This article has been moved to http://www.hitxp.com/sci/28062007.htm
The Myth of Aryan Invasion Theory Thursday, Jun 28 2007
AIT and Aryan and Dravidian and Ganga and gurudev and hindu and hitxp and India and indian and Indus and Mahabharata and mahabharatha and Max Muller and Maxmuller and myth and sanskrit and Saraswati and Sindhu and Sutlej and veda and vedas and vedic and Yamuna 3:58 pm
The Hindu Concept of God Monday, Jun 25 2007
aatma and allah and atma and christianity and church and concept and god and gurudev and hindu and hinduism and hitxp and islam and jesus and muslim and paramatma and quantum mechanics and veda and vedas and vedic and Velankani and Velankanni 7:11 pm
First and foremost, let me clarify that unlike most people think, Hinduism is not a religion in strict sense. It is more of a culture than a religion.
So what is the difference between a culture and a religion?
Religion centers around the God. Where as a culture centers around the way of living. Which is why you find in India for instance Chrisitian or Muslims following the Hindu culture! Even in Bangladesh you can find hindu cultures in muslim life! Chrisitians of Velankani in Tamilnadu follow the hindu culture. Velankanni is a Christian pilgrimage center, here Mother Mary is worshipped by Puja like how hindus do, Chariots are pulled like in hindu temples, there is the concept of prasadam (divine food) in the church like how Hindus give prasadam in the hindu temples.. etc
All other major religions of the world have a propounder, a person who founded the religion. Hinduism has none! Which is why it is called Sanaathana Dharma meaning eternal religion! No debate is blasphemous in Hinduism! Customs can be questioned any time! It does not dictate terms to people saying what woman or men should wear as dress etc. It is always open to debates. There has never been a ‘holy war’ in Hinduism in the name of God! The very existence of God can be debated in Hinduism. Many ancient Indian Hindu texts contain such debates!
Coming back to the concept of God in Hinduism, unlike other religions like Christianity or Islam, it does not talk about a God who stays outside the universe and creates/destroys this universe. Instead here Universe itself is the God! Universe is a self aware Paramaatma (the universal soul) and everything else in the universe is a part of this God! We are all Aatma (souls) whose goal is to realize and unite with this Paramaatma (Universal Soul). Even quantum mechanical physicists like Bohr,Heisenberg, Shcrodinger etc got interested in Vedic texts and Hinduism when they saw that quantum level consciousness of particles was already explained in Hinduism!! For more details read the books like The Dancing Wu Li Masters, The Tao of Physics etc
The Vedas compare creation to a spider’s web, that the spider creates and then lies within. God is both the container of the universe and what is contained in it.
Which is why the sacred vedic texts of Hinduism say ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ which means I am God. This is because I, you and all are a part of this Universal God! Which is also the reason why you find 33 crore Gods in hinduism!! Since Universe itself is the God, everything else and everybody else in the Universe is also a form of God! Which is why Hindus worship water, rain, thunder, earth, moon, sun, stars, sky, humans, trees, plants, animals, air, father, mother, elders, light, wealth, knowledge, anything and everything that you find in this universe as God!
Which is also the reason why a Hindu if by accident happens to touch an animal or a person or a book etc by feet accidentally, then immediately he/she will do a symbolic gesture by hand asking to be forgiven for having shown disrespect to the God in that animal/person/book or whatever by accident…
The hindu prayer that has to be recited every day early morning as soon as one gets up ends saying “…paadasparsham kshamasva me” which means “Oh Mother Earth, Please forgive me for I will be touching you with my feet for the rest of the day!”. Such a nice concept. Can a culture get any more beautiful than this?
Now comes an even more beautiful part of the Hindu Concept of God. The sacred Vedic texts say “Ekam Satya Vipro Bahuda Vadanthi” which means “God is one. Learned scholars call him/her with different names”. This simple yet so wonderful concept makes it unique among all religions! You cannot be a Christian and say I will worship Vishnu or Allah! Christianity doesn’t allow that. You cannot be a Muslim and say I will worship Shiva or Jesus!! Islam doesn’t allow that.
But you can be a Hindu and still say that I will worship Jesus or Allah! Hinduism has no objection. In fact it says you can worship God in any name! Which is why you can find Hindus in India going to Churches, Jain temples, Buddhist temples, Sikh Gurudwaras etc. If all religions were as open minded as Hinduism there would have been no religious fanaticism or religious hatred on this planet and Earth would have been a better place to live in! There would have been no terrorism either!
