Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why we need a "Hindu Halloween"

The idea of a "Hindu Halloween" may sound offensive to some, just another attempt to inculturate the Hindu youth into Western culture. What would be the practical benefits of a "Hindu Halloween" anyway, why am I even suggesting this? I'm suggesting this because our Hindu children are celebrating Halloween already, whether we like it or not, but there is a twist, and that is Halloween is much less Christian and much more closely related to our own festival of Pitru Paksha than most Hindus know. What do the Hindu rituals of Pitru Paksha (fortnight of the ancestors) and the Western festival of Halloween have in common? More than some people might think, especially when we look at the pagan roots of the “ghostly” Halloween and how they relate to the Hindu “fortnight of the ancestors”, both which occur right around the same time.


Pitru Paksha literally means “fortnight of the ancestors” and takes place during the 2nd paksha (forthnight) of the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada, which roughly correlates with late September to early October. During this time Hindus perform many rites and rituals to commemorate and propitiate their ancestors (known as Pitrs). Special meals are prepared and laid out for relatives who have passed on and who are welcomed back into the home during this two week period to bestow their blessing upon their descendants and families. The meals that are prepared for the ancestors (Pitris) are often fed to crows and these meals traditionally contain a gourd or pumpkin… sound familiar? Because the festival involves communing with the spirits of the dead and because the festival takes place during the “dark fortnight” when the moon is waning, Pitru Paksha is viewed as being inauspicious by many Hindus and can sometimes take on an eerie connotation, just like Halloween.


Now let’s take a look at the Western tradition of Halloween. Like Pitru Paksha, Halloween takes place during the fall (Oct 31st) and is associated with darkness, spookiness and the dead. The word “Halloween” is short for “All Hallow’s Eve” and is the night before the two-day Christian festivals of All Saint’s Day and All Souls Day. On All Saint’s Day many Christians commemorate the Saints of their church and on All Souls Day many Christians will commemorate the deaths of their own personal relatives or loved ones. Because Halloween is the evening before these two festivals of the dead, many believe that on Halloween night, the dead souls are rising up out of their graves in preparation for the celebrations, so that is why on Halloween many Westerners dress as ghosts and goblins. Because of its closeness to the fall harvest, Halloween is often associated with pumpkins, gourds and squash, crows and scarecrows, similar to Pitru Paksha.


Even though Halloween is slightly associated with Christianity, it should be fairly obvious that the festival’s origins are pagan. There is no “All Saint’s Day” or “All Souls Day” in the bible and certainly no custom of dressing up as ghosts to celebrate the rising souls of the dead. Halloween was originally a Gaelic (Irish) festival called Samhain. Samhain took place at the end of the fall harvest in ancient Ireland. During this time it was believed that ancestors would come to the homes of their descendants and would require that a meal to be put out for them, the same exact ritual as Hindu Pitru Paksha, and right around the same time of year! Because it was believed that not only ancestors, but also fairies and other spirits could enter the world at this time, Irish pagans used to dress up in costumes to represent these spirits and dance around bonfires, thus the custom of dressing as ghosts and ghouls on Halloween.


As we can see there are many similarities between the Hindu “fortnight of the ancestors” or Pitru Paksha and the original Irish pagan Halloween celebration of Samhain. Both festival take place in the fall, both festivals involve laying out meals that memorialize our ancestors, and both festivals have a slightly inauspicious and ghostly or scary theme. However, some have suggested that the connection goes beyond just mere coincidence and points to a link between the two cultures. Linguists have theorized that Samhain is old Irish for sam (‘summer’) and fuin (‘end’) or “summer’s end”. However, others have not failed to notice that the old Irish word for summer (“sam”) is very similar to the Hindu Sanskrit term for season which is (sma). Even if this particular linguistic similarity is not a true connection between Samhain (also known as Halloween) and Pitru Paksha, we should always remember that the word “Indo-European” exists for a reason, meaning that it is agreed upon by all scholars of language and religion that there is a linguistic-religious connection between India and Europe, with Sanskrit and Hinduism being the oldest known language and religion in this continuum. 

Could it be that Irish pagan Samhain is somehow related to Hindu Pitru Paksha? What would happen if Hindus started making om Jack-o’-lanterns and putting them out around Halloween? Could it be a conversation starter about our festival of Pitru Paksha? Could we blend Hindu and Western customs to make Hinduism more relevant to the new world? Wouldn't it be better to use the power of Halloween to turn people's attention back to ancient customs and their connections or even roots in Hinduism? What is being proposed here is not the erasure of Hinduism with Halloween but the Hinduization of Halloween, the reverse inculturation of our Hindu youth and the Western youth by using Halloween to remind both of them of an ancient Pagan past which is linked to a Hindu present. Time and experimentation will tell if and how Hinduism and Halloween can blend, but there is certainly room for Hindus to adapt to new (and old) customs while still maintaining our identity.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Racist pagan gay sex cult declares war on Hindus

Dmitri Balitsky, Yngli High Gay Sex Sorcerer

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As if Hindus did not have enough enemies on our hands, we can now add a new, unusual, and extremely dangerous set of adversaries to our "to do list", the Ancient Russian Ynglist Church of the Orthodox Old Believer or "Ynglings". The Church proclaims to be a purely Slavic native faith, however even in this respect the church seems to be nothing more than a sham.  Still, this bogus church seems to be extremely organized and populous, relatively  speaking for pagan churches that is; they are known to maintain a missionary program and even have established official churches in the USA. Normally the existence of such movements are viewed with enthusiasm by Hindus as we usually think of all pagans as allies, however the Yinglis are anything but friends, but an openly hostile nemesis who blatantly promote anti-Indian racism and a doctrine of Slavic Jingoism in terms of "Aryans" and the Veda. 


Yngli Church Symbol
  Let me explain this situation in terms of my own recent experience with the Yngli, especially one of their most influential leaders, a popular self proclaimed "sorcerer" named Dmitri Balitsky.  The Yngli seem to be very calculated in how they interact with both White and Indian Hindus, as at first I was approached by Dmitri in a very intelligent and friendly manner.  Dmitri told me that his people considered themselves "Aryans" and that the name of their Holy Books were the "Slavo-Aryan Vedas".  I did not know at the time, but I have since investigated and have come to find that these seemingly "semi-secret" Slavic Vedas are really nothing more than a hash of ancient myths mixed with modern science fiction, a pathetic attempt to rip off our own Hindu Vedas. 


