Saturday, August 11, 2018

VLOG: My Road To Hinduism

Hello everyone, just quickly, here is an older youtube series of videos I made several years ago when I first converted to Hinduism explaining how and why I found my path to the eternal religion.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Rig Vedic Sanskrit as "transgenic witchcraft"?

The other day I sent out a post on "Sorceresses in the Vedas" where I tried to clear these witches of their ill fame and even sublimate their sorcery into the Hindu essence.  While researching for this topic I came across an article that nearly made it faint.  It was published in DNA India and its title is "Rig Veda a treasure trove of transgenics".  It was almost impossible for me to believe what I was reading as it spoke to a secret within my soul which I have kept for a very long time, fearing to be exposed.  The article describes the research of one Indian Vedic scientist named Dr Chandraprakash Trivedi who is preparing now to share his findings with the biological science community.  According to Trivedi, the Rig Vedic Sanskrit actually contains a "secret" code for engineering transgenic animals and humans in the form of scientific seals. 

Before I discuss the article further, and give my interpretation of its relevance to the Vedas, I would like to tell you about why this article was so personal for me. In this blog I have briefly discussed some of my childhood, growing up as a Jehovah's Witness.  What I may have not told you is one particular and profound event which took place in my life when I left this organization to pursue my life's spirit which brought me to Hinduism.  As a child I was taught that it was likely I would never die or grow old, as I was told the end of the world was extremely close and if I lived through the apocalypse after I would live forever in a paradise earth in perfect and radiant health... and even if I died or grew old before this time, I was surely destined to be resurrected into this paradise regardless.

I officially left the JW when I was 16 when I moved in with my "Cultural Catholic" father.  As I began to shed my old beliefs and look for new ones, I fell into a deep crisis as for the first time in my life, at this very late age, I began to realize I would not live forever, that I would indeed grow old and die.  This began a quest to find eternal youth through atheistic biological determinism, I became fanatically obsessed with genetic engineering and diet as they pertain to immortality.  This brought me in many direction, not all of which I will discuss now, however this prepped my mind to become interested in the concepts presented in one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time, Frank Herbert's Dune.  Dune is an epic social-political-biological-metaphysical epic which features many different civilizations and races.  The theme and plot is much too complicated to talk about here, however there were a few key concepts and peoples within the Dune universe which reached out and grabbed me, even to this day. 

In the world of Dune, their are two schools of which I became most interested.  The first were the Bene Gesserit, this was an all female order who were mainly concerned with eugenics and selective breeding.  They had a few purposes associated with these sciences, the first was to draw within their ranks the best genes and social ties to the galaxy's royalty and influential people; they were also seeking to maintain genetic and political elevation as they new societies rise and fall according to predictable social and biological factors.  However, their was a more esoteric agenda for the Bene Gesserit, and that was the eventual breeding of a messiah, called the Kwisatz Haderach, which means "the shortening of the way".  This messiah was not only to incorporate centuries of female wisdom into a male being, but this being would be exceedingly prescient, able to see many paths and futures, and he would lead the Bene Gesserit to rule the known universe.  I must admit, I have sometimes dreamed of men and women coming together to purposely breed the conditions for our own Kalki, our own savior who will end the Kali Yuga and usher in the golden Vedic age; it's more than a dream but a goal. 

While the Bene Gesserit started out as my greatest interest, their was another more vague and secretive school within the Dune universe known as the Tleilaxu. In contrast to the Bene Gesserit, this was an all male order which lived under an extremely xenophobic theocracy. While both the Bene Gesserit and Tleilaxu had their place among the royal courts, the Tleilaxu were viewed with much more extreme suspicion and disgust as unlike the Bene Gesserit who simply practiced selective breeding, the Tleilaxu engaged in genetic engineering. They would produce all sort of biological products (such as limb and organ replacements) and they would also breed specialized transgenic humans and animals. However, they were known to take their genetic engineering beyond the pale of what was socially acceptable, so there was something about them which others found to be abominable. I have to be honest, after some time, I came to feel closer to the Tleilaxu, seemingly amoral genetic engineers and theocrats. It was the Tleilaxu and Bene Gesserit who sparked my life long interest in genetic engineering, eugenics, immortality, and the creation of super beings. I don't think I have to explain why I found it so hard to freely share these beliefs and desires with other people, their controversial nature is self-evident.

