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 August 10, 2015

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Advanced technology in the Rig Veda

Earth is a colonized planet, one of millions. This obvious truth has been hidden from us during the last six thousand years, all of written history in this Kali Yuga.  Along with superb and purifying metaphysics, I am finding evidence of advanced technology in the sacred Rig Veda — just as there is an abundance of advanced technology in the Sanskrit epic, 'The Mahabharata' that was composed much later.

The Rig Veda is one of the oldest sacred documents on our planet. No one knows its date of origin — estimates range between 3000 and 10,000 years ago. Even then the time of origin is hidden, as the Rig Veda was transmitted orally before it was written in Sanskrit. Thus far I have found verses that describe our ancient progenitors 'orbit the Moon', weather modification, 'yellow cake' uranium, spacecraft, plasma [Soma] physics, and thermoacoustic weaponry on a massive scale with the power to destroy 90 cities simultaneously [III.12.6].






July 21, 2015

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"The face of the Ultimate is hidden by a golden cover. The cosmic Man, who is there in the sun, that I am Myself, OM, the abstract, the Divine Supreme."


— Yajur Veda Samhita XL.17, Vol. III, translated by Swami Sayta Prakash Saraswati & Udaya Vir Viraj; DAV Publication Division, Delhi, 2012.



"In Time [Kâla] are set this Angiras,

and Atharvan who came from Heaven,

both this world and the world supreme,

all higher worlds and higher interspaces.

Having conquered the worlds by Words of wisdom,

Time [Kâla], the God Supreme, goes on."


— Atharva Veda Samhita, Kânda 19.54.5, translated by R.L. Kashyap; Sri Aurobindo Kapâli Sâstry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore India, 2011.





May 25, 2015

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A Shamanic Kundalini Upanishad
by Brendan Ring


There is only one soul, this is the Spirit within all things.
The essence of this Spirit is Love
You are that Spirit within all things.
It is this One that looks out of every eye, be it grasshopper or great whale
It is this One that knows the heat of the sun as mineral or tree,
Through every aspect of creation this One Spirit knows itself
There are two aspects to the Great Spirit
She that creates the Sacred Illusion and He that experiences
These aspects are not separate but one
Duality and Oneness exist together in the Great Mystery
Know you are the One by going to the forest
There in meditation journey with the spirits of the animals and plants
Let them reveal to you the illusion of your separation from them and all that is
With your drum remember the heart beat of the mother
Sit in meditation and know Her as the serpent, like the serpent move softly on the earth and shed your skin
Sitting with spine erect be fearless like the jaguar
Let the anaconda swim up the spine as the salmon up the waterfall returning to source
On the wings of the condor you will remember who you are
Know that the anaconda, jaguar and condor are one
Feel the legs of the cosmic spider dancing at the fontanelle as you enter the unitive state
The cosmic spider pours forth the web of creation from within itself, then rests within this web at its center
As both container and contained, aware of all activity within it’s web, the Great Spirit remains untouched, unensnared
Realise the unitive state of stillness in activity, do no harm, only through a loving life can Love be known
The wise know the universe as unlimited manifestation and possibility in eternal unchanging consciousness
You are That
This is the Upanishad
Om shanti shanti shanti


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'A Shamanic Upanishad' was composed by Brendan Ring, who is a brilliant musician and contemplative. He plays the Irish wire-strung harp and the uilleann pipes, the national bagpipes of Ireland. He has his own youtube channel, so you can hear his wonderful music.












March 3, 2015

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"In duality, how can there be any word without contradiction?"

A perceptive reader recently noticed that there are conflicting contradicting theories on Metaphysical Musing. As I have ploughed through the teachings in piles of books - not only various translations of the sacred Sanskrit texts, but also the comments on them by sages and scholars - I too realized that they don't always agree.

The thought of contradicting approaches to the Truth did bother me initially, but over time I have understood. These various approaches represent the consciousness of enlightened teachers in the context of their own times, and also the fact that each one is still expressing through their individual GUNAS.

Sometimes contradictions can in fact serve to breakdown our linear thinking. For those of you who understand the Tarot, the card that represents Christ consciousness is a man hung upside down. This symbol expresses how everything in the transactional desire realms is in reverse of the enlightened.

"No diversity is the real truth."

