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Life and Vision of Vedic Seers is a series aiming at reconstructing lives and thought contents of prominent Vedic seers so that they may emerge out in their individual capacities as great contributors to the history of human vision, ideation and understanding. The Series is intended to cover as many seers as possible. This is the first volume of the Series dealing with the life and attainments of Visvamitra, the seer of sacred Gayatri mantra. It retraces penetratively the contours of sadhana proceeding along which the great seer could get the vision of the Gayatri and predict prophetically enough the unparalleled longevity of the Indian culture and ethos under its aegis: Visvamitrasya raksati brahmedam bharatam janam.

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Content Contents Preface Chapter I. Life of Visvamitra 19 1. Eminence 2. Visvamitra as Figuring in Valmiki’s Ramayana 3. Visvamitra in the Mahabharata 4. Symbolism of Struggle and Tapas 5. Probable Explanation of the Duration of the Tapas 6. Identity of the Vedic and Post-Vedic Visvamitra 7. Visvamitra as a Rigorous Tapasvin 8. Devotion to Indra 9. Pedigree of Visvamitra 10. Family of Visvamitra 11. Age of Visvamitra 12. Feud between Visvamitra and Vasistha 13. Visvamitra and the Candala Chapter II. Cultural Background 63 1. Relationship between Creative Work, and its Environment 2. Visvamitra’s Contact with Foothills of the Himalayas 3. Acquaintance with the Sea 4. Reference to Vast Plain and Fertile Land 5. Reference to Tall Fruit-Laden Trees 6. Flora and Fauna 7. Reference to Destructive People Coming from the West 8. Visvamitra and the Aryan Problem 9. Circumscription of Visvamitra’s Native Place Chapter III. Sacrificial Background 89 1. Complementarity of Sacrifice and Tapas 2. Sacrifice as a means to associating Oneself with the Cosmic Rhythm 3. Rta, Dharma and Sacrifice 4. Sacrifice as the Principle of Creation 5. Sacrifice as the Path of Universal Concord 6. Sacrifice as a Source of Plenty 7. Sacrifice and Self-Purification 8. Sacrifice and Vision of Mantra 9. Vedic Seer’s Role in the Spiritualisation of the Institution of Sacrifice Chapter IV. Sadhana and Vision of Mantra 117 1. Sadhana versus Innate Seerhood 2. Probable Reference to the Teacher of Visvamitra 3. Devotion to Agni 4. Yajna and Yoga 5. Realisation of Agni as Self 6. Sadhana of Identity of the Devotee with the Deity 7. Agni and Revelation of Mantra 8. Meaning of Mantra-Darsana and Mantra-Jagarana 9. Seerhood of the Gayatri Mantra Chapter V. Vision of the Supreme Being 157 1. The Primeval Word Om 2. Elucidation of the Supreme Being through Agni 3. Elucidation of the Supreme Being through the Sun 4. The Supreme as Symbolised by Usas 5. The Supreme Being as brought out by the Heaven and the Earth 6. Rta as a Pointer to the Supreme Being 7. Time and Space as a Sheath of the Supreme Being Chapter VI. Cosmogonic Visions 179 1. Agni 2. Indra 3. Heaven and Earth 4. Dharma Chapter VII. Ethical Visions 219 1. Basis of Ethics 2. Idea of Transformation of the Mortal into the Immortal and its bearing on Ethics 3. Yoga and Yajna as Tools of Transformation 4. Rta and Satya as Fundamentals of the Vedic Ethics 5. Attitude towards Purusarthas 6. Problem of Evil 7. Sin and Purgation 8. Law of Karma Chapter VIII. Scientific Visions 251 1. Expansion of Space through the Agency of Agni 2. Velocity of Light 3. Mobility of the Earth 4. Possibility of Scientific Vision through Intuition 5. Visvamitra as Innovator of the Idea of Zero Index 275
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About Book Life and Vision of Vedic Seers is a series aiming at reconstructing lives and thought contents of prominent Vedic seers so that they may emerge out in their individual capacities as great contributors to the history of human vision, ideation and understanding. The Series is intended to cover as many seers as possible. This is the first volume of the Series dealing with the life and attainments of Visvamitra, the seer of sacred Gayatri mantra. It retraces penetratively the contours of sadhana proceeding along which the great seer could get the vision of the Gayatri and predict prophetically enough the unparalleled longevity of the Indian culture and ethos under its aegis: Visvamitrasya raksati brahmedam bharatam janam.

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Contents Preface Chapter I. Life of Visvamitra 19 1. Eminence 2. Visvamitra as Figuring in Valmiki’s Ramayana 3. Visvamitra in the Mahabharata 4. Symbolism of Struggle and Tapas 5. Probable Explanation of the Duration of the Tapas 6. Identity of the Vedic and Post-Vedic Visvamitra 7. Visvamitra as a Rigorous Tapasvin 8. Devotion to Indra 9. Pedigree of Visvamitra 10. Family of Visvamitra 11. Age of Visvamitra 12. Feud between Visvamitra and Vasistha 13. Visvamitra and the Candala Chapter II. Cultural Background 63 1. Relationship between Creative Work, and its Environment 2. Visvamitra’s Contact with Foothills of the Himalayas 3. Acquaintance with the Sea 4. Reference to Vast Plain and Fertile Land 5. Reference to Tall Fruit-Laden Trees 6. Flora and Fauna 7. Reference to Destructive People Coming from the West 8. Visvamitra and the Aryan Problem 9. Circumscription of Visvamitra’s Native Place Chapter III. Sacrificial Background 89 1. Complementarity of Sacrifice and Tapas 2. Sacrifice as a means to associating Oneself with the Cosmic Rhythm 3. Rta, Dharma and Sacrifice 4. Sacrifice as the Principle of Creation 5. Sacrifice as the Path of Universal Concord 6. Sacrifice as a Source of Plenty 7. Sacrifice and Self-Purification 8. Sacrifice and Vision of Mantra 9. Vedic Seer’s Role in the Spiritualisation of the Institution of Sacrifice Chapter IV. Sadhana and Vision of Mantra 117 1. Sadhana versus Innate Seerhood 2. Probable Reference to the Teacher of Visvamitra 3. Devotion to Agni 4. Yajna and Yoga 5. Realisation of Agni as Self 6. Sadhana of Identity of the Devotee with the Deity 7. Agni and Revelation of Mantra 8. Meaning of Mantra-Darsana and Mantra-Jagarana 9. Seerhood of the Gayatri Mantra Chapter V. Vision of the Supreme Being 157 1. The Primeval Word Om 2. Elucidation of the Supreme Being through Agni 3. Elucidation of the Supreme Being through the Sun 4. The Supreme as Symbolised by Usas 5. The Supreme Being as brought out by the Heaven and the Earth 6. Rta as a Pointer to the Supreme Being 7. Time and Space as a Sheath of the Supreme Being Chapter VI. Cosmogonic Visions 179 1. Agni 2. Indra 3. Heaven and Earth 4. Dharma Chapter VII. Ethical Visions 219 1. Basis of Ethics 2. Idea of Transformation of the Mortal into the Immortal and its bearing on Ethics 3. Yoga and Yajna as Tools of Transformation 4. Rta and Satya as Fundamentals of the Vedic Ethics 5. Attitude towards Purusarthas 6. Problem of Evil 7. Sin and Purgation 8. Law of Karma Chapter VIII. Scientific Visions 251 1. Expansion of Space through the Agency of Agni 2. Velocity of Light 3. Mobility of the Earth 4. Possibility of Scientific Vision through Intuition 5. Visvamitra as Innovator of the Idea of Zero Index 275