However, of course, eventually all of my beliefs and ideals which I had gathered by studying western occultism (and a little science fiction) were tempered by the Vedas which attempts to keep human activity within the framework of Dharma, meaning "that which upholds".  Hinduism is simply less nihilistic and extreme than what is found in the West, it is concerned with long term survival over momentary impetuous fascinations put into practice. My ideals of eugenics and engineering were eventually replaced by Varnashrama, otherwise known as the Hindu Caste System, a topic most people know a little about (though it is mostly disinformation), and so I will leave my explanation at that. However, even though I now had the Hindu Varna System to keep my bio-social-theory mind distracted, I have to say I always felt like something was missing, that maybe I had been tainted by Western genetic and civilizational aspirations, I didn't want to taint the Vedas, but I also felt unfulfilled... and I felt as though if anyone knew who I was, I would be persecuted.

So you might be able to start to see how these fears that had been within me began to melt away after I read this article, and why it meant so much to me almost as much as the very Vedas themselves.  So now let me tie this in with some of my own theories which I have developed while reading the Vedas, particularly the Atharva Veda. As I explained in my article on Vedic Sorceresses linked above, the Vedas do have a strong condemnation of sorcery as being unnatural and unholy, however there are passages which turn this idea on its head and their are certainly Vedic hymns that are meant for sorcerers and sorceresses to chant.  But I must say that out of apprehension, I did not take my explanation far enough, though I feel comfortable doing so now. It might not be surprising to some that while the linked article discusses the Rig Veda, all of almost all of my quotes will come from the Atharava Veda.  The Atharava Veda is considered to be the very last Veda composed of the four Vedas; it is claimed to be a book of "magic" and some even consider this latter day addition to be a corruption of the original Rig Vedic Culture. However, my theory is this, if Dr. Trivedi's assertion is true, and the oldest Rig Veda is indeed a secret transgenic manual, than by the time the Atharva Veda was written these secrets had begun to get out, first among the social periphery, the Wizards.

One day as I was reading through the Atharva Veda, I came across a passage which I immediately understood.  It is a very long passage so I will only quote the relevant passages here, however you can read the entire scripture if you want, it is the entire first hymn of the 10th book of the Atharava Veda. What the hymn describes is a young beautiful woman who is being driven from the Arya's court as she is said to be the servant of evil sorcerers.  However, the passage is very strange in that it is constantly repeated that this women was crafted, created, hand-made, and other wise designed; it seems to be strongly implied that she was not born of a woman's womb but was engineered by Wizards, a technique I will assert was unknown to the Arya, and thus feared. If you read the full passage please notice that the Arya call upon "herbs" to caste out this maiden product of sorcery and that they ask her to return to her masters and make them "childless", as I will be discussing this momentarily. 

1Afar let her depart: away we drive her whom, made with hands,
  Skilled men prepare and fashion like a bride amid her nuptial
2Complete, with head and nose and ears, all-beauteous, wrought
   with magic skill
  Afar let her depart: away we drive her.
3Made by a Sidra or a Prince, by priests or women let her go.
  Back to her maker as her kin, like a dame banished by her lord.
8He who composed thy limbs with thought as a deft joiner builds
   a car,
  Go to him: thither lies thy way. This man is all unknown to
9The cunning men, the sorcerers who fashioned thee and held thee
   fast, This cures and mars their witchery, this, repellent, drives it back
   the way it came. With this we make thee swim.
14Go with a resonant cry, depart, like a she-ass whose cords are
  Go to thy makers: hence! away! Go driven by the potent
24If thou hast come two-footed or four-footed, made by the
   sorcerer, wrought in perfect beauty,
  Become eight-footed and go hence. Speed back again, thou evil
   one. - Atharava Veda 10.1

