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  1. THE AUTHORIZED GOSPEL(S) SPEAKS TALKS OF THE CHILD JESUS TILL 12, THEN HE VANISHES ABRUPTLY AND REAPPEARS AT 30. LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE 'HIDDEN YEARS'. HE VISTED HIS FATHER GOD, HE WAS IN THE NEAR-EAST STUDYING EASTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY INCLUDING MITHRAISM, HE CAME TO KASHMIR, etc. Result of one of such serious inquiries, are copied herebelow, which I feel, has some authenticity. Did Jesus study in India for the "missing" 18 years of His life and then bring back a message reflecting eastern religious thought? There are many historical informations that places Jesus in India. One of these is the Work of Nicolas Notovitch in Ladakh, India. Here are "the lost years" of Jesus revealed. In the Bible, Jesus' years between twelve and thirty are left totally blank. No mention is made of his whereabouts or activities. "The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" is the result of a trip in the 1890's by Nicolas Notovitch, a Russian, to Tibet, where he found this amazing, ancient manuscript in a lamasery. He copied the substance of the manuscript, added a colorful account of his dangerous journey, and published the book in France in 1894. This amazing book is now republished, with additional material (commentaries, maps, art work) by Tree of Life Publications. This is a belief-stretching book that reveals the secrets of the Hemis monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. It is here that two Russian scientists become isolated by the winter snows. They then hear of a "western Dalai Lama" of 2000 years earlier! This figure closely correlates to Jesus and his 'missing years'. FORWARD ====== In his foreword in his book "The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" he wrote: In the course of one of my visits to a Buddhist convent, I learned from the chief Lama that there existed very ancient memoirs, treating of the life of Christ and of the nations of the Occident, in the archives of Lhasa, and that a few of the larger monasteries possessed copies and translations of these precious chronicles. There being little probability of my early return to this country, I resolved to delay my departure for Europe, and verify these assertions by seeing some of these copies, even though I were obliged to invade every convent as far as Lhasa - a journey far less perilous and difficult to accomplish than we are usually led to believe. [...] During my sojourn in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, I visited Hemis, a large convent in the outskirts of the city, where I was informed by the Lama that the monastic libraries contained a few copies of the manuscript in question. [...] An unfortunate accident, whereby my leg was fractured, furnished me with a totally unexpected pretext to enter the monastery, where I received excellent care and nursing; and I took advantage of my short stay among these monks to obtain the privilege of seeing the manuscripts relating to Christ. With the aid of my interpreter, who translated from the Tibetan tongue, I carefully transcribed the verses as they were read by the Lama. Entertaining no doubt of the authenticity of this narrative, written with the utmost precision by Brahmin historians and Buddhists of India and Nepal, my intention was to publish the translations of my return to Europe. With this object in view, I addressed myself to several well-known ecclesiastics, requesting them to revise my notes and tell me what they thought of the matter. Monsegneur Platon, the celebrated archbishop of Kiev, believed my discovery to be of great importance, but he earnestly tried to dissuade me from giving the memoirs publicity, declaring it would be against my own interest to do so. Why? This the venerable prelate refused to explain. [...] A year later I chanced to be in Rome. Here I submitted the manuscript to a cardinal standing high in the estimation of the Holy Father. "Why should you print this?" he said, didactically; "nobody will attach much importance to it, and you will create numberless enemies thereby. You are still young, however. If you need money, I can obtain some compensation for these notes, enough to remunerate you for your loss of time and expenditure". Naturally enough, I refused the offer. In Paris I laid my project before Cardinal Rotelli, whom I had met in Constantinople. He also opposed the publication of my work, under pretext that it would be premature. "The church," he added, "suffers too deeply from this new current of atheistic ideas, and you would only furnish new food to the calumniators and detractors of the evangelical doctrine. I tell you this in the interest of all Christian churches".[...] [Then] I wrote to M. Jules Simon, and I sought his advice. His reply was that I should judge for myself of the expediency of giving publicity to the memoirs. I therefore prepared my notes, and now publish them, reserving the right to attest the authenticity of these chronicles. In my commentaries I carefully develop the arguments which prove the good faith and sincerity of the Buddhist compilers. It only remains for me to add that before criticizing my work scientific societies can, without much expense, organize an expedition whose mission it will be to study these manuscripts in the locality in which they are to be found, and thus verify their historical value. These are some tracks taken from the Gospel written by Buddhists and called: "THE LIFE OF SAINT ISSA ================== THE BEST OF THE SONS OF MEN" ======================== The earth has trembled and the heavens have wept, because of the great crime just committed in the land of Israel. (Chapter 1,1) For they have put to torture and executed the great just Issa, in whom dwelt the spirit of the world (Chapter 1,2). Which was incarnated in a simple mortal, that men might be benefited and evil thoughts exterminated thereby (Chapter 1,3). And that it might bring back to life of peace, of love and happiness, man degraded by sin, and recall to him the only and indivisible Creator whose mercy is boundless and infinite (Chapter 1,4). The second and third chapters tell about the life of Mossa (Moses) and his teachings. When Issa had attained the age of thirteen, when an Israelite should take a wife, (Chapter 4,10). The house in which his parents dwelt and earned their livelihood in modest labor, became