by Susan Ferguson
April 11, 2016
from MetaphysicalMusing Website
Essence of the Exact Reality or PARAMARTHASARA of Abhinavagupta, with English translation & notes by Dr. B.N. Pandit, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers; 1991, New Delhi.
Our progenitors, the 'Pitaram' orbit the Moon
The Sanskrit word Pitaram means our ancient progenitors - that I understand as the 'forefather' colonizing beings, who came to this planet and took part in the creation and hybridization of the human races - are described by the Seer Rishi Dîrgatamas, who composed the following verse in the Rig Veda I.164.18.
The Pitaram are said to inhabit the Bhuvas region of the air and orbit the Moon.
The progenitors were far more advanced than we are today both in technology and metaphysical Wisdom-Knowledge. They manipulated the spectrum of wave-form frequencies, plasma physics, cosmic rays, magnetic fields, etc. through sound modulation in order to coagulate and produce various forms.
My intuitive rendering:
Rig Veda I.164.18
The progenitors of mankind, beyond in the heavens,
our forefathers, ancestors far distant remote in space.
[The 'Pitaram' are the progenitors of mankind and are said to inhabit the Bhuvas region of the air and orbit the Moon as regents of the Naksatras Maghâ (29˚Sagittarius to 9˚Capricorn) and Mûla (29˚Leo to 9˚Virgo) in the heavens above us.
M. Monier-Williams Sanskrit to English Dictionary, Vol. 1, page 911-12.]
Its Mouth [moving 'jaws' that speak the frequencies of sound potent with]
atomic Knowledge [the metaphysics of atoms (anu), quantum particle physics] below,
[here] in succeeding [Earth] time.
The enlightened, the ancient and alien [not from Earth],
wise, knowing, poet-seers, arrived here they say
prior to, beyond past future [our earth time],
thus [from] far beyond, in the remote constellation Capricorn [enâ],
[those] who gifted with the Insight of regulated tones of utterance,
[transformed] Mind thought-idea [as √vac] Sound-Light,
whence, out of which produced the born, here in this world.
The colonizers of our planet Earth did not use combustion engines to traverse space or even atomic energy.
Their technologies were far more advanced that anything we have yet to imagine and include the warping of time. For example plasma is the most abundant form of matter in the Universe, thus there can be no plasma cartel.
Using sound frequencies, our progenitors directed the Solar wind's plasma and other sources of plasma that continually flow through space, including gamma ray bursts and the explosion of stars. Plasma has infinite conductivity and was concentrated to their use.
The Polar Regions, such as the Arctic Circle, receive the greatest intensity of solar plasma energy.
Planet Earth's dipole magnetic field acts as a natural concentrating conductor. In confluence with planet Earth's dipole magnetic field, the concentrated plasma was funneled through the Polar Regions, through the earth's core, and into the pyramids located around the planet.
In that era, pyramids served as collectors and transducers, to create the torus and concentrate the resulting energies from plasma into an intense coherent path. [reference Inanna Returns, chapter X, The Ekur]
Emulating the Progenitors
Sound has a wide spectrum of effects on all forms, subtle and solid, everything including water, our emotions and feelings. The Rishis who composed the Rig Veda hymns knew this and sought to duplicate the technology of their progenitors.
However, as time passed and mankind moved further down into the cycles of time, this knowledge was veiled (vilaya) in layers of diminishing consciousness as,
"the crust of ritualism almost completely enveloped the deep spiritual meaning of the mantras"
And until it became sheer uncomprehending memorized rote repetition, and finally fear-based superstition.
The priests were correct in keeping the mantras memorized precisely as they had been handed down over countless generations, because their power did remain locked in the sound.
The off-world implications regarding the progenitors orbiting our Moon referred to in this verse came as a complete shock to me. Let me assure the reader that I do not approach these sacred mantras with the intent that I am going to find evidence for the colonization of planet Earth.
In fact, my discovery of rocket fuel [in verse III.44.5] led me to put away my research and renderings for a time.
