Who has Traditional Authority?


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This is often a good question and one that continually raises its head in a world of plagiarists, social media “likes and shares”, as well as ‘redistributed (plagiarised) ownership’ of various articles, phrases, quotes and such bereft of the original owner’s names, credit and such – in addition to cultural and social appropriation!

The number of excuses I have heard where people, using disclaimers on their own page and copyright notices, have repeated verbatim from my books and articles – sometimes in the form of entire phrases, without references, citations or even a brief bibliography or references at the end of their work. When challenged, the notion of the inferiority complex hiding behind the demon of faux superiority raises its head with neo-vedantic verbosities along the lines of as “all is one” and “we all own all things” – after complaining a week later that someone took something from them or ripped them off! Cognitive dissonance is a great thing…

Relative to traditional lineages, we may ask who has authority to repeat teachings. Well, as one will see in my works, I commonly give obeisance to, reference and also cite where needed, the influences of various teachers, including my own. I am proud to be a part of their traditions and lineages and make this no secret that I am. In such traditions, while we repeat tradition – we constantly reiterate to whom or what our words belong or views originated and who has influenced us with their systems. Why keep this a secret, unless we wish to generate our own cult?

While it is noble that many westerners try and appropriate Hinduism and rebuke systems as the Aryan Invasion Theory, generated by their own brethren – there is no need for them to act as true Hindus and Indians while doing so, and try and appropriate our feelings, views and those of our own traditions! What they should do, is keep their own people in check, and their own traditions, which is what we as Indians are trying to do. We’re not proselytising and advertising for new Hindu converts, as if we required more middle-aged white men and women – the former with bad eyesight, prematurely receding hairlines and pot bellies that think they are “ideal yogis“, then we’d put up adverts on the TV!

We live in a world where we are born male or female as a consequence of past-life karma, yet we wish to be something else. We have the samskaras of a chef, yet we think we can ignore that and become a Priest! The reality, as I have said before, is that one must go at the pace as per one’s own swadharma in this life, which isn’t forced.

Learn about your own history and traditions first, before leaping from Christianity to Hinduism. It’s a major leap, and one that doesn’t simply give you the entitlement to our traditions, nor to speak on them or systems – especially not ones that I and others have generated. My teacher David Frawley, for example, has come up with the term “intellectual kshatriya” that has been influenced by Aurobindo and others, of which he admits – but the concept is as unique to him, as his famed titles as Arise Arjuna and Awaken Bharata, which have become almost synonymous with his name, just as Integral Yoga was with Sri Aurobindo. We honour these traditions and personalities when speaking about these systems and our own lineages, not try and pretend we invented them!

We must be careful not to grant ourselves the authority to proclaim something. As noted, I often mention David Frawley, Maharishi Dayananda and others who have influenced my work and been teachers and make no secret about this. Why keep such a secret – people know I expand upon their works and I don’t simply go out of my way to state I was born with such knowledge and make bizarre claims as I have seen with many western figures and cults. Many Indian Gurus have done this as well – taken off from the likes of charismatic figures as Osho and even Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Yet, that is not tradition.

There are various forms of steya or stealing – violating the yogic tenet of asteya or not stealing, which includes plagiarism. These may be conscious or deliberate, unconscious (oversight) or semi-conscious (meaning one gives very vague hints and thinks that is enough). Our influences should all be transparent and our lineages and personalities involved should be noted. This helps people understand where we are coming from – outside of citations, references and in books, extended bibliographies. We need to be clear in some works where ideas have arisen (unless they are commonly known – such as TM’s techniques of SRF’s Kriya Yoga etc.). Yet, even then people will claim lineages and paramparas and state personalities, not be vague, which helps glue dots for readers and those listening to lectures and such.

Authority is hence a major topic relative to tradition, and one merely touched upon here. It has to be honoured and respected, especially when we are from the outside. If I was accepted into an African or Polynesian tribe for example, I would simply help to educate the western world into better accepting them, but not represent their traditions or stand up on a soap-box as if I am one of them and believe I understand their traditions and pains – as I wasn’t born in their world. I can only do my best to understand it in this life, be grateful for their acceptance and be a mere help to them, as guided by them as per their wishes, where I can! As long as they are alive, however, I cannot appropriate facets of their traditions into my own in a vain attempt to gain a following of like-minded Colonialist-minded people who also follow the non-indigenous authorities and who have likewise appropriated heavily from them!

 

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Ancient Aliens: Asurika Connections?

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Are the nefarious modern Aliens and their abductions mere delusions, or are they the demonic species of the past?

In the modern day, we hear of almost bizarre accounts of strange beings in flying crafts from other planets, that appear to mutilate and abduct humans and have such sophisticated technologies that do not require any physical machines. However, while much of this is indeed media hyperbole from wives’ tales spun – are they all false?

We discussed elsewhere in my books and articles, such beings mentioned in Vedic texts. As noted, the “Grey” type Aliens are reminiscent of the almond-eyed Naga (serpent, serpent-looking and semi-serpentine) races that inhabit the lower worlds, and their physicalisation on Earth are the Mongoloid races that originated in Kashmir and spread throughout the Himalayas, eastern India and East Asia. The “Nordics” are the ghost-like Pisacha beings that inhabit the lower worlds, and on Earth have physicalised as the Himalayan Pisacha or Dardic Nordic people around Kashmir.

Such beings are well-known to have more subtle bodies and Civilisations, but can move throughout the 14 dimensions (lokas) in the cosmos as per yoga – and physicalise (ie. come to bhur-loka or the physical realm), travel in vimanas or flying vehicles, and possess siddhis (mystic powers).

Whereas beings as Ashwins are Divine Physicians and aided Seers in ancient times – so the lower negative or asuric classes of beings would abduct humans and other beings and perform non-necessary surgical procedures on them – or rather, whatever was seen as contemporary with human development at that time in history and the person’s own delusions / perception of them. Texts as the Atharvaveda mention various classes of bacteria and also subtle beings that are said to cause diseases – sometimes beyond the scope of known medical treatment and wounds, not unlike today’s cases of the “unknown” scars of certain abductees.

The idea of human-alien hybrids and Aliens as humans is an old idea. The ancients knew it as Gods and Demons possessing human bodies or taking “avatar” (descent) in human form – as Vishnu did. This is sometimes done by subtle impregnation – as Vishnu in the womb of Devaki or Karna the Sun-God appearing to Kunti and as a result, became pregnant due to his mental-impregnation of her.

Other demonic beings are described. Vyasa in Mahabharata tells us that Duryodhana was a demonic being, charged with the power of Rakshasas, Daityas and Danavas of the underworlds, to wreak havoc on Earth. As a result – Vishnu and the Gods also descended in human form.

Yet, the Kururava people or Duryodhana and his brothers and sisters, were clones, as per epic Mahabharata as well.

The 100 Kururavas themselves were said to be incarnations of Rakshasa beings. Their mother, Gandhari, gave birth to a ball of flesh. Sage Vyasa took this ball of flesh, divided it into 100 pieces, and placed them each in a jar or kumbha filled with ghee (clarified butter), and put a lid on them. After a while, they grew and became humans – but demonic humans. This is an example of human cloning, as we see here – where 100 were cloned from one embryo. Hence only Rakshasas (demonic beings) possessed their bodies – as Vyasa himself states at the end of the Mahabharata. Gandhari was also impregnated by the Rakshasas or ‘Aliens’, if you like.

Mahabharata mentions a fight between the Rakshasa and Yaksha beings of the god Kubera, who dwelled in his palace on Mt. Kailasha in the Himalayas, and flew on their chariots attacking him. It describes flame-emitting maces, and lightening-emitting lances etc. – showing of weapons energised with mystic powers. All demon-beings in India, however, are said to be Mayinas (possessing powers of Maya or Illusion) and have Siddhis (mystic powers gained through Yoga).

Another demon was Salva. Mahabharata places him as the incarnation of the demon Ashva, and his famed Vimana or craft, called Saubha, and its ‘UFO-like’ characteristics, have been well noted by all researchers.

