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The world was once connected by “Sanatana Dharma”

I know some people might not like this type of writing here. Some may even hate me for doing this here. But i am not exaggerating a bit here. And this is not a religious talk at all but just trying to say why these are closely connected.

If you want to criticize me for writing this, please feel ABSOLUTELY FREE to do so BUT with THE FACTS.

So what is my point ?!! It is about the fact that the principles of Sanatana Dharma (roughly means “Universal Laws / Principles for all Humans” is misunderstood hugely today as religious and the fact that it once connected the entire human race across the world. Now this may be a bit too much for the reader to digest. Trust me… infact when i sought out to find the truth myself, i felt much more puzzled and unable to agree on certain facts the same way as you may feel now. 

No – I am not against any religion here… But i am against lot of misunderstandings that we live in today.

To me neither Hinduism is original as it is today, and the same applies to so called  other “RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD”.In fact i would go one step ahead and confidentally say – There is nothing called religion.

Why was it created then ?? Well – Simply put the answer was to keep humans live together in groups / communities and work towards the welfare of each other. Humans were less populated in the beginning and hence their staying together for the welfare of each other and to do things together, was vital. The power of togetherness and unity was the basic. Love to all and serve to all was the basic principle of Sanatana Dharma. Infact that is the basic objective of every religion or the basic message given by the supreme lords of all “Religions”.  And incase any of you want to debate this fact – You are free to do so but do not expect any response from me on this as i know that every religion preaches “Love for every living things” and i will NOT debate with any of you on that basic stuff.

Now How do i know all these?? Well that’s simple – Read more about Sanatana Dharma in its various original texts… not WIKIPEDIA although it is like closer to the fact.

Now getting to the point on how do i say Sanatana Dharma is origin of the Religions of today’s world ?? Well simply because they have connected all the human race and they are still connecting every religion in the world by the clear remaining proof.

What proof ?? ASK ME i will tell you 🙂 But here is a bit of fundamentals by taking facts of the major religions of the world…

So called Hinduism – got its name because it meant the practices followed by the people who lived in the land below Hindukush mountains and the Indus river (Sind river). Google for Hindukush and Indus river and find out more yourself.

The muslim – Well they have the famous Mecca and the famous holy Kaabah which looks just like the Linga of Lord Shiva – A Hindu God. Dont believe me – Try googling it. Well thats not all – it also has inscriptions (Holy Quran / Koran) mentioning about the 4 books being the original laws (The Holy Scripture of Vedas are 4 – Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharvana) and one of them being the most important and hence the Koran is adapted from it (probably Atharvana veda as it was  collection of spells and incantations as against the other 1st three vedas which were either collections of hymns or formulas).

The word Koran means “Word of God”(not any human) in Arabic & Persian. Hindus believe that the Vedas was directly revelead from the supreme God and it was a text that was heard (Sruti) against the texts that were written (smriti). 

Now what about Christianity you may ask ?!! Well, there is some facts that are common between Christ (the Lord who was born among cattles and loved sheeps) and Krishna (the Lord who was born among cattles and loved cows). The word Christianity – is derived from the phrase  “Chrisn-nity” or “Krishna neeti” meaning the ways of lord krishna or the laws of Lord Krishna. I am not saying this, the author P.N.Oak said it. Google for him and check out yourself.

That is not all. The Famous Holy Vatican city – is often referred by the Christians as the Garden city of Vatican. Now the Indian original hindi speaking population and those who know Sanskrit well will tell you that the word “Vatika” means the Garden. Hang on… thats not only theory – Go look at the picture of the Holy Vatican city yourself with the Obelisk in the center. It looks like the shape of Shiva linga with the Obelisk at the center. See here…  http://artfortunepolitics.asia/st-peters-square-at-vatican-city-with-the-obelisk-at-the-center/

Now the Obelisk is a common thing that is found everywhere including the Washington monument at Washington DC, the obelisk at Beunos Aires in Argentina,  etc. In Hindu temple tradition, there is something called the Dwajasthambam which is kept in front of the temple’s main sanctum santorum and after the main temple tower. There is a scientific purpose for this to be there and also covered with certain alloys. Even the churches in India these days have brought this culture all of a sudden as they probably understood the important of it.

Are you still debating… ?? Then you didnt read much about Sanatana Dharma. Feel free to connect with me and i will be more than glad to help you realize that the world is actually one common culture and it was already connected for the benefit of every single living soul. Let us understand in detail and connect back again for the benefit of all.

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Will Valmiki sue James Cameron ?

I am trying to guess why Sage Valmiki did not leave behind his ancestral race with a Patent on the blue color of his Hero or the “V” mark on the forehead for he would have left behind someone to sue James Cameron and his 5 year old efforts on Avatar.

First of all, the word “Avatar” comes from the Sanskrit word of the same name which means “Reincarnation” and so was Lord Rama the Avatar of Vishnu who is the God of Protection as per Indian Mythology. I felt i was dreaming when i watched the Cameron movie for the 1st time in a theatre that was filled with people full of expectations. Yes, the movie is well made and is definitely a good benchmark for future movie makers in both Hollywood and elsewhere.