FAKE Slavo-Aryan Vedas

But, from initial conversation with these cretins, no Hindu would think this was some sort of racist scam, no less a gay sex cult. Dmitri presents a very good example of the followers of this religion, knew much much more about Hinduism than any White westerner I had ever met, and all of his friends and followers seemed open and interested in understanding the connection between are two seemingly connected cultures. However, this group of well mannered and kindly young men were about to show me their true face and it was really ugly. 

To make a long story short, Dmitri began introducing me to his group of Yngli Slavic "Aryans", however, a fight soon broke out as some of their members began proclaiming they were the original "Aryans" who "invaded India" and brought their "Vedas" and the "Caste System" to the "Indian Niggers".  I of course became outraged and began showing all the research I had done on the age of the Indus River Valley Civilization, the writing of the Vedas, and ancient ethnic history as it pertains to the creation of the modern day Hindu religion.

Upon seeing that I was learned in Hinduism and our history, the group of young men quickly became antagonistic and began calling for me to be thrown out of the group.  As our fight continued, the group eventually revealed their true nature when they opened the discussion up to intensely disgusting gay sex questions and antics. They became fanatically interested in my sex life and told me that they believed that gay sex was how warriors transferred power.  They believed that I could be a "god" if I had had sex with enough men. After a long period of their lurid remarks I left the group, but this was not the end.

Later on, Dmitri and his followers began "sex bombing" my threads on facebook, they would interrupt purely philosophical discussions with constant soliciting of extreme gay sex, and also racism.  They also began turning other seemingly "right wing" persons against me under the accusation that I was gay and they of course were not.  Now, if you think this is the extend of their depravity, you would be wrong.

Meet Steven De Sousa, a very confused Catholic-Hindu who has fallen under the spell of these Yngli sex sorcerers.  Steven does the bidding of his masters as their native informant.  Steven vacillates back and form between being a "proud Indian" and proclaiming that Indians no longer have any "Aryan Blood" and are "Sudras".  Steven has a racial complex as he has become obsessed with his White Masters "breeding a lot" as he sees them as racially superior. Worse than this, Steven seems to be smart enough to know that these "Slavo-Aryan Vedas" and the entire Yngli religion is nothing more than a racket, however, due to his inferiority complex and desire to fit in with this "White Aryan" brethren, he uses his knowledge of Hinduism to prop up this disgusting narrative of Slavic Supremacism.


Steven De Sousa, Yngli Native Informant
So how is it that this bogus FAKE "Aryan" gay sex cult has become so dangerous to Hinduism?  The Yngli members are White, educated, young and attractive.  They are organized enough to have missions and churches.  These Yngli, in a short period of time, have gained more influence over the Western youth than we Hindus.  They are using their privilege to spread a racist narrative that Slavs are the original and genetically superior "Aryans" who brought the "Vedas" and "Caste System" to India's "Niggers".  In their quest to gain legitimacy for their fake "Slavo-Aryan Vedas", they find it necessary to racially degrade Indians and defame "Hinduism" as they view it as a bastardization of their pure "religion".  

These young men are well read, very creative, and have no issue using gay sex appeal in recruiting new members to their cult.  Even worse, they have begun grabbing up racially complexed Indians who are very willingly feeding these wicked men native intelligence. Worse still these brown traitors are using their complexion to legitimize the new Yngli racial "Caste System" by degrading themselves and elevating their White Masters.  These Yngli are certainly the new Nazis, and they are going undetected because they are Slavs, on the frontier of "Whiteness".  All Hindus should be aware of these Yngli and do all we can to expose these cultists before they any further poison the wells of the youth against us and grab up our sons into their cesspit of gay depravity. 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Hindu Fruit Diet

I'm realizing now that it has been months since I've written anything on any of my blogs or websites. Yes, that is pretty unusual for me, and people have been contacting me to make sure I'm ok.  I got banned from Facebook for 30 days for who knows what reason (I know I don't), then my websites were attacked with malware, then I moved, then applied for school, now looking for work ect, ect, ect. I've also gone through some big internal changes lately and I needed some time to shed my old skin.  However, things are starting to level out here and I wanted to come back to write something, and since I am working very hard to return to my Fruititarian diet, and many friends have been asking me about this lifestyle choice, this will be the topic of my first post in some time. 

So what does my personal choice of attempting to only eat raw fruit, nuts, seeds, and sometimes beans have to do with Hinduism?  Well at first, nothing, my quest for a pure fruit diet began before I found Hinduism, but it was only after I entered the eternal religion that I found both the spiritual backing and will to push forward with this very unique and powerful diet. The above picture featured in this blog is me about 2 years ago, this is one of my favorite pictures of myself, and it was taken after I had been on a completely 100% fruit diet for several months; my skin, hair and eyes have not been so healthy and bright since.  I was a strict Fruititarian for the better part of the year of 2015, my body leveled out at my perfect weight, I was leaner and healthier than I was when I was 18, my wounds healed very quickly and I had a generally better outlook; this is what I want to get back before this summer is over.


So what exactly is a Fruititarian diet anyway?  The difference between what you can eat and can't eat is very simple... SEEDS.  Anything that has a seed in it, on it, or is itself a seed, nut or bean can be consumed and eaten.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, peppers, corn and zucchini are considered as "vegetables" by most, but they are actually fruits because they contain seeds within them.  Since rice and quinoa (and perhaps wheat) are also seeds, these can be consumed as well, along with all other seeds and nuts such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds. Of course beans, being seeds, can also be consumed. The idea is to eat only that which grows above ground and can be harvested from the plant without killing it. 

So this leaves us to figure out what it is that Fruititarians don't eat.  This would include first and foremost roots, such as potatotes, carrots, beets, onions and garlic; surprisingly peanuts also actually grow under the ground, and so I personally try no to eat them.  After roots, the 2nd class of foods to avoid would be stalks, such as celery, asparagus, chard and leeks.  The 3rd and perhaps least offensive to a pure fruit diet would be the consumption of leaves, such as lettuce, spinach and parsley. Mushrooms are a fungus and also a flower, so their classification is difficult, but I avoid these when possible. Some may find this pure diet to be overly restrictive, so most people will allow themselves a certain percentage of the above mentioned vegetables, usually trying to keep their fruit and seed intake above 75%. Below is a picture of a Fruititarian barbecue my friends and I had a few years ago.


My original venture into the fruit diet did not spring from any religious conviction, but an ethical one. I've been a vegetarian since I was 13 except for a short period in my 20s when I was very poor and stressed. Around the same time that I became Hindu 5 years ago, I also became a vegan.  My first night as a Hindu was also the first night of Navaratri where we venerate the 9 forms the the goddess Durga over a 9 day festival.  Typically Hindus will give up some vice during this time such as alcohol or meat.  Since I was already a vegetarian, eating eggs and drinking milk, I decided to go vegan for this time period and afterward I just stuck to it. My motivation for becoming vegetarian in the first place was to avoid cruelty to animals, and so I was extremely happy that with the power of my new observances I was able to take the next step and give up all animal products, including milk, eggs, and leather. 

