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Svarga Mount Meru Of Hinduism Is The Arctic

In Hinduism on August 5, 2014 at 18:37

Descriptions of places in Hindu epics are generally real.

 

 

Except of the Poetic License where the writer indulges in hyperbole.

 

However the basic information about the Topography is correct and verifiable.

 

Many of the sites mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata,The Vedas have been found now.

 

Ayodhya, Mathura,Pandyaa Kingdoms, not to speak of the Holy places, Rivers, Mountains and even the Species that thrive in these locations.

 

At the same time one gets the impression that the areas mentioned are not in The Earth and are located in some other location ,Planet, under the Ocean.

 

And we have the Lokas, the abode of Beings confusing.

 

We have , for example, the Surya Loka, Chandra Loka.

 

While the description of these places make one belive that these are In Heavens, one is floored by the reference to these places in Treatises relating to Astronomy that they are Stars, Planets and their movements are measured, without mentioning the Inhabitants.

 

These are taken as reference points in studying Astronomy.

 

Then we have the Philosophical treatises mention these places as indicative of spiritual development.

 

Chandra is associated(Moon) withe Mind.

 

In Spiritual development, Chandra loka means an awakening of the mind on its path towards Self realization.

 

Surya Loka is a heightened state of spiritual development.

 

While taking about these , the treatises do not talk of these as place of Dwelling, but as a state of Spiritual Development.

 

There are also references in the Vishnu Purana about the Sun, Moon an`d the Pole Star(Dhruva Mandala)

 

The distance of these places from the earth are shown and it is stated that they , Sun and Moon are destroyed during the Dissolution by Brahma(Pralaya), but Pole Satr remains!

 

Here it becomes tougher to know whether these places are locations or indicative of spiritual development.

 

Lets us keep this point in mind before  proceed further.

 

Descriptions of Svarga or Heaven remain unchanged in all the Puranas and Ithihasas.

When one reads the original texts and finds that some characters have visited these places form the earth, right from Mandhata to Arjuna, Narada keeps commuting from Heaven to earth, one gets an inkling that these places could be on the earth.

 

Read the following study.

 

I am inclined to have an open mind on this as this seems to be on course with the tenets of Hinduism, where Svarga or Naraka ,Heaven or Hell is more of the Mind and its manifestations, not withstanding the Garuda Purana where details of Travel to Heaven is described.

 

These are mostly allegorical.

 

One may refer to the ascendency to Heaven by the Pandavas, where the descriptions are of the Himalayas and proceeding further North.

 

And we have the Meru Mountain , whose description bewilders one.

 

Please read my post on this.

 

Now the Heavens are Arctic….

 

Despite the prevalent opinion that all gods were inhabitants of heaven, their larger part lived on land, in water or underground. According to Indian and Slavonic legends, gods-incomers (Adityas/Devas and Svarozhichi – Svarozhichs) lived in the land (kingdom) of Indra/Svarog -Svarga/Blue Svarga, the capital of which the majestic city of godsAmaravati was. In spite of the fact that Old Indian written information sources point (indicate) to a different location of Svarga and Amaravati -from the superior planets (Satjaloka, Maharloka, Svargaloka) to some area between Earth and the Sun,  of heaven or of the earth surface, in the Second and Third books of the “Mahabharata” (Sabhaparva and Aranyakaparva) more than convincing arguments are given in favour of that Svarga, including Meru mount (Amaravati was on the top of it), Mandara and adjacent mounts with forests,

 

gardens, parks and orchards, was on the Earth (on land).
Here is how the land of Indra is described in the “Aran
yakaparva” in B.L. Smirnov’s translation from Sanscrit and author’s translation from Russian:
«At last th
e abode  (dwelling place) of Shakra, Amaravati, I have seen.
… the Sun there does not bake, neither heat, nor chill do not exhaust,
… There on trees always flowers and fruits, (always)
Leaves turn green;
[There] various ponds, grown with the blue
Lotus
es and lilies white, fragrant;
…There winnows a fragrant breeze – vivifying, cool, pure;
… There is possible to see many air chariots,
Flying by in heaven…»…

