VEDAS ARE MOSTLY ‘CHILDISH’: MAX MULLER (Post No.4246)

Written by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 25 September 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 14-32

 

 

Post No. 4246

 

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I Have earlier shown in my articles that Max Muller was like a poisonous snake with a split tongue; he would blow hot and cold; he would praise the Vedas whenever he wanted to identify himself with the Aryans “who travelled from Germany to India” to establish that nobody lived in India and any foreigner could occupy it like the British.  At other times he dubbed the Vedas as childish blabbers, pastoral, ridiculous and the Aryan people were nomads.

 

This he did for two reasons. He got a collie from the East India Company to say so and the Oxford professorship has a condition that they should show to the world that Christianity is the only civilized religion. In fact, all the Sanskrit professors appointed under a chair in Oxford fall under this category. That is what they were paid for. In simple language, coolies. For money, they would do anything.

 

Here is more proof to show the true colures of Prof. Max Muller. He was a poisonous snake and along with Bishop Caldwell and other foreigners they coined a new term ‘Aryan race’. Neither the Tamil Sangam literature nor the Vedas has that racial connotation for ‘Arya’.

Subrahmanya Bharati, the greatest Tamil poet of modern times used the word ARYA in scores of places in his poems with the correct meaning: civilized, cultured, who recites Mantras in Sanskrit at the foot hills of the Himalayas. Bharati deliberately used the word ARYAN and deliberately avoided the word Dravidian in his poems. Probably to give a slap on the faces of Caldwells and Max Mullers and such cunning dirty fellows.

 

Max Muller describes the conclusion arrived at by intelligent Indians: “The friends of Rammohan Roy, honest and fearless as they have always proved themselves to be, sent some young scholars to Benares to study the Vedas and to report on their contents. As soon as their report was received, Debendranath Tagore, the Head of the Brahma Samaj, said at once that, venerable as the Vedas might be as relics of a former age, they contained so much that was CHILDISH, ERRONEOUS and impossible as to make their descent from a divine source utterly untenable” (another group of collies).

(Biographical essays pp 163, 169)

 

Prof. Max Muller has spent many years, editing the Rig Veda, with commentary of Sayana (MM must be the biggest fraud in the field. He did not translate Sayana’s. Because Sayana never said that there was a race called Aryan and they came from Europe).

 

Max Muller says the following in his “Preface to the Sacred Books of the east”:-

“Scholars also who have devoted their life either to the editing of the original texts or to the careful interpretation of some of the sacred books, are more inclined, after they have disinterred from a HEAP OF RUBBISH some solitary fragments of pure gold, to exhibit these treasures only than to display all the REFUSE from which they have to extract them. I do not blame them for this, perhaps I should feel that I was open to the same blame myself, for it is but natural that the scholars in their joy at finding ONE or TWO fragrant fruits or flowers should gladly forget the BRAMBLES and THORNS that had to be thrown aside in the course of their search”.

 

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In his Lecture on the Vedas he expresses the following opinion of the hymns:-

“ The historical importance of the Veda can hardly be exaggerated but its intrinsic merit, and particularly the beauty or elevation of its sentiments, have by many been rated far too high. LARGE NUMBER OF THE VEDIC HYMNS ARECHILDISH IN THE EXTREME: TEDIOUS, LOW, COMMON-PLACE. The gods are constantly invoked to protect their worshippers to grant them food, large flocks, large families and a long life; for all which benefits they are to be rewarded by the praises and sacrifices offered day after day, or certain seasons of the year. But hidden in this RUBBISH there are precious stones.

 

“ I remind you again that the Veda contains a great deal of what is CHILDISH and FOOLISH, though very little of what is bad and objectionable. Some of its poets ascribe to the gods sentiments and passions unworthy of the deity such as anger, revenge, delight in material sacrifices; they likewise represent human nature on a low level of SELFISHNESS and WORDLINESS. Many hymns are utterly UNMEANING and INSIPID and we must search patiently before we meet, here and there, with sentiments that come from

the depth of the soul, and with prayers in which we could join ourselves.”

 

(Sayana never expressed such an opinion. Tamil Sangam literature praised the Vedas sky high. For two thousand years Tamil devotional poets praised them. Tamils translated he word Veda as ‘secret’. because they knew literal meaning should not be looked at.)

Western fellows never talk about other or their religious books. If Vedas are rubbish there more rubbish in their very short books!

 

Not even Buddha, not even Mahavira criticised the Vedas.  They praised Indra. They criticised only doing Yagas without understanding the meaning or purpose. Oldest Tamil book  Tolkappiam said that INDRA, VARUNA, VISHNU and DURGA are Tamil gods

 

When all other old religions died and their gods gone into museums, Hinduism is still a vibrant religion and Vedic Gods are worshipped every day. How and Why?

