The Perils of Personifying ‘gods’ / The Morphing of the Rig Vedic Rudra into Shiva / Part II
My purpose in writing this post is the reveal the source identity of Rudra in the Rig Veda as Adad, a war god already established in Mesopotamia, and the Assyro-Babylonians. Over time Rudra was morphed into Shiva by seers, especially Vyasa who compiled and composed the Mahabharata.
There is no thing wrong in having a relationship with Shiva. Simply remember that Shiva is a portion of your own being — and not an entity who has been anthropomorphized and worshiped as a god external to you. Shiva and the other Cosmogonic Forces are not separate from us. There is no need required to bow down and worship them — only Devotion. Devote yourself to Loving God in an inner way. Loving God in all Its forms will bring you Home.
The Sanskrit word shiva originally did not refer to a god. It simply meant ‘auspicious’ and is rarely found in the Rig Veda. The Rig Veda is the source of all the other sacred Sanskrit texts. Shiva is the principle of Dissolution, a centripetal force, that destroys what needs to be cleared — like a field that must be plowed so new crops can be planted. This is why Shiva is very often invoked by those who want to get off the Wheel and come Home to the God-within — for example in the Tryambaka Mantra, Rig Veda 7.59.12.
Bhagavad Gita VII.19 / Comment by Abhinavagupta
The enlightened person is fully established in God because he doesn’t think that he is different from the Lord [the God-within you] and therefore, the Lord is not different from him. To such a person God is dear and not the fruits of actions. These yogins [those united with God] have their hearts and mind perfected by the realization that Vasudeva [the indwelling universal God] is everything.
We need to reconsider personifying our inner strengths and projecting these personifications out into our external hologram. By doing so, we are in fact directing the inner power of our true Self into external ‘gods’ or other idols — such as the rich and the famous.
We would be better served by connecting our consciousness into the God-within us and stop taking endless off-ramps, dogmas that lead to more confusion, delusion, pain and suffering. Like the ancient Rishis, those enlightened wonderful Seers that composed the subtle Rig Veda verses, we have the right to invoke the eternal Cosmogonic Forces within our own individual unique Being.
We are the interconnected electromagnetic wholeness that is the core substratum of the integral Universe. Our Source and that which we are — God Consciousness, our true Home.
RUDRA in the RG-VEDA
by R.C. Hazra
I will be paraphrasing the words of R.C. Hazra from the book above and drawing my own conclusions. My six months of visions of the Anunnaki colonizing planet Earth, seen through the eyes of Inanna, gave me a familiarity with the family of Anu, who most know as the Anunnaki. Thus the family members are more than just names to me.
R.C. Hazra does not admit to any alien presence — and limits his scholarly researched in-depth findings to the Rig Veda and other sacred Sanskrit texts.
As I offer the characteristics of Rudra and Adad to you, I suggest that you consider how similar their ‘values’ are to the Reptilian culture. For example, the Reptilians are said to be warlike, a tyrant based race that believes might-makes-right, the strong dominate, the weak must be killed, enslaved or worse. They have no compassion and enjoy watching others suffer, they extol torture, rape, extreme cruelty, human and even child sacrifice. Mass death by battle, plagues, floods, and drought would leave the Reptilian conquerors a plethora of dying bodies in various stages of fear to feed upon.
Rudra in the Rig Veda, according to R.C. Hazra is portrayed as highly mischievious and terrible, a combination of “more than one elemental spirit or demon.”
The word shiva in the Rig Veda means ‘auspicious’, implying good fortune and favorable. As R.C. Hazra points out, Rudra was a highly inauspicious and dreaded god — his worshipers are expected to show him complete submission.
Rudra “was an avowed and unscrupulous killer of the Vedic people, male and female, young and old, a fanatic destroyer of their sacrificial rites … destroyer of their food materials, cattle …extremely wrathful and bore ‘great ill will’ against the Vedic society, and as, with his murderous followers, he kept himself ready for hitting them unerringly with deadly weapons even in the absence of any fault on their part, his antagonism was inborn and savage …”
Rudra is also considered a storm god who controls the atmosphere. Thus his deadly weapons may be conceived by translators as lightning and other catastrophic effects produced by natural weather patterns. However, when we consider Rudra as an Anunnaki Reptilian commander and warrior, there are potential clues to the alien technology now termed geoengineering.
No ET race would colonize a planet without knowledge of geoengineering to terraform the planet for the colonizing race. Geoengineering was [and is now] used as weather-warfare by the invaders to terrify the helpless inhabitants into complete submission through fear.
R.C. Hazra: “Rudra is never found to be unfriendly with or murderous to the fiends and demons.” These demons are named Rakshas, Kimidins, and Yatudhana. They are said to have been conceived and feared by the Rig Vedic people.
Adad is the Akkadian name, Ishkur his Sumerian, Ramman the Babylonian & Assyrian
According to R.C. Hazra, Adad (also Ramman) was a storm god in Assyria and part of the early Babylonian pantheon. Adad is generally seen carrying in his hand a three-pronged weapon (i.e. a trident with curved prongs that represents the thunderbolt). Adad is also a storm-god and god of the atmosphere.
R.C. Hazra reports that Adad [also Ishkur] is the son of Anu, the patriarch of the Anunnaki family. Zecharia Sitchin says that Adad is the son of Enlil (who is the son of Anu). According to Sitchin, Adad is the brother of Inanna’s father and thus her uncle. Sitchin also says that Adad preferred the company of his brother (Inanna’s father) and Inanna and her twin brother Utu/Shamash. The four family members are grouped together in the cuneiform texts.