 

The “Rigveda”, “Mahabharata”, “Bhagavata purana”, «Laws of Manu» [1] and other Old Indian texts, and also the Old Iranian “(Zend-)Avesta” place Meru mount [2] and accordingly Svarga in the far North:
«On the North side, shining, there is mighty Meru… Great Meru, the chaste (pure), good abode  (dwelling place). Here set and again [over the Meru] rise Seven divine rishis led by Vasishtha [3]» (the “Mahabharata”);
«On Meru gods see the sun after its one-time rising over a period its path, equal to
a half of its circulation round land». «For gods and day and night – a year [human],  again divided in two: day – the period of movement of the sun northward, night – the period of movement to the south» («Laws of Manu»).
The “Avesta” also give characteristic features of the polar disposition of Hara mount (Meru): «That they consider by day, that is a year. … there stars, moon, the sun can be seen once a year only rising and setting, and year seems only one day».
Judging by the fragments cited above, Svarga, “Paradise of Indra” or “Paradise of Svarog” was located near to the North pole and, perhaps,were by a part of the disappeared polar continent – Hyperborea. According to the descriptions given in the “Mahabharata”, it was a mountainous country with mounts to the sky, the main of which was  Mandara:
«On the North side, shining, stands mighty Meru. The paradise of great god Indra placed on its top. From these mounts the great rivers … fall. At the bottom
of Meru – « adobe of gods »,  Milk ocean is, and before the great mounts Meru sandy sea is stretched out».
Svarga can be compared with Jambudvipa described by Shukadeva Gosvami [4] in the “Bhagavata purana” . If we clean it from poetic embellishments (such, as trees up to heaven, lakes of honey and milk) it come to the following.
In Jambudvipa there is Sumeru mount. Sumeru is environed by four other mounts: Mandara, Merumandara, Suparshva and Kumuda. On these four mounts mango trees, pink apples trees, kadamba  trees and banyan trees grow. Besides, there are a lot of lakes with pure water. There are also gardens, the names of which are Nandana,  Chitraratha, Vaibhradzhaka and Sarvatobhadra. Sumeru is surrounded by twenty mountain chains, including Kuranga, Kurara, Kusumbha, Vaikanka and Trikuta. To the East from Sumeru Dzhathara and Devakuta mounts, to the West  from Sumeru – Pavana and Pariyatra, to the South – Kailasa and Karavira, and to the North – Trishringa and Makara. On the top of Sumeru there is Brahmapuri, residence of Lord Brahma. Round Brahmapuri are cities of tsar Indra and seven other demigods. Each of these cities is in four times less than Brahmapuri…

 

Comparing different descriptions of continent of Svarga (Jambudvipa, Hyperborea) among themselves, somebody pays attention at once to their obvious differences. On the one hand, this country was situated near to the North pole «in the area of gloom and snow», «where stars rotate, the Moon and the Sun». On the other hand, there was never cold on it, evergreen trees and flowers grew, larger part of which could grow only in warm tropical climate.

 

It can be related as with different time of compiling of legends, so with repeated application in the “Mahabharata”, “Ramayana”, “Bhagavata purana” and other Old Indian texts of additions and adjustments (improvements). And, most likely, that and other together.
In my opinion,
the fragments given above describe different time – when Svarga represented the country with warm tropical climat and gods-incomers (Adityas, Svarozhichi -Svarozhichs, etc.) lived in it, and when the country, fertile before, had turned out in the area near the North pole (or to the contrary, the North pole moved to it) and had been locked by ice (has been icebound). Judging by the having data, it had happened rather recently (about 12 thousand years ago), and the most possible reason of it was a global catastrophe accompanied by a shift of Earth’s axis. I will tell to you about it in my workLast days of the Great Northern civilization -the descendants of white gods. What has happened in the Northeastern Asia, Alaska and the shelf of Arctic ocean 12 thousand years ago? The reconstructions on a joint of geology and history