It was around this same time that I became involved with an animal rights group on my college campus.  The group's vocal opinions on veganism of course brought intellectual backlash, and I remember coming across an argument which gave me pause to think. New research in botany has begun to bring forth many credible studies which seem to conclude that plants do have a level of self-awareness, that they know and can hear when they are being eatenthey feel pain, and they may even display feelings of emotion and empathy.  I noticed that most of the vegans I knew would have no answer, would avoid the question or would scoff when these arguments were brought up by our opponents... but isn't the point of being vegan to reduce cruelty and suffering?  Isn't it possible that plants can feel pain and display high levels of consciousness?  If this is true, which science seems to be saying that it is, then much of the vegan argument would go out the window since we would loose much of the moral high ground.

During this time I began to think deeply about this moral and ethical question, and since by chance I had done some research on the Fruititarian diet, I began to realize that it was a good way to solve the dilemma. The fruit of any plant is designed to be picked and removed, this is how the plant propagates its seeds, fruit is sweet and colorful so that animals will take the fruit, digest it, and pass the seed on in some distant location. Unlike the roots, stalks or leaves of a plant, which usually kill the plant when harvested, the fruit is given freely, it is a transaction of mutualism. Further, it can be argued that fruititarianism is better for the environment than regular veganism because the plant is left alive and intact, so it can continue to absorb CO2 and place it in the ground. Further, agriculture breaks the ground, thus disturbing the habitat of many animals, and necessary fertilizers, even natural ones, destroy the water system through nitrogen runoff. 

Now, some may disagree, but there are many who believe that a diet of pure fruit and seeds has many health benefits. Clinical studies have shown that body weight tends to "level off" at an ideal on a fruit diet, there also could be an improvement in lipid profiles and glucose tolerance. Some dental studies have shown that our pre-human ancestors consumed a diet of mostly fruit. For those who are interested, you might want to check out http://www.thefruitarian.com/ run by fruititarian athlete Michael Arnstein. It is claimed that Leonardo Da Vinci was a fruititarian along with Steve Jobs and for a period of time, Gandhi. 

Now before I finish with this section I would like to give my personal health and mind experience while I was on a pure fruitarian diet for nearly 1 year. Yes, my body mass index leveled out at a perfect weight (6ft/170lb) and I had the trimmest waistline ever in my adult life. My skin and hair improved to such an extent that I began to look much younger and healthier, everyone said I looked great and heavily underestimated my age. I never got any form of indigestion and my mouth always felt clean and healthy. I had a sense of a clean energy within me, my perceptions were intensified and my mood was more even keeled.  I must also admit that I had become resentful of veganism because it had decreased by body tone and it was much more difficult to keep a desirable body shape. But on fruit I loved the way I looked and felt, and I am now trying very hard to return to this state.  This last year was pretty rough, so I went back to my old vegetarian diet, I gained tons of weight, aged and my hair thinned.  I've been back on an approximately 90% fruit diet for the past two months, I've lost about 25 pounds, my skin and hair and improved and my upset stomach has all but disappeared.  I'm writing this post to motivate me to get back to my full 100% fruit and seed diet, I really miss it. 


As I stated earlier, my original quest for a pure fruit diet didn't have much to do with Hinduism, but that was all about to change.  If you have been reading this blog, you will know that I am a strong devotee of Kama Deva, the god of love, sex, passion, desire and war.  Being a fertility deity, it should not be surprising that Kama is most associated with the plant sex organs such as flowers and fruits, particularly mangoes. His sacred animals are "birds and bees", those who live off flower nectar and seeds; in the West the "birds and the bees" is a euphemism for sex. Without thinking much about it, I decided to constantly sing mantras to my lord to give me the strength to keep up with my diet, and with several previous failed attempts, I finally was able to keep my fast with the help of Kama. 

After some time I naturally became curious if a fruit diet played any role in Hinduism.  Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the eternal religion will notice that Hindus are nearly obsessed with diet.  No, we don't all follow the same diet, now we are not all vegetarian, but diet is almost inextricably linked to any Hindu spiritual practice.  There is a forever ongoing debate in Hinduism as to whether or not we should be vegetarian; this is a huge and complicated question but what I will say now is that there are some rare instances of meat eating in the Vedas, and throughout Hindu scriptures we do find plenty of noble characters who ate meat, however it would seem to me that Hinduism would lean toward at least advocating for a more vegetarian diet, pushing for a more moral society, but also making leniences in cases of war, famine, travel and ingrained cultural practices. In the Kali Yuga (fallen age) we often use idols to focus our minds, a practice which was not necessary in the higher ages when humanity's mind was naturally more developed; the same could be true of meat eating, perhaps during the struggles of the dark age the eating of animals becomes more and more unavoidable for energy, convenience and survival, though of course we maybe asked to do the best we can not to incur pain and suffering on others. 
14 He in whom horses, bulls, oxen, and barren cows, and rams, when duly set apart, are offered up,— To Agni, Soma-sprinkled, drinker of sweet juice, Disposer, with my heart I bring a fair hymn forth. - Rig Veda 10.91.14  
10 Food undigested steaming from his belly, and any odour of raw flesh remaining, This let the immolators set in order and dress the sacrifice with perfect cooking. 11 What from thy body which with fire is roasted, when thou art set upon the spit, distilleth, Let not that lie on earth or grass neglected, but to the longing Gods let all be offered. 12 They who observing that the Horse is ready call out and say, the smell is good; remove it; And, craving meat, await the distribution,—may their approving help promote labour. 13 The trial-fork of the flesh-cooking caldron, the vessels out of which the broth is sprinkled, The warming-pots, the covers of the dishes, hooks, carving-boards,—all these attend the Charger. -  Rig Veda 1.162.10-13
Not finding much on fruit in the Vedas, I decided to look in the Puranas, our anthologies, folklores and prophecies. With the Kali Yuga in mind, the Puranas tell us of the Yuga Cycles and how people eat during each Yuga.  There are Four Yugas: Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga , and Kali Yuga. Satya Yuga is the "golden age" and Kali Yuga is the age of "confusion" with diminishing human intelligence and nobility in between.  So how do people eat in each of these Yugas? The Puranas teach us that in Satya Yuga there is no agriculture, the water is freely available and so trees grown plentiful and people live off the fruit of these trees and make their living off of fruit trade.  The Puranas also teach us that agriculture and animal husbandry do not appear until the next Yuga, the Treta Yuga.  Morals begin to decline and so does the abundant water supply, the trees begin to disappear and humans must resort to tilling the ground. In Dwarpa Yuga humans begin fighting over these agricultural lands and in Kali Yuga there are famines and revolutions. 
In Satya Yuga, water was always freely available. This was no longer the case in Treta Yuga.Water only became available when it rained. Rain was unknown earlier. And as it rained, trees began to grow. People lived on these trees. The fruit from these trees provided the sustenance required to make a living. But gradually, anger and jealousy came to be known and many of the wonderful trees disappeared as mankind picked up evils ways. However, enough trees were leftto ensure that people did not die of starvation. They lived on honey gathered from the trees. 
Although men looked on Satya Yuga with nostalgia, ill-health and disease continued to be unknown even in Treta Yuga. But towards the end of Treta Yuga, people became really sinful.All the trees disappeared. To make a living, mankind had to resort to agriculture and animal husbandry. The weather became inclement and seasons like summer, monsoon and winter led to hardship. Notions of property were also introduced. Individuals appropriated mountains, rivers,land, trees and herbs as their own. To instil righteousness in the minds of people, the principles of varna ashrama dharma were set out towards the end of Treta Yuga. 
In Dvapara Yuga, hatred, anger and jealousy became much more common. Fighting started. It was then that Veda Vyasa spread amongst ordinary people, the knowledge that was in the Vedas,by dividing them. Drought, death and disease came to be known in Dvapara Yuga. 
In Kali Yuga, fraudulence is the norm. There are severe droughts and famines. Revolutions take place. - Kurma Purana 

