Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Rig-Veda



Dr. David Hawkins, M.D., PhD and author has been educating me on transcending my Levels of Consciousness. I'm opening my eyes and mind to non-duality, as I study A Course In Miracles and the lessons taught by the great Avatars. I believe we are all One Consciousness with one goal on Earth, to find our purpose here.

In the Sanskrit hymns recorded in the Vedas the word “Krishna” is the term for God.

Vyasadeva is said to have been the “Literary Incarnation” of God, or “Krishna,” while writing them. One of the text in the Rig Veda is Upanishads, which is one of highest spiritually calibrated text of all time according to Dr. David Hawkins, book titled "Power vs. Force." The glory of the holy Veda is the truth of non-duality, which, though contradicted in everyday experience, is established by the super-conscious experience and logically is sounder than the doctrine of multiplicity.
The Upanishads at [970]
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“It is not the language but the speaker that we want to understand.” ~Veda Upanishads

“As one acts and conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.”
~Veda Upanishads

“Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins.”
~Veda Upanishads

“He who knows self as the enjoyer of the honey from the flowers of the senses, ever present within, ruler of time, goes beyond fear. For this self is supreme!”
~Veda Upanishads

The first historically complete written book is a (Spiritual Text), the 'Rig-Veda.'
Who wrote it?
Srila Vyasadeva, also known as Krsna Dvaipayana or Vedavyasa.
And the earliest known record of storytelling can be found in the Egyptian Pyramids in the format of images. New Evidence suggests that "the 3 Giza pyramids were built as a group, at the time the Sphinx was built; the Sphinx was built about 11,300 to 13,000 years ago. The Sphinx shows that it was built during a wet climate, which has not been in the Sahara Desert for 6,000 years. The Age of Leo coincided with the Vela X supernova that formed the Gum Nebula, and with the floods that came with the Holocene end of the Ice Age.

When Vela X went supernova about 11,000 years ago, it was the
brightest star in the sky.

Aside from Vela X, Sirius (the alpha star of Canis Major) was the
brightest star in the sky.

With respect to Constellations of Stars, the Egyptians identified:

* Osiris=Orion, whose alpha star is Betelgeuse,
* Isis=Sirius, whose Egyptian Gnostic followers produced a table related to the tarot that may have encoded principles of the Book of Thoth, and
* Thoth=Vela X, identified with learning writing and agriculture from their goddess Seshat, the principal wife of Thoth.)

Since the 3 pyramids were built according to the Golden Ratio, they each "squared the circle". That is, the total circumference of the base is the circumference of a circle whose radius is the height of the pyramid." -
Ref: http://www.valdostamuseum.org/hamsmith/pyramid.html

Three years ago I stood in awe
at the estimated 6,000-11,000 year-old paintings and carvings on the walls inside the Pyramid tombs of Giza. Tingles ran down my body with the realization that, like our ancestors we treasure the same things, our life, our families, our friends, water, birds, nature, our land and the ability to create. The art work is a funeral recording of their lives.(See my photos below- Each of the carvings and paintings are individual family members or people important to them. They are painted and sculptured with the 'exact details' of their 'personal characteristics' to help them find their loved ones after they die and come back in another lifetime.)
Humm.. maybe one of those figures was you are I? :) The math and skill set used in the middle of the Sahara Desert is astonishing! Research is estimating that it only took 20 years to build the three Golden Ratio Pyramids and the Sphinx.

The Egyptian Pyramid texts are the oldest known religious texts in the world.

However, the Egyptian Pyramid texts are not "books" per se, but prayers or poetic hymns composed for the pharaoh. They are dated at 2400-2300 BCE.
The oldest well-known "book" (a narrative story) is probably the Epic of Gilgamesh, first composed circa 2150-2000 BCE,
but revised, retold, and abridged in later centuries.
Of the 4 primary Vedas, the Rig-Veda is the oldest 3,900 years-old.

If the biblical books of Moses are authentic, they would be composed circa 1400 or 1200 BCE (depending on the date of the Exodus). The New Testament documents were probably composed around 50-70 CE, though some scholars would date them as late as 90 CE.

Oldest surviving book.
The "Pyramid texts" survive as inscriptions on the walls of pyramids and sarcophagi of pharaohs from EST: 5th and 6th dynasty, who lived circa 2400-2300 BCE.

The oldest copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh are 12 clay tablets found in the library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh. The tablets were inscribed circa 800-700 BCE, representing a version of the Epic from 1300-1000 BCE.

The oldest manuscripts of the Rig-veda known to exist date from the 11th century CE.

“When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolution then nothing is impossible. ”
~Rig Veda

“People who are soft spoken and truthful are loved by all. ”
~Rig Veda

“A person can achieve everything by being simple and humble.”
~Rig Veda

“ Ego is the biggest enemy of humans. ”
~Rig Veda

“One should perform his deeds for the benefit of mankind with an unbiased approach because of bias gives birth to evil, which creates thousands of obstacles in our path. ”
~Rig Veda

Philological and linguistic evidence indicate that the Rigveda was composed in the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, roughly between 1700–1100 BC[4] (the early Vedic period). There are strong linguistic and cultural similarities with the early Iranian Avesta, deriving from the Proto-Indo-Iranian times, often associated with the early Andronovo (Sintashta-Petrovka) culture of ca. 2200-1600 BC.

"NEW DISCOVERY Related to RIG-VEDA!

Georg Fuerstein, Subhash Kak and David Frawley discovered that the Rig Veda mentions the river Saraswati which disappeared in 1900 BCE and so it has to be at least eight centuries older than the arbitrary date of 1200 BC.