Attention! This point of view reflects my opinion 3 years ago (relative to 2012). In fact, all was much more intricate. The glaciation of Svarga (Jambudvipa, Hyperborea) began at least 16 million years ago (according to K.Moran, Ya.Bekman, H.Brinkhus, 34 million years ago). Over the past 16 million years, the north pole position repeatedly changed, but all this time it remained in the Arctic region. At the same time the area of the northern continent reduces. The warm climate of Svarga (Jambudvipa, Hyperborea) was in the Paleocene and Eocene epoch (65,5-34 million years ago), called by me the “golden age”, and partly in the Oligocene and Early Miocene epoch (34-16 million years ago ). At this time, Earth was covered by  a water-steam envelope, and in the north it was as hot as at the equator. Read about it in the works, annotated with  “Hyperborea – the northern native land of mankind,” and on the website.’

 

This might explain the seeming  discrepancy in some geographical descriptions in the Ramayana, especially the location of Lanka.

 

I shall be writing on this.

 

Citation:

 

http://earthbeforeflood.com/home.html

Indian Army Reports UFO Ladakh

In Astrophysics, videos on November 5, 2012 at 09:26

Updated August 18, 2013.

Another sighting of UFO is reported on 4, August, 2013 in the ladakh region, reports Indian Army.

“Indian Army troops have sighted mysterious unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the Ladakh sector along the line of actual controlwith China.

On August 4, the UFO was sighted by Army troops in Lagan Khel area in Demchok in Ladakh area in the evening and a report has been sent to the Army headquarters by the local formation, sources said here.

There have been over 100 sightings of UFOs along the line of actual control (LAC) in the last several months but this sighting has come after some gap, they said.

Asked about the UFO sightings by the Army troops in Ladakh sector, defence minister AK Antony had told Parliament that there is no conclusive proof of sighting of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) over the Sino-Indian border.

The UFO sighting on August 4 comes after reports suggested that a top-level science research institute had found that the UFOs were actually planets Jupiter and Venus, which are clearly visible from the high altitude and thin atmosphere terrain of Ladakh. ‘..

The UFO sighting on August 4 comes after reports suggested that a top-level science research institute had found that the UFOs were actually planets Jupiter and Venus, which are clearly visible from the high altitude and thin atmosphere terrain of Ladakh.

The reports said that the research institute had found out that the Army troops deployed in the area had mistaken the two planets as UFOs.

However, it is not clear whether the conclusion arrived at by the research institute has been accepted by the Army and government.

Last year, the 14 Corps, which looks after military deployment along Kargil-Leh and the frontiers with China, had sent reports to the Army headquarters about the sightings of UFOs by an ITBP unit in Thakung near the Pangong Tso Lake.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Army-troops-sight-UFO-in-Ladakh-again/articleshow/21894463.cms?intenttarget=no

There have been over 100 sightings of UFOs along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the last several months but this sighting has come after some time-gap, they said.

Asked about the UFO sightings by the Army troops in Ladakh sector, Defence Minister A K Antony had told Parliament that there is no conclusive proof of sighting of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) over the Sino-Indian border.'(rediff.com)

The sightings of UFO in India is far and few in between.

A recent sighting has been reported by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) on October 15 , 2012.

A report.

According to Indian media reports, units of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) have reported UFOs in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and October 15 this year.
Pangong Tso lake
Pangong Tso lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 sq. km. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.
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Ladakh UFO.