a meeting place for the rich and noble, who desired to gain for a son-in-law the young Issa, already celebrated for his edifying discourses in the name of the Almighty (Chapter 4,11). It was then that Issa clandestinely left his father's house, went out of Jerusalem, and, in company with some merchants, traveled toward Sindh (Chapter 4,12). That he might perfect himself in the divine word and study the laws of the great Buddhas (Chapter 4,10). In the course of his fourteenth year, young Issa, blessed by God, journeyed beyond the Sindh and settled among the Aryas in the beloved country of God. (Chapter 5,1). The fame of his name spread along the Northern Sindh. When he passed through the country of the five rivers and the Rajputan, the worshippers of the God Djaine begged him to remain in their midst. (Chapter 5,2). But he left the misguided admirers of Djaine and visited Juggernaut, in the province of Orsis, where the remains of Vyasa-Krishna rest, and where he received a joyous welcome from the white priests of Brahma. (Chapter 5,3). They taught him to read and understand the Vedas, to heal by prayer, to teach and explain the Holy Scripture, to cast out evil spirits from the body of man and give him back human semblance (Chapter 5,4). He spent six years in Juggernaut, Rajagriha, Benares, and the other holy cities; all loved him, for Issa lived in peace with the Vaisyas and the Sudras, to whom he taught the Holy Scripture (Chapter 5,5). [and about the wrong system of castes:] He strongly denounced the men who robbed their fellow-beings of their rights as men, saying: "God the Father establishes no difference between his children, who are all equally dear to him" (Chapter 5,11). "They that deprive their brothers of divine happiness shall themselves be deprived of it, and the Brahmans and the Kshatriyas shall become the Sudras with whom the Eternal shall dwell eternally" (Chapter 5,). "Help the poor, assist the weak, harm no one, do not covet what you have not and what you see in the possession of others" (Chapter 5,27). The white priests and the warriors becoming cognizant of the discourse addressed by Issa to the Sudras, resolved upon his death and sent their servants for this purpose in search of the young prophet (Chapter 6,1). But Issa, warned of this danger by the Sudras, fled in the night from Juggernaut, gained the mountains, and took refuge in the Gothamide Country, the birthplace of the great Buddha Shakyamuni, among the people who adored the only and sublime Brahma (Chapter 6,2). Six years later, Issa, whom the Buddha had chosen to spread his holy word, could perfectly explain the sacred rolls (Chapter 6,4). He then left Nepal and the Himalaya Mountains, descended into the valley of Rajputan and went westward, preaching to divers people of the supreme perfection of man (Chapter 6,5). [Returning to the West he traveled along Persia and...] The fame of Issa's sermons spread to the neighboring countries, and, when he reached Persia, the priests were terrified and forbade the inhabitants to listen to him. (Chapter 8,1). But when they saw that all the villages welcomed him with joy, and eagerly listened to his preaching, they caused his arrest and brought him before the high priest [...] (Chapter 8,2). After listening to him, the wise men resolved to do him no harm. In the night, while the city was wrapped in slumber, they conducted him outside the walls and left him on the highway, hoping that he might soon become the prey of wild beasts (Chapter 8,23). But, being protected by the Lord our God, Saint Issa continued his way unmolested (Chapter 8,24). Issa, whom the Creator had chosen to recall the true God to the people that were plunged in depravities, was twenty-nine years of age when he arrived in the land of Israel (Chapter 9,1). From this chapter the story is the same of the Gospels: By order of Governor, the soldiers seized upon Issa and the two thieves whom they conducted to the place of torture, where they nailed them to the crosses they had erected (Chapter 14,1). All that day, the bodies of Issa and of the two thieves remained suspended, dripping with blood, under the guard of soldiers; the people stood around them, while the parents of the crucified men wept and prayed (Chapter 14,2). At sunset, the agony of Issa came to an end. He lost consciousness, and the soul of this just man detached itself from his body to become part of the Divinity (Chapter 14,3). BUT THIS GOSPEL ENDS IN A STRANGE DIFFERENT WAY. Pilate, however, becoming alarmed at his own actions, gave up the body of the holy man to his relations, who buried him near the place of his execution; the multitude then came to pray over his tomb and filled the air with weeping and wailing (Chapter 14,5). Three days later the governor sent his soldiers to take up the body of Issa and bury it elsewhere, fearing a general uprising of the people (Chapter 14,6). The following day the sepulcher was found open and empty by the multitude; and the rumor immediately spread that the Supreme Judge has sent his angels to take away the mortal remains of the saint in whom dwelt on earth a part of the Divine Spirit (Chapter 14,7). When this report came to the ears of Pilate he fell into a rage and forbade everyone, under penalty of perpetual slavery, to ever utter the name of Issa and to pray to the Lord for him. (Chapter 14,8). But the people continued to weep and praise their master aloud; therefore many were placed in captivity, subjected to torture, and put to death (Chapter 14,9). And the disciples of Saint Issa left the land of Israel and went in all directions among the pagans, telling them that they must abandon their gross errors, think of the salvation of their souls, and of the perfect felicity in store for men in the enlightened and immaterial world where, in repose and in all his purity, dwells the great Creator in perfect majesty (Chapter 14,10). Many pagans, their kings and soldiers, listened to these preachers, abandoned their absurd beliefs, deserted their priests and their idols to sing the praises of the all-wise Creator of the universe, the King of kings, whose heart is filled with infinite mercy (Chapter 14,11). NICOLAS NOTOVITCH HERE EXPLAINS: “It is only reasonable to suppose that the prudent lieutenant of the Roman Caesar, seeing that the tomb of Jesus was becoming a shrine of universal lamentations and the object of national mourning, and fearing that the