Showing posts with label Anrta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anrta. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is Rta In Hindu Cosmology?


Rta is the cosmic order and regularity that allows the rhythms of time and seasons to occur in orderly succession, according to the Vedas (the oldest and most authoritative Hindu texts).

According to the texts, rta had a moral dimension to it, which humans were obligated to support.

One such moral dimension was truth, which was seen as upholding the cosmos, while its polar opposite, anrta, came to be associated with deception.

Varuna, the Vedic god who was both the guardian of rta and the deity who punished untruth, usually by affliction with dropsy, was the link between the natural and moral worlds.


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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Anrta?






Anrta is described as the polar opposite of rta, the cosmic order, in the Vedas, the oldest Hindu writings that are still the most authoritative religious literature. 



  • Anrta is especially linked with deception and lies, and it entails intentional verbal perversions, and the root cause of chaos in the universe. 


  • Hindus believe that these lies jeopardize the universe' fundamental order.



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