In reports sent to their Delhi headquarters in September, and to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), they described sighting “Unidentified Luminous Objects” at day and by night. The yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing.
These were not unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS), drones or even low earth-orbiting satellites, say Army officials who have studied the hazy photographs taken by ITBP.
In September, the Army moved a mobile ground-based radar unit and a spectrum analyser-that picks up frequencies emitted from any object-to a mountaintop near the 160-km-long, ribbon-shaped Pangong Lake that lies between India and China. The radar could not detect the object that was being tracked visually, in dicating it was non-metallic. The spectrum analyser could not detect any signals being emitted from them. The Army also flew a reconnaissance drone in the direction of the floating object, but it proved a futile exercise. The drone reached its maximum altitude but lost sight of the floating object.
In late September this year, a team of astronomers from the Indian Astronomical Observatoryat Hanle, 150 km south of the lake, studied the airborne phenomena for three days. The team spotted the flying objects, Army officials say, but could not conclusively establish what they were. They did, however, say that the objects were “non celestial” and ruled out meteors and planets.Scientists however say, the harsh geography and sparse demography of the great Himalayan range that separates Kashmir Valley from Ladakh, lends itself to unusual sightings. “The region is snowbound in winter, has few roads and is one of the most isolated places in India,” says Sunil Dhar, a geologist at the government Post Graduate College in Dharamshala, who has studied glaciers in the region for 15 years.
Related:

According to media reports A glowing round object making a speedy descent near the West Bengal-Bihar border early on January 26 left pilots of five aircraft baffled, triggering widespread speculation about UFO.The first person to sight the object was a senior Air India pilot who was navigating the aircraft at a height of 34,000 ft during its flight from Kolkata to New Delhi.

“The plane was just entering the airspace of Gaya, close to Bengal-Bihar border, when I first noticed the glowing object, below the aircraft, hurtling down at a very high speed,” Captain Rishi was quoted as saying by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower here at Dum Dum International Airport.

The Air India pilot initially didn’t pay much attention as it is customary for the pilots to notice several such things midair. But when the aircraft was close to Varanasi, the object was still brightly visible.

Without wasting time, he informed the Varanasi Air Traffic Control from where ATC, Kolkata, was alerted.

The officials at ATC pondered over whether pilots of other international flights that might have crossed the Kolkata-Bihar-Varanasi route, had also observed the glowing object reported by Capt Rishi.

Accordingly, the ATC, Kolkata, beamed asking signals for other international flights that flew the same airspace during the period concerned.

To their utter surprise, the air traffic control officials were told by as many as four foreign airlines flight pilots that they had seen the same object and all of them reiterated that it was falling down at a great speed!

(ufo.blogger.com)

Know Narendra Modi, Little Known Facts.

In India on October 24, 2012 at 08:06

Meet the Real Modi.

The biggest mystery of Narendra Modi’s life is his relationship status. The world knows him as a ‘bachelor’ but it has been contested by some of his critics who point out that he was once married to ‘Jashodaben’. A magazine published a story in 2009 that claimed Jashodaben to be Modi’s wife. The fact that Modi never contested the facts of the story gives credence to the content of the article. The woman in question is a school teacher and  lives in Rajosana village of Banaskantha district. She is said to be married when she was 18. She had studied up to class VIIII only and that is supposed to have spoiled their relationship. It is said that Jashodaben does not like to be photographed as she believes she is not good looking. Not only this, she is conscious of Modi’s high position and does not want to create any embarrassment to Modi although she is hopeful that someday Modi will come to her and publicly accept her as his wife.

 

Narendra Modi is a patriot since childhood. During Indo-Pak war of 1965, Modi, as a 15 year old boy, volunteered to serve the soldiers in transit at the railway stations. Similarly, in 1967 at an age of 17 years, he served the flood affected people of Gujarat.

 

Modi was born in an OBC family of grocers in Vadnagar of Gujarat. Modi wanted to become a sanyasi when he was a child. In fact, he was always fascinated with Sadhus, different forms of worship and meditation. He ran away from home after completing his school education. He visited many places including Ramkrishna Ashram of Belur in West Bengal. Finally, he reached Himalayas and wandered aimlessly and stayed with unknown but yogic Sadhus for months.

