLARE THAT THE VEDAS ARE NEITHER MADE BY MAN NOR BY GOD? The Vedic Brahmins were not content with investing the Vedas with Infallibility. They went further and asserted that the Vedas were Apaurusheya. By this they meant the Vedas were not made by man. This … Continue reading WHY DID THE BRAHMINS GO FURTHER AND DECLARE THAT THE VEDAS ARE NEITHER MADE BY MAN NOR BY GOD?

WHY SUDDENLY THE BRAHMINS DECLARE THE VEDAS TO BE INFALLIBLE AND NOT TO BE QUESTIONED?

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?

THE TESTIMONY OF OTHER SHASTRAS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS

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