Verse from the Veda of the Sacred Syllable of AH

The Sacred Syllable AH, the first syllable of the Sanskrit alphabet

The Sacred Syllable AH, the first syllable of the Sanskrit alphabet

The first sound of the universe is an expression of surprise. It is the first of the Sacred Sanskrit Syllables and the entire universe arises from it. The Sanskrit alphabet, like many others around the world, begins with the letter “A” and it sounds like the “a” in father or the “u” in up. You will find it written in the literature as ah, but since it is holy, I write it as AH to separate it from the mundane.

Everyone in the world is familiar with the AH sound and produces it regularly. AH is a natural expression of the body… AH just comes out, produced by the body. Say a person is very thirsty and drinks some water, quite often the AH sound will follow… naturally produced. Think of a time when you were struggling for an answer to a problem, and all of a sudden a light flashes and the answer is right there… quite often the sound of AH accompanies the experience. The syllable expresses delight, surprise, satisfaction, pain, and so on. AH is a natural and unconscious expression of the body, and I guess that is not surprising since AH is the first sound of the universe and everything is connected to it. Because AH can express so many states, the Veda says to produce the sound in the fourth note of the scale, the key of F.

Perfection in pulsing the Sacred Syllable of AH clears the path to heaven, so when the Sacred Syllable was replaced with OM, enlightenment became impossible and no one upon the earth has become awakened since. The Sacred Verses of Heavenly Father describe the techniques, but as yet, no one has perfected the way. Information about such things can be found among the many pages of this site. For instance, in the Section called “Home” you will discover an Introduction to the Rigveda and the Rgvedaschool, and in the section called “Enlightenment: Techniques” you will find information about Prostrations, Meditation, Mantra Recitation, and so on.

Here is a verse from the Sacred Text to enjoy with the breath of God.

To have the power to run here and there because of the wind and to speak the knowledge of, the wisdom of the Illustrious is to obtain and just as to drive AH to, to gift and One to praise with delight, and with compassion in the heart the God of Love is honored to be present.

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Verse from the Veda for the Day with the Heavenly Breath

Artist's Concept of the Metric Expansion of Space

Artist’s Concept of the Metric Expansion of Space

For thousands of years, many have argued for or against the existence of God. In many respects, it is the most important question a person wants answered. It is somewhat funny, because there are good and bad people who believe in God and good and bad people who do not. The belief in God is not a requirement for all religions. Most religions share a belief in the Supreme Being, although some do not.

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary online, God is “the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe, or a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge… that can affect the lives of people.” Food and water are often regarded as gods upon the earth. Both are requirements for life, vitally important, but if the situation is analyzed carefully, the most important requirement for life upon the earth is the breath. Oh, and in the dictionary, a meaning for the word “breath” is “spirit.”

Yes, the breath is God upon the earth, because the moment it stops, you die. Of course, the breath does not stop, because the same breath that kept our ancestors alive keeps us alive today. The teaching of the Supreme Teacher is about sharing with all. It promotes giving and kindness to everyone and living peacefully as one big happy family, and interestingly, every living being upon the earth shares the same breath of life for living.

The ancient spiritual texts of the world refer to the breath as the Divine Personification presiding over life. All life is connected to the same breath and the same Divine Being. The Holy Verses say the breath comes to all as a gift from Heaven, and we can do almost anything we want with the gift of life, but the philosophy for living happily upon the earth and enjoying Heavenly Bliss is giving back for the gift of life. The Rgvedaschool adheres to a philosophy based upon the correct translation of the ancient Holy Books of the world, the Rigveda, Bible, Quran, Avesta, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Pali Texts, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and such. Every one of the books promotes the same teaching, the same philosophy, because all are the Words of Brahma, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Eternal Spirit pervading the universe.

To create the universe and bring life to everyone, Brahma splits into two parts, heaven and earth, night and day, inhalation and exhalation, yes and no, up and down, and so on. The ancient texts say the breath of life comes to everyone from heaven, yes, for life, and the teaching is to give back. There is no doubt about it, and it is not a belief, it is known that God is the breath, and that the breath is God upon the earth.

Here is part of a verse from Brahma to enjoy the day with the Heavenly Breath.

To be in two parts and to master the way the Shining Ones send forth and grasp for breath for that is the Divine Personification presiding over life.

