Verse from the Veda about Determination

Mount Kailash is holy to two of the top four religions in the world, along with the Jain and Bon religions. Buddhists and Hindus circumambulate the mountain clockwise, and Jains and Bons counter-clockwise. Mount Kailash is located in Tibet, about 400 miles northwest of Mount Everest located between Tibet and Nepal.

Many who climb Mount Everest see it as a spiritual activity, and it is, but even more so are those circumambulating Mount Kailash. Thousands of devotees from India, Nepal, and Tibet travel to the mountain yearly to walk or prostrate around. Coming from other parts of the world, devotees will meet in Lhasa, the Holy City in Tibet, with those setting out to climb Mount Everest.

Devotees will spend a few days in Lhasa to acclimatize to the altitude. From there enjoy plenty of stark but beautiful scenery on a 900 mile 4-day car journey to reach the base of Mount Kailash at 16,400 feet. At that height there is a little over half the oxygen at sea level so strenuous exercise is difficult for those unaccustomed to the altitude.

The path around Mount Kailash is 32 miles and can be very cold. The hardiest of devotees accustomed to the altitude can make the walk in a single day. Circumambulating Mount Kailash is a spiritual activity said to bring about good fortune. Whether it does, I do not know, but if someone prostrates around the mountain it should. And get this, full body prostrations are fully approved by the architect of the human body, who says beginning each day with ninety-nine prostrations helps release obstructions for people. To release obstructions is certainly a positive step on the path to good fortune.

To stretch out on the ground in prostration every couple of steps around the mountain takes 2-3 weeks. Those who do that need to carry blankets and other provisions with them since they sleep alongside the path, Some of the faithful are with family or part of a group where the youngest or strongest carry the belongings of the weak or elderly. No matter how prostrations are performed, circumambulating the mountain seems like an impossible task. To me, it must take superhuman determination. I start each day with prostrations, but cannot conceive of prostrating 32 miles. After 15 minutes my breathing is hard and I need a pillow under tender knees, but there, the ground is hard, rocky, in certain places cold and icy, and brutal on the hands and knees.

It is a huge inspiration to me to know people accomplish such an amazing feat. When I think of their determination and devotion gives me strength. Every so often, I get mad at the feeble effort I put forth in perfecting the techniques, and frustrated in the slow progress, but when I think of all the tiny steps the faithful must tread around the Sacred Mountain, gives me hope. May good fortune and happiness come to all who walk or prostrate around Mount Kailash.

Since days of old, the substance to grasp for to live or cling to and not release is forever, and to become wise and illustrious grasp for strongly to get in for the strength to sustain, strength of determination is the action to be in the hands of the Lord.

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Mount Kailash, North Side

Verse from the Veda about the Sun

Hallelujah, a sun is born today. Happy Solstice to everyone. A gracious loving sun that shines brightly upon everyone without exception is reborn today. Many people like myself, feel depressed with a lack of sunshine, and particularly at this time of the year when sunlight is limited. The days here are short and cold, and the nights are longer and colder, so yes, this is a most delightful occasion, and everyday for the next half year, people like me will experience more light and happiness, and such is the hope for all people of the earth.

Light travels at 186,000 miles per second and it takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth. The circumference of the earth is about 28,000 miles, so light can travel around the earth over 6 times per second. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about six-trillion miles. The moon is so close to the earth that sunlight bouncing off it arrives on earth 1.3 seconds later. The light from the sun takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach the earth. The closest sun to our sun is Proxima Centauri, and it takes light about 4.2 light years to reach the earth. Our sun is located in the Milky Way galaxy which is so expansive that it takes light about 26,000 light years to reach earth from the center of the galaxy.

Who knows how many inhabited planets exist in the Milky Way, it could be in the millions, and there are billions of galaxies in the universe. The size of the universe is incomprehensible, but get this, all living creatures everywhere receive the breath and light with blessings to prosper from the one who creates it all. Here is a mantra to consider.

Surya, the sun, is extremely hot and bright and light is unsurpassed in speed and filling and holding still with the source of illumination is the way to become radiant and beautiful in the realm.

