|(collections, hymns)||(ritual texts)||(teachings)|
|Rig Veda||Aitareya Brahmana||Aitareya, Kaushitaki|
|Sama Veda||Jaiminiya||Chandogya, Kena|
|Yajur Veda||Shatapatha Brah. (W)||Brihadar.,Isa,Katha|
Veda, "wisdom"; Sruti, what is "heard"
Agnichayana, "Altar of Fire"
Yajamana (sponsor of yajna)
samsara, "this world," course, passage
srishthi, pouring forth, emitting, creating
Brahmanda, "the universe," "Brahma's egg"
[ Brahma, Prajapati -- creator gods]
[ Brahman -- reality, the real ]
[ Brahmana --ritual texts ]
[ Brahmin -- priests ]
It is an organic whole
It is systemic, interrelated
Sat what is, being existence
Asat what is not, non-being
Tapas the "heat" of ascetic austerities
"A Golden Embryo evolved in the beginning. . . ."
Ka - "Who"
Prajapati - Lord of Creatures
C. Chandogya Upanishad 3.19;
D. Aitareya Upanishad
E. Purushasukta, The Cosmic Person: Rig Veda X.90
"Purusha alone is all this. . . ."
Purusha literally "person"