by Tina ૐ Sadhwani
Since there is but one fundamental source of everything, all human activity it is said, started from that divine beginning. And activity means thought and speech. As the Vedic texts explain, the original language was Sanskrit.
Some people, however, feel that ancient man was able to only slowly develop a language of his own. This is thought to have started from grunts and noises like animals until it somehow shaped into the different languages we find today. So does that mean that babies will also develop some kind of language of their own if they are given enough time and not taught one? Research says 'no'.
The Vedic references explain that human civilization began by the arrangement of the Supreme. Man was given an original consciousness by which he had knowledge of the Sanskrit language and was guided by Vedic information. Thus, the ancient Vedic culture is the primordial culture of the whole world and not exclusive to India, Arabia, or Sumeria. It is universal.
The philosopher and researcher Edward Pococke also wrote about this conclusion in his book 'India in Greece' (page 251). He states: "Sir William Jones concluded that the Hindus had an immemorial antiquity with the old Persians, Ethiopians and Egyptians, the Phoenicians, Greeks and Tuscans, the Scythians or Goths, and the Celts, the Chinese, Japanese and Peruvians." The observance of this global connection between India and the rest of the world is actually an indication that the whole world was once under the influence of the Vedic culture. Thus, it was India who nurtured the rest of the world with her wisdom and Vedic knowledge. "Now the whole of the society of Greece, civil and military, must strike one as being eminently Asiatic, much of it specially Indian. . . I shall demonstrate that these evidences were but the attendant tokens of Indian colonization with its corresponding religion and language. I shall exhibit dynasties disappearing from India, western India, to appear again in Greece, clans who fought upon the plains of Troy." Therefore, since Greece is supposed to be the origins of European culture, and since Greece displays much of the same culture as India, we can say that the pre-Christian culture of Europe was Vedic."
In fact, it may be the case that without the connection with India, Greece may not have been a major contributor to the advancement of Europe. Godfrey Higgins writes in his book 'The Celtic Druids' (p. 112), "In science the Greeks were pygmies. What would they have known of science if their Platos and Pythagorases had not traveled into the East! In science and real learning they were inferior to the Orientals [Indians], and were the greatest liars upon earth. They willfully mis-stated everything or they foolishly confounded everything."
William Durant, author of the 10-volume 'Story of Civilization', wrote, "India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of European languages. She was the mother of our philosophy. . . of our mathematics. . . of the ideals embodied in Christianity. . . of self-government and democracy. . . Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all."
Interestingly, Sir Isaac Tailor, the author of 'The Origins of the Aryans', wrote in a similar way (page 1), "Adelung, the father of comparative philosophy. . . placed the cradle of mankind in the valley of Kashmir, which he identified with paradise. To Adelung we owe the opinion, which has prevailed so widely, that since the human race originated in the East, most westerly nations, the Iberians and Celts, must have been the first to leave the parent."
As explained in 'World Vedic Heritage' (p. 115), this is also the conclusion of Mr. B. C. Chhabra, who is the ex-Assistant Director General of Archeology under the British administration in India. He writes, "I do not want to go deep into the larger question of the theory of evolution which is today at the base of archeological interpretations, but I must need say that the history of Indian civilization begins with knowledge and not barbarism. The kind of knowledge that has been preserved therein has stood the test of time and is still unsurpassed in certain respects. It believes in an evolution of limited extent only and that for a definite period of time in the history of man's life as also in that of a nation. To base the entire history of mankind, down to the present-day, on the ape-man and the archeological ages of Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron is a travesty of facts. Even in the present age of great scientific achievements the ape-man cannot produce the homosapiens, obviously because they are two different species. Recent archeologists have proved abundantly that these ages have no meaning because different cultural ages are found in different regions, and that sometimes they co-existed in the same region which cannot be explained on the basis of the theory of evolution." Thus, regardless of the classifications made by archeologists about the ancient history of mankind, as confirmed by the prehistoric records of the Vedic literature, India was the center from where spread the intellectually superior Vedic culture, and is, therefore, the source of humanity's spiritual heritage.
The Preface of Vol. VI of 'Indian Antiquities' (pp 11-13) also points one in this same direction: "The Hindu religion probably spread over the whole earth; there are signs of it in every system of worship. . . the arithmetic, astronomy, astrology, the holidays, games, names of the stars, and figures of constellations, the language of the different nations bear the strongest marks of the same origin."
The discerning and honest Christian author Godfrey Higgins wrote in his book, 'The Celtic Druids' (p. 61), about the basis of all human civilization originating from India and the Vedic culture. "The peninsula of India would be one of the first peopled countries, and its inhabitants would have all the habits of progenitors of man before the flood in as much perfection or more than any other nation. . . In short, whatever learning man possessed before his dispersion. . . may be expected to be found here; and of this Hindustan affords innumerable traces. . . notwithstanding all. . . the fruitless efforts of our priests to disguise it."
The above quotes would indicate that the Vedic culture was a global faith, a world influence. This may be given further credence in the remarks of Ctesias, the Greek writer (as found in 'Historical Researches', Vol. II, p.220), "The Hindus were as numerous as all the other nations put together."