 

After returning from Himalayas, Modi ran a tea stall with his brother at the State Transport Office in Ahmedabad. Modi sold tea for many years. That was the time when Modi learnt what hardship really meant. It made him more determined and resolute in his approach towards life.

 

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Modi with his Mother.

Narendra Modi is very particular about his appearance in public. He prefers trimmed beard and hair. As for his clothes, his favourite cloth store used to be Jade Blue of Ahmedabad. He ensures that he looks elegant whenever he moves out.

 

Narendra Modi has done a three-month course in US on public relations and image management. This could be one reason why he has succeeded in positioning himself as one of the most affable and sought after politicians in India.

 

Narendra Modi adores his mother and never forgets to take her blessings whenever he undertakes any new initiative- political or otherwise. In fact, she is his only closest relation. He has got all traditional virtues of an Indian man. He  is a teetotaler. He doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke. He is a complete vegetarian. In nut-shell, he is miles away from even minor vices.

 

Women all over India and cutting over age bracket adore Modi. In his home state, he is seen as a sex symbol among women. A close look at his public meetings makes it abundantly clear that women outnumber men among attendees. Analysts say this is mainly because of his emperor like image exuding absolute power and authority.

 

Modi is a prolific writer and poet.He writes in Gujarati language and his favourite topics include life and teachings of Hindutva icons. Narendra Modi is a big fan of Swami Vivekananda. His most recent election campaign was christened as ‘Vivekanand Yuva Vikas Yatra’.

Narendra Modi is not liked by the sister organisations of BJP like ‘VHP’ and ‘Bajrang Dal’. The hatred is so intense that ‘sangh parivar’ outfits are said to be working tirelessly to overthrow his government in upcoming assembly elections.

 

http://www.indiatvnews.com/politics/national/-facts-to-know-about-narendra-modi-6602.html?page=11

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Yeti Dwellings Found?

In Interesting and funny on November 23, 2011 at 09:36

While the Yeti has traditionally been sighted in the high Himalayan mountains in central Asia, the Kemerovo region supposedly has a population of about 30 Yetis that have been terrorizing local villagers for years. Igor Burtsev, director of the International Centre of Hominology in Tashtagol, says the Yeti tribe lives in the Kuzbass area, a coal mining region, and speculates that they could even by Neanderthal hominids that have survived despite their extinction in Europe.

The Yetis steal sheep and hens from local people. Raisa Sudochakova, an 82-year-old resident, saw one recently. She reported “It was still a tall creature, but not giant. It was covered with long brown-grey hair, like a bear. It wasn’t a bear. I have lived all my life in Siberia and wouldn’t make that mistake. This creature walked like a human or almost like a human.”  She said her dogs ran after seeing the critter. The, ahem, experts say she say a young Yeti.

The scientists say they are now 95 percent sure of the existence of Yetis after a two-day expedition explored the region, including Karatag Peak and Azassky Cave, and found that “irrefutable evidence.” A statement from the Kemerovo government says they “found his footprints, his supposed bed, and various markers with which the yeti marks his territory.” It also notes, “In one of the detected tracks, Russian scientist Anatoly Fokin noted several hairs that might belong to the yeti.”

Okay, so they found a possible hair sample, a possible bed and den in a cave, and possible tracks and this all adds up to “irrefutable evidence.” This is all they could come up with for evidence? This is not proof that would hold up in any scientific inquiry. The supposed hair has to be analyzed for genetic markers. A pile of broken branches that forms a “bed” in a cave does not make a Yeti bed. Nor do a few footprints that are photographed and cast with plaster make them Yeti prints and not a bear or simply a person with fake Yeti feet.

Where is the real irrefutable evidence? Perhaps a skeleton or parts of a skeleton. Perhaps a dead specimen. Or perhaps a real-live Yeti? Or even credible photographs of a Yeti that doesn’t look like a man in a costume? That evidence doesn’t exist anywhere; not in Russia, not in the Himalayas, nor in the United States where the Yeti’s closed cousin Bigfoot is rumored to roam.