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Surya, the Sun and Seven Colors

Verse from the Veda about the Fruit of Knowledge

I have been considering the truthfulness of the Bible, the Holy Text of Christianity, and Christianity, the most popular religion in the world today. In the last post, I claimed that the Bible is wrong on its creation story and dangerous in saying humans have dominion over the creatures of the land, air, and water. Since the Holy Teaching of heaven is compassion for all creatures that grasp for the breath and cry, harming those of the land, air, and water is wrong. Christians claim the commandment of do not kill refers to a human murdering another human, but even that is confusing because in war or in defense of the religion, killing another is praised. Christianity is not the only earthly religion to hold that philosophy and it is wrong and extremely dangerous.

The next major ungodly and dangerous story in the Bible is where woman was formed from a rib of man to be a helpmate to man. Now we know that is not true because of knowing the creation story and it not making sense, because male and female are necessary for creation to continue.

In the Garden of Eden story the woman eats the fruit of knowledge and is condemned by God to greater suffering during childbirth and servitude to man is especially dangerous and ungodly, and that ugly situation plays out every day. Around the world the most discriminated population are women. Even people most discriminated against discriminate against women. I do not think it matters where women live in the world they are seen as inferior to man. Women are subject to discrimination in the Christian Religion and most other earthly religions as well, whereas in the Holy Religion of heaven, the Veda, men and women are equal. If you do not see at least an equal number of women to men in positions of authority in the religion you follow, quit. The Holy Religion is equality for all, it does not matter the persons sex, sexual preference, race, age, religion, rich, poor, whatever. If you see discrimination of any sort, turn away and quit.

The eating of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil is an old story that appeared in the Rigveda a thousand years before the Bible, but the greater suffering and servitude to man is unique to the Bible. It is troubling, and the other thing troubling about the story is that God is portrayed as angry, vindictive, and deliberately causes greater suffering in people. That is definitely not the God of love that cares for everyone every moment of their lives.

Since the Holy Teaching of heaven is compassion for all, the Bible has clearly diverged from the truth, but it is truly astounding how far it has diverged. I am not going to read any more of the Bible.

The Holy Teaching is the Golden Rule; compassion for all creatures that grasp for the breath and cry, and that includes all the animals, birds, and fish that people kill and eat. Be a peaceful caring person, consume a vegetarian diet, and care for all creatures. It does not matter if the creature has two feet and walks upright, walks on four feet or has no feet, and speaks in a language you understand or not, treat them kindly so all can enjoy life upon the earth. Such is the doctrine of compassion for the whole of the universe. Here are two of the four mantras about eating the fruit of knowledge.

Two birds are bound together as sharing friends and take refuge in the same tree, one of the two eats the sweet fruit and the other clearly watches out of respect.

A steady mind feeds on the sweetness in the tree that enters the bottom for the top, they say the fruit is sweet, and the one who eats of knows Holy Father and Mother and right from wrong.

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Man and Woman

Verse from the Veda to Bring Light to You

If you are happy with the religion you believe in, if you like the people associated with it, if you like going to a church, synagogue, temple, or other structure to worship, that is great since the Holy Teaching is to be happy on the earth and not harm anyone. Most religions help in feeding the hungry and providing comfort to the destitute and you can be happy about that since the Holy Teaching is to become enlightened and know the best way to care for the hungry and destitute. Be happy on the earth, but if your interest is eternal happiness with friends, family, and others of the faith in heaven after death, the truth is imperative.

In my last post, I used truthfulness as a way to appraise the earthly religions. If a religion is untruthful about things that can be proven or shown most likely, then it is likely untruthful about things impossible to prove. I used what happens after death as an example, and because the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are connected to the body, and at death the body dies, after death you have nothing to experience everlasting happiness in heaven or the torment of hell. No senses mean no experience in the afterlife; it will be blank. Even when a living person with all their senses passes out, loses consciousness there is no remembrance, it is blank. The only thing a sleeping person remembers is dreams. Because of that, religions that posit repeated life upon the earth are likely truthful. The Veda embraces that position and says that one is in the hands of the Lord, Brahma, in the in-between state, but of course, no one feels anything or remembers anything. The spirit floats in the ether unconscious until drawn back to consciousness with the breath at childbirth.