memory of this just man might excite discontent and perhaps arouse the entire population against their foreign yoke, should have taken all possible means to divert the public mind from the recollection of Jesus. For three days, the soldiers placed on guard at the tomb were the butt of the jeers and maledictions of the people, who, braving the danger, came in throngs to adore the great martyr. PILATE THEREFORE ORDERED HIS SOLDIERS TO REMOVE THE BODY DURING THE NIGHT, WHEN THE PILGRIMAGES HAD CEASED, AND ENTER IT CLANDESTINELY IN ANOTHER PLACE, LEAVING THE FIRST TOMB OPEN AND UNGUARDED, THAT THE PEOPLE MIGHT SEE THAT JESUS HAD DISAPPEARED. BUT PILATE FAILED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS END; FOR, ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, NOT FINDING THE BODY OF THEIR MASTER IN THE SEPULCHER, THE HEBREWS, WHO WERE VERY SUPERSTITIOUS AND BELIEVED IN MIRACLES, DECLARED HIM RESUSCITATED.” The Book along with the Gospel can be had from the publishers (Email::treelife@telis.org) (Copied from: http://smithbrad.nventure.com/unknownJC.htm)
  2. I would like to hear authoritative comments from learned vedic scholars here: ======================================= Christ in Ancient Vedas By: bro. Alex Abraham ======================================== Hinduism's most ancient text, the 3000 to 4000 year old Rg Veda, contains a prophecy about a "Lamb which must be sacrificed for the sins of mankind- a Lamb without blemish"! The Vedic Literature shows us at least ten important features of the Prajapati-sacrifice which was are completely fulfilled in Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. The outstanding results of the vedic sacrifices are also present in the results of Christ's crucufixion. The Vedas were written in Sanskrit, between the period 2000 and 1200 B.C. To the Hindus the Vedas are the sacred Scriptures and the final authority of their religion and philosophy. It is surprising to encounter the hidden Christ in the Vedas, the Purusa-prajapati (the Son of Man and the Lord of all) who gave Himself in sacrifice for the salvation of mankind. The Prajapati Sacrifice portrayed in the Vedas is literally fulfilled in the real Prajapati Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, such as sinlessness, the sepatation, the rejection, the silent suffering, trying to the sacrificial pillar, the shed blood, unbroken bones, returning to life. In the Vedas, the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ, and the good news of the gospel are revealed in the upanisads. When the ancients wrote about the sacrifices for attaining Moksa (eternal life) and the sacrifice of Prajapati (Lord of All), they were quire unknowingly portraying the Lord Jesus Christ and His crucifixion as the way of salvation. Pursa or Jesus Christ. CAME DOWN TO THE PLANET EARTH A famous verse from the Kathopanisad describes the manifestation of god in a beautiful and powerful image. The Purusa-Prajapati from the Rg Vedic Purusasukta we can easily see the significance of the above verses in relation to the Asvattha tree or Vanaspathi. The tree came down to earth to give mankind eternal shelter through its sacrifice. (John 13:19) - The expresion, 'I am He' is very significant . He was saying that they would understand and believe that Jesus was the Man (the Purusa) about whom the sacred books have spoken. He was the "man of sorrows' who was despised and rejected by men. THE CROWN OF THORNS We read about the ceremony of this separation in the thirteenth kandha of the 'Sathapathabrahmana. Somethimes they set apart the sacrificial animal by a crown made out of a creeping plant of the forest. This seperated animal deserves no sympathy. It cannot be used for any other purpose. Once it is separated, it is separated for ever for the offering. This feature is also fulfilled in Jesus' sacrifice. Jesus was completely separated for the eternal sacrifice. John recorded his in John 19:2,5 THE REJECTION Without the rejection, the third characteristic of the Prajapatisacrifice, the sacrifice would not have been preformed. First of all, this rejection happened in heaven in the Man's Sacrifice. In the Purusasukta when the devas sacrificed the Purusa, God the father was silent. We can find this feature in the animal sacrifice which is the second stage of the sacrifice. G.Suseelan makes referance to htis in the Itareya Brahmana in the context suggested by this translation: "The sacrificial animal should be rejected bt its father, mother, brother, sister and friends." The animal has to be completely abandoned and seperated for the sacrifice. This is exactly fulfilled in Jesus. St. John wrote about this (John1:11) The great Apostle Paul was rejected by his own people in this period of his life time. In this rejection we see one of the important aspects of the Prajapati-Sacrifice as well as its fulfillment. When we are forsaken by our friends and relatives we must not be dismayed. Remember, we are identifying with the Man (Pursa) who was rejected by his own people and who gave himself for us in the perfect sacrifice. THE SILENT SUFFERER Here, we see that Purusa-Prajapati silently gives himself in this great offering. The words of the Rg Veda describe so well the attitude of the Man: "like a horse I have yoked myself-well knowing to the pole. I seek neither release nor turning back." In the Vedas, the person who kills the sacrificial animal is called 'samitara which means silencer. His job is to make the animal calm. In order to make him calm he asks the animal to be quiet. We have references in the Taittiriya Samhita and in the Apastamba 'srutasutram. However, it is an important characteristic encountered in the Prajapati-Sacrificial. This is fulfilled in Jesus in its strictest sense. About 700 years before the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prophet isaiah predicted it. CLOSE TO THE CROSS In the sacrifice of the Man in the Purusasukta we see the Purusa is also tied to the sacrificial post. "Deva Yadyajnam tanvana abadnan purusam pasum" (The davas who performed this sacrifice tied Purusa, the sacrificial animal.) "yajnam yajnasadhanabhtan tan Purusam pasutvabhavanaya yupe baddham" Here the Purusa is pictured as the victim of sacrifice who is tied to the sacrificial post like an animal. In the Rg Veda, He yoked Himself to the pole like a horse. He sought neither release nor turning back. The cross was the sacrificial post of Jesus Christ.
