The real Max Mueller reveals himself here.
In the later portion of this post, note how cleverly he mixes up his real iMintentions by praising the Vedas, to lend credibility to his thesis(?)
““It (The Rigveda) is the root of their religion and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has sprung from it during the last three thousand years.”-Max Mueller to His wife,in his lett
Later he also wrote to the Duke of Argyle, the then acting Secretary of State for India:
“The ancient religion of India is doomed. And if Christianity does not take its place, whose fault will it be?”
The Biblical Creation Theory states that the world was created with all its life forms at 9.00 AM, October 23, 4004 BC.
If one goes by the real date of the Rig Veda, arrived at and the establishment of the dates of the Ramayana and Mahabharata being quite ancient , which has been proved and that these dates are real and validated by Astronomical data, it would not suit Christianity.
Max Muller it is said was an agent of the British colonial rulerswho was funded by them to write, rewrite and distort the history of Asia so as to establish Christian history as superior to that of the Asians and create an inferiority complex among the Indians by proving to them that their history, traditions, culture, philosophy, religion etc. had no value before the history and culture of Europe.
He originally estimated that the Rig Veda was written around 1200 B.C as a later date could have been in conflict with the Christian beliefs. He also formulated the Aryan Invasion Theory to show that the Vedas and the superior Aryan race came to India from Europe.
Max Muller and other missionaries like Ralph T.H. Griffith, Maurice Bloomsfield, Wilson etc. also tried to learn sanskrit to comprehend the primary Hindu scriptures but landed up distorting them by the application of the Abrahamic template on the Hindu worldview
Moreover due to this distortion and mistranslation of Vedic scriptures rendered by manyindologists in the past, many people including the Hindus today assume that Hinduism consists of blind superstitions, beef eating, horse killing, animal sacrifice, caste system, etc
Mr.Boulanger, the editor of Russian edition of The Sacred Books of the East Series, in the context of the commentary/translation of the Vedas by Max Muller, stated:
“What struck me in Max Muller’s translation was a lot of absurdities, obscene passages and a lot of what is not lucid…. As far as I can grab the teaching of the Vedas, it is so sublime that I would look upon it as a crime on my part, if the Russian public becomes acquainted with it through the medium of a confused and distorted translation, thus not deriving for its soul that benefit which this teaching should give to the people”.
The ancient Hindu scriptures- Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, etc. have been preserved in the language of ‘sanskrit’ which today is recognized as the most advanced and scientific language so much so that even scientists are trying to incorporate it into computers to increase the scope of artificial intelligence and give a boost to the field of robotics.
Sanskrit is indeed a highly modular language where words change when they are combined.
Importance is hence given to the way the words are pronounced and the way in which it is written.
Any little mistake in the ‘halant or visarga’ alone can change the meaning of the sentence.
The teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads and Gita has thus been preserved and considered universally applicable because of the scientific integrity and consistency of the sanskrit language.
Unlike other literature or the abrahamic religious texts which are updated as the seasons change, the primary Hindu scriptures remain intact delivering the same eternal knowledge which is always nourishing to a scientific and a philosophical mind.
- History seems to teach that the whole human race required a gradual education before, in the fullness of time, it could be admitted to the truths of Christianity. All the fallacies of human reason had to be exhausted, before the light of a high truth could meet with ready acceptance. The ancient religions of the world were but the milk of nature, which was in due time to be succeeded by the bread of life…. The religion of Buddha has spread far beyond the limits of the Aryan world, and to our limited vision, it may seem to have retarded the advent of Christianity among a large portion of the human race. But in the sight of Him with whom a thousand years are but as one day, that religion, like the ancient religions of the world, may have but served to prepare the way of Christ, by helping through its very errors to strengthen and to deepen the ineradicable yearning of the human heart after the truth of God.
- History of Ancient Sanksrit Literature (1860)
- The worship of Shiva, Vishnu, and other popular deities was of the same and in many cases of a more degraded and savage character than the worship of Jupiter, Apollo or Minerva. … A religion may linger on for a long time, it may be accepted by large masses of the people, because it is there, and there is nothing better. But when a religion has ceased to produce defenders of the faith, prophets, champions, martyrs, it has ceased to live, in the true sense of the word; and in that sense the old orthodox Brahmanism has ceased to live for more than a thousand years.
- Lecture at Westminster Abbey (1873); as quoted in Hinduism : A Religion to Live By (1997) by Nirad C. Chaudhari ISBN 0195640136
- If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life… again I should point to India.