Our Planet or Jambu-dvipa (‘Apple-land’, as shaped round) is said to be in the Centre of these Planets. It is divided into Varshas or lands (hence our seven seas) – of which ‘Bharatvarsha’ is India; Uttara Kuru is Central Asia and Mongolia; Kimpurusha-varsha appears to be the Pacific and so forth. It is said this is the only planet where the four yugas (world ages) exist.

In Plaksha-dvipa, it is said inhabitants always dwell in the second world age of Treta Yuga, as also of other lokas or spheres (except Jambhu – Earth and Pushkara). Inhabitants in Plakshadvipa worship Vishnu as the Wind-God.

In these worlds, it hence appears as per the texts, that inhabitants live from 5000 to 10,000 years in various Yugas or World-ages and in various forms and bodies. And hence technologies.

This explains much about our visitations from outsiders, as it explains the Bhu-Mandala or physical planetary system – the seven main inhabited planetary islands (dvipas) within this system, and that Jambu (earth) which has its lands surrounded by oceans of salt-water suffers the cycle of four ages.

It hence shows ancients knew Aliens more than we do, today, and hence our own physical system. There are hence 6 other Planets which physical (Bhu-mandala) beings can visit from.

Thus, on Saturn, Mercury, Moon, Venus subtle beings and civilisations exist (on various dimensions or lokas), but they can materialise at will. Just as how the Kailasha Palace of Kubera was visible to the Pandavas in the Mahabharata, and the Yaksha beings and their flying chariots, weapons etc. became physicalised to them – and the vanished (into the ethers).

Another example comes to mind. The yogi Paramahansa Yogananda states of his Guru’s materialisation in tangible form, and then his dematerialisation and return to his astral planet – ‘Hiranyaloka’ – the Sun’s astral dimension where the civilisation exists. Babaji, Sri Yukteshwar’s ‘Paramguru’ and a noted Siddha – also created (by his mind), a tangible Palace for Lahiri Mahasaya, and then dematerialised it!

Such examples are how we ‘see and now we don’t’ the UFO’s, Aliens etc. which are merely Devic and the many classes of Asuric beings of other dimensions. The lower realms of the Demons are said to be more materialistic than even the Heavens, in beauty, and technology (remember some mechanical or physical technology as Surgery and Vimanas or Airships, came from Vedic Sages through the Gods, as Indra, and Angirasa peoples from Jupiter). It shows such beings use mechanisms sometimes (especially demons), although they may be more subtle in civilisation.

Vimana Shastra deals with physical types of locomotion and came from Bharadvaja from Jupiter. However, it is noted that Jambudvipa or the Earth appears the only realm that suffers the decline of ages as Kali, when this material technology is needed – others employ the Mantra, Yajna and Tantra practices. Demons, especially, are known to use Yajnas, Siddhis or Mystic Powers and also employ Tantra and it’s many sadhanas or black-magical abhichara rites for powers etc. While this text is somewhat dubious, there are references from the Rig Veda and the time of Raja Bhoja as well as Puranas that attest to these powers and entities.

As we know the reason for strange powers, missing time, strange materialised metals left by UFOS (when materialised, they often crash because of the move into a more physical dimension or astral wars, which makes them crash. These can be of both Devic and Asuric species visiting, and killed by the opposite.). These are often charged with siddhic or yajnic powers – as our ancients did to various metals, bracelets, charms etc. No different than chanting a mantra and it has a physical effect (as through tantra), as creating a lightening-bolt or various astras (weapons).

The reason for ‘Alien abductions’ appears to be mainly because such Danava type beings like to harass humans in this age, and also want to ‘empower’ them with their demonic missions – as they did with Duryodhana. This age is ruled by Asuric Planets as Rahu (Kali), Shani (Saturn) and their respective followers.

Ravana, Salva and other rakshasa beings that assumed human form in ancient times, also had retinues of such beings physicalised on Earth. Ravana had Yakshas and other beings in Lanka, for example – some of which have descended from these various peoples and tribes there today.

We learn at earlier ages and in higher planets of the Vanara or ape-like beings, who are very advanced like the Gods, but have different body types. Such species are now extinct, but still, exist on subtle planes – and sometimes come into our dimension (as Yeti or ‘Bigfoot’) – and hence why (like Aliens and UFOs) are seldom seen, and are hard to get pictures of – although they leave physical remains and evidence when they physicalise.

Today we misunderstand and ignore the 14 Dimensions of the Cosmos, and the Chakras, Elements etc. – which makes it hard for us to understand.

The seven upper worlds, or dimensions relate to:

Sahasrarapadma Chakra: Satyaloka – Brahmajyothi or Brahman, the Supreme

Ajna Chakra: Tapaloka – Atman, the Self-realm and realm of Rishis

Vishuddha Chakra: Janarloka – Akasha, realm of lower Seers

Hridaya Chakra: Mahaloka – Vayu (Astral Civilisations on Jupiter, Sun, Moon, Mars etc.) and realm of Mahadevas or greater Gods.

Manipura Chakra: Svargaloka – Agni (Astral Civilisations on Venus, Saturn etc.) and realm of the Devas or demigods

Svadhishthana Chakra: Bhuvahloka – Apas (Demonic species who dwell in astral planets and on physical planets in ethereal forms, and below the earth in 7 patalas), which are semi-divine species as Gandharvas, Kinnaras, Apsarasas etc.

Muladhara Chakra: Bhur-Loka – Prithvi (Physical civilisations on patalas and Earth) and realm of humans, animals etc. of physical bodies and civilisations

Lower seven dimensions or worlds:
Talatala Chakra: Talatala Loka, ‘Realm of Non-being’ and Ruled by Venus or Asuramaya

Sutala Chakra: Sutala Loka, Realm of Spiritual Darkness, ruled by Bali Maharaj and Danavas

Vitala Chakra: Vitala Loka, Realm of Confusion and confused beings. Buddhists and atheists.

Atala Chakra: Atala Loka, Realm of Fear, and having no end. Realm of the Narakas or Hells, where one is trapped in their own delusions, desires and fears

Rasatala Chakra: Rasatala Loka, Realm of materialism and hence demonic heavenly realms

Mahatala Chakra: Mahatala Loka, Great confusion realm or of Ego. Egositic demonic species

Patala Chakra: Patala Loka, Realm of wickedness. Cruel beings dwell here, such as demons (‘aliens’) inimical to humans and other beings.

By entering these states, or chakras, through deep sleep, meditation etc. we can hence attain astral travel. Fear, sickness and near-death can also cause these, and hence the prime times that demons in ancient beliefs, came to harass humans (today’s benign aliens).

In addition, there are Five body-types or koshas (sheaths) that Vedic texts describe. Humans have and dwell in the Annamaya-kosha (Food or physical sheath).

Others more subtle sheaths, however, are the:

Pranamaya Kosha (ethereal or life-breath sheath)
Manomaya Kosha (mental sheath, composing of ego)
Vijnanamaya Kosha (sheath of wisdom or intellect)
Anandamaya Kosha (sheath of bliss – which Gods, Yogis etc. have)

Hence the other three body-types can belong to Demonic species. We should note these four subtler types can hence exist on any of the 14 Lokas or Dimensions.

Thus, the Human race appears to be more a Divine Race, with only a few demonic importations in history – but a great importation in this Kali Yuga – which is an age where demons get free-range, and Godly species do not appear to dwell on Earth or on the physical plane – since this Kali age is one of physicalisation, and appeals to the materialistic and wicked, cruel, dark natures of the demons, as opposed to the Godly varieties and species.

This is also linked with the Men in Black and their stopping of humans from ‘digging up’ any truths about the sightings about Aliens, as they might realise they are demons and hence their influence in this Kali Yuga. It appears they are from Rahu or Shani, as per their vehicles, violent natures, dress, vehicles, and mystic powers. They hate humans or other beings becoming wise and like to promote materialism, delusion and paranoia at all costs. Hence many UFO abductions and scenes of ‘technology’ like today, are hence mere displays by such beings to appeal to today’s mechanical/material and physical mind (as the creation of the MIBs black helicopters and cars to resemble today’s culture).