 

If there is so much RUBBISH in the Vedas, why did MM spend 60 years in Vedic studies and publish 51 Volumes of Sacred Books of the East? Was he a fraud or a faithful collie and did all these things for money to belittle Hinduism? Because of his Aryan Race theory, Hitler picked up Arya and Swastika and killed millions. Because of this America killed one million innocent Buddhists and Shintoism followers by throwing atom bombs on their heads. They never nuked a Jew or a Muslim or a Christian.

Caldwell says: “If any person reads the hymns of the Vedas for the first time, he will be struck with surprise at the utterly WORLDLY, UNETHICAL, UNSPIRITUAL tone by which they are generally pervaded.”

MM did another fraud by praising Dyaus Pita and comparing him with European gods and dubbing it as he oldest God. he never proved it. He never proved that those hymns in the Rig Vedas as the oldest portions. No scholar in the world proved it. Most of the things said by one idiot is repeated by other idiots. Because all of them belong to the same bandwagon.

Readers can pass a judgement on MM and his bed mates.

 

–Subham–

Tamils are Devil Worshippers: Caldwell’s Bluff- Part 1 (Post No.3227)

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Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 7 October 2016

 

Time uploaded in London: 17-05

 

Post No.3227

 

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From the book

The folk songs of Southern India

By

Charles E.Gover

Member of Royal Asiatic society and of the Society of arts, Fellow of the Anthropological Society, Year 1871.

 

“Since the learned book by Dr Caldwell- Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Languages – was issued, it has been taken for granted that the Tamils & c , are a Turanian People. The progress of philogical enquiry and the new means of analysis furnished by the great German writers on languages have shown the error of this classification. Driven at a very early period into the extreme south , and cut off by vast oceans from intercourse with other peoples, the Dravidian nations have preserved with singular purity the vocabulary they brought with them; and it is probably not extravagant or untrue to say that there is not one single true Dravidian root common to the three great branches, Tamil, Telugu and Canarese, that cannot be clearly shown to be Aryan.as an interesting example both of the true character of the language and linguistic progress made since the publication of Dr Caldwell’s book,, it may be noted that the learned doctor gives an appendix containing considerable number of Dravidian words which he asserts to be Scythian, and most efficient witnesses to prove the Turanian origin of the language. It is now known every word in this list is distinctly Aryan, although some of them have representatives in the Finnish group of Turanian tongues – the group which has been most constantly exposed to Aryan influences. The greater portion of them are included in Fick’s Indogermanischen Grundsprache as Aryan roots, although Fick does not appear to have seen Caldwell’s work.

 

This however is a digression. The songs do not touch the question of roots or derivatives. On another side of the same argument their evidence is decisive. It has been always noted that the true Turonian peoples are inferior to the Aryan in everything connected with the moral nature of the man. One recent writer lays it down as a rule that the Turanian peoples display “an utter want of moral elevation”.

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Caldwell grouped Tamils with Murderers!

Mr Farrar, the learned and eloquent author of Families of Speech asserts (page 155), “We may say generally that a large number of them (the Turanian peoples; – he has previously stated that the exceptions are Chinese, Finns, Magyars and Turks) belong to the lowest paleozoic starta of humanity………….. peoples whom no nation acknowledges as its kinsmen, whose languages, rich in words for all that can be eaten or handled, seem absolutely incapable of expressing the reflex conceptions of the intellect or higher forms of the consciousness, whose life seems confined to the glorification of the animal wants, with no hope in the future and no pride in the past.  They are for most part peoples without a literature and without a history, and many of them apparently as imperfectible as the Ainos of Jesso or the Veddahs of Ceylon – perhaps whose tongues in some instances have twenty name of murder, but no name for love, no name for gratitude, no name for God.

 

This is but a fair description of the class to which are said to belong the writers and learners of the songs this book contains. It will be seen that the Dravidian peoples possess one of the noblest literatures, from a moral point of view, the world has seen. Compare with the above, the remarks of the Rev. P Percival, in his excellent book – The Land of the Veda – perhaps no language combines greater force with equal brevity, and it may be asserted that no human speech is more close to and philosophic in its expression as an exponent of mind……. The language, thus specific, gives to the mind a readiness and clearness of conception while its terseness and philosophic idiom afford equal means of lucid utterance. The Rev W Taylor says about Tamil language, “it is one of the most copious, refined and polished language spoken by man. And again in his Catalogue Raisonne of Oriental Mss (Vol.1 p.v), “It is desirable that the polish of the Telugu and Tamil poetry should be better known in Europe; that no competent judges might determine whether the high distinction accorded to Greek and Latin poetry, as if there were nothing like it in the world, is perfectly just”.

