The Rig Veda Characters

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Ka

This is the first name used to indicate a divine being in The Rig Veda. In the first sections of poetic hymnal, entitled 'Creation' the first metaphysical questions are openly addressed. One of the most important of these is the question of origins of life and of the world itself.

Ka is the name given to the answer of this mystery. In this case, there is an air of intentional vagueness or even of deceit about Ka. The reason being that part of Ka's meaning is 'the unknown answer to this reasonable question.'

Ka is not an entity that preceded mankind in the sense that the name was developed by humans in response to metaphysical and ontological questioning. At the same time, Ka does refer to something that exists on the material plane as well as elsewhere. As such, Ka is, or appears real with respect to...

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