Even Gods in Vedic times did this, and Indra, Yama, Agni and Varuna appeared at the svayamvara (festival of choosing of a husband) of Damayanti, all disguised as her true lover, Nala. Other times, Indra and others, as Shiva, appear as Kings and Brahmins or Rishis in disguise, as per the culture and dress of those they are imitating.

The Rakshasa, Ravana of Lanka disguised himself as a beggar and came to Sita, before abducting her and taking her on his flying chariot, the Pushpaka, to his Sri Lankan capital.

Others, as Yakshinis are known to be demonesses, who disguise themselves as beautiful women, entice men, and then eat their flesh. Other Aliens today who mutilate animals (especially cows), show them as breaking the cosmic violation of the Cow as sacred, hence them as demonic beings as per Hindu thought, much like human criminals intent of violating social and state laws. Yakshas, Rakshasas, Vetalas and Preta beings in the Vedas, are all known to eat flesh, and appear in various forms to devour humans and other beings. It seems they are still doing so. Many such, as the Nagas, Yakshas, Pishachas etc. had human tribes as counterparts in south-east Asia, Sri Lanka and its Islands and the Himalayas respectively.

The Ruler of this age, the nefarious personality of Kali-purusha (not the goddess Kaalee), is said to have started beating a cow at the start of this age, in Bhagavata Purana, relating to all demonic species, that do so. Personalities in these texts as Jatasura, Putala, Trinavarta etc. are all examples of demonic species that took human forms in Vaishnava Puranas alone.

Thus, today, we should be aware of such beings and their connections. And the dangers of such demonic practices of cloning, which serve a purpose only to attract the spirits of Danava class of negative beings – not of souls, as Mahabharata shows. It hence helps such beings exert power on earth in this age, and explains why such ‘aliens’ encourage it.

 

For more information and discussions, see my books on such topics in a deeper light:

Ashwini Rahasya: The Secrets of the Ashwin Gods in Yoga and Ayurveda

-Arya Nyaya Rahasya: The Secret of Aryan Logic

MIBS (Men in Black) and Shani (Saturn)

Before we understand the MIBs (Men in Black) and their significance in the Cosmos, we should first understand planet Shani (Saturn), in terms of Vedic Astrology.

Characteristics of Shani( Saturn) are:

– He is dressed in black clothes rides a black chariot and associated with black

– Governed by Yamaraja, the Cosmic Lord of Death, Justice and Dharma (Righteousness)

– Overlord is Prajapati, who is the Vedic form of Brahma of the Vedas (also called Varuna) who works in conjunction with Yama and Governs Waters and Rtu (The Cosmic Law). He is often invoked in unison with Yama in the Rig Veda.

– Shani is associated with Shiva in the form of Mahakala – a terrifying form of Vedic Varuna or later Yama, as the Cosmic Devourer and represents Time and Darkness (Kala).

He is Lord of ghouls and nefarious and playful entities such as the ganasnagasugrasbhairavasbhutaspisachas, dakas and other ghostly beings etc. with mystic powers (siddhis).

– Shani is planet of avidya (ignorance), tamas (darkness) and mrityu (death)

Vimanas are flying vehicles, possessed by Vedic Gods, some Rishis and demons in the Hindu texts. They are often built by Asuramaya, the Guru of the Demons – which includes inferior (asuric) planets as Rahu (north lunar node), Ketu (south lunar node), and Saturn.

Shani or Saturn has a Black Chariot or Vimana, which is made of iron – his sacred metal. Hence why many inauspicious Vimanas, inhabited by inferior beings, are from this. It is also an important link with the MIB (Men in Black).

But, what are we getting at here? Could the MIB be from Saturn?

The MIB appear to have interesting characteristics. It is clear they are subtle beings that physicalise, and can manipulate maya or creation, and appear to have yoga-siddhis, or mystic powers. They drive black cars, wear black suits, and are mongoloid or Nordic in appearance.

Pisachas who live in the Himalayas are Nordic dardika-speaking peoples, who descend from the subtle pisachas. Likewise, Nagas are mainly Mongoloid peoples of the Himalayas and India. Both classes of beings are related to Saturn, and are under the control of Yama and Varuna respectively, and also associated with Mahakala and Shani, as forms of his ghoulish retinue, or followers.

As noted, Yama and Varuna are Lords of Dharma and Rtu. This is more or less the ‘Cosmic Law and Order’, and hence the link of such beings to the Planet, are herein explained. It appears they appear as agents (beings serving the gods, as Nagas and Pisachas) of Yama and Varuna to uphold Cosmic Order

Varuna and Yama also correspond to the Mahavidya Goddess Bagalamukhi, as their noose is her power, which stops, binds or controls. In this relation, it may also be related to stopping certain activities or events from occurring. It especially relates to stopping the tongue, and thus corresponds to telling the Mass Media about certain events that should not be and hence comes under the jurisdiction and law of Varuna.

Relating to darkness, we note that in the Vedas, Varuna controls darkness as the ruler and creator of the night (ratri), and his loka (abodeI of which he rules, also includes many Danava (demonic) species under his service (as Mahabharata gives a description of).

We also note this age is Kali-Yuga – an age of Spiritual Darkness. Kali is related to Shani and Rahu as planets who keep us in the Darkness, and hence a double-mission of such beings is to:

a). Keep us in spiritual darkness (avidya) about other beings (ie. Spiritualism, other dimensions etc. or Vedic civilisation in general)

b). It appears such sightings of UFO’s ‘hushed up’, being chariots of Gods and Demons, upsets the Cosmic Order if humans see them in this age of Kali-Yuga, and are agents to keep Kali’s (Nirrita’s) influence alive by stopping us contacting with such (higher) beings. Contact with either Gods, would cause Vedic dharma to be reinstated and with Asuras would cause humans to be even more materialistic if they found out their astral technology. Hence their reasons for silencing.

The Devas themselves all appear to have a hated for humans having the knowledge of the Self. Especially Yama, since it means he will have fewer souls if they realise the Truth. Hence, he keeps them deluded. Even Rishis as Nachiketa had to try hard with Yama, in order for him to disclose the Truth to him.

It is interesting to note that in the science of Vastu Shastra, Varuna guards and rules the Western Hemisphere of the Cosmos, and also corresponds to Planet Saturn.

It thus also is no surprise that most MIB accounts occur in the West (America) or the S. Pacific (as in Australia and S. America), which Varuna-Yama rules. Varuna also represents Maya and gave birth to the Brighu Seers who rule Venus (the plate of Maya and Materialism). These Seers or Venusians are also lauded as asuras (demonic entities) in India, as the Guru of the demons of Ushanas a Seer of the Bhargava lineage of Seers. Certain events such as testing of weapons around WWII and such possibly attract them as well – affecting and disrupting the subtle worlds parallel to the physical.

Brighus, especially Ushanas, are also Seers of the science of Vimanas – the crafts of the gods and demons, of which they construct. As sons of Varuna, who rules Saturn, this also makes a link with UFOs here and the apparent ways to silence them. It also explains the MIB in vehicles, since they also construct palaces and chariots (cars of today).

Varuna is also the father of the three great Rishis (who are also Cosmic Law-Givers) – Brighu, Agastya and Vasishtha.

It appears this connection shows his link with Shani and the Western world and has an order to keep them deluded in this Kali Age, so as they do not discover the technology of UFOs, or it can become detrimental. This is also why texts as Vimana Shastra in India were hidden from Materialistic Muslims.

The Samaranga Sutradhara, a text that describes aeroplanes and technologies in medieval India that came from the Gods to humans, states:

The machine’s construction and operating details are not publicly disclosed. For if their motivative power became known expressly to others- giving out results described elsewhere – elements of these machines would be wrongly used.

This explains why such “sightings” in the Western world are hence hidden and not to be disclosed, and why many are dissuaded from publicising their views, abductions etc. It would cause people to link them to the Vedas and a resurgence of Vedic Dharma would not allow Kali Age to continue – hence Varuna of the Cosmic Law and his attendants, Masters of Saturn step in.

Such examples are when the Demonic Beings received the Tantra knowledge and misused it to take over the Gods. As a result, it upset the Cosmic Order and false Tantras were created for the Demons, as also doctrines as Buddhism and Jainism, that also reached the demons amongst the human class. Likewise with Vimana wisdom.

