Indra, the lord of the Divine Mind, helps human beings develop the abilities for mental formation and associated actions. Indra is primarily the deity who gives the appropriate knowledge to human beings so that they can perform all their actions. Actions are not limited to those on the physical plane, i.e., those done with our hands, legs, mouth, etc. They include the actions done at inner levels also, the inner vital, inner physical, etc.
Rig Veda has about 2,500 mantras dedicated to the God Indra out of the total of 10,552 mantras. Indra can be understood only if we study all of them (or most of them) and meditate on them. This book describes the powers of Indra relevant for us today using about one hundred mantras from the Rig Veda and Yajur Veda.
Table of Contents:
- Overview of Indra in Veda
- Giver of Knowledge for Action
- Maker of Forms
- Indra as Friend
- Guidance in the Journey of Life
- Understanding Veda : Sri Aurobindo's Approach
- Symbolic battles: Recovery of Rays and Waters
- Indra and Soma
- The Giver of Light : RV (1.4)
- List of RV Mantras quoted
About the Author:
Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He had his masters degree form Indian Institute of science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D. form Harvard University. He is the recipient of many international awards. He has authored more than 350 research papers. He has guided more than 50 Ph.D. Scholars. He has written extensively on Veda. He has given the word-meaning of all the verses from the first 121 suktas of Rig Veda. He has to his credit six major books on the Veda. He is the Honorary Director of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic culture, Bangalore.