I’m a skeptic and also look at the world with a scientific bent. By using the tried and true scientific method, we are able to begin to understand and give order to our world. It’s good to have mysteries, to know that the world we inhabit is still filled with mystery and can still fill us with awe at its eerie strangeness.

We have lots of mysterious and legendary creatures, besides our human selves, which live secret lives on this blue planet. Creatures like the Loch Ness Monster; the Yeti and Bigfoot;Ogopogo, a possible dinosaur in Africa; and perhaps even ETs, aliens from other planetary systems.

http://climbing.about.com/b/2011/10/13/yeti-evidence-found-in-russia.htm

Mount Kailash,Man made Pyramids,Beings in Another Dimension?

In Astrophysics, Hinduism, Indian Philosophy on October 2, 2011 at 14:11

I have often wondered about the shape of Mount Kailash, which does not resemble any normal peak.

I have found an article which deals with the 1oth Dimensions and some more on 11th dimension.

I shall be posting a detailed blog on Indian Philosophy’s stand on these dimensions and Hinduism talks about 14 levels of Existence. 

Those who have information on this subject may inform me at ramanan50@gmail.com

“…the point of this exercise will be that by imagining all ten dimensions, we will have imagined a fabric that can account for all aspects of reality. A tall order! Let’s begin.”

How do we get to the tenth dimension from the ninth? As with every other dimension, we envision a point that encompasses the entire ninth dimension, and call that a “point” in the next dimension up. Persons familiar with my animationknow what I say next: http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/.

“Nor should one ignore recent Russian studies of Tibet and the Kailas range in particular, the results of which, if true, could radically alter our thinking on the growth of civilizations. One of the ideas the Russians have put forward is that Mt. Kailas could be a vast, human-built pyramid, the centre of an entire complex of smaller pyramids, a hundred in total. This complex, moreover, might be the centre of a world–wide system connecting other monuments or sites where paranormal phenomena have been observed. It is difficult to explain all the available information in a short article for UN Special. I have copied in the photo below the pyramidal complex as proposed by the Russians. The idea of the pyramid in this region is not new. It goes back to the timeless Sanskrit epic of the Ramayana.”…

Kailsh Peak revered by The Hindus.

Kailash Peak.Kailash Peak.