Some will say that an off-planet bias is my ingrained filter because of my having seen over 30 UFOs and the visions that formed the book, Inanna Returns. Yes I agree that my experiences have shaped my perspective.
This is the same for everyone. I make no apology, but I want to emphasize as I have in the past, that in connecting the Rig Veda with the off-world colonization of our blue-green planet, I intend no lack of respect.
Surely my continued reverent study shows that I sincerely honor the Rishis and their sacred praise-hymn mantras.
B.G. Tilak: 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas'
When I first approached 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas' by the great Indian scholar and freedom fighter Lokmanya Bâl Gangâdhar Tilak, I simply did not have enough background understanding to properly absorb his comprehensive controversial research.
A wider reading on the Rig Veda from multiple sources has made Tilak's subtle detailed intricacies of citing numerous individual verses more accessible to me. And I must say a veritable gold mine of illumination.
For example contrary to some later views, Tilak says that the Rig Veda is not arranged in chronological order, therefore the hymns that are in the tenth Mantra may in fact predate the first.
Time appears to be almost irrelevant to the ancients and to the frustration of western scholars the Sanskrit texts usually disregard exact dates.
"…the Rig Veda, or we might even say the whole Vedic literature, is not arranged into different strata [he uses a geological term] according to their chronological order, so that we can go from one stratum to another and examine each separately.
The Rig Veda is a book in which old things of different periods are so mixed up that we have to work long and patiently before we are able to separate and classify its contents in chronological order."
Before the Ice
Another revelation from Tilak is a very subtle understanding that could only emerge from a scholar who had read the verses many times with an open mind.
Tilak says that the Rishi's are describing events that occurred in their remote past, as he says:
"…exploits are described in the Rig Veda as pûrvyâni or prathamâni, that is old or ancient.
In short the ancient hymns, poets, or deities, mentioned in the Rig Veda must have referred to a by-gone age and not to post-Glacial times… the subject matter was old [when the Rishis composed their hymns], that is, traditionally handed down to the poet from remote ages."
Thus according to Tilak there is,
"a distinct contrast between the births of gods on the one hand and the poet [seer Rishi] who may see the hymn in the later age… meaning that the subject matter of the hymn is an occurrence of the former age (yuga)."
Again to clarify, Tilak has said,
"…the deities whose exploits were sung in the hymns were considered to be ancient deities.
Nay, we have express passages where not only the deities but their exploits are said to be ancient, evidently meaning that the achievements spoken of in the hymns were traditional and not witnessed by the poet himself…"
The implication of this is that the Rishis carried in memory their already ancient primordial traditions and invoked them by composing the Rig Veda hymns.
The hymns were spoken, not written down, and held in memory for thousands of years.
The Rishis placed themselves in higher states of consciousness, perhaps accessing the siddhi [sravana darshanam in Sanskrit] known in English as 'remote viewing' - and because their consciousness was so highly elevated, their superb hymns formed in rhyme, thus the various meters such as the Gâyatrî, Trishtup, and Jagatî the Rig Veda is famous for.
The Rishis were enlightened and through self-mastery entered into the ultimate Source, becoming 'That' as the God-within their Heart [anahata] pervaded their consciousness.
Yaska, the 6th century BCE grammarian, classifies the Rig Veda mantras in three distinct ways:
The deity is addressed indirectly in the third person
The deity is directly addressed as if the seer is speaking to the deity right in front of him
The third reflects the highest state of God-consciousness, in which the Rishi seer,
"may identify himself with the god who comes for praise, and speak about the god in the first person as if he is the god himself. The god is projected on oneself, or the seer lords over himself and becomes the god for the time being"
[S.K. Ramachandra Rao]
This is exactly what Bhagavad Gita XII.7 expresses in the Sanskrit mayyâveshitacetasâm - which is the understanding that those whose consciousness has entered into the One, our eternal Being and Source, will be delivered from the confines of Time and Space as samsara, the death-transmigration-ocean.