- India, What Can It Teach Us (1882) Lecture IV
- They contain, by the side of simple, natural, childish thoughts, many ideas which to us sound decidedly modern, or secondary and tertiary.
- On the Vedas, in India, What can it teach us (1882) Lecture IV
- I have declared again and again that if I say Aryans, I mean neither blood nor bones, nor hair nor skull; I mean simply those who speak an Aryan language… in that sense, and in that sense only, do I say that even the blackest Hindus represent an earlier stage of Aryan speech and thought than the fairest Scandinavians… To me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammar.
- Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas (1888)
17 responses to ““Uproot Rig Veda” Max Mueller The Fraud’s Quotes”
Why don’t you publish your researches in reputed journals with references so that there would be some leverage for the lies that is being passed off as history could be replaced by the truth
That never struck me.As things stand the blog is reaching educated class in a big way.i shall think on the lines suggested.I am afraid the Secular Journals may not publish it!
I shall continue posting on these subjects.
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In support of your article here is a quote from Sri Aurobindo:’Professor Max Müller, a scholar of wide attainments, great versatility and a refreshingly active, ingenious and irresponsible fancy, has won considerable respect in India by his attachment to Vedic studies, but it must fairly be recognised that he was more of a grammarian and philologist, than a sound Sanskrit scholar. He could construe Sanskrit well enough, but he could not feel the language or realise the spirit behind the letter. Accordingly he committed two serious errors of judgment; he imagined that by sitting in Oxford and evolving new meanings out of his own brilliant fancy he could understand the Upanishads better than Shankaracharya or any other Hindu of parts and learning; and he also imagined that what was important for Europe to know about the Upanishads was what he and other European scholars considered they ought to mean.'[Sri Aurobindo-On Translating the Upanishads-(from manuscript – Baroda period 1893-1906)]. http://auronation.wordpress.com
MAx Mueller kne Sanskrit well enough and he understood the meaning allright.His agenda was to distort Vedic meanings and discredit Hinduism to promote Christianity.
His intentions are clear from his persoanl correspondence.
By the way did you check the attributed remark of Aurobindo on Rig Veda as barbaric?
Incorrectly attributed remark to Sri Aurobindo. It is part of a tendency for a quote to be taken without reference to the context – without fully reading what Sri Aurobindo said which was to contest such ideas that vedas were barbaric. In fact he brought to light much of the deeper spiritual and yogic meanings of the hymans. To correct such a misrepresentation here is the full extract on this link: ”The Problem and Its Solution
IS there at all or is there still a secret of the Veda?
According to current conceptions the heart of that ancient mystery has been plucked out and revealed to the gaze of all, or rather no real secret ever existed. The hymns of the Veda are the sacrificial compositions of a primitive and still barbarous race written around a system of ceremonial and propitiatory rites, addressed to personified Powers of Nature and replete with a confused mass of half-formed myth and crude astronomical allegories yet in the making. Only in the later hymns do we perceive the first appearance of deeper psychological and moral ideas — borrowed, some think, from the hostile Dravidians, the “robbers” and “Veda-haters” freely cursed in the hymns themselves, — and, however acquired, the first seed of the later Vedantic speculations. This modern theory is in accord with the received idea of a rapid human evolution from the quite recent savage; it is supported by an imposing apparatus of critical research and upheld by a number of Sciences, unhappily still young and still largely conjectural in their methods and shifting in their results, — Comparative Philology, Comparative Mythology and the Science of Comparative Religion.
It is my object in these chapters to suggest a new view of the ancient problem. I do not propose to use a negative and destructive method directed against the received solutions, but simply to present, positively and constructively, a larger and, in some sort, a complementary hypothesis built upon broader foundations, — a hypothesis which, in addition, may shed light on one or two important problems in the history of ancient thought and cult left very insufficiently solved by the ordinary theories…..’http://www.spirit-web.org/veda/the-secret-of-the-veda/rig-veda. On my blog I am trying to share Sri Aurobindo’s political, social and cultural writings – http://auronation.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-scholastic-and-peculiar-spirit/
Nice one. But I would say that you or some one like you who is unbiased should hit the mainstream education sphere to dismantle the lies, frauds, misinterpretations, mistranslations, cooked and flawed stories, half-baked truths that are floating around virulently owing to dishonesty, bias and ulterior motives of the commie academicians, so called “experts”, “historians”. There are deliberate attempts by the western powers that be to dismantle the great vedic pagan way of life. Over 2.5 millennia they have completely destroyed the native pagan cultures of Europe, the Americas (which were actually a derivation of our very own vedic culture) and now pagan Bharat is the last bastion of resistance to the onslaught of abrahamic attacks.
