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Mother of all Martial Arts – Kalarippayattu Saturday, Jun 23 2007
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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
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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
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
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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: