Verse from the Veda for Compassion for Everyone

Giving Water to a TravelerA few days ago, Google released a series of four short three-minute videos, documenting thirty-seven years of transformation on the earth. There is an introductory video, one of the growth of cites, one on the decline of forests, and one on the rise in sea level due to melting ice. Google has thirty-seven years of satellite images it spliced together to illustrate change in different parts of the world.

The effects of climate change now and loom in the future are scary to contemplate. Because of water drying up in some places and building up in others there is going to be a mass migration to places with clean water and dry land. Because clean water and dry land will be in short supply for multitudes of people, people will need to learn how to get along with one another. The way they get along now is not sustainable.

It is scary and if people continue to follow the religion they are following or not following, things will continue to deteriorate on the earth. The moral decline over the last fifty years is staggering, and to continue declining at such a pace is scary to contemplate. I live in the violent, intolerant, sexist, racist, homophobic United States. Christianity is the main religion. I cannot completely blame the religion for the mortal decline, but such positions feed a congregation in some churches and mega-churches. And to follow such positions, at death, leads downward not upward.

For those to consider the Holy Doctrine, to follow the doctrine leads higher in this lifetime. The philosophy is compassion for all breathing creatures that cry, yes, all. Be a peaceful and 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. Do not harm any creature. 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. Aha and here is a verse from the Veda for compassion for the whole of the earth.

To come and go or be secure to the Lord to be present with to take the part of, yes, for compassion for the whole of the earth.

Lizard with Rocks on the Ground

Verse from the Veda You Might Not Have Heard

I saw a news story about Pope Francis, chief pastor of the worldwide Catholic Church, wherein same-sex marriages cannot be blessed. He said they can’t be blessed because God can’t bless sin, but he should learn the Holy Teaching of heaven wherein all beings are blessed. Sex and sexual issues are not a new issue for the religion, but it supports an ongoing unrighteous position about it. If the act of loving does not harm anyone, what is the issue? The issue lies within the doctrine of the church and the pope and anyone else who has an issue with two people coming together in marriage. God and Goddess love and bless everyone, and such is the Holy Doctrine.

The Catholic Church along with the many branches of the Christian religion certainly treat females as subservient to males, which is certainly not the righteous position to take either. I am not sure what their issue is here since the Holy Teaching is equality, compassion for all loving breathing creatures.

The Catholic Church just like the many Christian branches do not condone the killing of animals and eating of meat. The problem here is that Christians do not know of Holy Doctrine because the church does not teach the Holy Doctrine. If they did, they would know of Holy Teaching of equality, compassion for all loving breathing creatures that cry.

Recently the pope met with the most revered Shiite Muslim leader, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq, to urge peace between the two religions. Since both religions are sexist and dangerous and do not teach the Holy Doctrine of compassion for all loving breathing creatures that cry, such a marriage seems dangerous, but we pray for peace.

The moral teaching of heaven is not difficult to understand. I present it often enough, but here it is again. Compassion for all breathing creatures that cry is the Holy Way. Be a peaceful and 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. Do not harm any creature. 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.

Here is a verse from the Veda you might not have heard.

You may have heard that a loving God dwells within mortals, but have you heard that to spread wide with the air to praise, the Goddess praises with light and thoughtful words to benefit all mortals.

Verse from the Veda to Grow Friendly and Compassionate

Giving Water to a Traveler

During the last few years, I was appalled to see pictures of Christian “leaders” fawning over Donald Trump. If they were lecturing him about his ungodly policy of child separation would be one thing, but they were not, they supported him. They and their followers evidently supported the inhumane policy of separating parents attempting to immigrate legally into this country from their children. Over 5000 families were torn apart at the southern border of the United States. The children were sent to large indoor facilities, and what I saw on television was young children, some as young as four or five, held in animal cages where they slept on hard floors with weird silver blankets. Some young children, I think mostly young girls, were moved around the country in the middle of the night to hide their whereabouts. Much was secret about this program; investigators were not allowed to see much in the facilities. I can only imagine how many individuals were involved in carrying out these despicable deeds, and it horrifies me to know that people can do such things to others. I am horrified, because the same kind of person worked in the Nazi Death Camps during the 1930’s and 40’s, responsible for the death of many millions of innocent people.

The Trump administration did not keep records of the children they separated, nor did they make any effort to correct their wrong. So here we are, a few years later with a new administration that has made it a priority to reunite the remaining separated children. President Joe Biden introduced a task force to reunite the 700 or so children still separated, and already, a little over 100 families have been reunited. Yesterday, the new Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called the separation of children from their families “the most powerful example of cruelty” by the Trump administration and said reuniting the families is one of the Biden administration’s top priorities, something Mayorkas described as a “moral imperative.”