Tying the above into what we can observe with Hindu rituals, even though India does now have a majority grain diet and agricultural commerce, our rituals and pujas do seem to point back to this Satya Yuga fruit eating ideal.  While we are told in the Puranas that idols do not appear until the later age as people's ability to perceive higher forces diminishes, there is a tendency to offer our symbolic "gods" fruit above other forms of food.  While grains and even cooked food offerings have become common in this late age, there is still a preponderance of fruit at our Pujas and fruit is likely the most prescribed offering found in ritual texts. This tradition of fruit offering likely serves as a reminder of our ideal diet.  

There is another hint to our Hindu fruit idealism found in the Rig Veda.  The Vedic warriors make it clear that they are not living in the golden age but a fallen age as they lament the passing of more noble times.  They have become warriors who must herd cows for their milk and occasionally kill animals to survive. However we find a hymn to a mysterious and illusive "goddess" named Aranyani, the goddess of the forest. The Vedic heroes are astonished by Aranyani as she lives far from civilization. Unlike the Vedic warriors she need not tend cows or build a home, and she only engages in violence when a murderous enemy approaches.  But what amazes the Vedic men most is that Aranyani the forest goddess has stores of food but never tills earth, the song says her followers eat savory fruit when they will and then rest.  Is Aranyani the last of some diminished races, the races of the Satya Yuga who lived among trees and ate fruit? She is obviously viewed with aw and respect by the Vedic men. 
Song to Aranyani 
Rig Veda Book 10, Hymn 146
1. GODDESS of wild and forest who seemest to vanish from the sight. How is it that thou seekest not the village? Art thou not afraid? 2 What time the grasshopper replies and swells the shrill cicala's voice, Seeming to sound with tinkling bells, the Lady of the Wood exults. 3 And, yonder, cattle seem to graze, what seems a dwelling-place appears: Or else at eve the Lady of the Forest seems to free the wains. 4 Here one is calling to his cow, another there hath felled a tree: At eve the dweller in the wood fancies that somebody hath screamed. 5 The Goddess never slays, unless some murderous enemy approach. Man eats of savoury fruit and then takes, even as he wills, his rest. 6 Now have I praised the Forest Queen, sweet-scented, redolent of balm, The Mother of all sylvan things, who tills not but hath stores of food. 


It's been a while since I've written, and that's because life got a bit stressful for a while; writing was not the only thing I slacked off on, I also lost much of the benefits of my pure fruit diet.  It is amazing to me that now in our modern age, Hinduism has provided an interesting antidote to the upcoming moral crisis about to be faced by veganism, namely how will those dedicated to ending suffering be able to deal with the growing body of scientific evidence that plants are also conscious and intelligent beings who feel pain and emotion? Then of course there is the environmental question of agriculture, the breaking of the ground which destroys habitats, and the nitrogen runoff that chokes rivers and streams. Our Hindu Puranas teach us that it is the Hindu ideal to practice the much more ethical and environmentally sound practice of maintaining a fruit diet and economy.  Fruits, nuts, seeds, anything that can be picked from a plant without injuring it, these also have many healing properties, can produce many oils, and their skins likely contain useful compounds which can be used in manufacturing.  More research needs to be done on the health benefits of a fruit diet, but we know it is the best diet for obtaining an ideal body and there are likely many more benefits which which we can claim for Hinduism through religiously inspired scientific research. 

Hinduism is not a religion of demands and extremes, neither I nor our Hindu scriptures are advocating a 100% fruit diet here and now, however, what I am saying is that perhaps we Hindus should begin thinking about why our scriptures example fruititarianism as the diet and economy of the golden age, and how we can use this to our advantage in today's society obsessed with ethical and cultural warfare.  As for me, right now I'm just trying to get back to being 100% fruit, yes I want to protect plants and the environment and reap the spiritual benefits, but I won't lie, it's also a vanity issue... I miss looking that good.  I'm hoping this short writing will spark the interest of others on this topic, it's always nice to have friends for motivation. If you are interested, I run a facebook group for Fruititarianism and Fasting

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm ready to die for Idolatry

What is the deal with idolatry?  Why is it so hated and shunned and reviled?  The Bible and Koran and Talmud describe it as perhaps the number 1 sin.  Even in Hinduism we find controversy over idolatry.  There are no Idols in the original Vedas and the Puranas say that idolatry only appears in the Kali Yuga (fallen age). There are a few reason I see why idolatry is such an issue to monotheists.  First, an idol is a physical representation that human have chosen another god above the Abrahamic god.  The God of the Christians and Muslims and Jews has an inferiority complex, because he is inferior and unlovable.  This god cannot tolerate the presence of any other god, and when other gods do appear. people flee him in the droves, because he is a sadistic and ugly slave master. 