Z. Sitchin: “The greatest affinity seems to have existed between Adad and Ishtar [Inanna]. … Adad was a mighty god, endowed by his father Enlil with the powers and prerogatives of a storm god. As such he was revered as the Hurrian/Hittite Teshub, [and others] … Adad was indeed the divine lord in lands far from Sumer and Akkad.”
How could a god become so widely worshiped beyond Sumer? True the Anunnaki were and are a very war driven Reptilian race — always fighting wars, especially against each other, brother against brother for sole domination of territories on Earth. Adad was involved in many of the wars. Did the Anunnaki not have aerial ships to fly from one territory to another? Landing in a remote area would surely command both fear and respect from local villagers overwhelmed by such advanced aerial ship technology — enough to allow their Reptilian conquerors to demand submission, worship, and obedience.
R.C. Hazra states that Adad was associated with the Sun and knew “the means of their rays and wind, everything that passed on the earth.” Adad gradually became a god of the air. Once again I am reminded of geoengineering — which we know is now manipulating the atmospheric winds, the jet stream, and pressure systems to control the weather, melt the polar regions, and force the world into a global submission. I also conclude that the technologies being utilized today by Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and others were given to them by Draco Reptilian incarnates.
These secret black-ops geoengineering operations are intensifying with the expansion of EW electronic warfare — while harmful levels of radiation are being forced in our skies and increasing catastrophic effects to all life on our dying planet. Only the Draco Reptilians and the Zeta Reticuli Greys know the entirety of dire consequences these operations will bring to humanity.
I hope I have managed to paint Adad as a Reptilian, a member of the family of Anu, the Anunnaki — and uncle to Inanna.
R.C Hazra gives several of the similarities between Adad and Rudra:
Both Adad and Rudra have a natural basis and preside over storm, thunder, lightening, and rain.
Both names mean ‘thunderer’ and ‘roarer’.
Both are gods of the atmosphere and have the dual nature — benevolent and malevolent.
Both are much more malevolent than benevolent, in spite of also being gods of vegetation and bestowers of life.
Both have been anthropomorphized to the extent of pushing their natural basis aside and they have been made into beings more demoniac than human, with very definite and characteristic personalities. [This is a perplexing aspect in the Rig Vedic gods, who often behave more like actual people than abstract forces.]
Both Adad and Rudra have been made to appear as cruel and destructive warlords who take delight in killing without sufficient reasons.
No record, early or late, mentions the name of the mother of Adad or Rudra. [The Anunnaki often had offspring by many other than their respective wives.]
How Rudra became Shiva
R.C. Hazra goes on to explain what happens to Rudra in the later sacred Sanskrit texts. For example in the Yajur-Veda-Samhita there is a long hymn known as the Rudradhyaya, which is often recited in performing various Vedic rituals and sacrifices (yajnas). In this hymn, numerous epithets are ascribed to Rudra — he is equated with the sun god, he presides over forests, an architect, a giver of wealth, and so on. However, some of these qualities of Rudra “are far from sublime … some are derogatory to the extreme … styled as the head of thieves … lord of robbers … a marauding butcher foraging in the darkness of night with a chopper in hand …”
The Taittiriya Rudradhyaya of the Krshna-Yajur-Veda ends in an intense prayer invoking the blessing of Rudra, seeking redemption from human sufferings. Also known as the Sata-rudriya, the ‘hundred aspects of Rudra’ — this hymn eventually “formed the source and inspiration in bringing about many more ramifications, great magnificence, and further transformation in the concept of Rudra as a great godhead in the post-Vedic literature, that is, in the famous epics of India (the Ramayana and Mahabharata), and in the numerous maha-puranas, upa-puranas, and the ritualistic smriti texts.”
The scholar R.L. Kashyap builds on Sri Aurobindo’s concepts and interprets the Rig Veda as an esoteric text — its verses are seen are directives to inner knowledge. Kashyap in my view has done to best work in making sense and offering a spiritual meaning to the Rig Veda. Yet even R.L. Kashyap states that Rudra is “…intolerant of defect and stumbling, he is the most terrible of the gods, the one of whom alone the Vedic Rishis have any real fear.” Rudra is a violent force who leads the conscious evolution upward.
In examining the transition of the Akkadian god Adad into Rudra, who later morphed into Shiva — I am attempting to show how the Reptilian conquerors, because they possessed advanced technologies, were taken as ‘gods’ by the Earthlings.
Supplicating a higher being …
When we humans, through the process of projecting our own inner qualities on these ‘gods’ — transformed our projections of the ‘gods,’ we were expressing our evolving needs. Over time our psyche, our consciousness changed along with our desire for an all powerful savior, a higher being who could give us everything we wanted, heal us, and ‘fix’ our lives.
Thus we forgot that we have this power within us.
We externalized the God-within each and everyone of us, and projected the subtle essence of our psyche, our consciousness out into the holographic matrix that we create with every thought. Through analyzing the mechanics of this process, I am hoping to shed some light on our self-imposed imprisonment and release us from the chains we have created that bind our consciousness in illusion and delusion. It is time to come Home.
V. Susan Ferguson
RUDRA in the RG-VEDA
Published by Debashish Bhattacharya
Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar
38 Bidhan Sarami, Kolkata 700 006 India
The 12th Planet
Harper, 1976, 2007
RUDRA MANTRAS from Taittiriya Samhita
Published by Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture
Jayanagar, Bangalor, India; 2005