  3. PREFACE I belong to a family, whose ancestry is traced to Adi Shankara( the word ‘adi’ here means First). It is a claim unprooved. I only know that I was born in the same village or area where Shri Shankara was supposedly born. In those days land was owned by upper castes ( the twice born ones)only. The Lower ones, who constituted the majority (or the sudras) who worked in the fields o f their masters during day and night lived on hutment made out of grass and mud. They were not to cover the upper part of the their bodies and remained half-naked. They were not allowed, even to attempt, to read or write. They were not allowed to draw water from the wells (which they themselves had dug by the sweat of their labour), not to come near the upper castes (so that the upper castes become unholy) . They were severely beaten up or even murdered on trivial issues. No government authority (at that time India was ‘independent’ as it is said to be now) could dare to question them, for, the government meant the upper castes in letter and spirit. These upper castes enjoyed the fruits of the lower castes’ labour, enjoyed the best selected ‘untouchable’ women and very leisurely carried on with their study and interpretation of the Gita, Ramayana , Mahabharata and Manusmruti. They fought ‘wars’ for the local land lords or ‘kings’, traded on the goods that the untouchables produced and lived a care free happy life even to the envy of the perennially jealous Lord Indra. If these were the situation fifty years ago, we can imagine what it could have been half a millennia or a millennium before. INTRODUCTION The Caste System is the single largest factor that contributed to the inherent weaknesses of the Hindu Society. It divided people, classified them into great and mean on the basis the accident of birth , concentrated the authority to rule, gain and manage wealth, administer justice, gain knowledge, right to work or profession and worship God in the hands of an oppressive oligarchy. A Miniscule minority devised ways and means, divine theories and scriptural injections to perennially subjugate the majority so as to rule over them. DO CASTE SYSTEM HAVE A DIVINE ORIGIN? “Chaturvarnyam maya srushtam” is the most controversial verse in the Gita. If that really meant the division of men into ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ castes on the incidence of birth, then either Krishna did not say it or the Brahmanical vested interests manipulated his sayings. And if the four main castes were born out of Brahma’s different parts of the body ( or Brahma desired it) the Brahma is not divine and hence the Caste System he created. That Brahma represented Brahmanical vested interests. Because this creation theory does not fit well into the lofty ideals of Sanatana Dharma. Read along with Manu’s Smruti and the Puranic references of the Sudra’s worth compared to the other castes and even the cow, we can very well get convinced that the system has no divine origins. THE CONTRIBUTIONS The system treated the lower castes worse than the slaves. They were denied human rights. ‘The Hindu’ meant only the three upper castes. The fourth (and we had even a ‘panchama) were simply referred to as Sudra or adhakruta. The ruling oligarchs concentrated in them the social, economic, political and oppressive powers in the name of God. The sudras and the panchamas were again classified and categorized into a number of ‘inferior’ and ‘superior’ castes so that the society remained weak and divided so that they would never fight against the twice born ones. The earliest Indian theism based on Shiva and Shakti ( in its various forms like the Bhirava and Bhairavi, Durga and Mahakali,) were devoid of any casteist elements in its philosophy. Several learned Gurus like Shri. Kapila revolted against the system on philosophical and argumentative plains. Jina, Buddha and later Nanak became rebels and tried to take the rebellion to the grass roots levels. But the Brahmins, aided by the other dwijas(or the twice born ones) were able to suppress the movements, or limit their areas of influence. Budhism took roots elsewhere. The invading aliens got into a very fertile soil, with a very weak, caste ridden society, with the ‘twice born ones’ thinking only of themselves, and the brute majority living like animals herded together but still fighting among themselves because of the casteist injections into them. Why should the majority shed their blood against the aliens? They were born as slaves and destined to be slaves. Some of them who got converted, either by force or allurement had an altogether different experience. When Kalu Ram became Abdul Karim, he were referred to as Karim Saheb, go to a Mosque and worship in the front row with the ‘malik’ or master, eat with him from the same plate, read the ‘new’ Holy Book (He never had a chance to know what were written in the ‘old’ Holy Books). He could carry on with his leather trade with decency and respect. India became divided and still remained divided from within. These are some of the major contributions of the ‘august’ chatur varnyam. THE IMPORTANCE OF REFORMATION Since India is more than 85% Hindu, and that 85% contribute almost 15% of the humanity, a reformation with in the Indian society and development of the weaker sections concerns the world also. Social reformation contributes inevitably to socio-economic development and the contributing power to the human progress at large. Unless we get rid of the system altogether, reform ourselves from within, we have no chance of a decent, harmonious and united survival. A philosophy of which’s central theme is harmony was concocted and manipulated to suit vested interests and an august philosophy which taught ‘sama bhava’ or equality and fraternity was made to disintegrate. Socially and Economically weaker sections of the society, should be made to feel that they are as Hindu as any of their upper caste brethren, that they are very much a part of the Supreme Being, as every being is. They should be made convinced that social apartheid and slavery were systems brought into Hinduism by ruling vested interests. HOW TO GET SOCIAL EVIL ERADICATED 1. Economic Measures =============== In spite of the Bhoodan (donate the land ) Movement and various half-hearted measures by the governments from time to time, the cultivable land remains concentrated in the hands of the upper castes. Most of these are not the lands hard-earned by them, but seized or amassed by their forefathers, by virtue of their origins. What the government should do is hand over the cultivable land owned by it to the cooperative societies owned by the tribals and other oppressed classes. These co-operative societies should be provided with technical know-how on modern methods of agricultural production, animal husbandry and village/small scale industries. In this regard, a few of the States of the Union have made much progress and others should learn from them. 2. Creating Education & Awareness ======================== The Hindu social and voluntary organizations which have grass-root level access should take upon themselves the onerous responsibility of spreading a real Hindu awareness among the hither to neglected sections of the Hindu society. The real Hinduism based on the august concept of the Supreme Brahman, which have no prejudices and which gives us liberty to worship the Supreme Soul in any form ( including the Formless Form) should be explained to them in simple terms. Casteism based on the incidence of birth should be denounced and they should be made convinced the combination of the triple modes(gunas) make on a Brahmin or Sudra, according to their karma. Organizations like the RSS, the VHP, the Ramakrishna Mission, the Arya Samaj and a host of other organizations spread across the country can do a wonderful job in this regard. Through discussions, discourses, seminars, leaflets and regular classes among children and the youth. 3. Education and Employment ==================== The majority of the families, due to economic hardships and social backwardness brought in by the system, are not aware of the importance of education. Education should be made free up to the high school/vocational level to all economically weaker sections of the society. A gurukula (residential) system of education in rural areas will help the schools to mobilize their own resources and to be self-reliant. Students can do horticulture, herbiculture, animal husbandry etc, with a little bit of training and good supervision. The present system of job reservation should continue at least for a decade more. The government should provide enough land in the rural areas for such societies. The government and the society should see to it that there are enough officers from the oppressed classes in the police and the civil services. Otherwise, as is happening most often, the criminals committing atrocities on the oppressed classes go unpunished and measures for the welfare of the downtrodden are enforced in letter and spirit. 4. Religious Learning and Temple Management ================================= The schools of religious learning should take more students from the backward classes. They should be included in the local temple management committees and encouraged to participate in the religious ceremonies. They should be trained in priesthood and appointed as priests in temples. ( The Kerala State Devaswom Board has started such schools and qualified priests from backward/SC/ST sections are appointed as priests of the Devaswom run temples). All these may seem to be revolutionary to the Orthodox Hindus; but such a revolution is in the best interests of Hinduism. 5. Mental Transformation of the Upper Castes ================================ The so-called twice born ones and others who consider themselves a superior class created by the Brahman should under go a mental transformation. Their superiority complex should be considered a hereditary psychiatric disease and should be self-treated effectively through meditative/yogic practices. The progressive thinking upper caste men should come forward to reform the society of its superiority complex.