Now I know at first this might not be much to go on, but what I will soon present is what I believe to be more evidence that the Arya were not inclined to understand the Vedic secrets of biology, but more those of the impersonal elements (earth, air, wind, fire) and the Devas (gods). When we read the Vedas, the Arya seek to control the material world, and to gain support from the gods above, however, in my search at least, it would not seem that the Aryan Vedic Chanters never much sought to materialize human or animal life on their own, it always seems to be elemental or the divine they were seeking to propitiate. Let me first lubricate your mind with what I have personally noticed; while the Rig Vedas do show the Arya heros using and drinking the herbal drink "Soma", this seems to be their most limited herb of choice, accept however when they are seeking to keep off sorcerers, at which point they turn to a variety of plants which they anthropomorphize as almost beings and even gods, implying the nature of these plants was beyond their natural knowledge, even though they perceived their efficacy against witchcraft.  Let me just show a few examples:

 Reveal to me the wizards, and reveal the witches, reveal all the Pisâkas: for this purpose do I take hold of thee, O plant! - Atharava Veda 4.20.6
The apâmârga-plant shall wipe out (apa mârshtu) 'inherited ills, and curses; yea, it shall wipe out all witches, and all grudging demons (arâyî) ! - Atharva Veda 4.18.7  
Thou art, O salve, both a protection that crushes the sorcerers, and thou hast knowledge of immortality (amrita). Moreover, thou art food for the living, and thou art, too, a remedy aorainst jaundice. - Atharva Veda 4.9.3  
Him that bears thee, O salve, neither curse, nor sorcery, nor burning pain does reach; nor does the,vishkandha come upon him. Atharva Veda 4.9.5 
Since the salve of Trikakud is born upon the Himavant, it shall demolish all the wizards and all the witches. - Atharva Veda 4.9.9 
Having wiped out all sorcerers, and all grudging demons, with thee, O apâmârga plant, we wipe all that (evil) out. - Atharva Veda 4.18.8 
The sorceries fifty-three in number, and the hundred performers of sorcery, all these having lost their force, the gangida tree shall render bereft of strength! - Atharva Veda 19.34.2 
The sorceries performed by the gods, and also those performed by men, may the all-healing gangida tree render them all devoid of strength! - Atharva Veda 19.35.5

Could their be a reason why the Arya turn to plants, which they divinize as if they were beyond human comprehension? In the Atharva Veda we find a scripture which describes sorcerers preparing spells as "manipulating roots (of plants)", suggesting the sorcerer would change the very nature of these roots through some sort of process, this unlike the Arya who exalt these plants as beings in their pure form.  Could it be these wizards knew plant chemistry and were synthesizing compounds, using a biological science the Arya did not understand? 

The sorcerer who prepares a spell, or manipulates the roots (of plants) against us, against him, ye strong gods, launch your thunderbolt! Ye who rule all these two-footed and four-footed creatures, deliver us from calamity. - Atharva Veda 4.27.6

Before I continue, I also want to quickly add that the above mentioned passage of the woman who is thrown from court for being made by sorcerers, she is begged to go back and make her master childless.  One cannot help but notice that whenever sorcerers and witches are involved, the Arya tend to pray for a biological remedy, they seek to impose sterility on those who have practiced what would seem like dark biological arts against them.  In one passage of the Atharva Veda a witch has sought to use magic to infect Aryan children with a disease which will make them weak (again a biological spell), and the Arya pray for her to eat her own children!

The woman who has cursed us with a curse, who has arranged dire misfortune (for us), who has taken hold of our children, to rob them of their strengthmay she eat (her own) offspring!  - Atharva Veda 4.17.3 
Return, O Krityā, unto those who made thee. Wake them from sleep to find that they are childless -Atharva Veda 10.1.17
Slay the offspring of the sorcerer, O soma-drinking (Indra), and subject (him)! Make drop out the farther and the nearer eye of the braggart (demon)! Atharva Veda 1.8.3 

There is one more nuance I would like to explore before getting back to Dr. Trivedi's research and the article on transgenics, and that is this; it would seem to me at least that the Vedas actually do contain passages for persons to overtly practice sanctified "witchcraft", and these are found in the Veda of rituals, the Yajur Veda. There are not many passages, really only a handful, which suggest they are to be used for the practice of witchcraft, but what I noticed was that nearly half of these few hymns involve the sacrifice of an animal, often a COW especially, an animal which the Arya viewed with very high regard and would not usually sacrifice.  But more than this, in the Vedas, the Arya rarely sacrifice animals, it is likely more than 95% of all sacrifices in the Vedas are of the herbal brew Soma; why are the wizards so obsessed with animals? 