There is another reason which is very possible, and one I am very willing to entertain, and that is that there could have been some abuse associated with idolatry.  Now this is not to say that the monotheists engage in any less abuse, but far worse, they have reaped more death and war than any idolater ever dreamed. However, we do know form Hindu scriptures that idolatry only appears in the dark age, because the human mind had become to weak and distracted to envision or think of god without a physical representation.  If this is true, and idols only appear with lower consciousness, than it is likely that idols also appear with more cruel and stupid practices, and so people begin to not only hate idolatry but the entire religion they represent.

The monotheists use this social discontent against the degraded Hindu and Pagan hierarchy and promise a better life under the one true god, but this is a trap, there is only one way in and no way out.  In Kali Yuga, human have less control over themselves and thus they need more rules and regulations. While the Pagans try to adapt to the circumstances and become harsher, monotheism was born in these circumstances and so the monotheists have a better adapted rule system which keeps people in check, and the populace craves this. This is why we know from scripture that in the Kali Yuga, people will prefer the way of the Mleccha (non-Vedic) because these are actually better adapted to the modern declined state of humanity. 

Yet there is another explanation, and one which I think is most fitting. Some schools of Vedanta teach us that the Hindu rituals of the Vedas are a series of reminders and concepts which help to break down the barriers between our individual consciousness (Atman) and the universal consciousness (Brahman). The realized link between the two would supposedly give the practitioner powers and abilities which seem like "magic" but are not, one could even create a god through his thoughts.  Even the Vedas say that most of the gods are "fed" by our prayers.

The Bible, the Koran and the Talmud all make it clear that when they are outlawing idolatry they are also outlawing "sorcery".  Could it be possible that in the fallen age, men and women would use idols rather than open air fires and chants to focus their minds in on an intention and thus produce a result? We all know everything can be used for good and bad, outlawing idolatry is not a movement to ban "child sacrifice" as the stoning of "rebellious" children and mass slaughter if infants in the Bible would suggest.  
Now this brings us to those Hindus who deride idolatry because they do not come from the Vedas and are the product of Kali Yuga and tribalism. The Vedas are not opposed to foreign knowledge, they would only be opposed to that which attempts to attack or thwart them, and this simply be ignorance as we find in the Bible and Koran.  Hindu idolatry does not detract from the Vedas, actually they expand the reach of the Vedas by molding their teachings to more modern practices.  One cannot help but be brought back to the Vedas when engaging in Hindus idol rituals, the names of the gods, their stories, their symbols, many of these have Vedic influence and the Tribal influence is too scattered absorbed to pose any threat to the Vedas themselves.  Idols are the Vedas in modern clothing, though most might find it hard to find the thread. 

There are many reasons why the monotheists hate idolatry, it is a reminder to them that if given the choice people don't want their god, they also likely fear what can be done with idolatry, that people can use these images to focus their minds on an idea and thus gain certain metaphysical powers that the monotheists don't want people having.  The god of the Bible and Koran wanted to keep people ignorance, he didn't want them having knowledge, and neither do his people.  It is time to unleash the power of idolatry on our enemies, it is time to remind them that they are nothing but spiritual slavers and hypocrites.  I am ready to die for idolatry, the monotheists have already killed a part of me, they killed whatever compassion and understanding I stupidly had for their devious minds. I am ready to die for idolatry, maybe I already have. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Love Jihad" vs "Love Yuddha"

Today, both Hindus and the West are dealing with an existential threat from Islam, while many can easily perceive the physical dangers, many are less aware of the social and cultural threats.  Islam does not only seek to transform non-Muslim societies through war, but also through the introduction of Islamic ideas and the denigration of non-Muslim ethic.  However, beyond this, we also have perhaps one the the most potent forms of warfare upon our societies, that of "Love Jihad".  Simply stated, Love Jihad is when groups of Muslim men conspire to groom a young non-Muslim girl into Islam and eventual marriage to a Muslim man.  While sometimes individual Muslim men will capture the heart of a kafir girl on his own and make her conversion a demand for marriage, there are also orchestrated efforts among Muslims to lure young women into Islam.  This "Love Jihad" may involve elaborate plans which often features the use of homosexual men to falsely flatter and date these women, breaking down their barriers and prepping them for their eventual heterosexual Muslim husbands.

While Hindus and Westerners may have a growing understanding of this threat, the best they are able to do is complain.  There is a painful truth that both Western and Hindu men that many will find hard to accept but it is true all the same, their currently cramped and unassumingly repressive cultures and warped religious ideals have seeped into their outer physical appearance and behaviors, they have lost the natural charisma of free men. Muslim men are known for their bluntness, for their impetus, their craft at overtaking non-Muslim societies.  While Islam has theologically and emotionally stunted its men, it has given them free reign on the physical level, particularly when it comes to issues of sex and war. It is easy to distinguish Muslim Pakistanis from Punjabi Hindus, even though they are of the same race. Islamic culture has simply rendered its men more masculine, fitter, more confident and yes sexier. These are the qualities women crave, it is biology, they are meant to breed with the finest, and so they are drawn to these handsome and forward men like moths to the flame.  

This situation is compounded when women of Western and Hindu extraction see the men of their own culture can only cry and moan about this situation, and worse still they become angry with the women who are only following their natural impulses, slut shaming and harassing them. The modern deterioration of Hindu and Western culture has cursed the men of these civilizations, and if they do not take measures to remedy this quickly, they will soon shrivel up as their women do their organic duty and swiftly flee the sinking ship, only to serve as breeding slaves to the Muslim culture, which they will not see is a slave pit until it is too late. The way in which the Western man has fallen into this wretched state is much different from the way this plague has been brought upon the Hindu, but since it is Hinduism we are trying to revive here, let's first focus on what went wrong in India. 

Hindus should be very well aware that the culture of passivity and "ahimsa" they live in now was not the culture of only a few centuries ago.  If the Muslim invaders who established the Mughal Empire had been met with the modern interpretation of Hinduism there would be not reason to be writing this post as all of the Hindus would have been wiped out.  India has remained majority Hindu today, despite the fact that it has suffered centuries of Islamic invasion and Christian colonialism, due almost entirely in part to the Hindu warriors who fought and died to protect the eternal religion and their lands. Shivaji Bhonsle is only the most famous of these warriors as he was responsible for striking a severe blow to Muslim rule and reestablishing a large Hindu kingdom, the Maratha kingdom. Shivaji was inspired to this warrior spirit by Hindu texts such as the Mahabarata and Ramayana, which do not preach passivity but noble warriorhood.  There were also countless Hindu leaders who fought British colonialism, such as Queen Rani of Jhansi who became a leading figure in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. 

