Jnana-Yoga : 4-8.
CHAPTER-4. Maya and the Evolution of the Conception of God-8.
(Delivered in London, 20th October 1896)
So with the gods, they were also creatures of impulse. Indra comes and shatters the forces of the demons. Jehovah is pleased with one person and displeased with another, for what reason no one knows or asks.
The habit of inquiry had not then arisen, and whatever he did was regarded as right. There was no idea of good or evil.
The Devas did many wicked things in our sense of the word;
again and again Indra and other gods committed very wicked deeds, but to the worshippers of Indra the ideas of wickedness and evil did not occur, so they did not question them.
To be continued ...