The genius Kashmir Shaivite sage Abhinavagupta declared, "All such theories are merely some dialectical speculations useful in discussions and debates. None among such entities has any real existence, as all these are mere suppositions and imaginary concepts of thinkers. ...No diversity is the real truth."

Yet Abhinavagupta also says that without the sacred texts, we would all be lost! Why? Because their teachings lead us into the subtle realms, providing clues through the labyrinths of ignorance. The sacred texts are entry points into our Source left by the great ones who have gone before us, and thus require an intensity of focus.

Abhinavagupta also said after we reach God-Consciousness, there is nothing left to be done — and then he went on the write some 40 books! Those who make their being a 'Home' for God often become fountains of Wisdom.


A reader who studied with the Chinmaya Mission says it this way:

"As I understand, teachers contradict themselves and acknowledge the contradiction. This is part of the process or the tradition of Self-Knowledge. The tradition or succession of teachers, if not one's immediate teacher, at the root of the lineage, is a Guru who represents the Summum Bonum, the Goal / Liberation  ... Yet though the Goal is one and without contradiction, when we speak of it with language that is rooted in duality with a mind that is also begotten of duality / ignorance, how can there be any word without contradiction?"










February 01, 2015

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Tripura Rahasya


The Mystery Beyond the Trinity

Translated by Swami Sri Ramanananda Saraswati




Tripura Rahasya was considered by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as one of the greatest works that expounded Advaita philosophy.

Sri Tripura Rahasya is an ancient work in Sanskrit which has been printed all over India.

As for its philosophy, there is no real reason to distinguish it from Vedanta. Scholars however call this system the Tantri or the Sakta, and point out some apparent differences between this and Advaita Vedanta. This system teaches that the Supreme Reality is no other than Abstract Intelligence. Intelligence signifies Self-luminosity and Abstraction denotes its unlimited nature. No other agent can be admitted to exist apart from It in order to reveal It. The apparent variety is only due to Vimarsa, the gross aspect of Its absolute freedom known as Svatantra, which at times unfolds the Pure Self as the Cosmos and at other times withdraws Itself and remains unmanifest.

Abstraction and manifestation are inherent in the Pure Self; these two aspects are given the names Siva and Sakti, respectively. There cannot be manifestation beyond the Supreme Intelligence; therefore Cosmos and the Self are only the same, but different modes of Reality. Realisation of the Truth is thus quite simple, requiring only constant remembrance on these lines, that Reality is not incompatible with the world and its phenomena, and that the apparent ignorance of this Truth is itself the outcome of Reality, so that there is nothing but Reality.

Creation and Dissolution are cycles of Self-expression and Abstraction due to Svatantra. There are no sankalpa-vikalpas (modifications) in the state of dissolution and the Self remains as Chit in absolute purity and unchanging. The Self is uniform and undivided. The dispositions of the individuals of the previous kalpa (creation) remain uncognised but potential, awaiting to become manifest in the alternating mode. The tendency in the direction of manifestation is Maya which later displays as Avidya (ignorance) when the predispositions are in their full swing. Chit, Maya and Avidya are thus the same Reality. Cosmos is an expression in the medium of consciousness and thus not unreal as some would have it.


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Excerpts from the Ashtavakra Gita translated by Anubhavananda Saraswati [available at Exotic India].


3. You are neither the earth, water, fire, air nor space. For attaining liberation, recognize yourself to be the witnessing Consciousness of all these.


4. If you dis-identify from the body, you abide in the consciousness, right away, you are bliss, peace and liberated from bondage.


5.  You are neither an object of sense organs too. You are essentially unattached, formless and the witness of the universe. Recognizing thus yourself, be happy.


9. I am immaculate pure consciousness.



Ashtavakra Gita is different than the Bhagavad Gita in that Arjunas concerns are on the battlefield, in the outer world. The Ashtavakra Gita is directed at those who are done with fighting with the outer world and now are facing the challenge from within. When we are no longer bothered by the outer world and yet we are not at peace with ourselves, we may keep on struggling. Even when we understand the Truth, we may require further enlightenment.


Anubhavananda Saraswati talks on the Ashtavakra Gita, 1-20:






August 10, 2015
Advanced Technology in the Rig Veda
July 21, 2015
The face of the Ultimate
May 25, 2015
A Shamanic Kundalini Upanishad
by Brendan Ring
March 03, 2015
Contradiction in Duality
February 01, 2015
Tripura Rahasya
January 19, 2015
Ashtavakra Gita








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