 

Dr Caldwell asserts – “It is the only vernacular literature in India which has not been content with imitating the Sanskrit, but honourably attempted to emulate and outshine it. In one department, at least, that of ethical epigrams, it is generally maintained, and I think must be admitted, that the Sanskrit has been outdone by the Tamil.” Three such witnesses, added to hundred this book contains, suffice to show that, whether as regards literature or morals, the Dravidian people are deserving of entited to the honor of omission from the Turanian family.

 

This is no unimportant matter. Looking to the necessity that the governing race should not be disqualified from performing its noble task by labouring under a complete mistake as to the nationality, aspirations, feelings and errors of the people

It rules; seeing that the Dravidian peoples distinctly claim unity of race and origin with the yet more cultivated Sanscrit nation that has settled among them; knowing that Orientals look as much to points of etiquette, which require in their observer an accurate knowledge of popular social ideas, as to matters of stern fact – would as soon be robbed as loose title; it is indisputable that there can scarcely be a more serious and interesting question that that which would enquire of the true character and position of the subject nation.  All this is over and above that interest and value which is everywhere inherent in all attempts t learn the true life and inner feelings of any portion of the great human brotherhood.

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TAMIL DEVILS AND DEMONS

Toshow how a simple error in such matters may lead to gigantic mistakes, and because the subject has a close connection with the question under discussion, it will be profitable to examine one feature of the theory started by Dr Caldwell regarding the South Indian DEMONOLATRY.  He shows truly enough that the Shanars worship malignant beings, pure devils and proceeds to note that  that there is ample proof that the Shanars, and the argument includes Tamils also, cannot be related to the Sanscrit race.

 

He says, “Every word used in the Tamil country relative to the Brahmanical religions, the names of the gods and the words applicable to their worship, belong to the Sancrit, the Brahmanical tongue; whilst the names of demons worshipped by the Shanars in the South, the common term for “devil” and the various words used with reference to devil worship are as uniformly Tamil………….. The words used with reference to devil-worship being exclusively tamil, we are obliged to assign to this superstition a high antiquity, and refer its establishment in the arid plains in the plains of Tinnelvelly and amongst the Travancore jungles and hills., to a period long anterior to the influx of the Brahmans and their civilization of the primitive Tamil tribes”.

 

The most important word thus noted is Pe or as Ziegenbalg correctly writes it Pey. It means a devil. The places of worship are called Pe- Coils. Another form of the word in Tamil is Penam, a devil. Now let us follow up this word. It appears in Khond as Pennu, the name of the deity. But the object of worship is the Sun or Light. Macpherson says – “There is one Supreme Being, self-existing, the source of good, and Creator of the Universe” This divinity is sometimes called, “the God of Light”, by others “ the Sun-God and the sun and the places from which it rises beyond the sea, are the chief seats of his presence”. Again Macpherson says, “The Supreme being and the Sole Source of Good is styled the God of Light”. It is true there are other gods to whom the name Pennu is generically given, and even the Sun god takes prename and is known as Bella Pennu, literally the Light of the Sun”. But this, it is clear, does not touch the question, for there are kinds of light which require an adjective off defentin. Then subordinate deities arose, to whom, though not representing ligh, the name was attached. This has happened everywhere. The Sanscrit word Deva means deity. But there are Sibva Deva, Vishnu Deva, Agni Deva and so on. Pennu exactly corresponds with Deva and both mean “the light”.

 

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But how came Pennu or its root form Pey to be reduced till it mean a devil? Macphersn again gives the answer. He distinctly states that this worship of light is common to all the tribes. But the Khonds are divided into north, middle and south confederations. The former had degraded its worship into a demonolatry.  The deity exhibits nothing but pure malevolence towards man, and they believe that while no observances or course of conduct can change her malignant aspect into benignity, her malevolence mat still be placed in partial or complete abeyance by the sacrifice of human life, which has expressly ordained”. He describes the rites of this horrid superstition and they are the exact counterpart of the Shanar devilry, where, by the way, the male god has also been changed into a female devil.  The Khonds of the middle region have maintained the true and earlier doctrine. Macpherson says of their deities the same as those worshipped in the north – “No malevolence towards mankind is ascribed to them.  On the contrary they are merciful and benign towards those who observe their ordinances and discharge their rites.  Instead of delighting in cruel offerings they abhor the inhuman ritual of the northern, southern and western districts; and they would resent with detestation any semblance of participation in it by their worshippers.”

 

To be continued……………………………

(In the Second part I will give the argument of E Gover and the strange link between the Bella Pennu and Egyptian deity Benu of 2500 BCE)