The text associated with Christianity is called the Holy Bible, and though it is widely considered truthful, it contains little truth. The first three words of the first chapter of many of the English translations are, “In the beginning.” That is fine, but it goes down from there. God did not create the universe. In the event called viraj Brahma split into God and Goddess, and that creates and populates the universe. The time the universe begins until its dissolution is called a Day of Brahma, calculated to be about 43 billion year. The universe is currently about 14 billion years old, so there is lots of time to enjoy. The earth is about 3 billion years old, and humans began evolving from apes about 4 million years ago. About 300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens, modern humans evolved. Such is evolution on this planet, and being born as a human is not a given, for the unholy being born as an animal is appropriate, but I am not the judge. You can be born again on this planet or on some other planet in a distant part of the galaxy, and vital to know, the Sacred Knowledge is the same everywhere. It is interesting that a debate exists between creation and evolution, since evolution is continuous creation.

No use splitting hairs about the Biblical version of how plants and animals came to populate the earth with the scientific version, but over the course of many thousands of years, humans evolved from apes. Even today, a human will occasionally be born with a tail as a reminder of our animal nature. We have evolved from apes and never given dominion over apes or any other creature on the planet. The Holy Teaching is the Golden Rule; compassion for all creatures that grasp for the breath and cry, and that includes all the animals, birds, and fish that people hunt and eat. Be a peaceful caring person, consume a vegetarian diet, and care for all creatures. It does not matter if the creature has two feet and walks upright, walks on four feet or has no feet, and speaks in a language you understand or not, treat them kindly so all can enjoy life upon the earth. Such is the doctrine of peace for the whole of the universe and here is a mantra to consider.

The abode of the Divine Absolute is vast oneness until splitting into the Divine Parents, and with that, desire came with a partner to love. To be eternally joyful for that, for today from the darkness the glimmering and radiant rays of the dawn bring light to you.

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The Two Divine Forces of Brahma

Verse from the Veda to be Truthful

A prerequisite of a Holy Person is truthfulness, and a prerequisite of a Holy Religion for the teaching to be truthful. Being truthful is not the whole of the Holy Path, only a small part, but a great way to appraise the various religions on the earth today.

The religions with the greatest number of followers on the earth today claim heaven after death for believers. One difficulty in appraising the claim of enjoying eternity in the heavenly state with family, friends, and other followers of the religion is obvious because of being dead.

Some religions say that if you do not follow their doctrine you will die and go to a fiery realm to be tortured forever. Some go into great detail about the horrors inflicted upon unbelievers, but as far as I know, no one has ever returned to speak of the endless suffering after death. I am far more likely to hear about suffering upon the earth and death as a release. Oftentimes I hear a person is in a better place after death.

Some religions have different points of view and say that after death you will be born again on the earth, and not necessarily human. That is the position I have held since an early age, just because it is clearly visible in the yearly cycle of birth, growth, flowering, wilting, dying, birth, and so on. People are like perennial plants rather than annuals and sprout up again and again.

I know of no one who recently died and returned to the earth to say what happens after death, and know of no one who knows someone who has. One thing to consider about that is the body does not go anywhere other than buried in the ground, burnt in fire, or scattered by scavengers at death. The five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are connected to the body and the body is gone, and nothing remains to enjoy or suffer.

Now, I know the position of the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge of heaven, and to follow and master the teaching the claim is the heavenly state is attainable on the earth. Attain enlightenment and a golden light proves the doctrine, and a Holy Action to show others the way on the earth. The Veda claims there is the only way to oneness with the one who created it all. The doctrine is provable through effort, and I practice, but truthfully, have a long way to go.

For those to consider, the Holy Doctrine is compassion for all creatures that grasp for the breath and cry. Eat a vegetarian diet, be a peaceful kindly person, enjoy the earth and all the creatures of the land, water, and air, and if one is suffering, care for them. It does not matter if they have two feet, four feet, or no feet and speak in a language you do not understand, treat them kindly so all can enjoy life upon the earth. Such is the Holy Doctrine for the whole of the earth and here is a mantra to consider.

To serve as a heavenly protector on the earth do not deceive and the three steps establish the order to the highest.

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Seated Buddha.

Verse from the Veda to Lift the Spirit

The other day I watched a couple of YouTube videos of the Dharavi Slum of Mumbai, India. I thought I would be depressed watching, but I was not. The living condition in the slum is not ideal, the life expectancy of a resident is less than 60. It is noisy, smelly, and polluted, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The air and water is polluted and there is no sewage or drainage system. The electrical lines hang low and are such a mess I do not know how anyone can figure it out.

There are about 500 industries and over 15,000 single room factories in Dharavi. The single rooms that I saw in the videos were dirty with little ventilation. The people were working hard under poor conditions and likely receiving little money for it, enough to buy food and live, but little else. Dharavi has plenty of food vendors, and seeing all the wonderful food and bread items made my mouth water. I love Indian food, it makes up the majority of my diet.