Such an example is the god Indra, who threatened the Seer Dadhyak, that if he disclosed the ‘Madhuvidya’ (Sri Vidya Doctrine) to the Ashwin Gods, his head would fall off. However, the Sage took no notice of the God, and the Ashwins (being Divine Physicians) replaced his head with that of a Horse and revived him. This is an example of Gods acting as “Silencers” even to Great Seers of more subtler ancient eras, let alone today!

The Tantric texts contain such secret wisdoms (guhyavidyas) are stressed in the texts, not to be repeated to those who are not true devotees, or demonic peoples. Hence in this day and age of Kali Yuga, such Cosmic Secrets must be veiled. Hence the job of the MIBs – the attendants of the dark Saturnian Gods – Varuna and Yama, to uphold the Cosmic Law (Rta or Dharma)!

This said, however, 99.9% of such “visitations” are possibly a result of these age-old wive’s tales as well as delusions. Our current age is one of mass conspiracy theories and also the abuse of narcotic and biochemical drugs that generate many such delusions in our genetics! Still, the above is simply equating ancient tales to modern ones.

Namaste!

Bhakti (Devotion): The Fundamental Key in overcoming Psychological afflictions

Depression and anxiety plague our modern societies today and several people are either on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication, which further complicates their situations and issues. Ayurveda and Yoga however traditionally see these mental afflictions as excesses of the doshas or biological humors as well as the stress and fast-paced society and lifestyle as also the foods we eat. Ultimately, however, in severe cases, the causes are karmic.

As per a truly Yogic perspective, anxiety and depression will occur more when there is a lack of faith (shraddha) in the deity – a fundamental lack of devotion (bhakti) or cultivation of divine love (divya-prema). These are simply transient human emotions alone that are negated by the higher superhuman emotions such as Divine Grace and Divine Love.Depression and anxiety often occur due to a lack of love or feeling of failure in life. In reality, it is caused by the Ahankara or the ego becoming pricked and attached to its surroundings, which it identifies as real and permanent, rather than transient and short-lived as per the cosmic cycle of the Atman or the Self, our true nature. When we lose track of our true Reality as the inner Self and identify instead with the experiences in the world and have no mental vitality to sustain it, we hence fall into states of depression and anxiety. We feel unloved and feel that the world and our surroundings are plaguing or against us, or our mind over-analyzes the situations.

In Yoga, this is due to a lack of vivekagni or the fire or discrimination or mental metabolism. We all intake vasanas or mental impressions on a daily and also a karmic basis, pertaining to past lives. These are stored in the Chitta or mindstuff and continue with us to the next birth. If we do not deal with these or have the intellectual fire or metabolism to consume them, then it can cause dulling impressions such as depression, caused by mental lethargy or tamas (darkness and ignorance) in the mind due to false-association and also mental excesses where the mind over-analyzes things and becomes too rajasic or passionate and agitated, causing severe bouts of anxiety, insomnia etc.

While there are several “quick fix” techniques such as certain mantras and meditations in the modern pop-culture, these often fail to address the deeper underlying concerns of the Chitta such as the vasanas or mental impressions of the past. Often these can resurface themselves years later, and we seek simply to place a plaster over it, so to speak – a temporal solution alone to an old-age problem!

I commonly see people with these disorders and also those practising meditations and mantras, but bereft of a Deityor any sense of bhakti or devotion, which was emphasised in traditional Yogic applications of these aspects of Yoga, that have become systems in themselves more recently, dismissing the greater traditions and considerations that go hand in hand with them. This hence only causes a new set of problems after a time.

While love is perhaps the most common denominator related to psychological afflictions, we should seek to transform this into higher love and devotion to something permanent, such as a Deity. The Deity need not have a form, but can be an ideal or formless in nature, but still, possessing consciousness of sentience, is able to help us through our issues through awakening themselves within us as the true nature of our Soul or Self, opposed to this body, life and name that it temporarily associates with and hence feels afflicted so.

Many find solace in the word of their gospels, but for many brought up in Christian traditions, this remains a difficult transition. Currently, the New-Age and Pop-culture that has derived much of its culture and philosophy from India are also plagued with a repressive phase that is against Bhakti or devotionalism, of which it seeks to dispense in pursuit of the Self. However, this breeds simply more intellectual frustration and therefore, anxiety and depression by over-stimulating the psyche and depleting and drying it out with impersonal and formless meditations which are seen as Vata increasing in Yoga and Ayurveda. As our culture, lifestyle and synthetic foods aggravate Vata dosha as a whole, such meditations and techniques along with excesses of pranayamas or breathing techniques only seek to aggravate it more, depleting the mind and causing feelings of distress, anxiety, loneliness or aloofness, which the aspirant does not know how to deal with. Whereas in Yoga, such are seen as blessings to help us develop vairagya or detachment, the modern Western mind knows only one course of action – to seek psychological help! It again comes back to bodily attachment, ironically thwarting their meditational practices and processes, as they lack the sustenance, grace and “watery” emotions of ojas (vitality and strength) the mind requires for rejuvenation in Yoga and meditation – best seen through cultivating sattvas (purity) and Bhakti or devotion to the Deity, who aides the practitioner in his or her practice on a deeper inner and personal level, beyond the impersonalism of the formless and beyond the rigidity of physical teachers and instructors!

How even Ayurveda and natural medical systems and herbs work and respond to people depends on the individual biology and mental state of the individual themselves and also how much effort they are willing to put into necessary changes. Ayurveda is not simply a system where one can take a herb and expect it to work without these changes, which are gained through long periods of intake of incorrect foods, combinations and other impressions, which alter our natural states. In addition, those used to taking biochemical drugs will be more responsive to them due to their chemical (inorganic) bodily changes and may require a dramatic transformation such as several sessions of shodhana (panchakarma) and such to restore them towards a more organic responsiveness. This transformation, in the modern society, given all the toxic impressions, may take many years to eliminate and must also involve some kind of spiritual therapy (daiva chikitsa) to go along with it.

There is a trend among modern Hindus and Westerners to consider Jnana-Yoga or the path of wisdom as mere intellectualism (or retrospective intellectualism) and mental speculation. It is however not. Nor is it a false sense of arrogance that one has attained a heightened state, given their lifestyles. That is Ahamkara (ego-complex) and Avidya (ignorance or false-identification), not Jnana in Advaita or the system of non-dualism in Hinduism and yoga. Neo-Advaita is perhaps one of the most dangerous and most corrupted forms of modern Hinduism to come out. Advaita itself overall becomes grossly misunderstood and misinterpreted in literal terms, not understanding the traditional meanings and implications behind the concepts, none of which can be imposed upon the literal mind and physical world.

The culture today, even Hindu is largely often one of the Asuras or demons, of rajas or materialism, passion or agitation – it asserts its authority and aggressive nature to assert the rule of the Ego, not of the Self and traditions of the Devas or the Gods and wise Seers. There is much twisting and tweaking of words and concepts to fit modernist views, but no real lending to the traditional Vedic interpretations in the Upanishads, Aranyakas, Brahmanas or as per Nirukta and Nighantu, which the modernist claims are “lost”, but are simply neither read nor understood by the lazy Hindu and scholar today! Failure to admit this arrogance is a failure to really progress in Yoga, sadhana or spiritual practice and gain true Jnana itself. This intellectualism is again dry, baseless and also creates more mental afflictions due to an arrogance that cannot properly be compensated for in the limited human mental complexes unless supplemented with bhakti or devotionalism – more saline and watery emotions, and hence (devoid of Bhakti) it collapses, causing mental afflictions.

What many forget is that even in movements in India that go after Jnana or wisdom and knowledge of which many pseudo-Meditational groups now, and adulate, such as Sikhism, the Arya Samaj and the Sant Traditions of India, there was also a strong sense of Bhakti or devotion to the sattvic or good qualities of the Formless Brahman. They were not simply impersonal and rituals such as sacred offerings, chants or mantras and bhajans or songs were sung to them with intense devotion, contemplating on the beauty of the world they have manifested (indirectly) and also on their inner qualities providing illumination of our intellects and Souls to unite towards them.