The separation policy was carried out by the Trump administration to be cruel. That is the reason they gave for it, and it was a cruel, evil policy, where innocent children were tortured, traumatized for life and such was not enough to shake the faith of the misguided Christians. Trump received strong support from white evangelicals in the last two presidential elections, some estimates at 80 percent. A recent survey found that about half of America’s white Protestants believed Trump was chosen by God to be president. For the charismatic Christians and Pentecostals the percentage is higher and scarily, about 65 million Americans align in that group.

Back in 2015, (the prophet) Jeremiah Johnson along with other Pentecostals and charismatics embraced the idea that God had chosen Trump to restore America’s Christian moorings, and his unlikely victory gave credibility to their guess. This time the prophet Johnson was wrong and he apologized for it and a couple of days later wrote, “Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family and ministry. I have been labeled a coward, sellout, a traitor to the Holy Spirit, and cussed out at least 500 times.”

What, dear friends, has happened to the most cherished religion on the earth today? It has completely lost its moorings, what was once a religion of love now embraces hate and cruelty. The moral teaching of heaven is not difficult to understand. I present it often enough, but here it is again. Compassion for all breathing creatures that cry is the Holy Way. Be a peaceful and 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. Do not harm any creature. It does not matter is 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.

Here is a mantra from the Veda to grow friendly.

Everyone has committed a disturbing number of thoughts and actions offensive to heaven, but to grow friendly and compassionate to all breathing creatures that cry is a means of compensation.

Verse from the Veda to be Creative

The earth is a wonderful and beautiful place to live. The conditions are ideal, and support a great diversity of life. It seems that every nook and cranny supports living substances, and the same substance sustains all creatures. All creatures are mortal but live upon the same immortal air. It is the same for creatures of the air, land, and water. It is the same for creatures throughout, and similarly, creatures throughout the universe. It is the same everywhere in the universe because the same Divine Energy is everlasting and everywhere.

An artist is creative, unique, inspired, resourceful, and imaginative. To become similar to the Divine Artist is unique, but to inspire the substance sustaining all life for a resource to draw upon, along with the imagination, to create.

Here is a mantra from the Veda to be creative.

Divine Energy is creative and spreads with extraordinary power and wisdom to generate the beautiful shining universe and to fill up with the principal wind to fulfillment to maintain in the navel works the same.

Verse from the Veda to Bring a Smile

The preeminent driver in people is the drive for happiness, and the heavenly breath comes to all creatures on the earth to enjoy life. The breath comes to all creatures of the three worlds, creatures of the water, land, and air, and the Holy Way is to care for all so that all can live happy.

When I am happy I smile, and I smile a lot. I am known as Smiley but I cannot smile on demand, only when happy. When young I would hear grandmother say that is does not take any more energy to smile than it does to frown. Whom that was directed toward is long forgotten, but I have never forgotten the words.

Recently I watched an episode of the old television show called Monk. Monk was a former detective often called on to help solve murders. He worked most closely with Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Randy Disher. Disher was a nice enough person, meant well, treated people kindly but was kind of a bumbler. In the show, someone asked Randy why he was so happy. He said that at an accident scene he saw a bumper sticker that said, “Happiness is a Choice,” and that was his aha moment. From that time on he chose to be happy, and in the same way, anyone can make that choice.

When I was young there was a man in the neighborhood who would stand at a somewhat busy intersection and wave to people in cars and say hi to those walking by. I would pick up newspapers to deliver at the same corner and talk to him. He had a mental issue so the conversation was basic, and even though he did not know very much his happiness and kindness made a big impression on me. I wondered if his state of obliviousness and peacefulness was a state of being to strive for.

A few years ago when I would visit my dad in Arizona I would stand on a corner with a stop sign with a woman who would wave to everyone driving by. I wake before dawn to chant mantras and after that I would join her. She woke before dawn to go to this corner and wave to people as a religious observance. She enjoyed it and those driving by seemed happy to see her and would wave to her or greet her. Kindness is a virtue, and to be kind to a stranger ups the chance of them being kind to you and others.

A person is better off approaching a stranger with a smile rather than a frown, approaching with happiness rather than discontent, peaceful rather than angry. Smiling and happiness are virtuous because they are uplifting to others. There is plenty of medical research on the negative health effects of depression and the positive effects of happiness, so in the long run, best to tread the path happy.

Here is a mantra from the Veda to bring a smile.

To cross the boundary of darkness clear perceptions break forth along with good fortune and a permanent smile, to rise up bright and happy with a radiant face to awaken the desire in others.