Which is also the reason why unlike other religions you will find no missionaries or evangelists in Hinduism who promote Hinduism and want to convert entire world into Hinduism! Hinduism does not believe in religious conversions either by force or by bribing or by appeasement. You can be a Hindu and still be a Christian or Mulsim at the same time! You can even be a Christian or Muslim and say that you dont believe in Hinduism, and still Hinduism looks at you as a great soul! It does not say that you will be punished or sent to hell or will become a sinner for not believing in Hindu God! You can even be an atheist! You can say that you don’t want to call the Universal soul as a God! In fact Atheism is like a subclass of Hinduism! Charvaka who lived in 600 BCE was an atheist and pioneered a materialistic movement within Hinduism and even Madhavacharya (he was a 14th century philosopher who wrote a wonderful book Sarva darshana sangraha with a lot of material on atheism, dont confuse him with Madhvacharya of udupi) etc were Atheists and still followed the Hindu Culture!
Infact, the sacred Hindu texts, the Vedas talk more about humans and life than about God! They say, ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘The entire world is a single huge family’! Look at the beauty, they don’t differentiate between people of this religion or that religion, entire Earth is a single family! The vedas also say ‘Sarve Jana Sukhino Bhavantu’ which means ‘May all the people live happily’. Again here all humans are considered equal, there is no differentiation between Hindus and others!!
God if exists, is after all one and the same. You call a Rose by any name, and still it continues to be a Rose. Why should we fight for the name? It doesn’t make any real sense, does it?
By the way, if you are interested, you can also read about the role and status of women in the ancient Indian vedic culture here.
Mother of all Martial Arts – Kalarippayattu Saturday, Jun 23 2007
agastya and Atharvaveda and ayurveda and Bodhi Dharma and Buddhabhadra and buddhism and burma and cambodia and China and chinese and combat and gurudev and hitxp and India and indian and Indra and japan and kalari and Kalaripayattu and Kalarippayattu and karate and kerala and kung fu and kungfu and Marmam and martial and martial art and martial arts and monastery and monk and Parashurama and rigveda and samhita and samurai and Shaolin and Shaoling and srilanka and Sushruta and Tenjiku Naranokaku and thailand and video 6:43 pm
Kalari or Kalaripayattu of ancient India is the world’s oldest martial arts. Infact, it is the mother of all martial arts in the world. Ancient buddhist monks who travelled from India to China to spread buddhism are said to have taught these martial arts to the Chinese.
For instance, one of the buddhist monks Bodhi Dharma who founded the Zen buddhism and is called C’han in China was a Kalarippayattu master himself! From his native Kancheepuram in South Indian state of Tamilnadu, he went to China in 522 AD to the court of Chinese emperor Liang Nuti. He taught Kalarippayattu at the Shaolin monastery to the buddhist monks to defend themselves from the frequent attacks by local bandits and dacoits. It has to be noted that all far eastern martial arts are taught by Buddhist monks. In China it is Kung Fu, Karate. In Japan the Samurai warriors are Zen Buddhists.
The Shaolin temple itself was founded by an Indian Dhyana master Buddhabhadra. On one of the walls of the Shaolin temple a fresco can be seen, showing south Indian dark-skinned monks, teaching the light-skinned Chinese the art of bare-handed fighting. On this painting (see image below) are inscribed: “Tenjiku Naranokaku” which means: “the fighting techniques to train the body (which come) from India…”
Please note that Buddhism was born in India and then spread to rest of the world including China, Japan, Thailand, Srilanka, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia etc.
As a Chinese Ambassador to USA, Hu Shih once said “India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.”. He was referring to the spread of Buddhism into China.
Kalaripayattu means “Practicing the arts of the battlefield”. Kalari means battlefield. Kalaripayattu is sometimes in short called as Kalari . It is today more prevalent in the south Indian state of Kerala. This art is said to have had its origin in the Rishi Agastya and in Parashurama. Agastya is a great name in Ayurveda – the main Indian medical system. Parashurama is also said to have reclaimed the submerged Kerala from the Arabian Sea (Will write on this aspect of Kerala someday)
The oldest reference to this martial art is found in the Rigveda and Atharvaveda. In Rigveda it is mentioned that lord Indra defeated the daemon Vritasura using one of the marmam techniques of Kalari. Marmam are pressure points in the human body and experienced practitioners can disable or kill their opponents by a mere touch of the opponent’s Marmam. This technique is taught only to the promising and level headed persons, to prevent its misuse. For Indian movie fans, this technique is used in the famous Indian movie ‘Indian‘ of Kamal Hassan by the aged but still energetic hero who fights against corruption.