The greater Adi Shankaracharya who reformed the system of Jnana-Yoga and Advaita Vedanta in India himself composed many devotional works, such as the Shlokas or hymns to the various deities. Among them, the Bhaja Govindam, which stresses the path of non-dual devotionalism to the Guru or Deity is more important than intellectual speculation and debate, which Shankaracharya states only leads to misery and attachment. His famous work to the goddess, Saundarya Lahiri also aims at bringing down a kind of descent of grace through the chakras, as opposed to an awakening of energy from the lower to the higher. It praises the goddess. Understanding the world as Maya-Shakti or the illusory energy of the world personified as the Great-Goddess and working with her in order to go beyond it (the logic that before negating the enemy, we must first embrace and know them intimately and seek their grace to go beyond our own self-imposed or projected limitations) is also a central theme in the Advaita work, Tripura Rahasya.It was also Adi Shankaracharya and the modern Shankaracharyas, the keepers of his tradition, that began the Pancha-yatana pujas or the five-fold worship of the Deities within Hinduism in the various forms of the Deities in a devotional manner also. They are also the Brahmins or Priests who uphold the system of Hindu ritualism or Vedic rites and yajnas that are required for transformation of the baser instincts of the mind and senses – not simply expounders of the theory that one can attain a supernatural state by repeating “I am He!.

Within Hinduism there is also tamasic or darker and blind bhakti or devotionalism which is crude religious fanaticism, and then there is sattvic or pure devotion. Yet, beyond these, the highest, beyond all levels of the mind is Para-bhakti, which is described as Para premarupa  or the Transcendental form of Love, such as we see in Saints as Sri Ramakrishna, the 18th Century devotee of the Goddess Kali or Sri Chaitanya, the 15th Century devotee of Sri Krishna, who went beyond all human limitations of the mind and entered a state beyond the ordinary devotionalism, where it meets with the state of Advaita or non-duality; one, becoming so engrossed in the Deity and seeing it everywhere, begins to imbibe their characteristics and literally, as it were, merges into and becomes the Deity itself. This is the higher Parabhakti or transcendental devotionalism that is also silent in the modern meditation and Yoga classes and teachings, which as noted, do more to create imbalances in the mind than cure them long-term.

Bhakti or devotionalism then is the key to all. Meditations are based upon meanings of the mantras – the mantras which themselves belong to the Gods, the forms of the Supreme, whose grace must be attained in order to release the powers of the mantras they relate to, as also their meanings. Otherwise, mindless practice of dry meditations and mantras, possessing nothing more than a mere string of words creates simply an hyperactivity in the mind, drying it out and causing either depression on one hand and a lack of emotional stability, or agitation on the other hand and anxiety, as without bhakti, there exists no liquidity and room for which emotions are to be transformed and the mind trained with the help of grace, which is why, in our ancient Hindu texts, it is stated in this current age of quarrel (Kali-Yuga), bhakti or devotion is the primal key to transcending all afflictions – and the starting point before going further or attempting anything “transcendental” in nature!

How can we, as humans, seek to perceive something transcendental, when we fail to open ourselves up to the possibility and reality of knowing that we seek?

 

ALIEN EXPERIENCES AND THE SUBTLE REALMS: The Goddess, Mistress of Illusion

There are many examples of what people may see as ‘Alien Contact’ that include many bizarre effects on the individuals. These can be likened to the contemporary visions and experiences of spiritual Saints in India.

Examples are Sri Ramakrishna, Ganapati Muni and Paramhansa Yogananda.

In the Indian tradition, it is important to note the experiences of Yogis in the Advaita (non dualistic) traditions, who have a greater understanding and depth of such deities and experiences.

Here are some experiences from the above, in relation to the Great Goddess.

It is well-known that Ganapati Muni had many visions of the Goddess Renuka (Chinnamasta, Parashurama’s mother).  In one such vision, she appeared to him, left him with a physical mark on his knee by cutting it with her fingernail, and also he arrived back in the same place as having his vision, after travelling in an astral manner.  This is an example of astral travel and also physical marks left by a divine being from the higher dimensions.  She also paralysed him when she first appeared, and he could not move. [Source: The Glory of Vasishtha Ganapati, Biography by S.R.Leela, Chapter 20].

The great shakta Saint, Sri Ramakrishna’s first vision of the Goddess also had some physical effects on him:

As far as the eye could see, the shining billows were madly rushing at me from all sides with a terrific noise, to swallow me up. I was panting for breath. I was caught in the rush and collapsed, unconscious. What was happening in the outside world I did not know; but within there was a steady flow of undiluted bliss.
(Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, English translation by Swami Nikhilananda, p.20)

The famous yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda’s vision of Kali in the same temple as Ramakrishna’s many years also is also interesting. As she appeared, the effects are described as follows:

As if by a mystic syringe , the breath was withdrawn from my lungs; my body became very still, though not inert. An ecstatic enlargement of consciousness followed. I could see clearly for several miles over the Ganges River to my left, and beyond the temple into the entire Dakshineshwar precincts. The walls of the buildings glimmered transparently; through them I observed people walking to and fro over the acres
(Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda, p.242)

Here we see the Divine Mother, the personification of Maya (Illusion), the world of physical appearance at play. She has appeared from her mystic subtle realm in the highest dimension of the Self, and thus such wonders are revealed to her devotees.

It could thus also be that such visions of her attendants, known as Dakinis and the lower Yakshinis (sometimes semi-divine) have appeared and hence, also harnessing her power, are testing people’s spiritual aspirations and trying to give them hope.

Some people have made the erroneous notion that this age is the Age of the Goddess as it is Kali Yuga. However, a note in pronunciation is required here, for the Goddess Kali (pron. Kaalee) and the age of Kali (pron. Kul-eh) are completely different. The Goddess Kali means “black” and also time. Kali means bud and also has negative meanings.

While the Goddess may differ in accounts to some of the beings we encounter today, let us make note of a few more examples.

The Hindu epic Mahabharata (Chaitraratha Parva, 174 – 175) makes note of Tapati, a celestial who was the daughter of the craftsman-God, Vishvakarma. She is repeatedly said to have large black eyes, perfect features and surpassed beings as the Asuras, Rakshasas, Yakshas as well as Apsaras and Gandharvas in beauty. An unusual divinity, it appears she is much like the ‘large and black eyed’ handsome Aliens we encounter today.

The divinities are said to have large almond or lotus-petal shaped eyes, and the demonic entities to have larger round or squinty eyes.

Most entities today form the short group of semi-divine beings, such as tree-dwelling and magical Yakshas, that are devotees of The Goddess and her consort, Shiva in tantrika lore and also feature as attendants of the Tirthankaras in Jainism. Others such as the all ‘Nordics’ are more like the Pisachas, also devotees of Shiva. Pisachas are a demonic being, and their human counterparts descended from them are the Pisachas (also known as Dardic) of the Himalayas, well-known for their Nordic features.

Such beings are often here for a divine purpose in the world of Maya or illusion – to purposely harass other beings so that they seek refuge in their inner-self eventually. It is much like players in a game or actors who act the part of criminals. The Vedic Maruts are also such highly evolved beings with such temperaments, and are hence called Danavas (sons of goddess Diti –  also means demons) and Sudhanvas (good Danavas). They are also Pranas or breaths of life (asuras). The outer world with demons is this a mere reflection of the inner-world and control of the Pranas (breaths of life in Yoga).

Such beings are about to merely ‘shock’ one’s self-discovery into motion. As this age (Kali Yuga) is so filled with illusionary influences, some (higher transcendental) ‘demonic’ and ‘divine’ beings are sent in this world to deliberately harass or help us (depending on our karmas) – in either case destroying our rationalism, and setting in motion (for either this or previous life), ways to explain these mystical experiences (that modern civilisation calls ‘alien’ as it is beyond our intellectual culture). Eventually, this leads to self-discovery.

Without these appearances of beings to rationalist people, we cannot prove to ourselves anything exists and will merely be forever caught up in the web of Maya or illusion.