The Axis Mundi, the centre of the universe, the navel of the world, the world pillar, Kang Tisé or Kang Rinpoche (the ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’ in Tibetan), Meru (or Sumeru), Swastika Mountain, Mt. Astapada, Mt. Kangrinboge (the Chinese name) – all these names, real or legendary, belong to one of the holiest and most mysterious mountains in the world – Mount Kailas. Both geography and mythology play roles in the sacred significance of Mount Kailas. This holy mountain rises to an altitude of 6714 meters. It cannot compete with peaks in the nearby Himalayan range, which includes Mount Everest, and its grandeur lies not in height but in its distinct shape – four sheer faces marking the cardinal points of the compass – and its solitary location, free of neighboring mountains that might dwarf or obscure it. Mt. Kailas is regarded as the earthly manifestation of the Hindus’ mythic Mount Meru, or Sumeru, the spiritual center of the universe, the axis mundi in Buddhist and Jain as well as Hindu cosmology. The area around this great mountain is the source of four life-giving rivers; the Indus, Brahmaputra, Surlej and Karnali, which is a major tributary of India’s sacred Ganges, begin here. To further enhance the symbolic mysticism of the mountain as a sacred place, two lakes are situated at the base of the mountain. The higher lake Manasarovar (one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world), is the sacred lake, and is round like the sun. The lower lake Rakhast Tal (one of the highest salt-water lakes) is the devil’s lake and has the shape of the crescent moon. The two lakes represent solar and lunar forces, good and negative energies respectively…. Buddhists, Kailas is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Hindus see Kailas as the throne of the great god Shiva, one of their most significant deities. Jains revere Kailas as the site at which their first prophet received enlightenment. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrims from the world over go to this holy mountain to circumambulate. Climbing Mount Kailas is forbidden (the only person to have ever been atop the sacred mountain is Milarepa, a 11th century Tibetan Buddhist yogi). Long before Buddhism took root in Tibet in the 7th century Kailas was venerated by the adherents of the Bön (or Bnpos or Bönpos), the indigenous, religion of the region who maintained that the mystic region around Mt. Kailas and the Nine-Story Swastika Mountain was the seat of all power. When viewed from the south face, a swastika can indeed be seen. According to Bön accounts, while the circumambulation is made (anticlockwise, whereas followers of the other religion walk in the clockwise direction) 18 powerful and enlightened teachers will appear in this eon including Tnpa Shenrab, the most powerful of them, the founder of the Bön religion. He is said to have been born in the mythical land of Olmo Lung Ring, whose location remains something of a mystery. The land is traditionally described as dominated by Mount Yungdrung Gu-tzeg (edifice of nine swastikas), which many identify as Mount Kailas…. Kailash Pyramids. Legends of a mythic land were spread throughout the centuries and became of interest to philosophers, adventurers, theologists and even… political leaders! It received many names: Shambhala, Shangri-La, etc., and many locations have been suggested: the Tibet plateau, the Gobi desert, the Altai, but the Mount Kailas range is most frequently named. The poem by Frank Scassellatii below best describes the curious mixture of past and present, mysticism and reality:   There Lies a World Hidden, Mysterious, unknown, and forbidden. Where dwell entities with technologies beyond our comprehension, And knowledge kept hidden from us, in this other dimension. Will the truth ever be revealed? Earthly forces of power and greed forever sealed, Forbidden knowledge for warfare to wield. When humankind understands, To use the knowledge acquired from these strange lands.For the benefit of humankind, Then entrance into their world we will find.. http://vedicempire.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=73&Itemid=27

Related: Painting of Nicholas Roerich. The interest has been universal. Tsar Nikolai Romanov had some connection with Tibet through the monk Badmaev, who was himselfclosely associated with a highly placed Tibetan, the lama Agvan Dordzhiyev, tutor and confidant of the 13th Dalai Lama. Dordzhiyev equated Russia withthe coming Kingdom of Shambhala anticipated in the Kalachakra texts of Tibetan Buddhism. The lama opened the first Buddhist temple in Europe, in St. Petersburg,significantly dedicated to Kalachakra teaching. One of the Russian artists who worked on the St.Petersburg temple was Nicholas Roerich, who had been introducedby Dordzhiyev to the legend of Shambhala and to eastern thought. George Gurdjieff, another mystic who had some impact on Western thought, knew Prince Ukhtomsky,Badmaev, and Dordzhiyev. Gurdjieff was accused by the British of being a Russian spy in Central Asia, a pupil of the mysterious Tibetans. Even Marx hadcontacts with Tibetan lamas as did Lenin who met some of them in Switzerland.What were these people interested in and what attracted them to Tibet? The beauty of the mountains or the mysticism? The desire to find the remains of lostcivilizations or the desire to learn how to acquire extreme power so as to govern the world?Not only contacts with lamas, but even expeditions were organised in this area. What, for example, brought about the odd juxtaposition of Tibetan lamasand German SS officers on the eve of World War II? The search for lost remnants of an imagined Aryan race hidden somewhere on the Tibetan plateau? Or someother reason? It is known that Nazi leaders such as Heinrich Himmler believed that Tibet might harbour the last of the original Aryan tribes, the legendaryforefathers of what was considered the German race whose Aryan leaders were supposed to possess supernatural powers that the Nazis thought they could useto conquer the world. Ideas about an Aryan or master race began to appear in the popular media in the late nineteenth century. In the 1890s, E. B. Lytton,a Rosicrucian, wrote a best-selling novel around the idea of a cosmic energy (particularly strong in the female sex), which he called «Vril.» Later hewrote of a Vril society, consisting of a race of super-beings that would emerge from their underground hidingplaces to rule the world. The Vril Societyclaimed to have links to Tibetan masters, apparently drawing on the ideas of Madame Blavatsky, the theosophist, who supported the existence of super-beingsin a mystic land which she described in such well-known works as the Secret Doctrine. She claimed to be in telepathic contact with spiritual masters inTibet and confirmed that she was receiving this information from them.Nikolai Roerich went to the region of Tibet where he spent several years. Depending on the source, the reasons for his mission vary, from purely botanicstudies in the region of the Gobi desert on behalf of the US Government to political and spiritual. He may have been inspired by Kalachakra teaching andlegends of Shambhala while working at the painting of St.Petersburg temple, described above. His painting “The Path to Kailas” can be seen in the New Yorkmuseum dedicated to his work. He devoted many years to the search for this mystic land.Many of these people were ready to believe in the existence of the super-natural in whatever form – higher intelligence, power, or energy. This interestremains strong to this day in many countries, to find this axis mundi, the most powerful place, the highest power, or the hidden intelligence in whateverform it exists, if indeed it does.Nor should one ignore recent Russian studies of Tibet and the Kailas range in particular, the results of which, if true, could radically alter our thinkingon the growth of civilizations. One of the ideas the Russians have put forward is that Mt. Kailas could be a vast, human-built pyramid, the centre of anentire complex of smaller pyramids, a hundred in total. This complex, moreover, might be the centre of a world–wide system connecting other monuments orsites where paranormal phenomena have been observed.It is difficult to explain all the available information in a short article for UN Special. I have copied in the photo below the pyramidal complex as proposedby the Russians. The idea of the pyramid in this region is not new. It goes back to the timeless Sanskrit epic of the Ramayana. Since then, numerous travellers,especially in the beginning of the 20th century, have expressed the view that Mt.Kailas is too perfect to be a totally natural phenomenon, or at any rategive the appearance of human intervention. For example:The complex of pyramids around Mt. Kailas In shape it (Mount Kailas) resembles a vast cathedral… the sides of the mountain are perpendicular and fall sheerfor hundreds of feet, the strata horizontal, the layers of stone varying slightly in colour, and the dividing lines showing up clear and distinct……which give to the entire mountain the appearance of having been built by giant hands, of huge blocks of reddish stone. (G.C. Rawling, The Great Plateau,London, 1905).Detailed schema of Mr. Kailas However, it is only fair to add that the Russian claims to have discovered in the Mt.Kailas area the highest ever human-builtpyramids were denied three years later by Chinese scientists in the official Chinese Press.Of human construction or not, Mt. Kailas is one of the most mysterious, secret and at the same time one of the most holy and sacred mountains of Asia, ifnot of the world) the circumambulation of which has for many centuries or possibly many millennia remained a vital pilgrimage, symbolising the life’s stagesof death, purification and rebirth. Buddhists and Jains refer to the circumambulation as khora, Hindus as parikrama. A single circumambulation equals oneturn of the Wheel of Life and will wipe away the sins of one’s life, twelve circumambulations will purify one’s karma for all past and future lives, enlightenmentis attained after 108. Even one khora presents an extremely difficult task since the mountain is difficult of access and dangerous.Dangers or not, some of us may dream of discovering for ourselves what there is to be seen on this mountain. Pending this adventure, I decided to speakto some of the few people who have circumambulated the mountain and recorded their personal experiences, to ask for their records and to interview them.Their replies are the subject of one of the next issues of UNSpecial!January-August 2004

(With deep thanks to Mr. Wolf Scott, former Deputy Director of UNRISD,for helping me to systematise and to structure very complicated material resulted from many months of research and studies of numerous sources and privatearchives). http://www.unspecial.org/UNS640/t47.html

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