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Verse from the Veda for the Day with God

Mayan Calendar

In ancient Times, the year was three hundred and sixty days, separated into twelve months of thirty days. It was during the last Golden Age upon the earth and life was joyful, harmonious, peaceful, and ordinary people attained a high state of consciousness. Thousands of years have passed since then, and the earth descended into the Dark Age of Kaliyuga, an unfortunate time to be living. As the year became longer, the ancients considered any days beyond a three hundred and sixty day year to be unlucky.

The Rigveda, the oldest spiritual text in the world, mentions the year of three hundred and sixty days. A verse from the Christian Bible indicates that the ancient Hebrews also used a calendar of twelve months of thirty days each. Many of the oldest civilizations upon the earth utilized a three hundred and sixty day year, such as the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and in the western hemisphere, the Olmecs, Mayans and Aztecs.

Because there are three hundred and sixty degrees in a circle, at one time there were three hundred and sixty days in a year. If there were three hundred and sixty four, five, or six days in a year, the number of degrees in a circle would be different. Some scientists feel that because the universe is expanding, the distance between the sun and the earth is also expanding and hence, there are now more days in a year than in the past. It is a plausible explanation, but the Rgvedaschool believes in cycles, and since there was once a year of three hundred and sixty days, there will be again, and living upon the earth will once again be more joyful, harmonious, and peaceful.

The school is of the opinion that during the height of each Golden Age upon the earth, the year will contain exactly three hundred and sixty days. It will be a fortunate time to be alive, but how it happens is open for debate. The height of the last Golden Age occurred in 11,500 BC and the next will occur in 7700. Unfortunately, there are thousands of years to go, but today, a person can learn about the teaching and techniques for attaining the highest state of consciousness and overcoming the dilemma. Yes, the teaching advanced by the Rgvedaschool is the knowledge of the Heavenly Father, and the goal is to reach the heavenly state upon the earth where time will not exist.

As the earth travels in a 26,000-year cycle, something must happen, but what it is, the school does not know. However, it understands that in ancient times, three hundred and sixty days in a year were observed.

Here is a verse from the Veda for enjoying the year with Brahma.

In a circle with twelve petals the earth revolves around the sun with the truth that endures forever like heaven and the wind to bring into the state is the foundation for a child to stand together with, to and from is a pair and night and day and seven hundred and twenty in an indestructible circle.

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Verse from the Veda for the Day to be a Shining One

The Last Supper by Simon Ushakov, 1685

The Last Supper by Simon Ushakov, 1685

There are many books on the market and wide-speculation on the internet about the identity of the Shining Ones. Many writers believe they were connected with the rise of civilization, the advancement of writing, technology, and government in Sumer, Egypt, Persia, India, the Americas and elsewhere. Many believe them to be angels, or extraterrestrials, or in other words, non-human.

There has been enough speculation about the beings around these days to keep a person occupied for many years. However, while translating the Rigveda and other ancient spiritual texts, I encountered the Shining Ones, not in physical reality, but in translation.

The Sanskrit word “Deva” is a word we understand in English as divine or heavenly, but another translation of the word is Shining Ones. In the Wilson and Griffith translations of the Rigveda, the ancient gods, the Maruts, are the sons of Rudra and good friends of Indra. In their translations, the Maruts “shine in bright attire, on their fair limbs lay their golden ornaments… They drive away each adversary from their path… mighty Warriors… demon-slayers, never growing old… shining brightly as the suns… exceedingly wise… bounteous givers… self-luminous… they sing the God-given hymn… shakers of the earth… they made the mountains fall… O Maruts, come to us with full protecting help, as lightning flashes seek the rain” and so on. But if one looks in the Sanskrit Dictionary, a Marut is a child of heaven, a god of the wind or the breath, and a flashing or Shining One.

A person can continue to speculate about them, but the Shining Ones spread around the world in ancient times and their only mission was to serve the people of the earth, and illustrate the Path to Heaven. They were a worldwide phenomenon during the Golden Age, and for one to be a Shining One today, follow the teaching of their guidebook. They were the Buddhas, the Magi, Priest Kings, Messiahs, and so on, and a hallmark of their teaching and its mastery was to be shining with light, to be a Shining One.