 When practising witchcraft, he should offer a hornless (beast) to Brahmanaspati - Yajur Veda 2.1.5 
 He who practises witchcraft should offer a red (cow) to Rudra - Yajur Veda 2.1.7

But more than this, we find a passage where a wizard is asked to sacrifice another cow to the god Brahmanspati; why is this significant?  Again, it would not be usual and it would perhaps even be viewed as an abomination for an Arya to slay a cow for a god, but the god to whom this cow is being sacrificed is significant.  Brahmanspati is not only the teacher of the gods, but he is also the lord of materialisitic atheism and nastika (rejection of the holy nature of the Vedas). Brahmanspati's holy text is the Lokāyata ("materialistic", "atheistic") sutras and these are the central texts of the Vedic school of Charvka which rejects all Vedic ritual and supernaturalism in favor of empiricism, direct perception and philosophical skepticism. Are these sorcerers, the same men and women whom seem to chemically alter plants, being asked to sacrifice the holiness of the Vedas (represented as a cow) in order to receive the Vedas materialistic atheistic doctrine? 

 He who practises witchcraft should offer to Brahmanaspati (a cow) with brown ears; first he should make to Varuna an offering on ten potsherds; verily he causes Varuna to seize his foe and lays him low with the Brahman. It has brown ears; that is the symbol of the Brahman; (verily it serves) for prosperity. - Yajur Veda 2.1.8

Now let me get back to Dr. Tivedi's research quickly, as the article which was published on him displays an insanely unlikely coincidence. Let me quote the article directly:

Demonstrating one of the decoded hymns of the Rig Veda Dr Trivedi explained, “The Tvasta (as the DNA is referred to in the Rig Veda) that gives shape to all creatures is termed as an omni form (visvarupa) and it proves that DNA is present in all living beings.

So Tvasta is the DNA itself, the physical representation of the omni-form universe.  Hopefully I am not wrong, and Tvasta is also known as Tvastar, which in the Vedic religion is the artisan god or fashioner.  In his invisible immaterial form (before time) he is known as Vishvakarman, but in his visible material form is known as Purusha or the "cosmic man" who was the physical form of Tvastar and who helped to create human, and thus genetic, life.  So why is this significant?  It is impossible for me to believe that the very Artharva Veda hymn which comes after the story of the young women who is expelled from the court for being "made" by sorcerers is a hymn about Purusha, the physical cosmic creator of the genetic sciences... and what does this hymn reveal?  The Arya are completely dumbfounded by Purusha, as they cannot understand who created him, who crafted him, who put his limbs together and who designed his body.  The entire hymn (which is long) is a series of question of where and how this being was "created" and who created him.  Is this a revelation that the Arya have lost the knowledge of the biological sciences, and this is why they fear the sorcerers who seem to be biological engineers?

