Spiritualists versus the Materialists in Ancient India

In India, philosophy had its origins in a search of relations between self and the universe, done by people who were religious in outlook. These were people less interested in the monotonous routines of the ritual sacrifices and more interested in probing relations between self and the universe.

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

translated by Sri Aurobindo Chapter One. Section I 1. OM. Dawn is the head of the horse sacrificial. The sun is his eye, his breath is the wind, his wide open mouth is Fire, the master might universal. Time is the self of the horse sacrificial. Heaven is his back and the midworld his belly,… Continue reading Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Aitareya Upanishad

translated by Sri Aurobindo Chapter One. I. Section 1. Hari OM. In the beginning the Spirit was One and all this( universe) was the Spirit;  ; there was nought else that saw. The Spirit thought, “Lo, I will make me worlds from out my being”. 2.These were the worlds he made : ambhah, of the… Continue reading Aitareya Upanishad