Verse from the Veda for the Day with Brahma

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.

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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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Horn of PlentyLiving our life according to the teaching is living in harmony with the natural world, and living in harmony with the natural world is easier if we live closer to the natural world. All living beings share the same breath of the Creator so it is natural that we all live together as one big happy family. All breathing creatures living upon the earth are our relations who have died and been reborn, so we can all live together.

Plants and vegetables are like us, the other half of us. We exhale carbon dioxide that plants need and they release oxygen that we need – a symbiotic relationship. The blood rushing through their veins for nourishing limbs is green and not red like ours, but it is much the same. That is the basic relationship, but it is much deeper. If you are interested in reading further, please check out The Secret Life of Plants and Secrets of the Soil by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.

The plant kingdom has fed our relations upon the earth for a long, long time, and for the last 150,000 years people who look pretty much like we do today. People who look like we do have mostly consumed a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and in the grand scheme of things, it has only been recently that people have begun eating a diet heavy on the flesh and blood of relatives.

Recently, the school has written about the Inca, Mayans, and Aztecs of the Western Hemisphere, and by the time European explorers arrived, those three cultures carried out the ritual killing and eating of others to the extreme. They had completely forgotten or misinterpreted the teaching of their founder, the Teacher who taught about peace and going towards others to help.

The Sacred Text says to go towards others with kindness for being helpful, so obviously, it is against killing, and a vegetarian diet is a must if the hope is heavenly bliss. Yes, do not kill or eat your ancestors who have died and been reborn. There is no free ride to heaven; heaven is a reward for living in harmony with the natural world and the teaching of the One who creates it all.

Here is a mantra of the Holy Teaching of the Creator.

To hurt on the earth is an error to surrender for Whom to be together with, good fortune from giving and to be strong giving, for in this manner the community wins.

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Verse from the Veda for a Day with Brahma

Sacrifice Mayan Style

Sacrifice Mayan Style

The Sacred Teaching of the Veda is to enjoy a favorable fortune, good luck. The other day I read a few pages of Diego de Landa’s Account of the Affairs of Yucatan, and therein is a story of bad luck, the thing to avoid. He wrote the book in the sixteen hundreds when he was a missionary there, and in the book, he said the first Spaniard to reach the Yucatan was Geronimo de Aguilar in 1511. On the way, the ship sank and twenty survived to spend thirteen days in an open boat without food. Only half survived the tortuous affair to reach land where five were captured by the Mayans, sacrificed to their gods, and eaten at a feast. The story went something like that, very difficult weeks for some and it did not end well.

During the Dark Age of the Kaliyuga human sacrifice was practiced all over the world, carried out in the name of religion. Yes, religion and whether or not the practice is over today is up for debate. The basic premise for such horrendous behavior was and is the belief that such and such a make-believe god will be appeased by the sacrifice of life and be favorable to them. Ignorance was very pronounced in the Dark Age and many religions strayed far from the Holy Path. Whether they have cleaned up their act is up for debate, but the foundation is do not kill or harm any breathing creature.

The Sanskrit word Kali means the Age of Discord, or vice, or the losing die of a dice. Luckily, we have entered a new era, and even though ignorance and misery will remain a feature of earthly existence for a long time to come, the knowledge to put to an end has returned for those interested in helping turn things around.

I can tell you that God likes when you sacrifice yourself for others. In fact, that is how one becomes enlightened and enjoys heavenly bliss, and lives as an example of the Holy Teaching for all living beings. Yes, that is what Brahma likes. A breath from heaven comes to all living beings to bring to life, and the teaching is to go towards others as a Protector of life. Yes, turn away from the sacrificing priest and be with the High Priest by sacrificing for all God’s children.

Here is a verse from the Veda to enjoy the day with your Creator in heavenly bliss.

Divine Mother is beautiful and everlasting,

And to dawn in to be adorned with the same radiant garment.

The life of a mortal is limited and born again and again,

But with skill to separate from the hunter like a bird and fly off.

 

Verse from the Veda for a Day with Brahma

Temple of Inscriptions

Temple of Inscriptions

There is an enormous amount of ancient spiritual texts in India and Asia and little in the west. I have read some of the Aztec Codex’s, but have not translated any so it is speculative on my part, but it is quite possibly they say something quite different from the current translations and promote the same philosophy as the Rigveda, the world’s oldest spiritual text. The Aztecs, Mayans, and Inca share a common origin, and since I have translated glyphs from the Mayan Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque and found the same teaching as the Rigveda, the knowledge of enlightenment, the probability is high that the Codex’s are the same. I believe the teaching on how to attain the title of a Buddha, an enlightened being, is the same in all the ancient spiritual texts of the world, whether in text or hieroglyphics.