Such things as mutilations, experiments, surgery by Aliens are all mere illusions and psychological delusions of both people, and also created by such beings in order to make humans believe they exist, and also act as though to conform to today’s human civilisation (much like how yoga and Ayurveda list psychic possession and such delusions). In short – they don’t conduct such experiments for their own use as they say, and the clothes they wear are not their real ones – just merely conforming to contemporary designs and civilisation. That is, again – outside where they are (as usual), human mudhabhavas (delusional states) and hallucinations!

An example is how the dark lords of dharma (divine law), under the governance of Saturnian deities as Yama (Osiris) and Varuna (Ouranos), would appear in dark robes and chariots, and today appear in dark modern cars and suits. All in fitting with human civilisation, since we have fallen from our divine status (when robes etc, were borrowed from astral entities!).

Less spiritual people thus have visions of beings wearing such strange, contemporary etc., deigns in order to appeal to their personal rationalist psyche. But to the spiritual devotee who knows such beings exist, these beings will (and do) appear in their true garb and crafts or chariots.

For example, a scientist will be visited by MIBs (Men in Black) wearing suits and driving a black Cadillac, and a Christian or Hindu will envision them as either henchman of the grim reaper or attendants of Yamaraja in their robes, or celestial garbs (the latter which is their original, since all ancient cultures as Egyptian, Hindu etc. envisioned these beings wearing such garments, and even today do. Moreover, humans, descending from such beings wore such styles originally to mimic them – unlike today, when we have created our own styles, along with a rationalist and unspiritual civilisation of materialism).
Why do we reject such beings?

If we look back, western civilisation primarily came from the Romans who were greatly influenced by the Greeks, themselves having derived theirs from the Egyptians who were expelled peoples from the materialistic (asura) cultures of Southern and North Eastern India, worshipping the Sun and having Venus as their guide. Thus, it is a perverted reflection of Devic (divine) culture as a whole. Judaism itself from which Christianity has (partially) arisen in Europe, was itself modelled on the Osirian cult of Egypt originally, being of the nature of demiurge worship that was stopped in spiritual cultures as India (Brahma the creator gave way to other deities in India).

But, the Semites it seems, did not understand the deeper symbolism behind the death and resurrection of Osiris and the personality of Seth. In India, it is better understood with the non-dualistic metaphoric notion of the tale involving Prajapati (Osiris) and Seth (Shiva), Shiva representing the Lord beyond rituals and the outer world (Osiris-Prajapati). Later the Egyptians, falling into decline with successive dynasties, also formed monotheistic faiths based on such dualistic ideas, and hence paving the way for limited faiths as Judaism, with its God and Satan duality, formed partially from Zoroastrianism duality, that challenged the ancient Vedic, as an offshoot.

Abraham and Sarah, the proto-genitors of the Semitic peoples, are indeed Vedic Brahma and Sarasvati, the demiurge and creatrix of all beings in the cosmos. It was their initial incest (like that of Orisis and Isis) that initially caused Brahma-Prajapati to be slain. He is also the Vedic sacrifice for the Gods as food (like Christ and the idea of the later supper). He is also the Sun-God, Kashyapa or Hiranyagarbha (like Christ from Mithras), whose symbol if the Svastika (or Cross).

Unfortunately, the creator is known for his creation of the demonic races, and also represents dualism and ego (ahamkara) in the Indic tradition. It is thus no wonder that faiths as Islam and Christianity, then, attract such negative egoistic beings and creates people who would rather seek world-rule than heaven (the inner self). Brahma-Osiris here represents the outer world as the King (Vedic Varuna, Greek Ouranos), and Shiva represents more the inner Self and Self-wisdom as opposed to books (Vedic Indra, Greek Dionysus, Egyptian Seth).

Eventually, this has led Western culture to become so caught up in world-rule and ego, that it has created a culture of rationalism. We try and seek physical sciences to aide us, rather than the divine or subtle.

It is no wonder then, we see foreign entities as ghosts, ghouls , poltergeists dragons, witches, demons, nymphs and fairies, gods and ogres of the past, as ‘Aliens’ today. On the other hand, we criticize an African, Hindu or Native American who, being in touch with these subtle realms through the median of nature and spirit, still realise, identify and worship and communicate with such beings on other dimensions.

And we deem such people ‘primitive’ – only as they recognise, comprehend and understand something that out rational un-spiritual minds, cannot!

 

Do we need the Gods?

As the yugas or world epochs change, so also do the divinities. The new becomes the old and sometimes, the old becomes the new, – born again! But, why do we need the Gods? Are they not redundant in our modern world of technology and logic, as well as science?

The answer is simple, or rather, answered by another question: “Outside the Biblical sphere, where did science originate?”. Ancient traditions as Egypt, China and India were highly mathematical and scientific, as well as logical and religious – so much so, that ancient nations as Greece used to look up to them as lofty superiors. The Arabs transmitted much of the basis of today’s mathematics – including our numeral system and zero, concepts as integers, trigonometry, algebra as well as surgery, medicine and astronomy, from India, where such sciences existed alongside religion, but not in a rigid Biblical fashion.

In India, “God” doesn’t essentially exist in the western social fabric and framework, as we understand it today. There are numerous levels and above all of these, is a developed system that exists also within the sphere of western Quantum Physics, with some key differences. Even stating the supreme Brahman is “Consciousness” in the higher nirguna or attributeless sense is too much of a simplification.

The Hindus, like many ancient people, were highly sophisticated – and as noted, we use much of their science and teaching today, which helped build western science, as via the Greeks. Yet, they saw their wisdom as coming from the Gods or celestials themselves at first, much like the Egyptians. Whether we take this as metaphoric or not, the fact remains that there had to have been a “jump” in human evolution as per Darwin’s theory, if we consider the Pyramids of Giza and the cities of the Indus Valley in India, way ahead of their time, as well as tales of flying machines resembling today’s “UFOs”. In the past, I had written on these comparisons, however, one can interpret them as they wish – the point is, such was known and mentioned by the ancients, fantasy or not! Whether we believe in their Gods or not, it seems the ancients did have something on us!

Many ancient grammarians such as Pingalacharya were also mathematicians who employed binary systems for his poetry. Others as Aryabhata developed numerical systems based upon the Sanskrit aksharas or syllables and phonology. Then we have the mathematicians that were astrologer-astronomers as well, combining the inner systems of the planets relative to personal karma and the saukshmika (minute or astral) world and the physical world and solar system. They didn’t simply look at the latter and dismiss the former as with western scientists today, nor did they do what the western Church had done and go simply with the hyperbolic over-literalisation of spiritual metaphors, as they didn’t quite grasp or understand the inner-view in its scientific approach – what caused western science to obliterate, rather than to integrate, such an inner view.

This is why in India, rather than having contradictory systems, the true integral Vedic view encompassed six complimentary systems, including physics (vaisheshika), dealing with subatomic particles and structures to the physical, masses and force, as well as yoga or the inner ethereal view that rested upon the system of samkhya or cosmology in it’s higher expressed or enumerated aspect. To these, vedanta was included as philosophy and metaphysics, mimamsa or ritualism and finally nyaya or logic, which permeated all systems. What is fascinating here, is that while in the west, the schools of ritualism were allied with philosophy, the mimamsikas or ritualists of India were often agnostic or silent on such speculation, as seen in the vedas – seeing ritualism as a form of mental and environmental concern alone for alleviating psychological stress, burning various herbs to create antiseptic vapours to dispel diseases and even promote a change in weather patterns.

The issue here has been that scanty internal (Hindu) sources have been scoured by western orientalists, who study the texts and translate them with the same literal and Christian heir as the KJV Bible, rather than understanding the highly symbolic and scientific tradition that exists within India and older pre-Christian faiths, and hence they fail to deliver any true scholarship and critique, as they do not understand any such cultural nuances – which, had they studied the ancient bhashyas or commentaries of India the ancients left for us, and the six systems of philosophy, they’d understand!