1Who framed the heels of Pūrusha? Who fashioned the flesh of
   him? Who formed and fixed his ankles?
  Who made the openings and well-moulded fingers? Who gave
   him foot-soles and a central station?
2Whence did they make the ankles that are under, and the knee-
   bones of Pūrusha above them?
  What led them onward to the legs' construction? Who planned
   and formed the knees' articulations?
3A fourfold frame is fixt with ends connected, and up above the
   knees a yielding belly.
  The hips and thighs, who was their generator, those props where-
   by the trunk grew firmly stablished?
4Who and how many were those Gods who fastened the chest of
  Pūrusha and neck together?
  How many fixed his breasts? Who formed his elbows? How
   many joined together ribs and shoulders?
5Who put together both his arms and said, Let him show manly
  Who and what God was he who set the shoulderblades upon
   the trunk?
6Who pierced the seven openings in the head? Who made these
   ears, these nostrils, eyes, and mouth,
  Through whose surpassing might in all directions bipeds and
   quadrupeds have power of motion?
7He set within the jaws the tongue that reaches far, and thereon
   placed Speech the mighty Goddess.
  He wanders to and fro mid living creatures, robed in the waters.
  Who hath understood it?
8Who was he, first, of all the Gods who fashioned his skull and
   brain and occiput and forehead,
  The pile that Pūrusha's two jaws supported? Who was that
  God who mounted up to heaven?
9Whence bringeth mighty Pūrusha both pleasant and unpleasant
  Of varied sort, sleep, and alarm, fatigue, enjoyments and de-
   lights? - Atharva Veda 10.2
So what is my proposition here?  What I am stating is this, at some point, somehow, someway, the codes for genetics, genetic engineering, and transgenics was "hidden" in the Sanskrit of the Rig Veda, and for some reason this knowledge was either lost to or kept away from the Aryans.  The Aryans used the Vedas literally, meaning they believed in the gods and they believed it was the gods who helped them bend the elements, but it would seem not biology.  Now, somehow, someway, their arose a class of Vedic sorcerers who learned the genetic code of the Rig Veda and saw to use the Vedas in a purely materialistic and atheistic way (thus the cow sacrifice to Bṛhaspati).  Until this time, at least it would seem to me, that the Arya and the genetic Wizards have been using two sides of the Vedas, and until now there has been a clash.  But has the time of the sorcerer's darkness ended, are we about to enter an age where Aryan and Sorcerer unite as brethren or at least "frenemies"?  All I can say is I hope this analysis is somewhere near correct, because I personally lay somewhere between these two extremes, I am the son of Aryans and Sorcerers, and it is time I allow myself to be who and what I am. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sorceresses in the Vedas

I cannot believe I have not written on this blog since last Halloween!  I have still been writing and continuing with the Hindu work, however I needed to re-prioritize my life; I simply dedicated all of my time to Hindu activism and let my practical life slip... but I am recovering well now. I know I have not been communicating much with the Hindus as I once did, but I have been communicating with many Westerners on the issue of Hinduism and I am happy to find that more and more and more are becoming interested in the eternal religion. 

I know this is a strange topic to come back with, however it has simply been a topic of much discussion among myself and others, and this is something I think about often, and that is the interesting existence of sorceresses in the Vedas. First for myself personally, we all tend to have a character type, an archetype, which appears in movies and films to whom we most often feel closest to, resonate with, are interested in, or want to win.  Some like the hero, some like villain, the king, the maid ect.  In fantasy movies I always love the sorceress, and the same is true for sorceresses in mythology. In Greek mythology sorceresses do exist and they are not always painted as evil (though often they are of mixed dark and light quality).

My favorite Sorceress of all time, and one of my favorite characters generally, is the sorceress Madea.  If my memory serves me correctly, Madea was the daughter of a Greek king, she was a priestess of the goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, and she was a mistress of poisons.  If I am correct she poisoned her father to marry the hero Jason and fled with him to his homeland in Greece where the two had two children.  However, Jason eventually betrays Medea and leaves her to marry an aristocratic woman.  Madea, being an exceedingly devious woman, poisoned the linens of Jason's new bride and killed her.  When Jason returns to his house to confront Medea, he find that she has killed their two children as she flies off in a chariot carried by dragons. I always love how Madea completely destroyed the story and rose up triumphant, crushing the ungrateful and stupid Jason.

I think the reason why I always like the sorceress is that she must try the hardest and think the hardest to reach her position and craft, she must also tolerate the most amount of persecution and betrayal.  Sorcerers are always viewed with great suspicion in lore, however, they could find a respectable position if they were employed by royalty who would beckon wisdom and spells from them. Sorcerers are also much more reticent, it seems that they are often better at hiding their growth and practice, or feel less threatened, so they are powerful but not as cunning or creative as their female counterparts.  The sorceress seems destined for so many more trials and tribulations, she also thrusts herself out into the world, usually revealing exactly what she is, taking delight in the men and women who always attack her with immediate fright, thus always sharpening her skills and boosting her ego.