Politics and Tilak's Arctic Home
Even though B.G. Tilak was a freedom fighter and instrumental in liberating India from British rule, sadly his extensive and detailed scholarly research on the Arctic in the Veda was cast aside by Indian politics.
After the British left, India naturally became more nationalistic; and from what I have understood reading diverse articles, Tilak's idea that the poet-seer composers of the Rig Veda came from the Arctic Circle - and therefore not from India - understandably did not fit into the requirements of India's new nationalism.
Therefore I was pleased to find that R.L. Kashyap, who translated the entire Rig Veda and Yajur Veda, had some supporting kind words to say about Tilak's labours.
Kashyap's translations reflect the esoteric theories of the mystic genius Sri Aurobindo and his brilliant disciple T.V. Kapâli Sâstry.
In 'Unveiling the Light in the Veda' Kashyap states that their interpretation of the Rig Veda is esoteric,
"based on the inner meaning of the hymns."
Kashyap says that there are multiple meanings. He does not believe that the outer meanings are the only meanings.
However an outer interpretation,
"could be helpful for drawing conclusions on the environment, age and other conditions of the ancient society of the Rishis or to unearth history and record.
Similarly it may be possible to fix upon, following Mr. Tilak, the Arctic Home of Vedic Rishis…"
R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in Indiana.
His impressive work on the Vedas is extensive, helpful and very informative. The fact that Kashyap was unwilling to brush aside Tilak's monumental research impressed me, because if you read Tilak with the necessary due diligence, you will be convinced as many in India were before politics submerged his ideas.
In fact, Tilak's research was initially accepted.
In the Publisher's Note in the introduction to Tilak's 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas', John B. Morgan says that archaeology is subject "to the whims of fashion" like other fields of human knowledge.
Tilak's theory had an enormous impact for a time, but,
"it has become associated with the Aryan Invasion Theory, which now carries political baggage as a result of the National Socialists and others in ways unintended by its formulators.
In India itself, the idea also no longer holds currency with many Indian authorities, who view the Arctic theory as a conception cooked up by the colonial British to try to show that Indian civilization was merely the product of an earlier colonization carried out by similar conquerors from the North."
I am aware that my ideas of off-planet colonization may not be well received as politically correct by nationalistic Indian politics.
The publisher goes on to suggest that,
"once all of the political accretions which currently obscure its surface have faded",
...Tilak's research may once again receive serious attention, which I believe it deserves.
Sound-Light produced the 'Born'
Related to the emphasis on meter and sound in the Rig Veda hymns is the portion of my intuitive-translation of the above verse I.164.18:
[those] who gifted with the Insight of regulated tones of utterance,
[transformed] Mind thought-idea [as √vac] Sound-Light,
whence, out of which produced the born, here in this world.
Theories of sound are one of the most fascinating aspects of the Sanskrit texts.
There are numerous volumes of study dedicated to understanding sound and it's pervasive influence on consciousness. The Taittirîya Upanishad contains the Vedic rules on sound modulation, the proper pronunciation of word and laws of euphony.
The Mimamsaka ritualists such as Sayana revered traditions of pronunciation to the point of exclusion of meaning. They understood that the sound vibrations produced during a ritual mattered.
Unfortunately, the layered meanings were lost by then, and ritual repetition of sound was all they valued.
Because of this, some scholars are bewildered that Sayana would have chosen to write about the Rig Veda at all.
Sound in Kashmir Shaivism
The French Sanskrit scholar, André Padoux wrote on the theory of sound in 'Vâc - The Concept of the Word in Selected Hindu Tantras'.