The Shining Ones were not extraterrestrials, but born of a mother and father just like every other human being who has walked the earth. They were just like us, but they were followers of the Rigveda, and through a mastery of the techniques outlined in the text they became a Shining One. They shined with light, not just a glow about the head as illustrated in some religious paintings, but a body of light.

The last Shining One to walk the earth was Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived three to four thousand years ago. It is a given, that to become awakened, enlightened, one glows with light. That is how you will know a being is enlightened, that a being can talk with God. If a person says they can communicate with God and cannot glow with a body of light, do not believe them. It is a requirement, and no one has been glowing with a light strong enough to illuminate a room in many thousands of years simply because the True Path to God disappeared with the passing of the last Messiah from the earth.

Actually, the True Path never disappeared, but became misunderstood. All along, it has been locked up in the Rigveda, the Bible, the Quran and all the other ancient spiritual books of the earth. Yes, these books contain the very knowledge the Shining Ones mastered to become enlightened. The knowledge was locked up in the ancient Sanskrit, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic texts, until the Rgvedaschool came along and discovered the code for unlocking the door.

Here is a mantra from the Veda for the Day to be a Shining One.

All the Shining Ones take their seat upon highest heaven and are as imperishable as the Sacred Hymns for helping those of the earth who do not know the brightest light comes together with perfect knowledge for knowing the Lord.

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Horace Hayman Wilson is said to have translated the Rigveda from Sanskrit to English in the 1800's

Horace Hayman Wilson is said to have translated the Rigveda from Sanskrit to English in the 1800’s

The various hymns and verses of the Rigveda have been translated by many translators around the world, but there are very few of the entire book, or books of the Rigveda. It is commonly separated in ten books or Mandalas, or eight sections or Ashtakas (the Sanskrit word ‘Ashta’ means eight). The first English version is attributed to Horace Hayman Wilson, and it was published in parts by Max Muller over a period of twenty-four years, 1849-1873.

The literature says that the H. H. Wilson translation is based upon a previous Sanskrit version and commentary by the Fourteenth Century Scholar named Sayana, or Sayanachara, which Max Muller had previously published. Sayana had several books attributed to him, but his major accomplishment was the Vedartha Prakasha, the aforementioned commentary on the Rigveda. After Sayana’s Sanskrit version of the Veda was published, Muller wanted to publish an English version, and asked Wilson to supply the translation. Even though the Rigveda is the Rgvedaschool’s field of expertise, no one looked into the validity of Wilson’s major accomplishment until now. It seems innocent enough, but thinking about the likelihood of that, something is fishy.

There is a short biography of Wilson on the Internet where a person can discover that he studied medicine at St. Thomas’s Hospital in England before traveling to India and becoming an assistant-surgeon for the British East India Company in Bengal in 1808. Shortly after arriving, he became interested in the ancient literature of India, and translated Kalidasa’s Sanskrit poem, the Meghaduuta, into English. In 1819, he published a Sanskrit-English Dictionary, largely based upon native scholars.

It turns out that Wilson authored numerous books, books on the ancient literature of India, the dictionary, books on medical and surgical practices, books on the history of British India, an English translation of the Vishnu Purana, and so on, but interestingly, a major accomplishment of translating the Rigveda, the version published by Max Muller, is not mentioned.

It is a major accomplishment for a person could not translate the Rigveda in a lifetime. As an example, Basanta Kumar Ganguly translated Book One of the Rigveda published by the Asiatic Society in 2004. Ganguly started his translation after retirement in 1973, and said that he devoted most of every day to translating the verses. He died in 1999, so he spent most of twenty-six years translating the first of the ten books comprising the Rigveda. Based upon the time I have spent translating the Sacred Texts, it would take that long to complete such a task. He translated the first of the ten books, about an eighth of the Rigveda. Therefore, to translate the whole text is eight times twenty-six, two hundred and eight years, or about three or four lifetimes.

There were a few translations of the Rigveda produced by westerner’s around the same time as Wilson’s, such as that by Hermann Grassmann, Hermann Oldenberg, Alfred Ludwig, and Karl Geldner. However, if you search the Internet with Rigveda, Rgveda, or Rig-Veda, you will frequently come upon the English translation by Ralph T.H. Griffith from 1889, a bit more poetic than the Wilson version, but based upon Sayana. The Wilson translation is difficult to find, but a version published by N. Trubner and Company in the 1860’s can be found along with many other translations at the Internet Archive, a vast library of eBooks and texts.

