While we extol the virtue of India, it harms the cause to credit unique information that is not founded on facts or on sound authority.
I have been posting information on Sanatana Dharma on the richness of Hinduism, its scientific basis and its far reasearch in nearly all the fields of Knowledge.
While I am a firm believer of the Vedas and am, based on authentic texts in original and reputed unbiased translations I am posting articles on the subjects.
They are verified and if there are some doubts I voice them, for example on the legend that Lord Narasimha‘s Avatar is in Ahobilam.
When I find a seeming contradiction I voice them, as in the mention of Lord Rama in the Vedas.
If the information provided me is incorrect, I publish comments which provide this information with authentic sources/links.
My desire is that information relating to India, as , in view, has been distorted, be presented from authentic, verified sources, validated by archeology and other scientific methods.
At the same time I do not want to present information, which, in my opinion, is not well founded , not based on authentic sources.
One such information , I came across , is that Emperor Ashoka founded a Secret Society of Nine Unknown Men in 270 BC, to store and guard higher wisdom and prevent them reaching the public lest it might fall into the wrong hands.
The subjects covered are,
- Propaganda and Psychological warfare
- Physiology, including secrets concerning the “touch of death“
- Communication, including communication with extraterrestrials
- Gravity, and anti-gravity devices (Vimanas, the “ancient UFOs of India”)
- Cosmology, including hyperspace and time-travel
- Light, and a technology capable of modifying the speed of light and
- Sociology, including rules predicting the rise and fall of empires.
To me this information seems to be unauhentic.
It is based on a serial in Adventure Magazine,.
“The Nine Unknown is a 1923 novel by Talbot Mundy. Originally serialised in Adventure magazine, it concerns the “Nine Unknown Men“, a secret society founded by theMauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men were entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge.’
This information does not find a reference in Hindu Texts.
If the information possessed by these Nine men, they should have come to them from the ancient texts.
But there is no such reference ..
If it relates to the information of these subjects in the ancient texts, I should they that these men were unsuccessful as they are available even now.
I am posting articles based on them.
I see this crediting of the information to Ashoka and his men as unfounded.