An outsider to Dharavi would need a guide to wonder the narrow congested streets and find their way back. The narrow streets are unmarked and filled with small businesses and people scurrying about, with motor bikes and other vehicles weaving in and out amongst the clutter. It is a sight to behold, I had no idea what was ahead or around a corner, it seemed like an endless maze.

I think that life is difficult for the people, and what I found inspiring was watching children playing in the streets with friends, older people sitting about and talking or moving about, is that they were friendly and appeared happy. The people have to be creative and resourceful to live with so little, when some people have everything and are so depressed. Dharavi is a vibrant place to live, and I wish all the community the best.

Currently about 1 in 7 people around the world live in a slum, and what is depressing is the prediction that in ten years 1 in 4 people will make such a place home. Here is a mantra to lift the spirit.

Filling the belly with the air is attractive and divine to cause a juice to flow in the vessel to cleanse a coverer of the earth to cover in the brilliance of heaven. To be in control of that spread out the navel with the air and lift upward to lift the spirit and bring delight, for those to spread joy and compassion among mortals.

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“The Garden of Eden” by Lucas Cranach der Ältere, 1600’s.

Verse from the Veda to Worship

What happened to the people in the past who worshiped the gods and goddesses associated with the Rigveda like Indra, Agni, Rudra, Usha, Mitra, Varuna, Aryaman and so on? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped the Greek gods and goddesses of Apollo, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes, and so on? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped the Roman gods or goddesses of Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Diana, and so on? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped the gods or goddesses of Thor, Freya, Odin, Frigg. Balder, Loki, and so on? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped Shiva, Krishna, Durga, Hanuman, Kali, and so on? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped Buddha, Jesus, Maharishi, or Muhammad? What happened to the people in the past who worshiped Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, White Tara, Green Tara, Vajrapani, and so on. What happened to the Vikings or other warriors who believed they would spend eternity in a heavenly paradise should they die in battle? What happened to the people who lived and died and did not believe in religion and an afterlife or worship any deity?

What happened to them you ask? They lived, died, and were born again on the earth. Some of these deities and directives are still worshiped today and the people who do will die to be born again on the earth. They will not experience freedom from suffering or eternity in the heavenly state, only the mortal state repeatedly.

There are not many paths to the heavenly state, only one, and God upon the earth is the heavenly breath. To fill with heaven to serve others, to meditate, and sacrifice the ego (the enemy) to live together with God and Goddess in heavenly bliss. Such is the teaching of heaven, and here is a mantra for meditation.

Sacrifice to the Lord to become perfect and adorned with light, and to scatter the foe or be born an animal and enjoy brushing off flies with a tail.

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Compassion for all breathing creatures that cry

Verse from the Veda to be Peaceful

Recently, I watched a television program called Ancient Aliens, and pose a question, “If aliens helped bring about civilization long ago, where are they now when the civil of civilization seems about gone?”

I suspect there are billions of populated planets throughout the universe, although my interest in the show is the ancient historical sites portrayed. The show I watched featured the city of Caral in Peru. Caral or the ‘Sacred City of Caral-Supe’ is located in the Supe Valley, 120 miles north of Lima. It is considered the oldest city and civilization in the western hemisphere, with an unmatched diversity of monumental buildings, both ceremonial and administrative.

The culture developed around 3000 BC, contemporary with other early civilizations in Egypt, India, Samaria, and China. The site was discovered in 1948 and has an elaborate complex of temples (nineteen temple complexes scattered across 35 square miles), an amphitheater, plazas and residential buildings. Its pyramids are similar in appearance to those constructed in Egypt at the time.

Ruth Shady studied the site about 20 years ago and concluded that Caral was a peaceful society built on commerce and pleasure. No fortifications or weapons were found, similar to that of the Indus Valley Culture of Northwestern India and eastern Pakistan that developed about the same time. In Mohenjo-Daro, no fortifications or governmental buildings were found with the largest structure being a public bath. The people were likely modest and peaceful, their cities were noted for urban planning, baked brick houses with running water, bathrooms, and a sewer system constructed under the streets.

