Yoga and the Rg Veda: An Interpretation of the Keśin Hymn (RV 10, 136)

  title={Yoga and the Rg Veda: An Interpretation of the Keśin Hymn (RV 10, 136)},
  author={Karel Werner},
  journal={Religious Studies},
  pages={289 - 302}
  • K. Werner
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
The mystical experiences of the ṛṣis, the spiritual giants of the early Vedic times, led to the creation of the Vedic hymns and eventually to the formation of the whole elaborate structure of the Vedic religion, as upheld by the Indian priesthood. But there were obviously others who pursued mystical experiences without themselves engaging, like the ancient ṛṣis, in attempts to transmit their experiences through mythological poetry and religious leadership. They adopted mystical ecstasy as their… 

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