Sushruta, one of the famous Indian ayurvedic medical practitioner and researcher who lived in 6th century BC identified and defined 107 vital points of the human body in his book Sushruta Samhita. Of these 107 points, 64 were classified as being lethal if properly struck with a fist or stick.
Students start with unarmed kicks and punches, then would graduate to sticks, swords, spears and daggers and finally study the marmas.
The Discovery Channel says “Possibly the oldest martial art in the world, Kalarippayattu is still being practiced widely today in the Indian state of Kerala. Shaolin chuan is said to have evolved from Kalarippayattu.”
Sanskrit – Lesson 1 Saturday, Jun 23 2007
Many of the blog visitors have been expressing their wish to learn Sanskrit, the mother of all modern languages. This divine (alien origin) language is also the language in which the vedas are written in. This is the most scientific and semantically accurate language and is the only human spoken language eligible to become a computer programming language because of its semantic accuracy as published in a research article in the German Forbes magazine.
It is difficult to learn a language without actual listening! Hence I am not going to study any website from where you can learn Sanskrit by READING, instead I will start posting audio/video where in you can learn sanskrit by LISTENING. This matters a lot because sanskrit has its own sweet way of rendering voice.
Here is your first basic Sanskrit lesson in the form of a video from Youtube. This one is by Mccom. Happy learning!
Saraswati Darshan – The revelation of Sarasvati River Friday, Jun 22 2007
AIT and Arya and Aryan and civilization and Dravidian and Ganga and gurudev and himalaya and himalayan and himalayas and hitxp and India and indian and Indus and Max Muller and Maxmuller and rajasthan and Sarasvati and Saraswati and Shatadru and Sindhu and Sutlej and Sutudri and veda and vedas and vedic and video and Yamuna 8:51 pm
Saraswati is an ancient river that flowed in northern India during the vedic era. It originated in the Himalayas and flowed westwards to join the Arabian sea. It was earlier thought to be a mythological river that existed only in the vedas.
But recent discoveries have proved that this river did indeed exist during the vedic era about 6000 years back!! The aerial photos from NASA and ISRO satellites have revealed the dried up river bed and geological excavations have proved the same.
This river was a river even bigger than river Sindh (Indus). Indus valley civilization as an ancient Indian civlization of around 1500 BC is now actually replaced by a Saraswati valley civilization which dates back by thousands of years into the past than the mohen jo daro, harappa based Indus valley civilization.
Vedas were not compiled during the Indus valley civilization which is said to have existed during 1500 BC. Instead the Indus valley civilization itself looks like the last leg of an even more mightier civilization that existed thousands of year before 1500 BC !!
The proof is that Saraswati river dried up about 5000 years back!! Vedas nowhere mention Indus (Sindhu) river, instead vedas are full of praise for the Saraswati river that flowed during the contemporary period of the vedas!
A Rigvedic hymn says “Ambitame Naditame Devitame Saraswati” which means ‘Oh Saraswati, you are the best of mothers, you are the best of rivers, you are the best of goddesses’…
When the Saraswati river flowed, the current desert of Rajasthan was a green land full of vegetation. The existing rivers Sutlej and Yamuna were major sources of the Saraswati river during the vedic era. The plate tectonics of the Indian plate with the eurasian plate caused geological shifts in the Himalayan region around 6000 years ago and caused the Sutlej river to be diverted to join Indus river and similarly Yamuna joined river Ganga to create the present Ganga-Yamuna plain.
This caused the Saraswati river to dry up as its major sources of water were lost. In addition, Indus which was a smaller river till then became a bigger river due to the inclusion of water from Sutlej. Sutlej was called Shatadru or Sutudri during the vedic period.
The finding of Saraswati river also disproves the Aryan Invasion Theory. In fact the proof of existence of Saraswati river is a death blow to the aryan invasion theory. Aryan invasion theory states that Aryans who originally lived in central asia migrated to India in around 1500 BC attacking the local dravidians and moving them further south of India.
Nothing can be more stupid than the Aryan invasion theory. Nowhere in the ancient vedas is the word Arya used to denote a race. Arya in sanskrit means a gentleman! It is used as a respectful term similar to ‘Mr’ used in English today. It was Max Muller who first put forward this theory with a prejudice towards the vedas and in the later years was criticized by many sanskrit and vedic experts as a person who knew very little sanskrit and nothing about vedas!!! In his last years he apologized on it and said in 1888
“I have declared again and again that if I say Aryas, I mean neither blood nor bones, nor hair, nor skull; I mean simply those who speak an Aryan language…to me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammar” (Max Muller, Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas, 1888, pg 120)’
But by then the damage had been done and Britishers started riding piggy back on this theory to create a divide between north and south India! All Indian languages including the Dravidian languages have originated from Sanskrit and any person with a bit of common sense and who knows one of the Dravidian languages and a bit of Sanskrit can easily identify the similarities! Can this have happened if Dravidians and Aryans were different races altogether!