The translations produced by westerners are similar in following the version of Sayana, and he was not a very reliable source. There are, of course, translations by easterners, and therein, a person will find more insight, more originality. Translations by Shyam Ghosh, Swami Dayananda, Sri Aurobindo, and Basanta Ganguly are my favorites; nevertheless, they all miss the core philosophy of the Rigveda.

Even though Wilson is given credit for a translation he really could not have done, he really did something monumental, and before he died, he gave all of the research material for his dictionary to Sir Monier-Monier Williams, who published a Sanskrit-English Dictionary in 1899. It is an astounding piece of work. If you are interested in knowing what the ancient spiritual texts of the world have to say, I suggest you become acquainted with it. You will find that while “scholars” haggle over the understanding of the ancient texts, the knowledge is contained in the dictionary.

Here is a mantra from the Veda for the Day with God.

The righteous are benevolent and favor the heavenly wind descending upon them to be abundant with for devotion, and through devotion to attain an everlasting life of friendship with God.

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Max Muller

Max Muller

The Rigveda is the School’s field of expertise, and it is widely acknowledged as a difficult text to translate. There are a few English translations of the whole of the Rigveda and many translations of various hymns and verses. Max Muller asked H. H. Wilson to undertake the first English translation of it and he published it in six volumes between the years of 1849-1873. Mr. Muller was also the force behind the fifty-one volume Sacred Books of the East series published from 1878-1894. As a teenager, I read many of the books, but found them difficult to read and understand, much like the Rigveda.

In the literature, you will find that Muller is viewed both positively and negatively. Without his efforts, the Rigveda may not have seen the light of day. In that regard, the school is thankful for his work, but his efforts have directed seekers down a dead end road. The most famous Indologist and Sanskrit Scholar was of the Christian religion and an employee of the British Government that ruled India at the time, so one can image what might have happened. Muller felt that the ancient religion (of the Rigveda) was dead and for the people of India, their only salvation would come from Christianity. Some writers have said that his translations were purposely written to be horrendous, idiotic, and not be understandable, and if you read the translations, you will know that they are horrendous, idiotic, and not understandable. Muller wrote, “The Vedas are like the twaddles of idiots and the ravings of madmen…their downright absurdity can hardly be matched anywhere…the Vedas are intended from the beginning for an uncivilized race of mere heathens and savages.”

Whether or not the assertions of Muller purposely manipulating the Holy Text are correct is debatable, but what is not debatable is that the translation of the Rigveda is absurd. Mr. Muller, a Sanskrit Scholar, could not translate the ancient teachings composed in Sanskrit, but in that regard, he is not alone, as a plethora of others from India, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere have made the attempt and failed. What is curious is that H. H. Wilson is credited with translating the text that Muller published, but if you read the short biography of Wilson on the internet, no mention is made of him translating the text. Something is fishy, and I will take up that story in a future post.

Before I came to an understanding of the teaching of the Ancient Tradition, I read many books on the subject, and had a vast library readily available. A favorite writer on the subject was Sri Aurobindo and in The Secret of the Veda, he wrote how he agonized over his translations, and never felt comfortable with them. Even though his translations were not particularly accurate, his writing on the subject was extremely important in opening a new vista. He saw the Rigveda in a new light. He discovered that it was a text with psychological and spiritual insights, and he was right, because when the book is accurately translated supreme insights unfold.

Here is a mantra from the Veda for the Day with Brahma.

Being before or after brings a bind,

And being present with brings happiness on a day with a wind of Brahma,

To conduct one’s self with Grandfather to be a Guide

And to arise from the navel to serve.

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The Golden Age - Fresco by Pietr da Corto

The Golden Age – Fresco by Pietr da Corto

The Rgvedaschool has repeatedly stated that the same teaching is promoted in all the ancient Holy Texts of the world and it bears repeating. They are the Word of God, the Holy Teaching on how to live happily upon the earth as one family.

The School is of the belief that happened in the past. The literature speaks of four ages or Yugas upon the earth, Kali, Dvapara, Treta, and Satya. This coincides with the age of iron, bronze, silver and gold of the ancient Greeks. The Kaliyuga, the Dark Age of the World, has recently ended, although darkness will remain a feature of earthly existence for a long time to come. Before and after Kaliyuga was Dvaparayuga, which is the age we are in now, although there is a huge difference now to then. At that time, the world was sinking further into the darkness, whereas now we are rising from.