However, unlike the Islamic invaders, the Christian British were much more sly and practiced extended psychological warfare on the Hindu society.  There were many steps in this war on the Hindu mind, but one of the earlier ones was the creation of "Anglo-Hindu Law".  This system cleverly devised a scheme to make Hinduism look oppressive, prior to  the arrival of the British there had never been any universal Hindu Law which ruled all Hindus, but what the Christians did is they found the law books of different kingdoms and different times, and implemented the most retrograde and caste based of these legal systems so as to make Hindus miserable under their own "religious laws" and turn their minds against Hinduism. Then there was "Macaulayism" the purposeful destruction of the ancient Hindu education system which the British openly stated was too superior and needed to be removed before they could enslave the Hindus. 
"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation." - Lord Macaulay's speech in the British Parliament on 2nd February 1835. 
With these former Christian intrigues in mind,  I would like to posit a very controversial theory. We do know that in order to destroy Hindu culture, the British likely employed the most unscrupulous Hindu traitors to mis-translate sacred texts, and so it would make sense that the British would also promote forms of Hinduism they believed would be easier to rule and control. There are many strains of apathetic and sexless Hinduism which run through India and the West today, the members of these groups tend to shame sexuality even more than any Christian and promote of version of "non-violence" which is actually suicidal.  The most well known of these agamous groups are the Westernized "Hare Krishna" whom are well known for their child sex scandals and rampant closeted homosexuality. However, the Hare Krishna are only one groups which fall under the umbrella term of Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Gaudiya Vaishnavism was founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who live in India during the 14 and 15 hundreds CE. Hinduism allows for spiritual and social experimentation, and this Guru tailored his sect to focus on the last avatar of Vishnu, Lord Krisha, and his wife Rhada. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu either chose to make his Hindu sect of Gaudiya Vaishnavism monotheistic, or this was a natural evolution as the sect focused in on only one or a few deities.  Because the entire tradition of Gaudiya Vaishnavism surrounded Lord Krishna, the sect narrowed their scriptural readings to the Gita which features Krishna's philosophy, and the Bhagavata Purna which details the life of Krishna.  All the the sect's art and songs and rituals also tend to focus mainly on Krishna as the supreme deity. and today it is understood that Krishna is the one true god, a part of Vishnu, and that all other gods are manifestations of the one and only one true god.

However, this religious experiment took a very odd twist under the British Empire when in the 1800s the sect was revised and expanded by a Bengali intellectual who also happened to be one of the first Hindus to be employed by the British Colonial Government, Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Bhaktivinoda Thakur was not only known to be employed as a Judicial Servant to colonial government, but also a critic of Indian society in general, which in and of itself is not a crime, however this coupled with how he transformed Gaudiya Vaishnavism makes his intentions very suspect. Bhaktivinoda began a campaign of criticism against those Vaishnava sects he considered to be "a-Vaishnava" (non-Vaishnava). He worked very hard to undermine any Vaishnava group who had hereditary priesthoods which claimed exclusive rights over Gaudiya Vaishnavism and was thus able to break any competing sects which could not be controlled by universalism. Bhaktivinoda's sect of Gaudiya Vaishnavism was unusually evangelistic and sparked India's most dynamic preaching mission, the Guidiya Matha, which resembles Christian missions in many ways. The founder of ISKCON, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (1896–1977) was a disciple of Bhaktivinoda's sect and he traveled to the United Sates where in the 1960s he founded the well known "Hare Krishna" movement. 

Many Hindus may not take it kindly that I an others hold this reformed version of Gaudiya Vaishnavism with suspicion as today this extremely aggressive sects preaches a fanatical form of Hindu monotheism, attempts to focus all of its attention on a single holy book, the Gita, and is known to be constantly attempting to undermine all other forms of Hinduism. They also encourage a lifestyle of extreme non-violence, to the point that there members are known to be so passive that they could easily be discarded by any man wishing to rid himself of them. Their non-violence is only surpassed by their extreme and obsessive demonization of non-marital sex and love.  Neither of these extremist positions of non-violence and near celibacy find their roots in the life of Krishna.

Besides his many other "reforms", the British employeed Bhaktivinoda also viciously attacked the sects of Vaishnavism which incorporated free sex as a spiritual practice. In Bhagavata Purana, which is the story of Krishna's life, we find many stories which involve himself and many of his followers engaging in free love and sex, in fact the free sex of the Bhagavata Purana is so obvious and explicit that it is used by anti-Hindus to defame the religion.  Krishna was also a warrior and preached a war doctrine in the Gita.  Modern followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, especially ISKCON, go to great lengths to explain away the obvious meaning of these free sex and war messages, stating that it is all allegory and never happened, or they rewrite these scriptures in order to edit out passages which do not fit in with their suspect Christian-like doctrines. 

Let me lay my accusation out on the line, it would seem to me that the Christian British who are always plotting to steal India just as they did America used their dupe Bhaktivinoda to push Gaudiya Vaishnavism further into monotheism and remove its sexual and warrior nature so that they could rule over a herd of cowardly and feckless Hindus. An added dimension to this conspiracy would be that their "Christ" shows remarkable similarities to our Krishna and is an obvious copy, it is likely easy to use Krishna and the Gita to bring Hindus to Christ and the Bible. So this is my conspiracy theory and i am sure that few will find these accusations to be outlandish. 

But now this brings me back to the original topic of this post, "Love Jihad" and the lack of a "Love Yuddha" response, but now I may use Christianity as a springboard to criticize current Hindu society and hopefully wake them up to the true potential of their original culture.  The Christian Bible makes no bones about the fact that the Pagan which were wiped out of parts of West Asia incorporated sex heavily in their worship.  The rival goddess of the Biblical god was Ishtar, the sex and war goddess of Babylon. The two Bible books of Kings are a history of Israel's civil war between those who wished to return to this Pagan sex worship and those who wished to control society with monotheism.  The Bible shames sex and puts it on a level of filth which is only to be used between a man and his nearly enslaved wife, or between a man and his Pagan slave woman whom he wishes to break and convert. The free and open expression of sex is sin, but the use of rape to convert women is sacred. 

The Bible and Christians know very well that sex is a natural need, and by making it a sin they control their populations. To see the ultimate destiny of India's current Christianized culture of sex shame, you need look no further then the wasting and drying up races of the West.  The white races were not always Christian, the horrors of how they were brought to Christianity from Paganism are hardly ever told and I have to say that it makes me sad that the white race will likely fall with little to no sympathy as to the conditions which brought them to this horrible state.  Yet this sex shamed race is what the future of Hinduism will be if you do not correct your culture quickly.  The white Christians are of course more perverted and sexually sadistic than most any other race, perhaps with the exception of the Islamized races.  Sex starved and sex suppressed, they do not engage in the elevating sex of Krishna and the Gopi but in debase and degrading sex, even purposely bringing in leather, the skins of dead animals, to represent how filthy and evil they believe they are, and they think they must celebrate their depravity.

