Is “Ahimsa” or nonviolence mentioned in Yajurveda?

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Aug 13, 2016#41

Paarsurrey wrote:

@Aupmanyav@Aupmanyav said:
You are right. This verse has no connection to ‘ahimsa’ (non-violence). You have to sift Google search results for relevant material. Google does not guarantee it.

Yajurveda uses frequently words :

  1. “War/battles/foes/killing/army/commander” etc.
  2. To guess from a lone word here or there expressing non-violence for an important creed is against the spirit of Yajurveda. Neither the word Ahimsa is used in the text nor many passage in favor of non-violence, so it would making a mountain of a molehill to hold that Ahimsa is from Yajurveda.
  3. Ahimsa is a Post-Vedic invention.

The relevant question is, Why Post-Vedic people had to invent a creed against the teaching of Yajurveda?
Anybody, please
Regards

Aug 14, 2016#44

paarsurrey said:
My point is that whatever the translation one takes, it is evident that it is not related , even remotely, to what is considered as the spirit of Ahimsa in general terms. Or is it?

Paarsurrey wrote:

Yajurveda CHAPTER XXXIII

61. We invoke the head of the State and the commander-in-chief,
strong, and dispellers of foes. May they be kind to us in the battle-field.
62. O teacher instruct in religious lore this student, anxious for
maintaining good character, and willing to honour the learned.
63. O venerable wealthy commander of the army, just as in the con-
flict between sun and cloud, rays make the sun victorious, so learned
persons encourage thee. O heroic person possessing horses shining like
the praiseworthy rays, the learned advance thee like lightning in the fight
between the sun and the cloud. Verily do these persons rejoice following
in thy wake and affording thee protection. O valorous person, just as the
sun with its host of winds imbibes water, so do thou drink with thy man
the juice of medicinal herbs.
64. O King, thy most wealthy mother has been nourishing thee a
hero; just as air strengthens the Sun, so learned persons strengthen thee.
Create pleasure, being mighty for victorious valour, exulting, strongest,
full of pride and courage.
65. O King, the slayer of foes, work hard for our advancement.
Mighty one, protect us with thy mighty aids.
66. Thou in thy battles, King, art subduer of all hostile bands.
Thou art the destroyer of the depraved, genitor of happinees, slayer of
foes, conqueror, vanquish the foes who wish to kill us.
https://archive.org/stream/yajurveda029670mbp/yajurveda029670mbp_djvu.txt

As one could observe Yajurveda uses frequently words :

  1. “War/battles/foes/killing/army/commander of the army/slayer of foes/” etc.
  2. To guess from a lone word here or there expressing non-violence for an important creed is against the spirit of Yajurveda. Neither the word Ahimsa is used in the text nor many passage in favor of non-violence, so it would making a mountain of a molehill to hold that Ahimsa is a teaching of Veda/Yajurveda.
  3. Ahimsa is a Post-Vedic invention.

One should ,therefore, agree that Ahimsa has no basis in Veda/Yajurveda and it is an invention of Post-Vedic people . Right? Please
Anybody, please
Regards

 

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