  4. Saddam died. The hero of our street lay dead on the roadside. During the night, while on patrol, some speeding vehicle might have knocked down dead. Or may be some VHP or Shiv Sainik, not liking his Arabic name might have murdered him. Or may be a few American supporting Christians, aided and abetted by the CIA might have killed him, because Saddam have many faces, they say. Whatever be the reason behind, our Saddam lay dead, and it was not a death natural. But no police inquiry, no post mortem, because Saddam was not a ‘human’, they say. Saddam was the darling of our street. From where he came from, what is his ancestry, no body knows. Who was his godfather that baptized him ‘Saddam’, still remains a mystery. Was he converted was a serious subject that was debated upon seriously. But because of his beef eating habits, the Brahmins of the area was sure either he was a born Musalman or a sudra convert. He cannot be a dwija, they asserted. But Saddam was quite indifferent about or oblivious of his origins. Like Gautama the Buddha. He came here as a four-year-old. Tall, handsome and energetic he was, with a radiant face and inquisitive eyes. First he was seen playing football in the children’s park. Some children brought him home, I mean, to the doorstep. They gave him food, vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The parents would not allow them to let him in because he did not belong to the upper caste Pomeranian; he was a bastard street dog. He slept on the pavements. The rebel Banyan tree, in spite of being a Hindu and standing in front of the Vishwanath Mandir, sheltered him from rain and sun. He slept mostly during the day. During night he was a swaymsevak , took the onerous responsibility of guarding the houses and shops of the street. If some strangers or trespassers came to his notice, he will report it to the night guards of the area. One day he himself caught hold of a robber by neck. Saddam became famous. Journalists came to interview him. His photo appeared in the city newspapers. He really became a hero within a year’s time! Saddam was part and parcel of the ‘human’ society of our street (though he was not an accredited member of any organization). When Mayaji’s Elephant procession with slogans like “inko maaro jute` chaar”, “ Atal Bihari, Atal Bihari, UP desh hamaara hai”, he would be in front, with the BSP’s decorated elephants and the children of the street accompanying him. Whenever Soniaji or Advaniji came to the Municipal Park to give a bhaashan, Saddam would be sitting in the front row, with the children. When a death happened, in a Muslim, Hindu or sudra house, he will be there, waiting outside with the crowd, offering his condolences. Whenever the crowd gloated over the glory of a departed soul, he would wag his tail continuously, as if in complete agreement. He would also accompany the funeral procession, if they all went on foot. On Baisakhi and Gurupurb days, he would be standing before the gurudwara and would accept if any prasad was offered to him. On every Tuesday he reported at the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir. He did never bring fourth any offerings for Lakshmi Narayan. What can he offer to the Lord, who has offered the entire cosmos to him? Lakshmi Narayan’s devotees used to offer him poorie chhole` and he accepted it with great gratitude. During the Arabic month of Ramzan, he visited every Muslim house in the locality during the nights and everyone offered him sumptuous meals. So, Saddam died. There was nobody there to offer condolences. There was no funeral procession for the one who attended every funeral procession of the locality. No local rajneeti pramukh came to inquire about his death. Only children shed genuine tears. For they have lost a great friend.
  5. Kishalaya, you are absolutely correct.
  6. When as a tiny three year old In sandhyas sitting before the golden lamp I recited with folded hands and innocent heart “Balam mukundam manasa smarami” When as a child I stood before the Lord of Sri Guruvayoor Recited Narayaneeyam with concentration great And prostrated before the son of Yasoda and Devaki both I didn’t know he was an avatara great. When along with mother, I visited the Sarpa Kshetras great And paid obeisance to Sarpa Raj, offered him milk and fruits When I bowed to the old banyan tree and the tiny tulsi plant I didn’t know I belong to a pantheist lot. When I stood before the presiding Lord of Shri Ananthapuri Recited “santhaakaaram bhujanga sayanam..” with piety great And placed patram, pushpam and phalam at his lotus feet I did not know whether I was a Shaiva or Vaishnava boy . As a boy on a forty-one day vrata and in ascetic dress I climbed up the Nilgiri and Sabari hills so hard to climb And reached the Lord, the son of Hari and Hara both I did not know whether I was a Shaiva or Vaishnava boy . As a young man, hand in hand with my ardhangini I visited Viswanath in the ‘ Shaivist’ South and ‘Vaishnava’ North And together we recited ‘varanaseepurapate`m bhaja viswanatham’ On the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi great Together we visited Kali, Kamakhya and Kamakshi Chandi, Chamundeswari , Kumari and Meenakshi In the farthest South and far flung North-East We never knew we belong to the Shakti sect. Later I visited Adinath and Parshvanath temples of yore The Bodhisatva and Nanak Dev taught me a lot Great insight I got from Zarathushtra and Lao Tse I felt relieved, for I completed the Circle great. Now in this vaardhakya, while preparing to leave Looking back, I understood it all I was seeking the Formless Brahman, the Primal Cause Through forms that suited my ignorant mind best.
  7. anveshan

    Power, Authority

    The Americans came down like wolves on the fold Their prakshepastras gleaming in purple and gold The land across the mighty Tigris trembled For, they had the taste of these beasts in the days bygone. The Anglo-Saxon Brahmino-Khatries of the day With a mighty backing from the vysyas new From the powerful land of the rising sun Led by the allies whom they breed and bleed With an insatiable greed for power and might An eagles eye for oil wells deep and wide And an unquenchable thirst for wealth of nations great The Americans came down like bloodthirsty hounds. On a Saddam they made and unmade with incessant effort For a decade plus, they starved a nation great And upon the skeletons and rotten flesh They sprang up like eagles wild! Germans against Germans, Vietnamese against Vietnamese And Koreans against Koreans, have been their rule A Russia great they made beggars without begging bowls Strange are thy leelas, O, America great. Like the great Macedonian, they have already made –up the routs The entire Arabian peninsula is their stooges and lackeys now From Kuwait to Mesopotamia and from there to the land of Xerxes With Indus firmly under their foot, look forward to the Gangetic plains. Hah!, the Union of Nations has met the fate of the earlier League Let us welcome with folded hands And prostrate before their lotus feet For, alas! We have alternative none.