Verse from the Veda Great for Protection

For most of my life I was a Buddhist, I believed in the doctrine, the Hinayana tradition, but gravitated to the Mahayana path when the Tibetans came to the area. There is much pomp and circumstance in the Tibetan spiritual practices, or sadhanas, when I now know the Holy Path is simplicity and the philosophy is difficult to understand when the Holy Teaching of Heaven is easy to grasp. Every sadhana ended with a prayer to become a Buddha for the benefit of humanity, which is noble to strive for, but never saw the goal reachable by me. Now I see a way, difficult, but possible with enough effort and good luck.

After a weekend retreat on the Prajnaparamita, or Heart Sutra, I retreated permanently from the Buddhist religion. As part of the teaching was a long and dreadful discourse on the hell realm, a fictitious realm after death and before rebirth. The horrors befalling a person were agonizing to hear and it went on and on, more like the hell realm of the Christian religion in it being everlasting.

Although a person is born to live and die, is born again to live and die again and it goes on and on, continuously until a person becomes awakened, a Buddha for the benefit of humanity. In the between you have no body to experience any horrors, no eyes to see it is dark, no feeling of pain or happiness, nothing. No one that I am aware of has returned from the dead to describe the horrors of the hell realm although some have claimed returning from heaven to describe the delights. The body is of the earth and does not go to heaven, so how to see, hear and feel the delight?

The mantra associated with the Heart Sutra is “tadyatha om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha.” It is called the Perfection of Wisdom and the English translation of the Sanskrit mantra is “gone gone gone beyond the wisdom is.” If you compare the two mantras, you might instantly notice that something is wrong. Even if gate means gone, which it does not, there are not enough in the translation, and the words tadyatha om parasamgate and swaha are not included. The ancient Sanskrit mantras associated with Tibetan Buddhism such as this one are considered extremely holy, so I would think they would want to know what they say. Many think the mantras are syllables of power but have no meaning. The mantras are the Holy Wisdom of Heaven to follow to awaken so it behooves them to know the teaching.

The same poor translations of the Sacred Text are associated with all the religions of the earth, so none of the recognized religions appears worth recognizing. To attain the state of a Buddha to attain the heavenly state, master the mantras upon the earth. Until the day comes that the various religious of the earth take to accurately translating their Holy Texts, know that the same philosophy of kindness to all appears in all, and that teaching appears at the Rgvedaschool now.

Here is a mantra from the Veda great for protection.

For happiness seek the air, the indestructible bounteous air is great in the care of, and to call on to become bounteous to hold steady is perfect for that.

Verse from the Veda for Change

For most of my life, I considered myself a Buddhist. When I was about fifteen years of age, I formed a two-and-one-half foot tall figure in meditation, a Buddha, out of papier-mache that was painted black. I did not find much to read about the subject other than various books from Max Muller’s Sacred Books of the East series from the local library. The Rigveda is part of the collection, although I did not attempt to read it until around the age of fifty.

It was around that time the Tibetans began arriving in the area with their form of Buddhism with lots of pomp and circumstance. They call it Mahayana, or the Great Path. There are four traditions in Tibetan Buddhism and I associated with three over a span of ten years. During a weekend dissertation on the Prajnaparamita Sutra, I learned two important details that caused me to quit.

During the dissertation was a long mind-numbing section devoted to a fictitious description of the hell realms, and the horrors that befall the dead for the horrors they committed during life. The main issue with that is that there is no more hellish place than what occurs upon the earth. Ask those who have difficulty obtaining enough food to live, or clean water, a place to live, suffers constant pain, lives in a war zone, or is running from violence. The earth is big and dangerous, but kindness towards others helps everyone, and such seems to be lacking now.

After life and before rebirth the spirit resides in space, they say that you reside in the hands of the Lord during that time. I think it is likely true, although I do not remember, and do not know anyone else who remembers, but either way that is not hell but heaven. Being devoted to one of the earthly religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and so on requires faith, and when something is so wrong in the teaching faith in its validity dwindles.

That is one of the two reasons I quit Mahayana Buddhism. I will tell you the other reason in a couple of weeks because it is in two parts. Discovering the true path is neither of the two parts, but the main reason of having no faith in any of the earthly religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and so on.

Here is a verse from the Veda for change.

A day of Brahma is a gift,

And to despair,

Chant AH as heaven to change.