The Aztecs, Mayans and Inca trace their culture to a “white” person who came from the east a long time ago, possibly during the last Golden Age that ended around 8,000 BC. He had a beard, wore a long white robe and taught about peace. The being was called Viracocha, or Votan to the Inca, Quetzalcoatl to the Aztecs, and Kukulkan to the Mayans. Viracocha was worshipped as the Creator, and it is said that after creating the universe and the sun and moon, he wandered the earth teaching to advance the people of the earth. He was the Founder of their civilization, and teacher, and I suspect was not a white person at all but someone glowing with light, similar to the Rishis, Buddhas, Magians, and Priest Kings of the east.

The words Quetzalcoatl and Kukulkan mean Plumed or Feathered Serpent. A plume can be a group of feathers or refer to an ornament, a feathery tuft of hair at the top of a headpiece for distinction. In the Sacred Sanskrit Texts of the east it is called a Kesha, a tuft of hair at the crown of the head is attained on becoming enlightened, a mark of distinction. Kukulkan brought the calendar, writing, mathematics, astronomy, and so on to the Mayans; really, he brought them all the great accomplishments they are credited with. He also taught them to go toward the disabled, the blind, and the poor to help and to treat them with kindness. It is said that during the time the Teacher was around, there were no conflicts and no need for weapons.

By the time modern day conquerors starting arriving in the west in the 1500’s the knowledge contained in the Codex’s, and upon the walls of the Temple of Inscriptions were not decipherable. The Aztec and Mayans had no idea what the inscriptions said, in fact, the true teaching had been long forgotten just like that of the Bible, the Rigveda, the Avesta, the Pali Texts, Upanishads, and so on.

It is curious how the knowledge of enlightenment disappeared upon the earth, and probably vanished well before the advent of Kaliyuga in 700 BC, the Dark Age of Humanity. Whatever the case, we are fortunate to be out of that and into a new era, and something curious happened, the philosophy of enlightenment has returned for those who are interested. Here is a verse from the Veda to enjoy the day with your Creator in heavenly bliss.

The flames are unquenchable and mighty as the Eternal beautifies the home like a woman for shining with a wonderful luster, and what appears whitish to people is the most splendorous golden vehicle.

 

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Buddha in Meditation

The Rigveda is the world’s oldest spiritual text, and was first written in Sanskrit about four thousand years ago. It is associated with India, but the same wisdom appears in all the ancient Sacred Texts of the world, in both the eastern and western hemispheres. The Sacred Knowledge is all over the place, but the funny thing is, the teaching is currently almost unknown in the world. There is no religion upon the earth holding to the Ancient Tradition. It is just me in the wilderness with a few followers in distant forests, and the site where the teaching is posted is almost impossible to find.

The Rigveda is an obscure text which is sad since it is such a marvelous text, and quite unique in the world in being a dialogue between God and a human, a Rishi. Every other text or potion of that I have translated has a single speaker, the Divine Absolute, so you have it from the Authority. I think it is important to know the Authors of the Holy Texts, since the Creator did not carve a few things to avoid doing in stone on a mountaintop. All of the ancient Holy Texts were spoken aloud by the One who knows everything for people to hear. At some point in time, the text was copied into books or scrolls and such and appeared all over the world in many languages.

The Rigveda and really, all of the ancient texts are quite funny. To me, every verse has a bit of humor in it, and the teaching is impeccable. It is a philosophy wrapped around the breath of life, and the “to and from” action of giving and breathing. The teaching is believable and understandable, and I think the more you come to know about it, the greater mysteries of life will be clarified. Life will still have mysteries but the great question of God or not and the path to heaven will not be a question.

The school publishes the teaching of Grandfather so that all the grandchildren around the world will know the Sacred Knowledge of Giving. It is through compassion for others and the mastery of the breath that one becomes enlightened and enjoys a state of heavenly bliss, and lives as a protector of all God’s creatures.

Sorry about rambling, I was going to write about the Sacred Text in the western hemisphere, and offer some speculations about the Mayans, the Incas, and the Aztecs, and their association with the Rigveda. I will pick up the story next time, and in the meantime, here is a verse from the Veda for enjoying the day with Grandfather.

It is heard that tranquility directs becoming

Yet everyone strives to be active.

Before the Teacher to be inactive

and attentive to the sound,

To be present with to move in the strong.