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How Vedic philosophy looks at the creation Part-I

Vedas are the repositories of knowledge. This knowledge was revealed to the Rishis or the ascended masters in their heightened state of self-awareness. Since it was heard from the source it is called Shruti in Sanskrit. (Shruti = heard).

Time destroys everything. Indeed in Sanskrit language, time and death are synonyms. They are both known as Kaal. Various civilizations have tried to leave their mark on the shifting sands of time. Some built huge pyramids, some built gigantic temples in order to leave their knowledge and culture for posterity. Today we see them only as ruins. The civilizations stand vanquished by time. Their message lost in the mists of ages gone by.

The Rishis or ascended masters knew the nature of time and took steps to prevent the knowledge from decaying with passing age. Knowledge has always been graded. All knowledge is not for everyone. In the wrong hands, it can be disastrous for the society. The know-how of making a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists is not acceptable.

Since time destroys everything, the only way to keep the knowledge intact is to pass it on from generation to generation. This is exactly what they proceeded to do.

Written records can fall into wrong hands so the first step was to pass it on from generation to generation as memorized word. The easiest way to commit something to memory is by developing it into a rhyme or ditty. These rhymes were called Richas and Sutras.

The language and selection of these Richas is such that each one can be correctly interpreted in a number of ways. Generally every important Richa can have as many as six meanings. A person with gross intelligence will get only the literal meaning which is often unimportant. A realized master on the other hand will be able to explain the real, intellectual and spiritual meaning.

This had to be done as some portions of this knowledge were meant for only those who had reached the appropriate state of maturity and enlightenment.

The knowledge was thus handed down from generation to successive generation. People of exceptional mental caliber were chosen to remember Richas and Sutras. In this way, the ascended masters negated the negative impact of time on available knowledge. It is because of this that Indian civilization and Vedic philosophy has emerged unscathed across a gaping chasm of time lasting twenty-four thousand years.

To make the less sensitive information available to masses, Upanishads and Bhashyas (commentary) were written.

For people with still lower mental caliber, the Upanishads were further simplified into Puranas. Two epics Ramayana and Maha Bharata were penned by the Rishis and these condense the wisdom of the Vedas into simple, easy to understand stories and parables.

There are a total of four Vedas and four Up-Vedas. The four Vedas are

Rig Ved, Sam Ved, Yajur Ved, and Atharva Ved.

The four up-Vedas are

Ayurved: The knowledge of physical and mental health.

Gandharvaved: The knowledge of music and fine arts, paintings and sculpture.

Dhanurved: Knowledge pertaining to offensive and defensive missiles and all kinds of warfare including the use of spacecrafts, high energy particle and beam weapons, defensive shields etc.

Sthapatyaved: The science of architecture and its relation to the flow of energies through a building.

In addition, there are six Vedangas (Limbs of Vedas.)

These are

Shiksha: Education

Kalpa: Rituals

Vyakaran: Grammar

Nirukta: Etymology

Chhanda: Metres

Jyotisha: Astrology

The Vedic view of time

Vedic philosophy construes time as a nonlinear entity. It believes that time is cyclical in nature. What has risen must fall. What is fallen must rise. The validity of this view proven by the history of our planet.

The limited modern view of time believes that time is a straight line and stretches endlessly. In reality, the time has no existence at all and is merely an illusion. It totally depends on the external influences acting upon a given system.

We all know that moons revolve around some of the planets (Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn) and all planets move around the sun. Sun is a dual star and moves around another star. This dual system, in turn, moves in the vastness of space around a fixed point called Vishnu Nabhi or grand center. Vishnu Nabhi is the seat of creative power for the visible universe. Sun takes about twenty-four thousand years to make a complete orbit around this seat of creative power.

The following Shloka from Manu Smriti explains it beautifully

Yuga system shlokas


Four thousand years is said to be the duration of the Sat Yuga. Its morning and evening twilight has just as many hundreds. So 400 years of morning twilight and 400 years of evening twilight when added together come to 400+4000+400 or 4800 years of the Sat Yuga. In the other three Yugas too, we get 300+3000+300 or 3600 years, 2400 years and 1200 years respectively. When the sun in its orbit comes closest to the grand center, the mental virtue increase to such an extent that humans can grasp all the subtle principles of creation, its magnetisms, and electricities. When Sun reaches a point farthest from the grand center, the mental virtue declines to such an extent that humans do not understand anything beyond the gross principles of creation.

Copy of Yuga system diagram2


1/20th portion of this period of twenty-four thousand years (1200 years)is called Kali Yuga.

2/20th portion of this period of twenty-four thousand years (2400 years)is called Dwapar Yuga.

3/20th portion of this period of twenty-four thousand years (3600 years)is called Treta Yuga.

4/20th portion of this period of twenty-four thousand years (4800 years)is called Kali Yuga.

If we add these up,1200+2400+3600+4800 we get a total of 12000 years. This period is called a Daiva Yuga. There are two Daiva Yugas in one complete orbit of the sun around the Vishnu Nabhi or grand center. The first is the ascending Daiva Yuga and the other the descending Daiva Yuga.

The autumnal equinox is the pointer that we use to decide which Yuga is operating. When it is on the first point of Aries, Sun is closest to the grand center. When it is on the first point of Libra, the sun is farthest from the grand center. The mental virtue is thus maximum at Aries and minimum at Libra.

The autumnal equinox is currently in the Virgo-Pisces axis. Accordingly, we are in the Dwapar Yuga.

In 11501 BC, the autumnal equinox was on the first point of Aries and Sun began to move away from the Vishnu Nabhi or grand center. The intellectual power of Humans thus began to diminish. During the next 4800 years of Satya Yuga, we lost the power to grasp spiritual power. During the next 3600 years of descending Treta Yuga, all power to understand the divine magnetism was lost. In the subsequent 2400 years of the descending Dwapar Yuga, we slowly lost the comprehension of five aura electricities. In the next 1200 years, intellectual power and mental virtue were so diminished that we could not understand anything beyond the grossest principals of creation. Humans were only slightly better than animals. The period of around 500 AD was thus the darkest time in the history of humankind. The autumnal equinox was at this time on the first point of Libra. From this time onwards the sun began to move closer to the grand center. Human intellect again began to grow. During the next 1100 years of the ascending Kali Yuga, there were wars and strife all over and humans displayed their basest self. At the end of this period, the 100 years of the junction of Kali and Dwapar Yuga began. We became slowly conscious of the subtle principals of creation. Slowly but steadily political peace began to be established.

About AD 1600, William Gilbert discovered magnetic forces and observed the presence of electricities in all material substances. In 1609 Kepler rediscovered the important laws of astronomy. In 1621 Drebbel invented the microscope. About 1670 Newton rediscovered the laws of motion and gravitation. In 1700 Thomas Savary invented the steam engine and used it to raise water. Twenty years later Stephen Gray studied the effect of electricity on the human body.

In the political world, people began to have respect for themselves. England united with Scotland and became a powerful nation. Napoleon Bonaparte introduced his legal code in Southern Europe.

With the advance of science, the world began to be covered with railroads and telegraph wires. Electric generators were invented and fine matters like electricity were brought into practical use although their true nature is still not known to us to this day. In 1899 on the completion of period of Sandhi (Junction) of 200 years of Dwapar Yuga, the true Dwapar Yuga of 2000 years began and give to humankind a thorough understanding of five different electricities (One each connected to one of the five senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision) and their properties.

To be continued

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