The Saraswati river findings have busted the myth of an Aryan invasion. Which in turn proves that there was only one civilization in ancient India which was the vedic civilization and Sanskrit was their language, Saraswati was their river, there were no separate races called Aryan or Dravidian, instead there was one Vedic era.
See The Myth of the Aryan Invasion Theory for more details.
Here is a cool documentary posted on youtube on the research and excavations related to Saraswati river. I apologize for the poor quality, but still it is worth watching for those interested in gaining more knowledge about our past
World’s oldest Combinatoric Formula Thursday, Jun 21 2007
ancient and यमाताराजभानसलगं and combination and combinatorial and Combinatoric and Combinatorics and de Bruijn and deBruijn and first and formula and Gaṇas and Ganas and grammar and guru and gurudev and hitxp and India and indian and laghu and mathematics and memory wheel and mnemonic and oldest and panini and permutation and sanskrit and Shift Register and sutra and veda and vedas and vedic and yamaataaraajabhaanasalagam and yamātārājabhānasalagam 7:41 pm
Pronounced as yamaataaraajabhaanasalagam and written in sanskrit as यमाताराजभानसलगं
This is a word used extensively throughout the ancient Sanskrit grammar works. The greatness of this word lies in the fact that
- This is the world’s oldest Combinatoric formula
- This is the world’s oldest known de Bruijn Sequence
- This is the world’s oldest known ‘Shift Register’
- This is one of the world’s oldest known memory wheel or mnemonic (because there are many other such memory wheels in ancient vedas)
First, let us see what this Sanskrit word represents. It represents a binary sequence as follows:
Consider the word ‘Canada’. This can be split into Ca-na-da where all three syllables require the same amount of time to pronounce.
Now consider the word ‘America’. This can be split into A-me-ri-ca where A-ri-ca require the same amount of time to pronounce where as ‘me’ in America requires twice the amount of time as ‘A’ or ‘ri’ or ‘ca’ to pronounce.
So in Sanskrit grammar we have short syllables (called Laghu) and long syllables (called Guru). Examples of laghu above are Ca,Na,Da in Canada and A,ri,ca in America. Example of Guru is the long syllable Me in America.
Short syllables are denoted by 1 and long syllables by 0. So we can write the syllables of the above mentioned sanskrit word ‘yamātārājabhānasalagam’ as 1000101110
Now let us see how this is a Combinatoric. Combinatorics is all about combinations. An example is, given 9 unique symbols, in how many unique ways can we pick a group of 3 symbols from it?
A second category of problems is a more tougher version of the above problem, given 3 unique symbols in how many unique ways can we pick a group of 9 symbols from it, by allowing repeated pick of a given symbol?
‘yamātārājabhānasalagam’ as a combinatoric represents a solution to one such problem of the second type where we have two symbols 0 and 1 and we have to find out as to how many unique groups of three can we pick up from it by allowing repeated picks?
The simple answer to the problem here is just divide the given formula into groups of three by shifting one place at a time as follows:
1000101110 = 100,000,001,010,101,011,111,110
Now this represents all the 8 possible combinations for the above mentioned problem of arranging 0 and 1 into groups of three! In other words, this is the list of all possible triplets of a binary sequence!
A Shift Register too!
Since the solution is in the form of shifting one place at a time from the left, this is also the world’s first ‘shift register’! Note that shift registers are used extensively in modern computers to speed up calculations. Software programmers might be aware of left shifts and right shifts << and >>
The main purpose of this word is to use it as a mnemonic or a memory wheel. That would make it easy for one to remember and quickly recall all possible combinations. There are hundreds of such words that are used in Sanskrit as mnemonics to help people memorize mathematical numbers and formulae. The authors of these mnemonics have been so creative that they have created sacred hymns, short stories etc which initially look like genuine hymns or short stories or sentences or proverbs or riddles etc, but when you decrypt them into numbers you end up with a hashing algorithm, or the value of PI to infinite decimal places, or with a logarithm etc, or with a formula etc…
The first memory wheel in modern history of mathematics appears only in 1882 where one such memory wheel was created by the French Mathematician Emile Baudot!! Can you imagine how advanced ancient Indian grammar and mathematics was!! Sometimes I feel we are actually living in a technologically inferior era compared to ancient Indians where today we are just reinventing the wheel !!