Thus, this aside, it brings us back to the question of whether we need the Gods today? I guess the better question is, “why do we celebrate Christmas?” – an ancient appropriated Roman festival of Saturnalia, or Yule to the Germanic people. We still like giving and receiving gifts and the Roman-style feasts that go with it! We like India’s Diwali festivals for the performances and pomp, and Holi for the array of colours! Whether we are atheistic or theistic by nature, we still seek to revere the Gods. We still seek to adulate our mentors, parents and lecturers and please and honour them – even defend them, as a faithful Pol. Sci major would delight in defending Marx to Mao, or how a Jungian or Freudian psychologist would earnestly defend his ‘intellectual Deva‘ or God and the evolutionist, his precious Darwin, without question – or even recent facts, but seeks to proselytise to please his ‘bauddhika devata’, his intellectual deity. You see – they still exist!

In the field of science, Schrodinger, Bohr, Oppenheimer and Tesla (who, in our culture, like Einstein and Newton, are immortalised as ‘intellectual Gods’ as Odin and Thor in Norse mythology) were enamoured with the vedantic philosophy of India, especially the Bhagavad Gita’s message and the Upanishads. To them, it wasn’t the draconian Bible that sought to control people with politically-instituted social injunctions, but rather, one away from radical socialism or communism and one towards liberality in the sense of the soul’s true nature – the proverbial Eve that exercises free will in Eden!

Traditions rise and fall, however in India, we find even today, the physicist will still revere his dear Krishna, Shiva or Kali as his forefathers did thousands of years ago. It is the world’s oldest and most continuous religion and culture, that arose from a highly-advanced system and organised state-system itself, not from a political cult with social injunctions to terrify people into torturing those outside.

We can decide for ourselves whether or not the Gods of yore are redundant. But know this – the legacy they have left us, whether they had been human or not, symbolic or not – and our own need to constantly adulate celebrities, academic authorities and others, still leaves a marked imprint on the most staunch atheist of today!

Krishna or “Christna”?

There is an entirely different shakti or energy that pervades mantra, as I’ve noted before in several books and articles, between the western and the indigenous Indian. It is much like having a curry made by a Victorian Brit housemaid that learnt such from an Anglo “Hindoo Cookbook”, and the Indian chef in Delhi at the same time. The former lacks substance, cultural heritage, richness and above all, the pungent spice!

Krishna and his bhajans and mantras have become a kind of a spiritual panacea in the western world. Many flock to Krishna and ISKCON, or to Buddhism’s Tara, Bodhisattva of compassion, as it reminds them of Christ and Mary respectively. “Krishna” sounds like Christ, and the Prabhupada-take on gaudiya Vaishnavism itself, like Yogananda’s Yoga, is 70% Christian in tone, ethics, proselytisation methods (and the concept itself) and the One-Book, One Guru, One God, One-Way system that epitomises Abrahmic doctrines. While Vaishnavism in the west does have some plasticity to it, it is no more than Catholicism that lends itself to be moulded into new incarnations, as with the Patron Saints and systems of Mexico and elsewhere, adding a little more ‘cultural richness’ to satisfy the ” indigenous savages” that the Spaniards and Portuguese have felt they’ve ‘saved’ via forced conversion, some 400 years ago!

It is with that same, almost nostalgic and medieval heir, that the westerner becomes lost in their mudhika-bhava or delusional state of emotionalism, when chanting Krishna bhajans. It is the faux sense of emotional transferal that we see with Pentecostals, seeing themselves as ‘special’ when speaking in tongues (gibberish). There’s just something very Anglo and Colonialist about it – “Colonial Hinduism” for the “Old Boys”, drinking sherry and reminiscing on their holiday in Srinagar and the “Hindoo summers”. Somewhat along the lines of “Krishna – oh yes, he’s a fine strapping young lad, old chap! Another gin, Porky?“. One almost envisions them reading the ‘Memoires de Vivekananda‘ and being impressed that in typified Anglo-fashion as per their own (appropriated and self-proclaimed) “etiquette”, that he’d hold a wine-glass by the stem!

What exactly is it that fascinates them beyond logic and casts their sense of “traditionalism” into the cesspool of self-entitlement of never-ending contradictions, to revere the God of social dissonance as they speak about Hinduism and other systems, as if a native, but quoting only the plethora of Blavatskys, Crowleys, Evolas, Avalons and others, apart from a few flavorsome quotations from the popular Gurus of India, neatly contorted to a very non-Vedantic, westernised Christocentric interpretation?  The numerous times I have seen their face of complete denial and need to plagiarise others when caught out, just represents the shallow Anglo-gene compared to say, the French and even European Germanics, who tackle such with more mastery and deep-diving, rather than surface-watching, toe-dipping and varying degrees of plagiarising by the Anglos and their descendants in the colonies! You see, the Anglo must always seek to see himself as a Greek philosopher, despite his heritage as an uncivilised barbarian of Germanic extraction. I have noted that those who plagiarise Hindus as myself, are always cautious and careful as not to do the same to their fellow white brethren, but rather, adulating and felicitating them in their lectures, posts and blogs and carefully citing or referencing them, where required. This alone shows the issue – the white man, even when in native traditions, doesn’t actually respect the natives or darker-man and uses their systems to further promote his own image amongst his white peers.

Subliminal racism is also quite prominent, as is the Christianised stance to always play the victim when performing the typical “self-burn”. They cannot handle not only constructive criticism, nor indigenous Brahmins and Acharyas or other Hindu scholars correcting and expressing the Indian social and cultural nuances over the westernised myopic view that constitutes as “Academic” and “Spiritual” and oscillates between the two, only when counted on the westerner’s part.

Whenever the native expresses a view, he is “just like the rest of his people” – meaning and translating to, “you are a savage – but we shall appropriate your dharma and tell you all about it.” Indeed – they’ve done so without their own religion for the most part of 1500 years in Europe, by appropriating the Judaic system and central text, with some interpolated passages – then told the Jews how wrong they’ve been since Abraham, so why not apply the same authoritative brush-mark to one and all? And then scream one is a victim of “white racism”, when caught out? And going on about others being “heathen”, while committing paedophilia in the Priesthood represents their culture – in the same light as when talking about yogic asteya or non-stealing, they are plagiarising, re-modelling and culturally appropriating with the other hand!

When Tantric “Vamamarga” (left-hand tantra and worship of the Goddess in the darker modes) is thrown into the spiritual Kitchenaid and mixed up along with New-Age facets and other Eurocentric fetishes, it becomes comical. Dressing in a Black Sabbath T-shirt and skinny jeans and having a whiskey with the “bros” from the KKK lynch-mob, isn’t so much Vamamarga as seen in India or anywhere in tradition, as is culturally appropriated white trash / redneck culture that is confused about its identity, like a male teen confused over their sexuality, despite their years of ballet and interest in all things pink! Try as he might, the Anglo is still a pussy, not the heathen he’d hoped to be, despite his satanic tattoos, Men-In-Black garb and literary works that portray the fetish lifestyle he wishes he had, had he not been so boring and stiff as a dusty blank canvas! In short, hiding behind a veil of Vamamarga to excuse the fact that you’re simply white trash, doesn’t quite cut the mustard! Moreover, Tantra permeates Hinduism and isn’t something “esoteric” and “occult” at all – almost every Hindu pooja (ritualisic offering) itself is tantrika, which is simply Hindu ritualism, as scholars from Shankaracharya who reintroduced them to modern scholars as Vivekananda, Aurobindo and even David Frawley have shown. It also has three streams – not the “white / black” or “good / evil” duality as in the west, as many argue – having also the madhyamamarga or middle-path as well, that the white tantric wishes to ignore, just as he promotes the current Kali-yuga ideal as an age of darkness and Satan, almost Christian again! This juvenile fetish needs to end.

