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.