This is further corroborated in P. N. Oak's 'World Vedic Heritage' (p. 506) in which he presents evidence that, "In pre-Christian times the temples of Vedic Deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, the Mother goddess, Rama, Hanuman, and Krishna used to abound in all regions of the world. Evidence of this is found in the works of ancient authors such as Megasthenes, Strabo, and Herodotus. All those names are of Vedic origin, too. The term Megasthenes is Megh-Sthan-eesh, i.e. the Lord of the Region of the clouds. The name Herodotus is Hari-dootus, i.e. Messenger of [Hari] God."
In 'Some Missing Chapters of World History' (p. 134), P. N. Oak also explains that Shiva was worshiped all over the world, even in the Vatican. The word 'vatican' comes from the Sanskrit word 'vatica', which means a bower or sylvan hermitage. He explains that even the premises of the Vatican have many Shiva emblems buried in their walls and cellars. Many such emblems have been dug up in other parts of Italy as well. And some of those found in the Vatican are still preserved in the Vatican's Etruscan museum.
Another point is that the original worship of the Mother Goddess can be traced back to India. Whether this Goddess is called Ma, Uma, Mata, Amba, Shakti, Durga, Bhagavati, Parameshvari, Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Astarte, Venus, Ceres, Mother Mary, Mariamma, Madonna, Notre Dame, etc., it can be traced to the Vedic culture where such worship originated.
Albert J. Edmonds, in his book 'Buddhist and Christian Gospels', also explains that, "Strabo considered all Asia as far as India to be consecrated to Bacchus where Hercules and Bacchus are called Kings of the East. The last religions of Babylon and Egypt were born there. Even the Greeks and the Romans were debtors thereto for the cult of Bacchus and Mithras."
Bacchus refers to Bakesh or Tryambakesh, Shiva. Hercules refers to Hari-culeesh, Lord Krishna. They were known as Kings or supreme deities of the East. Since the religions of Babylon and Egypt were born in Asia, and Greeks and Romans observed a similar version of the Bacchus cult and one of Mithras, the sun, it is obvious the whole world followed, or was influenced by, Vedic culture. The reason is that all of these deities can be traced back to India, or are directly Vedic deities. From this information we can begin to understand that Vedic culture was a cause of worldwide unity, or the parent culture of all humanity.
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Migel Konstantin ThanX dear Tina :-))) Give me a Week to read all hahaha. Very interessant... i realy need to read it again. For the first thanX for tagging me. You make a big Artwork, many writing... bravo bravo. I have a Question to you. In my House i have a big Poster with a dancing Shiva and under his feed there is a Men laying on the Ground, with long Hair and a Beard, Shiva is dancing on this poor Men :-))) Who is this Man, what is the meaning of this... you know this? Bless you my Darling...♥ Love ♥ Love ♥ Love ♥
August 28, 2010 at 6:12pm · Like · 2 people
Tina ૐ Sadhwani Migel as far as i know....
The dancing Shiva symbolizes the synthesis of the creation-destruction process of the universe expressing the dynamic flow of life as well as the paradox of time and eternity.
The stamping of his heels represent the passage of time and the aging of the universe while Shiva himself is considered a symbol of eternity. His face on the other hand is always depicted expressing a calm disposition, unaffected by the dynamic display of his own dance and of the cyclic nature of the cosmos dissolving in and arising from its own waters of eternity. So there's a beautiful balance illustrated in the contrast of his face and his dance.
Now the dwarf that Shiva is often shown dancing on top of, or the men that you refer to, are the personification of 'indifference or ignorance" that is perpetuated in the mind of man who's blinded by the delusions of duality. It also represents the 'tamasic' or inert aspect of nature, found even within man. Dancing atop this man hence indicates Shiva's act of initiating and activating the man to wake up and overcome this dark ignorance.
Hope this helps.. :-)
August 28, 2010 at 9:40pm · Like · 4 people
Prashant Saxena I think you are talking of Nataraja, the dance of Shiva. The poor man is a demon.
August 28, 2010 at 9:48pm · Like · 1 person
Nishant Narayanan Thanks Teen....
August 29, 2010 at 4:46am · Like
Per Eric Gillberg The greatness in the Knowledge of the Vedas presumably as a basis for human civilization development, is that it was collected by subjective acquisition of knowledge. The Rishis sought his information from the finest level of creation, from the finest level of consciousness, they also established themselves in the eternal unmanifest ground state or Brahman. This subjective knowledge acquisition and verification of Brahman as the foundation of all manifested forms of life, are today increasingly come to be verified by the objective science. In the modern physics are many parallels and scientific evidence supporting the knowledge that the Vedic seers gave humanity.
November 5, 2010 at 10:06pm · Like · 2 people
Tina ૐ Sadhwani Well said Per Eric... You've provided a fantastic (very objective and scientific) exemplification of the foundations of Vedic knowledge....
November 6, 2010 at 12:04am ·