  8. Frodo, Thanks. Anveshan already stands surrendered to the Ultimate Reality that is Supreme Brahman. Regards
  9. Why I am here? This is common to all Hindu sites, not specifically meant for avatara.net, avatara.com , avatara org , avatara.biz or avatra.commercial.. I am here with a purpose.; the purpose being reformation and rejuvenation of the philosophy that is Hinduism, nay, Sanatana. For, Babas may come and go but that which is Sanatana goes on. I am not uncommon, a very common being, may be, as some you said, with the head of a goat or swine. I consider myself as most fortunate, because I was born as a ‘Hindu ‘. Into a Hinduism where freedom of expression ruled supreme; where they say that you read the bible and the koran too. Knowledge ruled supreme here, whether it came from Abdullah, Abraham or Anand. And knowledge, jnanam, is logical. If my knowledge(or anybody else’s knowledge) is not true, it has to be fought on logical grounds. The Upanishads are full of logic, the sastras are nothing but logical conclusions. A logic which you will not find either in Christianity or Islam. Yeah, I am a Hindu, and very proud to say so. Not because my father was a Namboodiri; but because I have been a Christian and a Buddhist on my own will ( I could not embrace Islam for the fear of my only lingam being cut into pieces) . “Why you are a Hindu?” Khushwant Singh , an agnostic journalist of high esteem, queried to EMS Namodiripad, the first elected chief minister of a Marxist domain. He simply replied ” because I was born one”. I am not a Hindu because I was born one. I am a Hindu because I understood Hinduism. And to me, a philosophy that could never have been questioned, were manipulated, concocted or doctored by the ruling vested interests of the time and made parts of it questionable. I am speaking from a land where both Kapilas(the avatram & un avataram ones)co-existed; where the Charvaka and Charaka contributed their mite. A land where a Sankara from the far flung South came bare foot and conquered the entire North by his words; a much splendid performance than a Rama going all the way to the farthest South and beheading a Lankan with the help of vaal naras, the koupeenadharies. I am here to say that the Holy Cow is not the Hindutva, she is as holy or unholy as you and me. Every thing written is by humans and is fallible and subject to dissection. There is nothing wrong in reviewing the vedas or sastras. If our forefathers had committed some wrong, it is for us, their grandchildren , to set it right; with due respect to them. Voices have been raised here and elsewhere. That I should go to some Muslim or Christian sites. But I would like to wash my dirty linen in my own home, not in public. And finally, it is the prerogative of the administrators or moderators of the site to vet and sensor. The scissors rightfully belongs to them.
  10. Allahu Akbar, I had a great dream An Arabian Night’s dream of Arabia great From Arctic to Antarctic and between two Pacifics A land of al-ameens and al-ameens only. Master, Thy gave me a dictation of a Code I made it up-to-date with my hadiths divine And attempted for a world were kafirs does exist not A land of al-ameens of thine and mine, for Thee and me. My jihadies conquered nations great Razed their cultures unto the ground Built Masjids upon the graveyard of temples and churches of yore To establish the kingdom of thine and mine. I made the Mobutoos and Mbangos of Africa Ahmeds and Allauddins Zarathustrans were renamed Zabeehullahs and Safeerullahs Jagdeesh and Jayaram I made into Jamaluddeen and Jalaluddeen All in Thy name, for Thee and me. But alas, in spite of making the blue Nile and Ganges red Red with human blood of those kafirs so unclean And in spite of placing the crescent between the unsheathed swords I see no aman, no peace in those lands I conquered. The al-ameens find glee in fighting amongst them Into Shias and Sunnies, Sufies and Ahmediyyas and all (You know, I left only the Koran and my hadiths) It is an anarchic society, the Arabia of my childhood days. The Ayatollah does not see Saddam I eye to eye, Nor the Saddam and the Kurds or Osama or the Turks The great Gandhara land I conquered upon flames and blood They have made it into jehennum or worse And the Satan has sent in a formidable prophet The Prophet America is into his satanic cheats and tricks again The people of my motherland licks his shoes My oil, from every where, flows unto his mouth. The al-ameens of the world fight among themselves A little bit of Arabic unites them all I hang my head in shame For in spite of all the blood that was shed, Thy rasool have failed.
  11. There is no law that states only a Hindu Narayana can incarnate and only as a Hindu fish. A Jewish Jehovah has his inalienable right to incarnate as a Jewish Fish. In fact, I am pleading with Omniscient Brahman to accredit these 'inhuman' avataras with offical avatara status. Any such other avatara 'happenings' may kindly brought to my notice. I would be floating fresh global tenders for non-human avatara.
