A Rishi is on the path to Buddhahood, and will become a Buddha, one liberated from all existence. By definition, a Rishi is a seer, a person with extraordinary perception, and one is associated with every hymn in the Rigveda because they composed a portion of every verse in the text. That makes the text unique among the world’s ancient spiritual texts, because every other is exclusively the word of Brahma. The Rishis became Buddhas and were of a lineage called the Angiras, and many used Angiras as part of their name. In fact, the last Buddha to grace the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni, used the family name of Angirasa Kumara, and was of the lineage. There are nineteen Rishis connected with the first book of the Rigveda and well over a hundred with the whole of the text.
Followers of Hinduism honor the Rigveda while Buddhists disparage, yet the Veda is the path to enlightenment… to become a Buddha. Such is the confusion upon the earth today, and easily explains why a Buddha has not graced the earth in thousands of years.
Here is a verse from the Veda on How a Buddha Shines.
For the knowledge of how a Buddha shines with light, the brightest obtain the air to be present with the Holy Spirit.
The earth is a very beautiful place, full of wonders, and all the elements are here and available to live happily and peacefully in paradise. Such is the Holy Teaching of Heaven, and to follow all creatures will have the opportunity to live happily and harmoniously together on the earth. The biggest obstacle to that are people. Some people go astray because they do not know any better, some because the religion or spiritual leader is astray, and some because the people they hang around with are astray. There are numerous reasons why the earth is not paradise everywhere, and the way to correct that right now is do what you want to be happy as long as it does not infringe on the happiness of any creature that grasps for the breath and cries. That includes all the beautiful and fun loving creatures of the forests, pastures, air, and water. Certainly, there are creatures that attack and kill other creatures, but people can be better than that, and a person claiming to follow the teaching of heaven should be better. Back in the 1960s, Make Love, Not War was a popular American counterculture and anti-war slogan and since then the slogan has spread around. It is a virtuous activity and we owe our existence to love.
Here is a verse from the Veda to make love, not war.
God and Goddess are lovers,
Both are constant companions,
And display the association forever for all to love.
I currently reside in a large city. The population is very diverse, I see and meet people who have come from all over the world, and I feel very comfortable with that, in fact, moved here because of that. Since a teenager, my musical interest has been primarily religious/spiritual and traditional from cultures around the world, and because of the city’s diversity, I have the opportunity to hear a wide variety of live ethnic music.
I love eating in restaurants serving Mexican, Central and South American, Island, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, really, cuisine from just about everywhere. I enjoy cooking dishes from those areas and beyond, and can do that because there are grocery stores selling the necessary ingredients.
I cherish diversity and feel so much fuller because of it. I would not want to live in a less diverse place. Paradise will look much like here because all the children of heaven will be there. You will find wide diversity, non-discrimination, non-harming, kindness toward all, and such is the Sacred Knowledge to follow for heaven upon the earth.
Here is a verse from the Veda to lift up.
Space is unborn and the air that comes from is the sustenance of all, and comes to you to fill up to hold to lift up from the earth. The earth is a cherished place but to love to be with me in heaven where there is no pasture.
About ten years ago, Earthwatch Institute declared bees to be the most valuable species on the planet, and recently the Royal Geographic Society of London similarly declared the bee to be the most important living being on the planet. Almost 90% of the major food crops humans live upon are reliant upon bees for pollination, and of course, thousands of animals and birds live upon plants pollinated by bees.
I completely agree that bees are the most important species, because if they die off, we will die as well. Unfortunately, for us, the bees are disappearing. There has been a steep decline in the population of wild and domestic bees over the last few years due to climate change, pesticide use, pollution, and so on, so who knows what will happen. On the bright side, I have many bee friendly plants growing in the yard, and this summer I did notice a slight increase in bees.
Bees are certainly important to the planet, and the most dangerous creature on the planet is man. Obviously, humans are the most dangerous, but of the species, man is the worst. That is why the Lord of all creatures presents humans with the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge, to overcome. The knowledge is not complex so every person can understand – be kind and helpful to all creatures, so that all can enjoy.
Here is a verse from the Veda to liberate oneself.
To be a killer, angry all the time, or ignorant of the knowledge to become exhausted and die, for protection to rise up and liberate oneself with the sound of service, and use effort filling with the breath for the inspiration instigates the love of giving.
Woke up today knowing the day would be beautiful, and it is, a wonderful fall day with the sun brightly shining. It is also a sad day, as I mourn the passing of Elijah Cummings, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. Elijah forwarded legislation on voting rights and civil rights, and recently, as the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, investigating the criminal activities of the Trump Administration. Over the summer, the Honorable Cummings was often the target of Trump’s anger. Trump tweeted a string of racist remarks, a tweet that said the representative had failed badly, and his congressional district was a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
Cummings responded by tweeting that he goes home to his district daily to advocate for his constituents, and such is the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge of Heaven. Become a supporter of people, yes, but support all living creatures, and encourage others to do the same. Do not harm or kill any creature so that all can enjoy life upon the earth. Treat others as you like to be treated is the Golden Rule to follow. Other than that do what you want.
During the last few months, Cummings made it clear that the country was at a crossroads under Trump’s leadership. After Robert Mueller’s appearance on Capitol Hill in late July, he said, “It’s not about not liking the president. It’s about loving democracy. It’s about loving our country… I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch.
I will miss Representative Elijah Cummings; he was a good upstanding statesperson, a role model.
Here is a verse from the Veda about becoming compassionate.
To become a Keeper of the Flock to become wise, a worker of wonders, compassionate, and help now as ancestors of old.
