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  • The revealed literature called vedas, they say, need 40 years of continuous study and they were passed on from the teacher to the student in the oral tradition.

    memory and irrelevant filter

  • The vedas are the most ancient books in the language of the Hindoos, but they do not, according to late commentators, antedate the twelfth before the

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Editor's Comment: Every year there are two "vedas" in Panama on shrimp fishing - enforced prohibitions against shrimping timed to allow the fisheries to recover.

    Panama Guide

  • IV in this chapter, sri aurobindo first lays out a rigorous system of interpretation so that the verses in the vedas may be given a pyschological symbolism - he parts ways with both earlier Indian interpretations and the more contemporary Western interpretations which, in his opinion, emphasize the literal meaning too much and ignore the allusions; the following are the concluding paras of the chapter:With so much established the rest followed naturally and inevitably.

    The spiritual intention of the legends

  • The Bibles of the world are the koran of the Mohammedans, the tripitaka of the Buddhists, the five kings of the Chinese, the three vedas of the Hindoos, the zendavesta of the Parsees and the scriptures of the Christians.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Mahanindaka, another Brahman, who asserts that he composed the _vedas_ and visited _Swerga_, where he treated Vrihaspati and Brahma with contempt and gave Siva a drubbing.

    Tales from the Hindu Dramatists

  • At Benares, the ancient seat of Hindoo learning, where the Brahmins used to resort to study their language and read the vedas and shasters, a new journal is called the _Sâïrin-i Hind_ (The Flying Sheets of India), making the sixth in that city.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • Thou knowest every rule of morality; Dhananjaya is ever victorious in battle; Bhimasena is the slayer of foes; Nakula is the gatherer of wealth; Sahadeva hath administrative talents, Dhaumya is the foremost of all conversant with the vedas; and the well-behaved Draupadi is conversant with virtue and economy.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • The disciple is the student of the vedas; the apprentice is one learning an art; the workman is one who is paid for his work; the overseer superintends workmen.

    Hindu Law and Judicature from the Dharma-Sástra of Yájnavalkya

  • "'If their victim is a sovereign, they will say to him:" Four branches of study are said to be proper for kings -- the vedas, the purânas, metaphysics, and political science; -- but the first three are of very little advantage; they may safely be neglected, and he should give up his mind to the last only.

    Hindoo Tales Or, the Adventures of Ten Princes


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