  12. WHY RIZVI SAHAB WAS FINALLY BURIED? -BY MUKUL DUBE- (The Indian Express, March 17) "Death has a religion and not every corpse can be consigned to ashes. A man died last year. It happens that his name was Rizvi, which identified him as Muslim at least by birth. It happens also that his wife was of another religion, which probably made him a not very good Muslim. It happens, finally, that he had specified that he wished his corpse to be disposed of by cremation: which certainly left him no kind of Muslim at all. But it was feared that at the electric crematorium his body would not be accepted for cremation. Why not? Because, Sir, Muslims are buried, not cremated. But he really did not consider himself a Muslim, and he specifically said that he wanted cremation. No matter, Sir, his name was Rizvi, so he was a Muslim, and Muslims are not cremated. Had not Safdar Hashmi’s body been turned away? Was it not the sheer weight of the activists with it which caused it finally to be accepted? Maybe Rizvi Sahab’s corpse too would have been accepted eventually, but those in charge of it feared it would not — and fear is a very real thing. Those who have lost a friend or a father do not wish to enter into squabbles. The crematorium of which I speak is worked by electricity. No firewood is used, nor ghee, nor even furnace oil. The key operator is a person trained to handle large currents and throw big switches, not a man who can recite the required bits from the Hindu scriptures. Nevertheless it is the second kind of operator who has the real say. The crematorium of which I speak is a municipal service, in theory available — just like the water supply and anti-mosquito fogging — to all who are of the city. There is no sign or notice anywhere which says that the facility is for Hindu waste matter alone, that the waste of other religions is not permitted. But water and malaria and rabies have no religion, while death clearly has. It seems that only Hindu bodies are readily accepted by the crematorium, and that it is difficult to protect even the body of an atheist from the prescribed Hindu rites. However that may be, Rizvi Sahab, Muslim but in name, was buried in a Muslim graveyard, because in the hot weather his corpse would soon have become a nuisance and a health hazard. He would not have liked that: he was, after all, a responsible, free citizen of the capital city of a free country; and to him freedom meant other things than rotting and stinking and spreading disease. Rizvi Sahab had wished to be burnt. Maybe he sought to make a statement, more likely he did not wish his remains to occupy land, a commodity which he knew to be scarce and to have several other uses, some of which he might have considered more productive. Rizvi Sahab’s last wish was not respected. Should anyone care? He himself probably would not have given a damn. After all, he was dead and gone, and what was done with his remains was a matter of civic waste disposal for a society of which he was no longer part and in the affairs of which, therefore, he had no say." (Is a posthumous conversion possible conversion or re-naming of a corpse possible according to Hindu rites, so that some forthcoming Rizvi Sahab's wishes could be fulfilled?= Anveshan)
  13. That which is eternal and increate is, to my mind Sanatana. Sanatana Dharma is not a religion, but a set of philosophies which tries to seek and realize the Ultimate Reality, or simply, the Truth. I am a Sanatana Dharmi and the Ultimate Reality I try to seek and realize is: THE NARAYANA OF MINE “Hrudaya kamala maddhye` nirvishesham nireeham Harihara vidhivedyam yogibhidhyarna gamyam Janana marana bheeti bhrashisachit swaroopam Sakala bhuvana beejam brahmachaitanyameede`” There, right in my inner heart, my Lord sits in He, who is the Seed of all, the Cause and its Effect The Primordial One, Immutable and Immaculate Unborn, Increate, Eternal and Fathomless He is. My Lord is the Lord of thine and mine And of the swine, the snake and the swans He rules the Aswattha tree and the tiny grass Nay, he sparkles in everything that is abstract or concrete. To my Lord nothing is dear nor a thing he dislikes He created no Brahmin nor Sudra nor Kafir Holy or unholy is not to Him He sees his beings with an equal eye. My Lord does not and need not incarnate Himself Nor He sends in prophets and pastors He did not create a veda nor dictate a koran The Omniscient One controls at Will. He cannot be appeased or enraged Never gets He elated or perturbed Unruffled, unconcerned and serene The primordial One, Sat-Chit-ananda He is. Oh, Lord of fire and death, wind, moon and waters Creator, Grandsire and Great Grandsire of the world Hail, hail to Thee, a thousand salutations We bow before Thee, prostrate at Thy feet (11:39) This Sanatana Dharma is most tolerant and most democratic and covers the entire cosmos.
  14. anveshan

    Siva Ratri

    "Roopam roopavarjitasya bhavato` dhyanena yatkaplpitam Stutyanirvachaneeyatam akhila guro` dooreekruta yanmanya. Vyaptitvancha nirakrutam bhagavato` yatterthayatradina Kshandavyam jagadeesha doshatrayam matkrutam" Lord, in my meditation, I have attributed forms to Thee who is Formless. O You, the Teacher of the world by my hymns, as it were, contradicted Thee- for Thou art Indescribable. By going on pilgrimages I have, as it were, denied Thy Omnipresence. O, Lord of the Universe, pray, forgive me these three-fold faults committed by me"
  15. "Roopam roopavarjitasya bhavato` dhyanena yatkaplpitam Stutyanirvachaneeyatam akhila guro` dooreekruta yanmanya. Vyaptitvancha nirakrutam bhagavato` yatterthayatradina Kshandavyam jagadeesha doshatrayam matkrutam" Lord, in my meditation, I have attributed forms to Thee who is Formless. O You, the Teacher of the world by my hymns, as it were, contradicted Thee- for Thou art Indescribable. By going on pilgrimages I have, as it were, denied Thy Omnipresence. O, Lord of the Universe, pray, forgive me these three-fold faults committed by me"
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