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This illusion is done away with by a deeper insight, by means of which the dualism vanishes from the wise man's view, and the conceit gives place to the true knowledge that Brahma alone really exists, that nature, on the contrary, is nought, and the human spirit nothing else than Brahma himself. Third, the "Sankya" (criticism) originating with Kapila, in which, in opposition to the "Mimansa," the individual being and the real existence of nature, in opposition to spirit, is laid down as the starting-point, and the result reached is the doctrine of two original forces, spirit and nature, from whose reciprocal action and reaction upon each other the union of soul and body is to be explained.
3; xxiii. 4, et seq; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 3; Ezek. xvi. 20, 21; Jer. xix. 5.  Amos. v. 25, 26.  Judges, xi. 30-40.  Ex. xxxii. 27-29; Numb. xxv. 4.  2 Sam. xxi. 1-14.  1 Kings, iii. 2; xi. 7; 2 Kings, xii. 3; xiv. 4; xvii. 11; xviii. 4; xxiii. 5, 19; 2 Chron. xxi. 11.  2 Chron. xxxiv. 3; Ezek. vi. 3; xx. 28.  1 Kings, xii. 28, 33. Comp. Ex. xxxii. 4, 19.  Levit. xviii. 21; xx. 2; Deut. xii. 31.  Gen. xxiv, xxviii.  Gen. xiv. 18-20; xx. 3, 4.  Gen. xxxi. 19, 30, et seq; xxxv.
The priestly religion of the Brahmins. c. The philosophical speculation. d. Buddhism. e. The modified Brahminism after Buddha, in connection with the worship of Vishnu and Siva. a. The original Veda-religion. The original religion of Arya originated in Bactria. From thence, before the time of Zoroaster, it was brought over, with the great migration of the people, to the land of the seven rivers, which they conquered, and which stretched from the Indus to the Hesidrus. It consisted, according to the oldest literature of the Veda, in a polytheistical worship of the divine, either as the beneficent or the baneful power of nature.