Now this brings me to sorcery in the Vedas.  Usually, in the Vedas and in modern Hinduism, "sorcery" comes with a very negative connotation (but not always). First it would seem from the Vedas that sorcery was generally considered to be a breaking of Dharma or "sacred law", this strongly implies that the Vedic Arya viewed sorcery to be "unnatural", meaning they believed it twisted the spiritual-material substance of Rta in ways that could not be sustained in a healthy manner; Dharma more or less means "that which upholds" or is naturally lasting and sorcery was considered not to be Dharmic.
"Mark the Law, thou who knowest, yea, observe it: send forth the full streams of eternal Order.  I use no sorcery with might or falsehood the sacred Law of the Red Steer I follow. "
 However, it is very interesting to note that the Vedas also proclaim that "gods", Asuras, sages (angiras), men and yes even women can create sorcery and magic spells.  The Vedas describe the rituals of sorcerers to be "unholy", likely profane in the Arya's eyes. But, as usual in Hinduism, there is always an exception, always an allowance for the alter to exist, a revelation that sorcery is not as adharmic as we might think.  The message is fleeting, but the Vedas do have protective spells against sorcery that "prepare themselves" meaning that black magic can and does arise of its own out of the primordial substance of the universe Brahman.  If black magic or sorcery were so wholly unnatural how can it arise naturally of its own accord? Why are gods and sages practicing sorcery?
"The sorceries performed by the gods, and also those performed by men, may the all-healing gangida render them all devoid of strength!"  
"The sorceries that come from the Angiras, the sorceries that come from the Asuras, the sorceries that prepare themselves, and those that are prepared by others, both these shall go away to a distance across ninety navigable streams! " 
"Whether a woman, or whether a man has prepared the spell for evil, we lead that spell to him as a horse with the halter." 
"He that plans to harm thee with sorceries, with (unholy) consecrations and sacrifices--him beat thou back, O Indra, with thy thunderbolt that hath a hundred joints!" 
Now the Vedas constantly make proclamations against "sorcerers" as in males, but there are a few rare instances where the Vedic heroes must defeat an illusive sorceress. The Rig Veda reads a hymn against an exceedingly powerful sorceress who is said to have "daring strength", implying that she was more courageous than what would be expected from perhaps her male counterpart. We also find a spell in the Vedas to return the dark magic of a sorceress back upon herself. It would seem that this sorceress has had a very feminine idea, to weaken the children of the Arya under some malaise, a rarely intelligent and long term war strategy. Sorceresses are often times, very often, associated with poisons as many consider this to be more cunning, however the remedy plant against the female sorcery is personified as a female deity herself, a "mistress of remedies", likely plant tinctures and potions; thus the Arya divinized their healing plants as a would be sorceress herself, a mistress of antidotes, a good sorceress if you will. Beyond this, it would seem the later Arya in the Atharva Veda had actually picked up some of the feminine dark magic themselves, as they created their own prayers to render a woman sterile... this is in stark contrast to the usual protective and retributive spells cast by the Arya in regards to sorceresses.
" O thou who castest forth the stones crushing the sorceresses' heads, Break them with thy wide-spreading foot, with thy wide-spreading mighty foot. Do thou, O Maghavan, beat off these sorceresses' daring strength. Cast them within the narrow pit. within the deep and narrow pit."
"1. We take hold, O victorious one, of thee, the mistress of remedies. I have made thee a thing of thousandfold strength for ever), one, O plant! 2. Her, the unfailingly victorious one, that wards off curses, that is powerful and defensive; (her and) all the plants have I assembled, intending that she shall save us from this (trouble)! 3. The woman who has cursed us with a curse, who has arranged dire misfortune (for us), who has taken hold of our children, to rob them of their strengthmay she eat (her own) offspring! "
"1. The other enemies conquer with might; beat back, O Gâtavedas, those that are not yet born! Enrich this kingdom unto happiness, may all the gods acclaim this man! 2. Of these hundred entrails of thine, as well as of the thousand canals, of all these have I closed the openings with a stone. 3. The upper part of the womb do I place below, there shall come to thee neither offspring nor birth! I render thee sterile and devoid of offspring; a stone do I make into a cover for thee."