The Founder of the Veda School, Rishi Kanva Ghaura, lived during the Third Age, Tretayuga, which ended about 3,000 BC. It is during Tretayuga that temple building occurred all over the world. Many of the great stone figures and structures erected during that time still stand today. Civilization is said to have arisen in the Third Age, the Indus Valley Civilization of Northwestern India was born, and Sumer in the fertile valleys of Mesopotamia.

The Fourth Age of the world is called Satyayuga, or the Golden Age, and it started well before the Ice Age and ended after, in 7,000 BC. Before the Ice Age, the popular belief is that humans were living in small hunter-gatherer groups, and after, with the introduction of farming and the domestication of animals, towns sprung up, and from towns, civilizations. The Golden Age is a period of time when people’s thinking ability is heightened and the world is more peaceful and harmonious. How this happens is open for debate, but one way is that the electromagnetic field of the earth changes as the solar system travels through space. Valery Hunt showed in the shielded Mu Room in the Physics Department of UCLA that as the electromagnetic field was altered so were the participants’ experience. They experienced fatigue and incoherent thought as the field was altered, and as the field became more coherent, so did the physiology and thinking ability. Dr. Hunt documented her work in a wonderful book called the Infinite Mind, published in 1989. She carried out some important work on the effect of the energy field around us on our health, and if you are interested, the book has recently been reissued as an eBook.

The four Yugas span a period equal to the twelve houses of the Zodiac, 26,000 years. We recently entered the second age of Dvaparayuga and it coincides with the Age of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. The Sanskrit word is Kumbha, and is a jar, a water-pot, or the religious exercise of closing the nostrils and mouth and suspending breathing. With proficiency in that important religious exercise, a Water Bearer, a Buddha, will arise in this age for giving water with compassion to all living beings as an example of the teaching.

Recently I wrote a little about the Mayans and their misinterpretation of the Sacred Teaching of their Teacher, Kulkulkan. The Mayans misunderstood the writings on the walls of the Temple of Inscriptions and the Sacred Calendar given to them. Like many others during the Dark Age, they sacrificed the living in an attempt stop the end of the world, and as you know, the world did not end during the month of December in 2012, as they believed. No, what they thought would be the end, was the beginning. The new age has begun upon the earth and extending one’s self before the Creator with Full Body Prostrations is a far, far better way of sacrificing. No one gets hurt and you become healthier.

Here is a mantra from the Veda for the Day with Brahma.

To come to extend one’s self before and that, to be honest, transforms the bad for sitting down with distinction and arousing, yes, love and compassion and to worship and prostrate to discover a shine, and just as, to obtain a place of rest.

If you are not sure how to do Full Body Prostrations, please see the section called Prostrations. You will find it under Enlightenment Techniques.

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Vyasa - Believed to have scribed the Rigveda around 3,000 BC.

Vyasa – Believed to have scribed the Rigveda around 3,000 BC.

On occasion, people ask questions on this site. The school is fine with that, in fact, it welcomes them. That is how people learn, and the school is all about learning. To respond to a question you must be a student in the school or a follower of this site and there is a place below for a person to type in their email address and click the ‘Follow’ button. It is just about to the bottom, but just above a list of links where you will find the Sacred Text of the Sacred Knowledge written in Sanskrit, Aramaic, Arabic, Hebrew and many other languages. That is where the knowledge is held, and held in secret until the Rgvedaschool discovered the secret to translating the texts.

To become a follower of the site is the first step. The next step is to keep in mind that the Rgvedaschool only writes about one subject – the Sacred Knowledge of Enlightenment. The school puts all its effort into fashioning the wisdom to be as clear as possible. Because the teaching disappeared as a practice many thousands of years ago, it is a bit confusing upon the earth. People have the opportunity to follow many roads, but at the end, all roads but one are dead end. Now-a-days, in place of the Ancient Way, many religions and spiritual practices have sprung up with only bits and pieces of the truth. All the major religions upon the earth claim a divine connection, yet it is meager. It is hoped that by reading the posts and pages of this site you will come to understand the way to heaven, to freedom from suffering, to Awakening. At this time, you will not find the knowledge anywhere else but on this site, and since it is quite different from what you have been led to believe, you could have questions.