The sexual exploits of Krishna and his Gopi, the free sex love we find in the Bhagavata Purana, is beautiful and clean and happy, it is not sex for its own sake but is such high love for the divine it must be expressed physically.  Women are not debased as they are in the Christian west, they are not shamed, both men and women are given freedom to love, and with this love energy and experience they have the desire to defend their freedom, they fight the evil and slay the wicked.  Sex has always been the spiritual energy of the warrior. Today in the West and in India where sex is demonized, we see not only a deterioration of the racial quality of the people, but a lack of will to fight, to be aggressive, to defend their "freedom".  Take this in contrast with the Muslims who are encouraged to engage in sex and be sexual, but in a dark and controlling way, and they need little prodding to become militant. 

For those who may say that I am calling the Indian youth to hyper sexuality, I ask you to be honest with yourself and realize they are already falling to this condition, that they are becoming like Westerners, porn obsessed, but this porn has no higher teachings, it is slavery, not Krishna's liberation.  If you do not give the youth the power of Krishna and the Gopis, their natural sex need will be exploited by Muslims and Leftists who are quickly devouring them on your college campuses.  The Christian suppression of sex has always admittedly produced a culture of rebellion in the youth, since the days of Israel they have been attempting to murder their children who return to Ishtar, and if you continue to follow their direction you to will find yourselves in constant civil war until you are taken by some foreign power. 

Now as for "Love Yuddha", Hindus are still far from being able to seduce outsiders, but with proper guidance they can begin to at least retain the men and women they already have. The Hindu sages used sex to attract the mind to the teaching of Krishna, and the same can be used in other areas, a sexually free mind need not be distracted from work or school or duty, but if these are seen as a route to the love and sex energy, these will become the primary focus and occupation of youth today.  Hindus who follow the path of Krishna must become sex symbols, not pathetic, pedantic and effete nerds. Likely, the Hindu girl must come to resemble the Gopis of Krishna, radiate girls running through the fields to find their god, not squashed and angry slut shaming "Krishna nuns". The only way to defeat Love Jihad is Love Yuddha, and no one can play the game of Love-War better than us. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vedanta - Hinduism is a cyclical power religion

I've been a little ashamed of the fact that while I have read most of the major texts of Hinduism, in these past five years I have not taken the time to start learning what many consider to the the heart of Hinduism, Vedanta.  Vedanta literally means "Veda's End". Vedanta consists of the many different ideas which are brought forth in those texts which seek to examine the original four Vedas.  Some of the more rigid Hindu sects take it as offensive when you begin breaking down the Vedic literature by when it was written, they consider the four Vedas and those later writings which seek to expand on their philosophy as one continuous volume inspired by the gods.  However, I don't think this line of thinking is demanded in any of the Vedic literature itself.  If I am going to continue writing on Hinduism, I am going to have to delve into the pervading philosophy of "Vedanta", but I have also always been very curious by what some have described as the "Vedic Power Religion", that Hindu philosophy which seeks to reveal the terrifying truth of nihilism, but at the same time develop systems of thinking and knowing which empower the individual to still find joy in life despite its inherit meaninglessness So I've started on Vedanta and will try to share what I learn and as I go along. 

Vedanta does not only mean "Veda's End" but also "bound of the Vedas", and consists of several texts which appear as later addendums. Now my belief may be controversial to some, but when I say "Vedas", I am not including these attached texts, I am referring only to the four Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharava Veda, these four texts can be distinguished from the later body of literature by calling them Samhita. I personally take the logical and historical view the the Rig Veda is the oldest of the Samhita and is the basis for the other three, with the Soma Veda focusing on the song, Yajur Veda on ritual and Atharava Veda on the "magical" intent of the words. After reading the four Vedas I can see that within them is contained all of the knowledge of Hinduism, however nothing is drawn out or explained, it seems to me that these people were so much more connected to the essence of the universe that what would seem profound to us was simple to them.

Today the hyper-rationalists teach us that consciousness is an "emergent property", that our self awareness is nothing more than an accidental product of chemical processes.  However, I don't see why it would be so irrational to at least entertain the idea that consciousness itself is a natural property.  Only more than a century ago did many people believe that animals had no conscious or sentience of self awareness, but today most people can intuit from their own experience that animals are indeed self aware. We also know from intensive study of even the smallest of single celled organism that even these microbes have some degree of self-awareness even though they have no comprehensive brain structure. If what we though had no sentience, animals and microbes and even plants, if we can now accept that these can be aware of their own consciousness, isn't it possible that consciousness is a property and can even be found in inanimate objects?  It is not irrational to propose that consciousness is a property like heat or gravity and that each atom possesses consciousness. If consciousness is a property that is even possessed by seemingly inanimate objects, can't it be detected through experience, isn't that how we realized animals and even plants have consciousness? 

It would seem to me from what I have studied so far, the ancient Vedic Hindus simply understood that even the elements were conscious and could be called upon to help and teach, just as we can call upon any other conscious being, such as another human or an animal, we can affect their behavior. But if you want help or attention form another human or animal, aren't there better ways to do it than others, aren't their protocols of human behavior you must learn as you grow in order to get the best interaction with other people? The original four Vedas seem to show tribes who had developed very specific ways of speaking and thinking which gave them access to the consciousness of the elements which they could call upon for help and understanding. However since these people found their abilities and practices to be so common, they don't give deep explanation behind their actions and words, and so to later people it can seem like a mystery or legendary stories. 

From what I understand the first philosophical texts to rise out of the four Vedas were the Brāhmaṇas, this would make sense since the Brahmanas seem to more or less continue with the mythopoetic language of the Vedas, however from what I have read they do attempt to explain the Vedic rituals and begin to describe certain aspects of the physical phenomena and philosophy behind what would seem like myth to us. The Brahmanas are followed by the Upanishads which go into depth on the metaphysical interpretations of the Vedic song and rituals and also the psychological processes these are supposed to stir in the mind. Finally we have the Āraṇyakas ("Forest-books"), which seek to encapsulate the more natural knowledge of the Vedic rituals which is the true source of Hindu power, it would seem that the rituals and prayers and songs are for the sake of the practitioners own knowledge, it is how these effect the mind that is important.