I am not even trying to criticize the efforts that went behind the best movie of 2009, but trying to analyze from where Mr. Cameron got these motivation. To be clear on what i mean, let me show some pictures here to make sure it is well understood.

Lord-Rama

Lord Rama was the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu whose Avatars in their order of apperance on earth depicts the evolution of living beings on earth starting from a water based Fish to a turtle that lives in both water and land and a boar that lives in marshy lands, to a half man-half lion in Narasimha, followed by the dwarf in Vaamana and the Sage Parasurama being the one before Prince Rama. He was born in the Sun-descendant (surya parampara) family, was depicted to be in the color blue of the rain clouded sky (greyish blue)  and was wearing the Vaishnavite symbol of “V” Nama on his forehead with a white line in the center. The battle against evil king Ravana was fought with the heroics of Vanaraas (Monkey Warriors) and won with Lord Rama winning against King Ravana who had all powerful vehicle that could fly and be controlled by him and had ten heads.

 Avatar Hero

The Hero of the movie Avatar is a physically challenged marine officer who is transformed into the body of the Avatar, a native of the moon called “Pandora”  who call themselves “Na’avi”. The Naavi tribe has the color blue and the Hero is seen with this “V” on his forehead when he is completely qualified to be one among the tribe. Incidentally they fight their own war but have tails like monkeys, whereas the tail was used for the vanara warriors as per Valmiki. The villian of the movie is a captain who leads the operation against the Naavi tribes and uses a big flying vehicle to destroy their base just like Ravana did in the 1st battle with Lord Rama’s warriors.

Now i am wondering that either James cameron is extremely blessed by the almighty that he depicted this story with so many common elements with the great Hindu Epic, or has badly been narrated the story by someone who did not read the Ramayana completely or did not want to give away the complete story to him.

Whatever it is … it was an enjoyable moment to watch the characters come alive… and if someone can rightly picturise the great epic Ramayana in movies – it can only be James Cameron who might have been sued by Sage Valmiki’s descendents for Avatar.

To anyone who needs scientific proof of existence of Lord Rama, either go check the google earth images for “Rama Sethu” or “Adams Bridge” between Indian Subcontinent and Srilanka or simply read this http://bit.ly/4tTcP1 

Some coincidences really make you wonder and wish !!

Have a Happy New Year 2010.

Valluvan Kural


Valluvan Kural

Originally uploaded by bratboy76

Thiru Valluvar showing 3 fingers indicating the 3 parts of his famous & master piece Tamil Literature Thiru Kural.

The Kural is divided into 3 parts :

1. Aram ( Virtue or Deeds – 38 Chapters)
2. Porul (Wealth – 70 Chapters)
3. Kaamam ( Love – 25 Chapters)

Born in Mylai (Mylapore, Chennai) and lived major of his life in Madurai where he submitted his work Thirukurral to the then King Pandian.

He was said to born for a Brahmin Father (Bhagavan) & a non brahmin Mother (Adi), who was an untouchable at those times. After he was abandoned by his parents and his short time adopted mother from vellala community, he was raised by a weaver couple. It is probably for this reason that even today many of the weavermen community claim to be the clan of Valluvan.

A monument called Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976 in Chennai. The monument includes front hall corridors with walls inscribed with all the 1330 kurals.

A 133 feet tall statue of Thiruvalluvar showing his first three fingers. The statue is carved out of rock and erected at the southern tip of India (Kanyakumari) where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean confluence. The 133 ft denotes Thirukkural’s 133 athikarams and the show of three fingers, perhaps, the three themes Aram, Porul, and Inbam.

Agni – (Fire) lifts its hands to bless

“agním īḷe puróhitaṃ
yajñásya devám ṛtvíjam
hótāraṃ ratnadhâtamam…”

The first hymn of the Rig Veda, and so the Rig Veda also often says that Agni arises from water or dwells in the waters. He may have originally been the same as Apam Napat. This may have originally referred to flames from natural gas or oil seepages surfacing through water, as in a fire temple at Surakhany near Baku in Azerbaijan. Other Rigvedic names, epitheta or aspects of Agni include Matarishvan, Bharata and the Apris.

Agni is a deva, second only to Indra in the power and importance attributed to him in Vedic mythology, with 218 out of 1,028 hymns of the Rigveda dedicated to him. He is Indra’s twin, and therefore a son of Dyaus Pita and Prthivi. He is married to Svaha, “oblation” personified.

He is one of the Guardians of the directions, representing the southeast. Considered the messenger between the God and the Mortal, the Supreme and most essential part of any religious ceremonies, functions and duties in India, the Agni or Fire is considered one of the most powerful Vedic God and the main in Lord Indra’s (The King of Gods) companions and so with 218 out of 1,028 hymns of the Rigveda dedicated to him.

In Hindu art, Agni is depicted with two or seven hands, two heads and three legs. In each head , he has seven fiery tongues with which he licks sacrificial butter. He rides a ram or in a chariot harnessed by fiery horses. His attributes are an axe, torch, prayer beads and a flaming spear.

Agni is represented as red and two-faced, suggesting both his destructive and beneficent qualities, and with black eyes and hair, three legs and seven arms. He rides a ram, or a chariot pulled by goats or, more rarely, parrots. Seven rays of light emanate from his body. One of his names is Saptajihva, “having seven tongues”.