Verse from the Veda You May Not Have Heard

The Winter Solstice is a very special day because during dark times like this, the sun is reborn to bring light to the world. The darkness leading up to this time is dreadful, especially for those with SAD, seasonal affective disorder. The Winter Solstice is a wondrous occasion, the true significance of this time of year. Yes, the Sun of God is divine and begins its yearly assent to heaven, aided by twelve disciples. They have different names in different places, but here they are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Among the disciples are a number of women, a key feature lacking in many of the earthly religions.

One earthly manmade religion in particular has subverted the yearly event and molded it into a fictitious event that unfortunately is widely celebrated. In fact, it is the most popular religion upon the earth today. It is hard to believe but the religion claims a man was born a god a couple thousand years ago of an earthly mother without an earthly father, but such is impossible. As I look around the three worlds, I can clearly see that all breathing, crying creatures are born of a mother and father. Creatures of the water world, the land, and those of the air have parents, and even earthly beings that have attained the heavenly state were born of a mother and father.

Widely considered the most significant teaching of the so-called godman is “the Sermon on the Mount.” I have read it and it does not even present the moral teaching of heaven, with nothing about the critical meditations. To become a master of the outer and inner teaching is the only way to attain the heavenly state, so it is unfortunate that such is missing from the sermon. Therefore, those who follow that religion will die upon the earth to be born again on the earth, but in which of the three worlds is not known. People are born upon the earth with the freedom to believe whatever, and there are many popular religions upon the earth today, but unfortunately, not one guides a person on the path to heaven.

The moral teaching of heaven is not difficult to understand. I present it often enough, but here it is again. Compassion for all breathing creatures that cry is the Holy Way. Be a peaceful and 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. Do not harm any creature. It does not matter is 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 the glorious sunlight.

Here is a verse from the Veda you might not have heard.

You may have heard that a loving God dwells within mortals, but have you heard that to spread out with the air to praise, the Goddess praises with light and thoughtful words to benefit all mortals.

Verse from the Veda to Become Spiritual

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A Verse from the Veda Opposed to the Killing of Turkeys and Other Creatures

The other day I made three loaves of bread, although a comedy of errors in the process, that is if it qualifies as a comedy. It began well enough and everything was ready in the mixing bowl for the flour, but upon opening the bag, the bag ripped which set into motion a string of missteps. The rip caused spillage and difficulty pouring into another container, so I stopped and cleaned up. I scooped the flour from the bag but used the wrong sized measuring cup, discovered upon mixing and seeing it so sticky. Naturally, I added more flour but not enough since it was still sticky but decided to go with it and set it aside to rise. The two-hour rising period turned into four hours and the dough had over risen the bowl, but placed it in the three bread pans and set aside to rise again. The half to one hour rising period also went way beyond… an extra three plus hours, but good fortune, only one had risen out of the pan. Parred it back some, put it in the oven with the other two loaves and baked.

The thing about making bread is that the process is so forgiving, a virtuous action in many religions. I have made bread for fifty years with and without leavening agents and to me, they have all been a success. On this occasion, the bread is light but perfect to put into a toaster and toasted on the dark side. I like carbon on the edges, and with butter and Current Jelly, the taste is outstanding. I served a friend a couple of slices in the way I like it, and she even asked me for the recipe.

Indoor dining is not happening here now, but look forward to eating at one of my favorite restaurants, a Middle Eastern buffet. I just love to look at the loaves of bread, so many different kinds, and all look so tasty, but with all the other wonderful foods to enjoy, I just look at the bread.

Bread making goes back many thousands of years, grinding stones have been discovered that are 30 thousand years old. Bread is a staple all over the world, and every country has their specialties. There is something spiritual about the simplicity of eating bread with wine or water, and bread and wine comprise the Eucharist, a Christian sacrament. The Jewish Religion utilizes bread and wine in their rituals. During Roman times, bread was used as an offering to deities, and today in Hinduism for the same purpose.

The stomach of a person is called a breadbasket. A fruit and vegetable basket would also be appropriate, but definitely not a meat basket. The Holy Teaching of the Sacred Veda is very clear on that. Do not kill any creature that cries and breathes the same air we breathe. To serve a righteous meal according to the Holy Teaching of Heaven this Thanksgiving, serve bread, fruit, and vegetables. Wine is optional, but no turkey or meat of any kind. Heaven will certainly look more kindly upon you on judgement day if you do not commit the highest offense and help spare the life of the 46 million holy turkeys set to be killed and eaten on Thanksgiving Day.

Here is a verse from the Veda opposed to the killing of turkeys and other creatures.

A breath comes to a person for fulfillment for the righteous act to stay in devotion and rise up bright and happy to serve all in the field. To remain righteous, separate from a sacrificing priest who kills for they commit the highest offense, and for that reason bow to others as an expression of homage to the highest.