But, for anyone who has eyes to see, their is certainly a layer of hypocrisy to the Vedas.  It is often stated by the Hindu legal opinions (Smritis) that women are not to read the Vedas, however their are spells in the Vedas which are to be used by women (often times against other women) and it is hard to not see that the female Vedic chanters did indeed have devious intentions in mind. The Vedas carry a few passages on women attempting to use overt sorcery to remove a rival wife, making their mutual husband become repelled by her. It is further found spells for women to maliciously attack a rival suiter, praying that she remain at home as a maid until she grows old and grey. Yet it should not be surprising that Hindus tend to find the most scandalous of women's dark spells to be those surrounding attracting and keeping a man.  In one spell the women prays to nymphs and gods asking them to "intoxicate" her lover so that he becomes addicted to her; another hymn prays the man not even speak to other women and think only of the enchantress singing the spell. If women are not supposed to read the Vedas, much less practice any sort of magic, why are these hymns found in our cannon?
"1. I dig up this plant, of herbs the most potent, by whose power rival women are overcome, and husbands are obtained. 2. O thou (plant) with erect leaves, lovely, do thou, urged on by the gods, full of might, drive away my rival, make my husband mine alone! 3. He did not, forsooth, call thy name, and thou shalt not delight in this' husband! To the very farthest distance do we drive our rival."
"1. I have taken unto myself her fortune and her glory, as a wreath off a tree. Like a mountain with broad foundation may she sit a long time with her parents! 2. This woman shall be subjected to thee as thy wife, O king Yama; (till then) let her be fixed to the house of her mother, or her brother, or her father! 3. This woman shall be the keeper of thy house, O king (Yama), and her do we make over to thee! May she long sit with her relatives, until (her hair) drops from her head! 4. With the incantation of Asita, of Kasyapa, and of Gaya do I cover up thy fortune, as women cover (something) within a chest."
 "1. This yearning love comes from the Apsaras, the victorious, imbued with victory. Ye gods, send forth the yearning love: may yonder man burn after me! 2. My wish is, he shall long for me, devoted he shall long for me! Ye gods, send forth the yearning love: may yonder man burn after me! 3. That yonder man shall long for me, (but) I for him nevermore, ye gods, send forth the yearning love: may yonder man burn after me! 4. Do ye, O Maruts, intoxicate him (With love); do thou, O mid-air, intoxicate him; do thou, O Agni, intoxicate him! May yonder man burn after me!"
"1. This potent herb do I dig out: it draws toward me the eve, causes (love's) tears. It brings back him who hasngone to a distance, rejoices him that approaches me. 2. By (the plant) with which the Âsurî allured Indra away from the gods, by that do I subject thee, that I may be well-beloved of thee! 3. Thy face is turned towards Soma (the nioon), thy face is turned towards Sûrya (the sun), thy face is turned towards all the gods: 't is tliee here that we do invoke. 4. My speech, not thine, (in this matter) hath weight: in the assembly, forsooth, do thou speak! To me alone shalt thou belong, shalt not even discourse of other women! 5. Whether thou art beyond the haunts of men, or whether across the river, this very herb, as if a captive bound, shall bring, thee back to me!"
As I already stated, I always root for the sorceress, as she is the successful underdog, she, even more than the sorcerer, has had to undergo the greatest social and spiritual pressure to become who and what she is.  This makes the sorceress much more nuanced and even understanding and compassionate than any other character, and it also makes her the most dangerous.  While sorcery in general is viewed negatively in the Vedas, it is admitted that gods and holy men practice the art and that it does in fact have a self sustaining and appearing power as it arises of its own accord.  Their are few mentions of sorceresses in the Vedas, but when they are mentioned it seems to be articulated that they are unusually powerful.  Vedic spells against women seem particularly vicious, and their is indeed dark magic which is undeniably to be spoken by women.  The sorceress is always mysterious, not fully evil, but also not good.  Sorcery is a fascinating topic in Hinduism as it is one of the topics which Hinduism keeps a healthy distance from, but as always there are threads which lead us to accept our sorceresses sisters on the darker side of the Vedas. 

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.

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 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.