In Chapter 3, Padoux explains the manifestation of sound:
"The activity of divine consciousness which brings the universe into existence, and which…is pure light, Prakâsha, is often described… as a flashing forth, a radiance, a luminous vibration…
Manifestation, as it is born out of the Word and along with it, may be understood as a flashing forth (sphurattâ), which gradually becomes obfuscated… through a series of transformations and condensations of sound or phonic primal energy, which gradually brings forth (but in a never ending process, for it takes place beyond time) the manifested universe…"
The Kashmir Shaivite genius saint Abhinavagupta explains sound as 'Parâ Vâk' in his text Parâ-Trishikâ-Vivarana:
"The Highest Lord ever brings about [manifestation, maintenance, absorption, veiling, and revealing grace]…
He is in fact the very Grace itself, being always equipped with His Supreme Divine Energy (Shakti)… [which] expresses in Parâ Vâk…
She (the Supreme Vâk) is, in the most initial stage, stationed in the Divine I-consciousness which is the highest mantra and which is not limited by space or time… by means of coagulation the subtle energies of consciousness assume the solid form of matter, but even in that thickened mass of matter, consciousness does not lose its nature, even as water in becoming ice does not lose its nature."
Alain Danielou in his 'Music & the Power of Sound' quotes the Kashmir Shaivite Ksemarâja to elucidate metaphysical correspondences with sound:
"The bindu [the undifferentiated point of spiritual power containing the universe], wanting to manifest the thought It has of all things, vibrates, and is transformed into primordial sound with the nature of a cry (nâda).
It shouts out the universe, which is not distinct from Itself; that is to say, It thinks it - hence the word shabda…the supreme 'word' which sounds, vibrates, submitting all things to the fragmentation of life…"
"The universe is called in Sanskrit 'jagat' (that which moves) because nothing exists but by the combination of forces and movements. But every movement generates a vibration and therefore a sound that is peculiar to it…
Since each element of matter produces a sound, the relation of elements can be expressed by a relation of sounds."
Motion embedded within the Sanskrit letters
In the myriad realms of manifestation, beyond the stillness of origin, everything is motion.
Therefore the Sanskrit letters themselves may be perceived as various types of motion. In his Comparative Etymological Dictionary, Franco Rendich has interpreted the root meanings of Sanskrit letters as various forms of movement.
the consonant 'k' is said to be "cosmic, curvilinear and enveloping motion."
The letter 'g' represents "winding motion, in various directions" and 'c' is said to be "circular motion" - thus we understand that the root meanings of Sanskrit words are made up of coagulated sounds holding power as motion, Shakti, creative action.
I have quoted directly from the M. Monier-Williams Sanskrit to English Dictionary [Vol. 1, page 911-12] this definition of the 'Pitaram' as,
the progenitors of mankind that are said to inhabit the Bhuvas region of the air and orbit the Moon as regents of the Naksatras Maghâ (29˚Sagittarius to 9˚Capricorn) and Mûla (29˚Leo - 9˚Virgo) in the heavens above us.
I do want to emphasize that I have not made this up, imagined or presupposed it. The verse is speaking of the Pitaram, our progenitors.
Progenitor is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as,
'a person from whom another person, family, or race is descended; an ancestor.'
So these 'Pitaram' are our progenitors, our ancestors, from whom we are descended. They are said to inhabit a specific region of the air and orbit the Moon as regents of specific Naksatras.
The 28 Naksatras are the astronomical and astrological demarcations of the constellations as sectors, which the Moon passes through. Maghâ and Mûla are two, therefore we are told the precise location of origin in the heavens from whence these regents, our progenitors, came.
What's up on our Moon?
This reference in the Rig Veda to off-planet beings orbiting our Moon reminds me of Ingo Swann, the original remote viewer who worked with the Stanford Research Institute, SRI, and many government agencies for years.
In his book 'Penetration - The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy' Swann tells of his involvement with a very secret government agency that asked him to remote view the dark side of the Earth's Moon.
He saw extensive buildings, roads, and human forms digging. Swann makes it very clear that our government is very much intimidated by these ETs.
He says to the government agent:
"They've somehow got you by the balls, haven't they? That's why you are resorting to psychic perceptions…They are NOT friendly are they?"
Why our progenitor ancestors are no longer friendly?