There are many facets to the gem of enlightenment, and presently the school is laying down the foundation. That is the first step for the school and another step for you, other than becoming a follower, is to read all the posts and pages on this site, and as you read the material and think about it, I think you will find a philosophy that makes sense. I believe you will find a philosophy where everything fits together perfectly, a way to become whole.

Then, if you have questions, please ask. The school will be delighted to reveal what the Supreme One says on the subject. It may take a bit of time to answer your question in a post, but that is something we have plenty of upon the earth.

Here are words from the Veda for the day with the Supreme Absolute.

The ignorant should ask about the Way from One who knows and knows as no one else, only in that way is victory given to people.

To be ignorant or have great wisdom and to be blessed with to ask for, to be far greater with the wind for the Holy Word and both are wonderful for gifting.



Verse from the Veda for a Day with Brahma

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The Priest King. Statue from the Indus Valley Civilization

Tibetan Buddhism claims there have only been four Buddhas who have lived upon the earth, although there have been thousands, and the last was Buddha Shakyamuni. They claim he lived around 500 BC, although it is very probable that he lived a thousand years earlier. Therefore, for over three thousand years, Buddhists have been waiting for the arrival of the next Buddha, Maitraiya, and if they do not change course they will be waiting forever.

I considered myself to be a Buddhist by the time I was fifteen. That was fifty years ago, and over the years, I met many very dedicated Buddhists, and they spoke of others, much more dedicated. Everyone was very dedicated to the practice, and the amazing thing is, that by following the practices of Mahayana or Hinayana Buddhism, no one has achieved the enlightened state in thousands of years. The sad fact is, no matter how long they practice, no matter how long they continue to follow the Buddhist teaching, the result will be the same.

I am not a Buddhist any more, but in the beginning was taught to question everything, and come to an understanding of the unquestioned truth. I have never stopped questioning, but found that now-a-days, one cannot question the doctrine without raising their ire.

Within the Buddhist Sadhana’s or practices are the recitations of a variety of Sanskrit mantras that have very stupid English translations, but please understand, they are no better in any other language. I have translated everyone that I used to recite and stupid me, I thought they would be interested, but no, they were not. The reason no Buddhist will attain the enlightened state is simple; they do not know what the mantras say. The mantras are the knowledge to become enlightened and the funny or sad thing is, Buddhists claim the superiority of them yet have no idea what they say.

Obviously, I have digressed a bit from the purpose of this follow-up post, where previously, I put forth the idea that the last Buddha to walk the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni, must have lived about a thousand years earlier than believed. There are other scholars with the same belief, so it is not so far fetched. There has been a huge loss of knowledge over the last few thousand years. The Rigveda is considered the root of Hinduism, but is closer to the root of Buddhism. It is widely believed to have been written by 1500 BC, although some writers put it many thousands of years earlier. Whatever the case, Buddha Shakyamuni is of the Gotama, or Gautama Family, and they are associated with the Rigveda.

Buddha’s father is said to be King Shuddodana. A King is a title for one who has mastered the Sacred Teaching and becomes a Buddha. The word “shudda” in Sanskrit means purified, complete, faultless, and “udana” refers to the five vital airs within the body or emitting a breath upwards, an important practice for purification. King Shuddodana was an Angira, a Rishi, and eventually a Buddha.

Shakyamuni had the two birth names of Angirasa and Siddhartha, and after attaining the title of a Buddha, the titles of the Awakened One, the Master, Prince, Guide, and so on were added to the list. The word “Siddha” in Sanskrit means one who is accomplished or perfected or in other words, a Buddha, and a strange name to be given at birth. Before becoming enlightened, Siddhartha married Yashodhara and they had a son who they named Rahu, in honor of Siddhartha’s earthly grandfather, Gotama Rahugana.

Gotama Rahugana is said to have had two children, Nodhas and Vamadeva Gautama, and all three composed Sacred Verses in the Rigveda. In the Sanskrit Dictionary you will find that  “Gautama” refers to Shakyamuni, Nodhas, and Vamadeva. Since Shakyamuni is closely connected to the Rahugana family, he must have lived at the same time.

It is curious and confusing, but here are words of wisdom from Gotama Rahugana for enjoying the day with Brahma for the confused and suffering.