De Bruijn Sequence
These are special types of sequences first studied in modern history by de Bruijn and are defined as ‘Given a set S of words of length n, a de Bruijn sequence of span n is a periodic sequence such that every word in S (and no other n-tuple) occurs exactly once.’ In simple terms, de Bruijn sequences are nothing but the shift registers mentioned above!
Where is ‘yamātārājabhānasalagam’ used?
In Sanskrit grammar this is used to divide poetry into a collection of three syllables called Gaṇas. ‘Yamātārājabhānasalagam’ defines all the 8 possible Ganas as follows
- ‘Ya’ Gana is 100
- ‘Ma’ Gana is 000
- ‘Ta’ Gana is 001
- ‘Ra’ Gana is 010
- ‘Ja’ Gana is 101
- ‘Ba’ Gana is 011
- ‘Na’ Gana is 111
- ‘Sa’ Gana is 110
The gana combinations are then used to define the rules for writing poetry. It is rules like these that form the basis of the most mathematical and scientific human spoken language – Sanskrit, which is why it was termed to be the only human spoken language with the ability to become a software programming language because of its precision – the research was done by the Forbes Magazine of Germany.
Which is why I have always felt that this language was not born on earth, but instead is of an alien origin, the language spoken by aliens with advanced technology and science. Those aliens were probably Type II or Type III civilizations!! Note that ancient vedic texts call Sanskrit as ‘Deva Bhaasha’ which means ‘A language of Divine (alien?) origin’
Well, divine Indeed !
Battle at Kruger Wednesday, Jun 20 2007
This is one of my most favorite nature videos with the message – ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ ! Watch it till the end to get the wonderful message..
This video shot at Kruger is nicknamed ‘The Battle at Kruger’ and is one of the most watched videos on Youtube!
Christianity originated from Buddhism Tuesday, Jun 19 2007
allah and ancient and buddha and buddhism and christ and christianity and crucification and gurudev and hitxp and India and indian and islam and jesus and kashmir and lama and llama and nonviolence and peace and religion and religions and srinagar and video and videos 7:23 pm
I have always been wondering about Christianity. A wondeful religion indeed when we look at the teachings of Jesus Christ. But many christian texts like book of numbers, genesis, etc that predate Christ preach hatred and violence (see Root of all evil , Pope has not read bible) , Jesus suddenly looks like a U turn who preaches non-violence and peace, which is indeed a great step forward towards making Planet Earth a better place to live in !!!
In fact, his teachings look more like that of Buddhism! Even the religion itself, similar to Buddhism is spread via missionaries. Buddhism was the first religion which was spread by its missionaries, even Christianity does the same!
Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism lived in India about half a millenium before Christ. Buddhism has the culture of Lama who is their spiritual leader. When the current Lama passes away, Buddhist monks go in all directions in search of a new Lama child to succeed him. And it looks like Jesus was a Buddhist Lama chosen in this way. Which is why we have the story of three messengers who arrived when Jesus was born!
There has been no information about the life of Jesus in Christianity from his age of 14 to 29. The Buddhist teaching centers in Kashmir and Ladakh in Northern India have records about Jesus having studied the teachings of Buddha there (recorded as a student who came from Israel by name Yuz Asaf) during that exact same period!!
In The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi H. Dowling, it is said that Jesus used the ancient Indian Yogic techniques taught to him in India to appear as if he was dead after Crucification. Jesus did not die in Crucification nor there was any resurrection. Instead Jesus returned to Kashmir after his crucification and lived there till his death at the age of about 88! There is also a tomb of Jesus in Srinagar where he is said to have been buried in the jewish tradition in the east west direction! There is also an ancient carving of his foot which unlike other carvings clearly shows the marks of Crucification on the feet!
By the way the research documentary on this subject by Discovery Channel was not broadcast in India due to pressure on the government by a certain section of Christian religious leaders. I think it was silly and unnecessary on the part of both the religious leaders and the government to do so.
Some useful links for this research are images showing Jesus, his study and life in India . The original research was done by Holger Kersten in his book ‘Jesus Lived in India‘ – here is a Summary of that book
Read the Aquarian Gospel which talks about the life of Christ.
Watch the wonderful research documentary videos below:
The Rise of India Tuesday, Jun 19 2007
The video below speaks for itself !
Incredibly Incredible India! Tuesday, Jun 19 2007
Incredibly Incredible India – A land that every human on this planet desires to see at least once in his/her life time.
And below here is a lot more India, A great culture..