10/07/2015 · Of Greeks Ancient and Modern
Now what, we may well ask, is going on here? This is a vehicle which responds instantly to the voice commands of its owner and, despite a couple of occasions in which it is described as being harnessed to swans (I strongly suspect poetic licence is at work here ) is almost invariably said to move at the 'will' of its commander. This feature seems to be a distinctive characteristic of divine vehicles in general and it is even said many times in the Mahabharata that deceased humans worthy of ascending to the heavenly regions will be supplied with, among other things, a celestial car capable of roving at the will of the rider. If we were to interpret this in modern terms, we would say that the propulsive mechanisms of said vehicles are somehow linked to the consciousness of their occupants, and where have we come across such notions before? In many accounts of UFOs and their occupants, particularly of the earlier, so-called 'contactee' variety (also in several channelled messages from alleged ET sources for what they are worth). The mention of a 'crystal car' with which I opened this account of flying vehicles should strike a resonant chord in anyone familiar with UFO literature, while the immense flying cities of the epics evoke the giant 'motherships' of UFO lore. Of course, we must never underestimate the power of the poetic imagination. It is highly likely, for example, that the gilded opulence and splendour that characterise such vehicles as the Pushpaka owe more to the epic bard's familiarity with earthly Indian palaces than the interiors of spaceships. However, it is hard to deny a possible connection between these ancient epic accounts and the modern world of UFOs.
Other ancient epic poetry includes the Greek epics, ..
The rishis made claims so cosmicthat even modern physics seems only to be catching up with them and realizing,after every scientific breakthrough, that the ancients were there long beforethem. Sruti include the Vedas (Rig,Yajur, Sama and Atharva) and the Bhagavad Gita.
Quite apart from the inconsistency in accounts of these various Brahma weapons, a further anomaly presents itself. Readers will remember how I roundly admonished those early UFO researchers who confused a stereotypical list of omens and portents (meteors falling, the sky ablaze, the earth trembling, nature in turmoil etc) with the supposed effects of super weapons. However, I also said that there were exceptions to the rule, notably the effects consequent upon the clash of Brahma weapons quote above, where it is expressly stated that they are indeed actual effects of the weapons as opposed to omens preceding their use. What to make of this apparent confusion I am not sure, we must remember that the epics were the work of many hands over a long period of time, in which inconsistencies of the kind noted above are bound to occur as a matter of course. Indeed, it is just conceivable that the dimly remembered effects of such weapons in time long gone could have inspired the poetic device of ‘omens and portents’ in the first place. This matter must unfortunately remain unresolved.
15/01/2017 · Education in India: Ancient and Modern
Having performed a regrettable but necessary 'hatchet job' on the way some pioneer UFO researchers handled material from the two great epics of ancient India of possible relevance to our subject in the first part of this essay, it is now my pleasant duty to adopt a more positive approach. In a recent reading of both epics from start to finish (a task not to be undertaken lightly, given the immense length of the works involved, and reserved only for those with a keen interest in ancient Indian civilisation and several months to spare), I succeeded in culling many references to possible advanced technologies and knowledge indicative of human/alien contact in antiquity, and/or the existence of a lost, high civilisation preceding all those presently known. Some of these references were known to the early UFO researchers, but others seem to have been missed by them entirely. These references seemed to fall into three broad categories: flying vehicles or cities, super-weapons, and 'miscellaneous'. Let us being with the latter.
The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature - Wikipedia
Failure to comprehend the literary genre and religious milieu they were dealing with; cutting, splicing and recombining of unrelated excerpts; and the making of adjustments and 'improvements' to the translated texts to suite their convenience are just a few of the egregious errors committed by some of the early pioneers in UFO research. They deserve some credit, it is true, for at least bringing the ancient within the purview of the interested reader, but their slipshod methods render most of their research invalid. Serious research demands much more careful attention to detail, not to mention adherence to truth, than displayed by most of these early writers. If it was so easy for myself, basically sympathetic to the notion of human/alien interaction in ancient times to tear to shreds the arguments and alleged evidence of these people, the true debunker would have a field day. It behoves all of us in the UFO community to be as scrupulously honest as we can in the research and presentation of our material. As I hope to demonstrate later, it is possible to mount a reasonable case for the possibility of human/alien contact and/or a very ancient, lost, high civilisation native to Earth itself, based on the evidence of the Indian epics, without resorting to the questionable methods adopted by those early researchers.