The Veda, Sacred Knowledge of Heaven for people to attain the Heavenly State is not complicated, so it is attainable to everyone. One ancient directive to consider for that is the Golden Rule, and the principle of treating others as you wish to be treated is found in many cultures and religions of the world. Similar to the Golden Rule is the Law of Karma. Karma is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning action and the effect of the action. Just as your living situation today is the result of past actions, your actions today will bear fruit in the future, in other words, what you sow so shall you reap.
Karma says that by being spiritual, one will attain a spiritual reward, but it has practical, real world value. If you go towards another person angry, chances are, you will be greeted with anger, and if you go towards with kindness, you will likely be greeted kindly.
The Sacred Knowledge of Heaven is compassion for whatever creature grasps for the breath and cries. There is also a meditative component to the teaching, but other than that, do what you want and be happy.
Here is a verse from the Veda about the Law of Karma.
All people violate the Holy Law with imperfections every day, and just as the action, the person is blemished.
It appears that some of Trump’s supporters are getting annoyed at his inappropriate language, and specifically, asking God to damn someone. I think any religious person should find his behavior and policies appalling, not just his language. I think they should become sick in the stomach knowing that women fleeing violence who arrive at America’s border have their young children taken from them. Yes, babies ripped from their arms, and it appears some children will never be reunited because the government does not know their whereabouts. In fact, they do not even know how many children are involved… it could be thousands. I have heard five or six thousand children were separated, and it is heartbreaking to hear how traumatized the young children have become, some not knowing their parents, or were scared of them after months of separation. These kids are being traumatized for life, and I would think any religious person would feel extremely sick about it.
I think that a religious person would be turned-off listening to Trump call people fleeing violence in Central America: animals, rapists, killers, drug dealers, and so on, when likely, the majority are Catholic. I think they would get tired and bored listening to Trump lie all the time. When I hear him on television, he is making something up and yelling, verbally attacking someone or something. His language is coarse, but worse are his actions and policies of cruelty when the religious position is kindness and helpfulness to anyone, no matter the sex, sexual or religious preference, race, young, old, whatever.
Here is a verse from the Veda on preparing for enlightenment.
Suffering is taken away by crossing to heaven and being consumed by fire pleases the Highest who is resting because of the faculty that perceives individuality, but to be together with the Sacred Knowledge to live for another and acts of devotion and careful analysis prepare for enlightenment.
Once again, the United States is setting a record in the number of yearly mass shootings. It is no surprise since Americans seem to love owning and shooting guns, in fact, American own half of all the guns in the world, yet comprise only four percent of the world population. There have been about forty mass shooting this year in the country, with the state of Texas in the lead. At the same time as the shooting in Odessa, Texas, lawmakers passed legislation making gun purchases easier. The rational for such a dangerous move is the mistaken notion that more people with guns makes us safer. This is the best our representatives can do, but in the civilized world, a different approach is found to work.
Within the European block of counties are the world’s true democracies where there is universal health care, and its citizens are considered the happiest. There you will find stricter gun laws and most people do not own a gun, and as a result, gun violence is miniscule in comparison with the United States.
Here is the thing. In heaven there are no guns, and if you want to enjoy the Everlasting, follow the example. Here is a verse from the Veda to be with the Maker of this and that.
For the dying, the cause to draw into the nose is thought right to serve and come to return an iron chain worn around the loins to be comfortable with the Maker of this and that.
From a survey taken a few years ago, I find that 75% of Americans claim to be of the Christian faith, yet I see a country extremely violent. Every couple of weeks a mass shooting occurs because someone does not like people of another race or religion.
It is unfortunate that the Bible is translated so poorly because those of the faith can claim many ungodly activities as righteous. You find homophobia, sexism, racism, and an excessive amount of killing, whereas, in the Veda, the Holy Teaching of Heaven, you find non-discrimination and treating others as family. Those who practice the teaching do not kill people, animals, birds, and so on. Any creature that cries and grasps for the breath is treated with compassion, and as such, they do not possess a gun and eat a vegetarian diet. And even if only 75% of the country followed the commandment of not killing, this country would be far less violent.
Such is the teaching, and if one wants to taste the fruits of heaven, such is the way.
Here is a verse from the Veda about the body and the funeral pyre.
The body to serve is appropriate for a funeral pyre; the agreement is to be born a child, but to be out of to call on to agree to be together for Not Born to be born.
I was 10 years old in 1960, and since that time, there has been a huge moral decline in the people of the United States. In 1960, my parents did not lock the house, or car, and when I got a bike, I did not get a lock. I could leave the bike anywhere and it was always there to ride home.
People were more civil at that time, although in the country there was bigotry, racism, sexism just as today, but nowhere near the outward, public display of it. People augured and had fights, but no one I knew carried a gun. I never carried a gun, never hunted, do not believe in killing, but I was not a goody two-shoes. Some of the people I hung around with ended up in juvenile detention or prison, but none carried a gun.
There is a staggering degree of violence in the country these days. It seems as though a mass shooting occurs weekly, many prompted by racial hatred. As a remedy, I suggest that those of the persuasion, go towards a person of a different race, and rather than harm, talk to them… get to know them a little and you might discover that you like them. I live in a neighborhood that is racially diverse and we get along. There are many culturally diverse restaurants and shops in the neighborhood where we shop and eat together in peace. I enjoy living in a racially diverse area as it offers more choices and opportunities to thrive. Everyone benefits from this arrangement, and I suggest everyone give it a try.
Here is a verse from the Veda about protecting another person.
Regarding anyone for protecting is substantial and to go towards to be together for giving with AH and a shine to flow the Knowledge of Heaven.