It is said that anyone who discusses any aspect of Vedic literature is considered to be a representative of Srila Vyasadeva. Therefore, the special seat offered to those who speak such discourses are said to be sitting on the “sear of Vyasadeva” known as a “vyasasana.” The anniversary of one’s spiritual master is known as a “Vyasa Puja” day, as the spiritual master is also a representative of Srila Vyasadeva.

Mathematics

The knowledge of mathematics in Rigveda and related texts is another important evidence. Rigveda not only mentions the decimal number system for integers but also the infinity. It mentions in detail the spoked wheel with arbitrary number of spokes (1.164.13,14,48). Clearly such verses would imply that these authors knew the associated mathematical properties of circle and square. The algorithm for circling the square needed for making the spoked wheel is given in the Baudhāyana Shulba Sūtra which is the oldest of the Shulba Sūtrās, ancient mathematical texts dealing with the methods for the construction of altars needed in Vedic rituals and other related mathematical topics. These books are later than the Rigveda Samhita. Even though Dutta made a detailed study of these books around 1930 and showed that the theorem attributed to Pythogoras is contained in these books in a more general form, the western indologists like Keith (or Whitney earlier) did not pay much attention since they were convinced, without any proof, that all the sciences in ancient India - mathematics, astronomy etc., were borrowed from Greeks or Egyptians. It was in 1962 that the American mathematician Seidenberg showed that, “the elements of ancient geometry found in Egypt and Babylonia stem from a ritual system of the kind found in Shulba Sūtrās.” The Shulba Sūtrās contain the algorithm for building the pyramid shaped funeral altar (smashāņa chit). Recall that the Egyptian pyramids are used as tombs for the dead. There is no ancient Egyptian literature for the detailed construction of these pyramids. Hence it is more than likely that their source is the Shulba Sūtrās. This piece of evidence fixes the date for the Baudhāyana Shulba Sūtra which gives a lower bound date for Rigveda."-Ref: http://controversialhistory.blogspot.com/2008/01/date-of-rig-veda.html

The oldest complete manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible are dated at the 9th-10th century CE. The earliest New Testament manuscripts date at 350 CE, though small fragments have been found as early as 125-150 CE.

Organization of The Rig-Veda

The text is organized in 10 books, known as Mandalas, of varying age and length. The "family books": mandalas 2-7, are the oldest part of the Rigveda and the shortest books; they are arranged by length and account for 38% of the text. The eighth and ninth mandalas, comprising hymns of mixed age, account for 15% and 9%, respectively. The first and the tenth mandalas are the youngest; they are also the longest books, of 191 suktas each, accounting for 37% of the text.

Each mandala consists of hymns called sūkta (su-ukta, literally, "well recited, eulogy") intended for various sacrificial rituals. The sūktas in turn consist of individual stanzas called ṛc ("praise", pl. ṛcas), which are further analysed into units of verse called pada ("foot"). The meters most used in the ṛcas are the jagati(a pada consists of 12 syllables), trishtubh(11), viraj(10), gayatri and anushtubh(8).

The last four chapters of the second book are usually singled out as the Aitareyopanishad, ascribed, like its Brahmana (and the first book), to Mahidasa Aitareya; and the third book is also referred to as the Samhita-upanishad.
To Read the Rig-veda in English
Ref: Sacred Text-The Rig Veda
Ralph T.H. Griffith, Translator
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/index.htmal

Vedas

Rigveda
· Yajurveda · Samaveda · Atharvaveda
Divisions
Samhita · Brahmana · Aranyaka · Upanishad

Upanishad
Aitareya · Brihadaranyaka · Isha · Taittiriya · Chandogya · Kena · Maitri · Mundaka · Mandukya · Katha · Kaushitaki · Prashna · Shvetashvatara

Vedanga
Shiksha · Chandas · Vyakarana · Nirukta · Jyotisha · Kalpa

Itihasa
Mahabharata · Ramayana

Other scriptures
Smriti · Śruti · Bhagavad Gita · Purana · Manu Smriti · Agama · Pancharatra · Tantra · Akilathirattu · Sūtra · Stotra · Dharmashastra · Divya Prabandha · Tevaram · Ramacharitamanas ·
Yoga Vasistha

Comparing the Bible and the Rig-Veda
in the Book of Genesis, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light" Light was also created in the Rig Veda, "O Agni, you who gleam in the darkness, to you we com day by day, with devotion and bearing homage;" Thus showing the creation of light is constant with the Bible and the Rig Veda.

In the Book of Psalms the people worship the Lord and although the Rig Veda consists of many Gods, both texts encourage worship to the creator. The difference with the worship is that the Rig Veda has many Gods that make up one part of the earth, while the Bible has one God that creates all of the earth. The Rig Veda has gods such as, Agni, Indra, and Purusa each with their own purpose. Also the Bible implies that God can protect the Earth alone while the Rig Veda insists that all the Gods together can protect our home. Hence showing the relationship between the two religions and texts.
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My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.


"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

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Giza, Egypt
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Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

The Kingdom of Bhutan



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2 comments:

  1. Stunning photos Kelly. That must have been an incredible experience. Dr. Hawkins mentions the Rig Veda in some of his lectures too.

    One Consciousness. Just cannot wrap the brain around that one. There is only awe.

    See you and the good Doc soon!
    Love,
    Peggy

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  2. http://www.aryasamajjamnagar.org/chapterseven.htm

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