Book 1, Creation & Death : Chapter 1, Introductions, Creation & Death.
• The first set of hymns of The Rig Veda relate to creation.
• The writers sang or chanted about the origin of the world and the beginning of the gods.
• Natural, observable forces are the source of some need or yearning to define them in an extraordinarily special way - as god or gods.
• Indra is first named with an almost hesitant effort to approach the reality of the world.
• The 'who' referred to in the Creation him is called Ka.
• The word Hiranyadgarbha is significant to creation .
• This word has many meanings wrapped up in the different parts of the word, including 'gold' and 'womb'.
• This means that the god is the golden embryo or seed.
• The world of humans is also put into perspective.
• Death is redefined as an entity.
• Yama is described as 'the King of Death.
• The rites...
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