To be powerful to rely upon no one else but One, to desire the wind many gain riches with to be devoted to holding, and the breath to receive with love to offer with love on the earth to all her creatures.
Grandfather refers to a person as a mortal, a mover, a coverer, a reflection, an appearance, or a descendant. A coverer is the defender of a cover, a body, and for those with a body the breath is a certainty. Brahma promises to bring the breath to every living being without exception and by maintaining to and from people have the freedom to do just about whatever in this vast playground, albeit with consequences. The breath comes to saint and sinner alike and to accommodate everyone, the earth can be likened to the Garden of Eden, Hell, or whatever, the difference being a result of how the breath is utilized. The amount of time spent in selfless giving to others makes all the difference in the world.
This world with all of its diversity is meant to be enjoyed, unfortunately, being mortal brings suffering. Our future situation is dependent upon our actions now, just as our current situation is a result of past actions. The verses say we will be here upon the earth, repeatedly, life after life, if we do not follow the Holy Teaching. To follow the teaching of the Rigveda, the Sacred Text of the Sacred Knowledge, to become awakened for being a guide to heaven for others so that all can experience the highest state. A Buddha, a Magian, a Messiah, or an Aditya are titles for those who have gone beyond to be with the Eternal Spirit Pervading the Universe, but return to live as an example of the doctrine. In short, the Enlightened One has abandoned the mortal condition to live for a mortal. A mortal attains the Heavenly State through service to heaven, and service to heaven is serving upon the earth for the benefit of all beings.
Here is a verse from the Veda for enjoying the day in paradise.
Brahma is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and is known by many names, the Divine Absolute, Grandfather, One, Namely, the Universal, the Eternal Spirit pervading the universe, the Unborn, and so on. To create the universe Brahma separates into male and female, Father and Mother, Vishnu and Lakshmi, heaven and earth, day and night, inhalation and exhalation, and we are the descendants. Brahma is One and splits into two while remaining the same, and just as, there are three winds, breaths, for living, to and from to live with and to be devoted to arise in. We are all connected upon the earth, and the teaching is for all of us to live as one big happy family. Heaven and earth are outside of us for a place to exist and inside of us for rising to heaven. Brahma separates out of love for all beings, separates for comparison, for conceptions, and without that, there is no thought but one.
The picture accompanying this post is called Brahma on Hamsa. In the literature, you will find that Hamsa is the name of a bird, a swan, and some writers equate Hamsa with Hamso, which is the name of a mantra for meditation. Hamso is referred to as the Mantra of Breath, but it is different than the Mantra of Breath in the Vedas. In the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge, a person listens to the sound of the breath for meditation, and does not chant the syllables SO and HAM on exhalation. A person breathes and listens, breathing produces a sound, and for the purpose of meditation, a person listens to the inhalation of the breath through the nose and exhalation from the mouth.
Neither Hamsa nor Hamso is in the Sanskrit-English Dictionary. Haṉsá is in the dictionary and means a swan, a goose, the soul or spirit, the Supreme Spirit, one of the vital airs, a kind of measure, or a kind of mantra. The Sanskrit “ṉ” is similar to “ṃ” in having the sound of “n” in bon.
Some writers equate Hamso with Soham and in the dictionary, you will find So ‘ham, and it means I myself. Kind of interesting, but more interesting to me was finding a picture depicting Brahma, the Eternal Spirit, riding Haṉsá, the Supreme Spirit, and finding that the word also refers to a kind of measure or mantra. Brahma comes and goes with respiration, the Mantra of Breath, and will come to you as long as you have the strength to return the breath to Brahma.
Here is a verse from the Sacred Text about a number for comparison.
It is very odd that the most Sacred Syllable of Buddhism and Hinduism came to replace the most Sacred Syllable of Heavenly Father. It is odd, and problematic, because when OM replaced AH, enlightenment, liberation, became impossible.
If you question that, look at the facts. Even by Buddhists own reckoning, the last time a person became an awakened Buddha, a Messiah, was at least two thousand five hundred years ago. Since then, not one person has reached the gates of heaven because the knowledge to do so disappeared. It disappeared when OM replaced the Sacred Syllable of AH, the first letter and syllable of the Sanskrit alphabet.
The first letter of the alphabet is similar to many others around the world in beginning with “A” or “a”. The letters, syllables, and words of the Sanskrit language all have meanings, and “a” can mean “ah”, or is added before words to give it a negative sense or as a comparison, and is the first of the three sounds of the Sacred Syllable OM.
The three sounds of the Sacred Syllable OM are “a, au, um,” and can be printed as ĀŪM. The second sound is the syllable of “au” and it has the sound of “ow” in “cow.” According to Sir Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary, au is a sound, a calling, or is the Sacred Syllable of the Ṡūdṛas. The Ṡūdṛas were of the lowest of the four classes in the Hindu Caste System, whose only mission was to serve the other three. The four classes are Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Ṡūdṛas. Remember, the Teaching of the Holiest is service to others upon the earth.
The syllable of “um” is an interjection of compassion, a particle implying assent, consent, acquiescence, or agreement. With that in mind, here is a definition of the three sounds of the Sacred Syllable of ĀŪM, “The first sound of the Sacred Syllable OM is the Sacred Syllable of the Ṡūdṛas, a particle implying acquiescence.” Therefore, the Sacred Syllable for purposes of chanting or meditation is not OM, but AH. Yes, AH!
Here are the words of God for the day of acquiescence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.