Suffer want or enjoy heavenly bliss, 

To speak highly of calling in peace and not injuring.

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Vishnu and Lakshmi on Naga Shesha

Vishnu and Lakshmi on Naga Shesha

I know that I have previously written that Rishi Kanva Ghaura was the celebrated Rishi of Tretayuga and the Founder of the Veda School, but it bears repeating, and now-a-days the knowledge is advanced by the Rgvedaschool.

A short while ago I wrote that the Aztecs, Mayans and Inca trace their culture to a “white” person who came from the east, and had a beard, wore a long white robe and taught about peace. The Teacher had different names in different places, but had a similar message to advance the people of the earth. I said that I suspected he was not a white person at all but someone glowing with light, similar to the Rishis, Buddhas, Magians, and Priest Kings of the east. However, since then I have discovered that there was a race of white skinned people in Northwestern India and that the last Buddha to walk the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni, was of that race.

A Rishi is a title for one who has mastered the Sacred Teaching but has not yet become a Buddha. A Buddha is a title of a Master who has gone beyond to be with the Creator, but returns to help those of the earth. In Buddhism, someone with the qualities of a Rishi is called a Bodhisattva. The Sanskrit word “Bodhi” means perfect wisdom, illuminated intellect, and such, and “sattva” refers to the vital breath and self-command, and both are vitally important in being such a being.

Rishi Kanva was knowledgeable and illuminated, in fact, the Sanskrit word “ghaura” means clean, white, shining, and is another name of the Naga Shesha (a “Naga” is a serpent or a teacher and “Shesha” is the thousand headed serpent regarded as the emblem of eternity). The Rishis were a lineage with the ultimate aim of becoming a Buddha to help those of the earth, and that is what they ultimately did.

Current day Buddhism traces its lineage to Gautama Buddha, aka Shakyamuni Buddha or Angirasa Kumara, who is believed to have lived around 500 BC. It is said that Shakyamuni was the descendant of King Shuddhodana, the leader of the Shakya clan, and a descendant of Sage Angirasa, Gautama Maharishi.

A Shakya is descended from the Shakas who were a race of white skinned people from Northwestern India. Another name for the group is Kshatriyas, and at one time they were the ruling class but later second-class. The literature says they were a part of the military elite, but that would not be the case if they were followers of the Veda. The way to become a Hero is not on the battlefield or through killing, but by following the teaching of Grandfather and promoting peace and kindness to all.

King Shuddhodana was of the Gautama or Gotama Family and lived in India in the state of Kosala in Uttar Pradesh. The Sanskrit word “Gotama” refers to a Rishi belonging to the family of Angiras with the patriarch of Rahugana. The Sanskrit word “Gautama” refers to Gotama, Shakyamuni, Nodhas, and Vamadeva. In the literature, Nodhas and Vamadeva are the two sons of Gotama Rahugana, aka Gautama Maharishi, and that brings about a question.

The Rigveda is the knowledge to become a Buddha and is widely believed to have been put into writing at least one thousand years before the birth of Shakyamuni, so something is fishy. The most likely scenario is that Buddha Shakyamuni lived much earlier than proposed. He is connected to the Rahugana family who composed hymns in the Rigveda, and no one would connect someone with a family living one-thousand years apart. Furthermore, by 500 BC the world had already slipped into the Dark Age of the Kaliyuga where no enlightened being graces the earth.

Yaska composed the oldest commentary on the Rigveda around 500 BC, and he said the text was meaningless, so by then the knowledge was gone. Whatever the case, it appears that the Gotama, or Gautama, Family was of the race of white skinned people. But what is meant by white? I am considered a white person, but if I put on white socks, there is a huge color difference.

Upon the earth, there is considered to be four skin colors; white, black, red, and yellow. That, however, does not appear to be based upon reality, because if you look around at all the different races of people, I think you will find that skin color ranges from pinkish to dark brown. So if there was a race of white-skinned people that would be very unusual, yes, as extraordinary as a family of the Rishis and Buddhas.

I will pick up on the story next time, and in the meantime, something to reflect upon.

Descendants are repeatedly born as children with different complexions, but at night to be dark and at dawn to have luminous limbs. From very ancient times to have traveled one after the other on the earth and heaven is around.
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