It is the combination of the philosophies of these later texts, the Brahmanas, the Upanishads and the Ananyakas, these together produce what Hindus call Vedanta. Many Hindus combine these texts with the original four Vedas and call this "Sruti", meaning what was heard and experienced by the Rishis, and thus it is implied that all of these texts together are the central cannon of Hinduism. While it is true that almost all of Hinduism is linked to these texts, I personally don't like the idea of labeling the later texts as "Sruti", first because they are hardly harmonious, and secondly because here is where a lot of cultural and social baggage is added to Hinduism.  The four original Vedas, whether it was intended or not, seem much more a-cultural, meaning that if you didn't know their history it would be very difficult to pin the Vedas down to any race or nation, they accidentally have a universal appeal, because they are naturalistic.  

Besides this, the four Vedas are free from rules and fear, in the later texts we sometimes find obsessive compulsive strictures regarding how to perform rituals, a slavish attachment to gurus and horrible damnations for seemingly minor offenses, such as reincarnating into lower forms for making a mistake during rituals. In terms of their appeal and practical acceptance, the original four Vedas would seem to be a much better skeleton upon which to grow Hinduism, with the later Vedanta texts being a take it or leave it situation, although because they are not harmonious and due to the general diverse nature or later Hinduism, Vedanta is not taken too rigidly by modern Hindus anyway.  

However what the Vedanta texts do offer us is an evolving discourse on the original Vedas which provides us with many empowering concepts. From the original Vedas and the Vedanta texts Hinduism offers basically a naturalistic pantheism, there is only one existence, in nature there is not good or evil and thus no concept of sin, only cause and effect. The Vedas give us a very scientific explanation for the creation of the universe, their answer is we don't know. The Rig Vedas tells us that the "gods" did not create the universe, they are a product of it, and even the highest among them many not know the beginning of the world. 
Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation? The Gods are later than this world's production. Who knows then whence it first came into being?  He, the first origin of this creation, whether he formed it all or did not form it, Whose eye controls this world in highest heaven, he verily knows it, or perhaps he knows not. - Rig Veda 10.129.6-7
However there is a logical conclusion in Vedanta that the universe, even if it had no beginning, must be comprised of something and must be running on some force.  The Vedantists created several concepts for the substance of the universe, but it eventually consolidated into a monistic form of Brahman, an unknowable intermediate between material, consciousness, space and time which is and moves the universe.  Because of its general pantheistic nature, its non-dualism, there is a general believe (but it is not held by all) that there is no difference between creator and created.  Brahman, the ultimate material and force and consciousness that is the universe, is all objects and forms of life, thus all that exists is a continuum of one power.  However we obviously all experience our minds as ourselves, we don't naturally experience other people's lives or constantly feel we are the universe. 

Our individual experience is our Atman, a part of the larger consciousness which seems to be atomized, segmented away from the universe, however we all have some degree of intuition into the consciousness of other people and we do all at times experience undeniable synchronicities.  However if Hinduism is correct, and there is no duality, then our minds are no less the essence of the larger universe, our minds are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Further, if consciousness is an intrinsic element of nature, then our consciousness must be inextricably linked to the outer world. There is a noticeable difference in the temperament between the old Vedic Hindu and the Hindu of the Vedanta scriptures and today.  

The Old Vedic Hindu showed a passion and joy and longing for life, he was lacking all pessimism.  Later Hinduism becomes more focused on alleviating misery.  The general theory is that these ancient Hindus had realized their own Atman, their own personal consciousness, was also the universal consciousness, and so they could use their own minds to alter their surroundings.  Ancient Hinduism almost completely lacks any doctrine of reincarnation or past karma, while modern Hinduism is obsessed with reincarnation and karma, there is a constant effort to take certain actions now to create a better future, there is little concept left of the idea that one can transform their circumstances at will. Thus later Hinduism seems much more fatalistic, but this is likely a product of humanities growing powerlessness.

But if the ancient Vedic Hindus were able to connect their internal consciousness with outer consciousness and thus request help from the elements, how were they doing this? There are several distractions in Vedanta which can lure one away from the higher message of power, these sages had lost the power of the higher ages and were trying to retrace their steps, but the recurring theme is "though art that", meaning that your mind is Brahman, the universal principle, the macrocosm withing the microcosm.  In Vedic mythology we find the universe often springs from two deities, Daksha whose name means "intelligence" or "skill" and Purusha who is an ideal man.  The central theme of Vedanta is that with skill and intelligence, idealized humans can tap into the universal consciousness and actually create the universe. Thus the true power of Vedanta is only an increasing awareness of this fact, and the rituals and songs and words are tools to raise this consciousness in the practitioner. Many Vedantists conclude that once one has knowledge of their connection to the outer consciousness, they can even dispense with the rituals and the Vedas themselves. 

But now this brings us to the modern day, we are centuries past the early Vedantists who were attempting to understand and recreate the abilities of the ancient Vedic warriors who supposedly could call upon the out consciousness of the elements, they did this by reminding their own minds of their universal connection through fire ritual and song. Many believe that we have lost this ability, that our minds have become weak. The Puranas teach us that in the later age humans will need to use idols and music and more and more elaborate ritual in order to remind their own consciousness of its connection to the outer world. Many look back upon the Vedic wizards with nostalgia, hoping to recreate these simple fire rituals and the ability to call down the gods through words alone.  But were these fire rituals and song really the height of human power?

The Puranas also teach us that in the golden age there was not even need for song or ritual or liturgy, people needed no reminder of their universal selves, there was not even religion, humans had such immense power they wanted nothing, they searched for nothing. Vedanta gives this state of being the attributes of space (kham) and joy (kam), the individual as the universe self-aware has infinite realm and infinite happiness. The people of the Vedic age themselves were fallen, they had to live nomadic lives full of war and strife, compared to their ancestors they were weak and their powers diminished. Yet the Vedas speak of those among them who were so "wise" they became immortal, knowledge is the key to power, not ritual. So what does that tell us about today?  

The ancient Hindus were able to call down the elemental consciousness in the form of "gods" using simple rituals and song, today we must use more vigorous methods such as idolatry and dancing and discussion.  But the key is not the ritual but the understanding and awareness it triggers, awareness of the connection between the Atman and the Brahman is what brings power, not the ritual itself.  But then here is a trick of the mind, unlike the Vedic warriors we must put so much time and effort into making the connection between our mind and the universal mind, it is so much more painful for us, we have to wonder why it is so hard.  But isn't the point to understand, to become aware, and don't we have to think so much harder in this age to reach awareness, don't we have to think deeper than our ancestor? Some believe that in these darker ages great souls incarnate so that they can undergo the arduous task of attaining enlightenment, because the extra effort they must put in makes the enlightenment that much more profound. Greatness almost always rises out of misery and struggle, and who must struggle more than us?  Is it possible that the stage is set for the return of the Vedic element benders?