Have centuries of devastating human conflicts and the more recent poisoning of our own planet engendered a loss of faith in the worth of their creation?
Or are they just 'not friendly' to our military?
The Vayu Purana
The Puranas were written in the middle ages, therefore much later than the Rig Veda or the Upanishads, or the Mahabharata; and many scholars like R.L. Kashyap doubt their credibility.
However, they do contain descriptions of myriad other worlds, Lokas as worlds we might call hyper-dimensional or other-dimensional in the sense that they are not within the same vibrational frequencies as we earthlings experience. Perhaps the entities in these realms do not share a similar physical density.
All these worlds appear to be lit from within, meaning they do not have reflected light as we do here.
Vayu Purana, Part I, Chapter 53 - Arrangement of Luminaries:
73. There are crores [one crore = 10,000,000] of constellations and as many stars too.
75. The stars occupy their own abodes. These luminaries are the abodes of pious persons.
76. The abodes are created by the Self-born Deity at the beginning of the Kalpa. They stay up to the dissolution of all living beings.
77. These are the abodes of the deities in all Manvantaras. These deities identify themselves with these abodes and stay till the final dissolution.
78. The abodes of those who have gone have vanished.
79. In this Manvantara, the planets reside in aerial cars.
(This is a particularly intriguing verse because it suggests the idea of planets as space ships or a giant space station-mother ship that might not require an orbit.)
83. Svarbhanu… being a demon, harasses all living creatures. [There are myriad demon worlds as well, perhaps Reptilian or Borg-like.]
Part I, Ch. 1, Verse 93
The stars in the form of constellations are mentioned along with the planets wherein are situated the residences of the gods who have performed meritorious acts.
These Loka worlds are all realms contained within this universe - the Cosmic Golden Egg known as Hiranya-garbha.
The Puranas say that there are seven higher worlds and seven lower, but within these divisions are contained thousands of cities of the,
...and a multitude of other beings in a variety of possible existences.
These worlds all seem to have their own code of life that they adhere to, their own dharma, and the gods in the Puranas are often fond of the demons and have respect for them - when they are not at war with them, which happens repeatedly.
Thus the primeval idea of 'War in the Heavens' is a frequent subject in the Sanskrit texts. These wars are often reflected here on planet Earth. Even in the Mahabharata, the gods are said to be looking on during battles and showering brave warriors with flowers.
The Puranas also say that there are thousands of crores (literally millions) of these Cosmic Eggs universes!
Our own astronomers have recently said that there are at least 100 million planets capable of evolving ecosystems.
"…calculations are consistent with the widely-held assumption that the majority of exoplanets have a lower probability of hosting complex life than Europa, even a very low percentage of an extremely large number is high, and it is now recognized that the number of exoplanets is vast.
If we assume the existence of 10–100 billion exoplanets in the Milky Way Galaxy, with 1% of them capable of evolving ecosystems as complex as those that might have existed at some point on Europa, that computes to the possibility of at least 100 million planets that may have seen the evolution of some biological complexity in our galaxy.
Thus, this report constitutes the first quantitative argument that complex forms of life, while rare in frequency, are likely to be large in absolute number in our galaxy alone, and therefore throughout the universe."
Assessing the Possibility of Biological Complexity on Other Worlds, with an Estimate of the Occurrence of Complex Life in the Milky Way Galaxy
There are 500 billion galaxies. Our Milky Way galaxy alone is home to at least 100 billion alien planets, and possibly many more.
It is unbelievably absurd to continue this delusion that we are alone in the universe!
Universes Float Like Bubbles in an Ocean…
Maya, the divine power of the Lord, reflected by him externally appears… The Lord, covering Himself with it, conceals his nature of absolute purity and divinity.
…He sees everything through a viewpoint of diversity and forgets the divinity of His I-consciousness. Besides, Maya-tattva serves as the inanimate objective substance out of which all other insentient elements evolve.
It is thus the substantive cause of numerous universes floating in it like bubbles in an ocean.
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