The Third Age, Tretayuga, was a peaceful time. Caral and the Indus Valley Culture were beginning when Tretayuga was ending around 3000 BC and they were peaceful cultures. Rishi Kanva Ghora founded the Vedaschool during Tretayuga, but by the time the Dark Age of Kaliyuga began around 700 BC conflicts had begun. The Kaliyuga is dark because no enlightened being graces the earth and with no light to follow people lose their way, and lose their way they did. Kaliyuga was a brutal, dangerous time to be alive, and people are still cruel and immoral during these early days of the Second Age, but in time, they will change. For your interest, the guidebook of the Vedaschool from the age of peace has been found and is currently in use at the Rgvedaschool.

For those to consider, the Holy Doctrine is compassion for all breathing creatures that cry. Be a peaceful caring person, consume a vegetarian diet and enjoy watching and listening to the creatures of the land, water, and air, and if one is suffering, care for them. It does not matter if they have two feet, four feet, or no feet and speak in a language you do not understand, treat them kindly so all can enjoy life upon the earth. Such is the doctrine of peace for the whole of the earth and here is a mantra to consider.

To stay with the knowledge leads to a favorable fortune and brilliance for people to observe a kind and peaceful being. Surrender is a virtue and mastering desire, and for that, consume the air to stay with is favorable for people to see.

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Unicorn Seal, Indus Valley

Verse from the Veda, the Hanuman Chalisa

In India, there are more temples devoted to Hanuman, the beloved monkey, then any other deity. In Sanskrit, the monkey is Hanumat that means having large jaws. In Hindi, the name is Hanuman and is a central character and devotee of Ram in the Hindu epic the Ramayana. He is said to be an incarnation of Shiva and acclaimed for strength, courage, and wisdom. Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa is a popular religious practice. I never knew the chant by heart but knew devotees who did and they loved the recitation. I provided musical accompaniment, and enjoyed listening to the poetry of the Awadhi text.

The Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular hymn of Hanuman and recited by millions of devotees every day. It was composed in the Awadhi language by Goswami Tulsidas around 1600. Tulsidas was a Hindu poet and saint known for his devotion for Rama. He lived in the city of Varanasi, India, until his death in 1623. He founded the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in Varanasi, and the Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi is named after him, . The Hanuman Chalisa has forty verses as the word “chalis” in Hindi means forty.

Tulsidas was devoted to Rama and as such did not understand the Veda, but nevertheless, composed the Veda. The text has a few inept English translations to avoid to gravitate to the one translated in the Sacred Way to transmit the Sacred Knowledge to arise from the earth to delight in the heavenly state. Here is a couplet.

To be born of a mother on the earth in contact with the Goddess of speech, and to anoint in connection with draw in for cutting to be born in for the cause to serve there.

To be a monkey oh no, roar for the act of cutting off the body to get rid of, and a wind sound rises and happiness for the cause to serve there.

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Hanuman

Verse from the Veda to Delight in the Mystical Syllable

The Rgvedaschool has translated spiritual texts from all over the world, and they appear in many languages and many forms. There are portions of texts associated with all the major religions upon the earth today, some from the past, and when translated in the Sacred Way produce the Veda, the Sacred Teaching to attain the heavenly state.

One spiritual text associated with the Mayan people of Central America appears in hieroglyphic form in the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. The temple is the largest stepped pyramid of Mesoamerica, and the name in Mayan is “House of the Nine Sharpened Spears.” The building is a funerary monument to K’inich Pakal who ruled in the 7th century. Construction began in the last 10 years of his life and completed by his son. The cover of the tomb of K’inich Pakal gained prominence about 50 years ago when it was claimed to be an image of an astronaut in a spaceship. It is not but even more interesting, the tomb cover is a five-ton carved block of stone and that, along with the funeral mask covering Pakal’s face can produce numerous images. Transparencies of the images offset in numerous ways produce different images. The tomb cover produces an image of Pakal as a young boy, as a Lord, depicts the sun’s effect of the earth, the purpose of life, what happens at death, and so on, 100 different images, and the mask is similar to produce different animals, birds, reptiles, or images of Pakal. The hieroglyphics in the tomb convey different teaching depending upon how it is translated. The Rgvedaschool uses the same dictionary to translate all the world’s spiritual texts and such conveys the Sacred Knowledge of heaven. Here is a mantra about the mystical syllable of AH.

To delight in the mystical syllable used in spells to strongly issue out for attaining in the body to devote oneself to, and roar in happiness on the earth as suffering to cast.

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5 Ton Tomb Cover