Kindly check under Hinduism tag.You shall find proof of Sanatana Dharama throghout the world.I am looking for a committed publisher.Thanks and Regards
Your article on Muller is excellent! (Indeed all your articles are!). Thank you for your great service in challenging these false mainstream academic/historical dogmas about India and Hinduism. Your work reminds me of that of H.P.Blavatsky in relation to India and Hinduism. She challenged these same biases and distortions – then prevalent and still today. She also disagreed with Max Muller:
“One of her main goals was to prove, by tracing and explaining the blinds in the works of ancient Indian, Greek, and other philosophers of note, and also in all the ancient Scriptures — the presence of an uninterrupted esoteric allegorical method and symbolism; to show . . . that with the keys of interpretation as taught in the Eastern Hindo-Buddhistic Canon of Occultism, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Sutras, the Epic poems of India and Greece, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Scandinavian Eddas, as well as the Hebrew Bible, and even the classical writings of Initiates (such as Plato, among others) — all, from first to last, yield a meaning quite different from their dead letter texts. This is flatly denied by some of the foremost scholars of the day. They have not got the keys, ergo — no such keys can exist. According to Dr. Max Muller no pandit of India has ever heard of an esoteric doctrine (Gupta-Vidya, nota bene). In his Edinburgh Lectures the Professor made almost as cheap of Theosophists and their interpretations, as some learned Shastris — let alone initiated Brahmins — make of the learned German philosopher himself. — Collected Writings 13:146
In his Edinburgh Lectures Muller discarded the possibility of the existence of such a key, “by pointing to the Hindu Shastras and Pandits, who know nothing of such Esotericism.” Blavatsky remarks:
“The learned Sanskrit scholar stated in so many words that there was no hidden meaning, no Esoteric element or ‘blinds,’ either in the Puranas or the Upanishads. Considering that the word ‘Upanishad’ means, when translated, the ‘Secret Doctrine,’ the assertion is, to say the least, extraordinary.”
And in a footnote she continues: “The majority of the Pandits know nothing of the Esoteric Philosophy now, because they have lost the key to it; yet not one of these, if honest, would deny that the Upanishads, and especially the Puranas, are allegorical and symbolical; nor that there still remain in India a few great scholars who could, if they would, give them the key to such interpretations. Nor do they reject the actual existence of Mahatmas — initiated Yogis and Adepts — even in this age of Kali-Yuga” (Collected Writings 14:3-4&n).
She reported that Vedic scholar Dayananda Sarasvati reacted to similar remarks made by Muller by commenting that:
“…if the philologist were a Brahmin, and came with me, I might take him to a gupta cave (a secret crypt) near Okhee Math, in the Himalayas, where he would soon find out that what crossed the Kalapani (the black waters of the ocean) from India to Europe were only the bits of rejected copies of some passages from our sacred books. There was a “primitive revelation,” and it still exists; nor will it ever be lost to the world, but will reappear; though the Mlechchhas [foreigners] will of course have to wait. — The Secret Doctrine 1:xxx
Blavatsky and Muller differed in opinion as to the antiquity of the Vedas. http://blavatskytheosophy.com/our-mother-india/
Thank you and Regards.
hence law of karma is made .many people say that
Hinduism spread intolerance by having cast system ,
but today a multinational company also have precident,ceo,employees,workers,
which is eternal.
they think hindus law using negativity.
Dear Ramanan, though I seldom comment, I keep reading most of your posts, which are all very well researched. The right medium for these would be reputable journals of leading universities and research centres. However it is going to be a huge challenge for the simple reason that almost all of them may apparently be wary of publishing views militating against vested interests and deeply entrenched positions. I feel the most dependable agencies may be ISKON (international society for Krishna Consciousness), Ramakrishna Mission and Tirupathi Trust; they certainly have the resources and may also be keen to ensure widest possible dissemination of your articles. Best wishes…
So-called respectable journals are controlled by western scholars and would not publish anything damaging to them. We have to build our own base. Please visit my site https://www.navaratnarajaram.com for more
Sure sir. Regards.
Antony C. Sutton is correct spelling of this great truth-seeker economist Professor historian, scholar. Do see http://www.antonysutton.com
Thank you for sharing this article But I thought each & every person have their own thoughts about Veda.The term ‘Aryans’ is thought to be used as a self-designation by the Indo-European people meaning ‘the noble ones’.To know more about the veda era just click https://www.opennaukri.com/an-insight-into-the-vedic-era/
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