For anything to happen, one must retain the image of Christ-Krishna, not Krishna-Christ. In all respect to the Anglo, he faithfully preserves, even in atheism, the subliminal traits of his ‘Master Race’ religion. He cannot have his atheism that may offend or question Christ, or other appropriated Judaic faiths, such as Islam – but it’s open hunting season on anything else, especially Hinduism with its Brahmins and native systems of Polynesia and the Americas with their ritualistic cannibalism historically. Here, the white man’s own symbolic partaking of the body and blood of Christ fades into the background, as it blends with his own ancestors’ merciless killing of bodies in war and their decomposition. Certainly, cannibalism here seems a more enlightened view and also an ecologically friendly one, too – especially in remote Pacific regions, where sources of protein were hard to come by. Likewise, the abattoirs of the western world of meat-consumption and wastefulness don’t become an issue or make headlines – but the ritualistic, quick and painless offering of a few goats at a Hindu temple annually is seen as “cruel and barbaric” – yet the elaborate rituals are designed to remove karmic stains and ensure the beast has a higher future life – something again that’s not mentioned – but the west along with merciless slaughterhouses, kosher and halal meats that bleed animals to death and cause suffering, is fine by them. “Drink up, old chappy – and eat this wonderful ‘halaal’ meat that the ‘Poonjab’ boy Aziz has prepared for our banquet!”.

While again the Anglo culture will see anything in its own appropriated traditions as being a ‘violation of etiquette’ and therefore, uncivilised (I guess to that, bathing once annually as is customary in Victorian times can be added) – they fail to observe the etiquette of older cultures and their customs when outside their native Anglo habitat! Venturing into a Hindu temple with footwear on, or dining with one’s left hand for example. Considered again, at least in the past 5,000 years of India – not the past few hundred years that the Anglos have learnt to read and write in the Roman script – to be ashuddhi (unclean), but to the once-annually-bathed Anglo, it’s fine in his neck of the woods. “She’ll be right, old chap! As in Rome, do as the Anglos do! Here, here!” (followed by an evening of ‘snogging’ and ‘fornicating’, ending in syphilis). Here, it goes to show that they, like the Muslims, are a younger, uncivilised culture, borrowing heavily from everyone else older than them and act out due to an inferiority complex as a result of their own lack of an actual history, let alone civilisation or sets of etiquette or boundaries, much less religion!

The reality is, we dwell in a world still permeated largely by Anglocentric Christendom, and with it, the myopic colonialist “subtle racist” gene, as I call it. I have spoken on this before. When caught out, they scream “white racism”, but cannot see that it doesn’t quite work [1]. This is very predominant in Vaidika spheres. Trust me – I know, as I’ve been plagiarised many times and never been given credit, even via citations, references of my works or even a mention that I am in some way their mentor to various so-called “students” pushing the white supremacist agenda on one hand, and thinking that they’re “Vaidika sympathisers” or “true Hindus” on the other. It perhaps appeals to their anti-Islamic zeal, but none have yet renounced Christ; others adopt, as noted, facets of Mahayana Buddhism to fund what is lacking from their Christian side, whether it be ahimsa or the nature of daya or (faux) compassion as via the Bodhisattvas. Or simply rambling on like a Colonialist in an extended gin-fueled drivel about nought, with a few badly enunciated and out of context Sanskrit terms bounced about for good measure!

I have mentioned elsewhere as well, where appropriated aspects as vegetarianism are proselytised by white “Hindus” and others aggressively, whilst in India, it adopted a more rational and biological than purely spiritual approach, as with celibacy, that the white man doesn’t get. Each man and region goes about his own business as a Hindu in India – the Kashmiri Pandit or the Bengali Brahmin aren’t chastised by the southern vegetarians for eating fish or goat respectively, as the European tries to impose on everyone who isn’t vegetarian like their adoption of south-Indian Brahmin dietary regimes, and which is reminiscent of Christian name-calling of ‘heathens’, ‘witches’ and ‘Satanists’ and seeking to proselytise facets of their Christian dogma to one and all!

Similarly, concepts as vedanta, sattvas and such are Christianised and cleft from their original traditional foundations, which become shunned into oblivion, in favour of these that lend ear to Christ’s so-called teachings, they’re so proud of and indoctrinated in. We see so-called ‘white sadhus‘ posting ‘tapas-selfies‘ and posts – when such is against public acclaim and egotism! Their vanity or rather, narcissism is too extreme, along with their obvious physical flaws traditional yogis never had – such as premature balding, wearing glasses and pot-bellies, than their so-called sadhanas and tapas have indeed failed them, and they’re best to take a leaf from Swami Ramdev and Adityanatha’s books, if they want to play dress-up “Hatha-Yogis“. Guys who still play with GI-Joe action figures and constantly take to social media to post their daily physical workouts (not just occasionally, but actually daily), along with close-ups of their flabby bodies and other forms of so-called sadhana to try and convince themselves they’re some kind of ‘warriors’, do no more than simply reveal to the world at large what they truly are – sociopaths in need of mummy’s attention!

I recently posted about Hindu mantras being solely the property of Brahmin DNA and to be satmya or suitable genetically and culturally for Hindus alone, which naturally received some self-righteous criticism of wishful or rather self-entitled inclusivism from the Europeans. The western biological structures, as well as their Christianity, is a far cry from Hinduism, despite attempts at correlations, than the ancient Egyptian faith and even the Chinese Taoist. Christianity has no interpretatio graeca / romana as seen within all ancient systems, but rather, a dogmatic belief in superimposing, appropriating and above all, eventual eliminating.

Thus, here, relative to DNA and genetics, such is determined as per birth and past lives. If one really is meant to practice these, one wouldn’t be born a Hindu in this life, not need to become one and go on an endless rampage of self-validation, which ends in cultural appropriation and racism! White people need to chill and wait their turn – not urinate to mark their territory on what is others’, as they did forcefully by taking land and native rights in colonial times. It seems they’ve not much evolved – the colonialist need to stamp their mark and misappropriate and distort native cultures remains, just in a newer up-dated subliminal fashion.

As per Hinduism and the original oriental doctrine of karma itself, one born a Jew, makes a good Jew. One born a Hindu, makes a good Hindu. One born a Muslim or Christian makes a good Muslim or Christian. Changing such is against the karmaja-satmya (karmic suitability) of an individual in any one given lifetime. That is your ‘swadharma‘ (soul’s path) for this lifetime, as a result of your past karmic traits (samskaras) – delusions and hallucinations of the mind aside. Otherwise, it always ends up muddying waters, cross-contaminating systems and placing too many spiritual eggs in too many baskets, essentially becoming a ‘Master of None’.

One will always superimpose one’s own genetic and cultural biases upon whatever has been adopted or appropriated – just as certain foods agree with certain cultures, while not always agreeing with others, despite how they try and force the foods down! The European will always break out into a sweat when ingesting pippali (piper longum) and copious amounts of garlic and ginger, despite putting up a “brave front”, as his eyes water, his face goes ruddy and smoke starts to come out of his ears – whereas the Indian remains calm, as such has been genetically digested and suitable over thousands of years. While there are exceptions, these are not the rule – and the exceptions often come from non-Christian, often native or Judaic backgrounds, where they do arise.

The inclusive socialist hysteria, however, has been derived from European self-entitlement and the need to feel subconsciously special and superior, as “God’s chosen race”, via Christianity. It is a virus that feeds off the ego and lives still, in the substratum of especially Anglocentric cultures and their inability to let go or transcend their innate Colonialism.

Here, we must also not forget that while the European screams “white racism” when a native points out their disrespect and misappropriated facets of the native’s own traditions, that the Europeans’ ancestors, when introducing Christianity to the Blacks and others, segregated them and didn’t even see them as ‘humans’, but merely as ‘chattels’ – slaves on their large estates, or sub-human in all respects. I don’t see the need to forget this and not return the same favour to Europeans when they seek to adopt our dharmas – especially when they still act out and attempt to obscure their own colonial and white-supremacist samskaras behind screaming the ‘victim’ card first at everyone else, due to their own cognitive social dissonance!

For too long, Hindus and others have allowed this to happen and to allow the white man to urinate upon his traditions – even adulate them over their own native Acharyas and teachers. We see this in ashrams, where they invite “white-speakers” with New-Age rhetoric, over others. It is almost a Gandhian fetish of Hindus seeing themselves as the coward dog with his tail between his legs, rather than stand up and be proud of his own ancestry, his skin and forefathers like Swami Dayananda, Veer Savarkar, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Chandrasekharendra Saraswati and others!

 

 

  1. https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/kwzjvz/dear-white-people-please-stop-pretending-reverse-racism-is-real