THE VEDIC PEOPLE
VEDIC CREATION MYTH...The Rig Veda is a collection of more than a thousand hymns composed in northwest India about 1500BC, in an archaic form of Sanskrit, an ancient Indo-European language. In addition to this canon, numerous myths appear in commentaries composed a few centuries later and known as the Brahmanas. These texts were not committed to writing for many centuries after their composition, but oral tradition preserved them and later Hindu literature draws heavily upon their characters and events.
The central myth of the Rig Veda is the myth of creation. This is described in several different ways. Often the universe is said to have come into being OUT OF CHAOS, (compare Genesis 1:2), when a god--Indra, king of the gods and god of rain, or Vishnu, a solar deity--SEPARATED HEAVEN FROM EARTH. (East from West, see Genesis 10:25). Then the Sun arose AND FROM THAT SPOT, THE NAVEL OF THE EARTH, A GREAT PILLAR WAS ERECTED TO PROP APART HEAVEN AND EARTH. THIS PILLAR IS THE AXIS OF THE WORLD.
THERE WERE NOW THREE WORLDS: HEAVEN (The East), EARTH (The West), AND THE INTERVENING (Middle Earth, the Sea, where the Great Dragon, Leviathan, lay hidden). Vishnu is said to measured out (and thus, in the Vedic view, to have created) these three worlds with three great strides. (The last two are recorded at Revelation 10:2). Although there are some obscure hints of an underworld, little is said about this part of the universe in the Rig Veda. The Sun travels below the earth at night to return to the east by morning, and this mirror-image world (a world of brightness) is ruled by Varuna, (the Clear-Bright Sky)...
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his Feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire (Sefirot) stone, and as it were the Body of Heaven in his clearness...(Exodus 24:10).
Second to the Vedic creation myths in importance and frequency are the myths of the eternal battle between gods and demons....In the Rig Veda, the demons are often confused with the human enemies of the...Indo Aryans, and Indra as king of the gods simultaneously defeats the human foes, destroys the threatening demons and sets free the creative power of the universe. The arch-enemy of Indra is Vritra, A GREAT SERPENT WHO LIES COILED ABOUT THE WORLD MOUNTAIN AT THE NAVEL OF THE EARTH, holding back the waters. Indra pierces Vritra, lets loose the rains and shatters the mountains. This act sets free the cows (the Feminine principle) who were kept prisoner in the World-Mountain, and released the Sun (the True Light), which was held fast within the Rock of the underworld night. The slaughter of the dragon (understand the symbolism here, see chapter Three), is an act of creation as well as destruction, yet another way of firmly establishing and steadying Heaven and Earth in their proper places. Mythology, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, by Richard Cavendish, pp.15, 16.
But as the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man be...(Matthew 24:37-39).
And the waters which thou sawest, where the whore (world religion herself) sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues...(Revelation 17:15).
"In the eighteenth generation walled cities were built, armies were organized and armed (the spirits of Cain and Nimrod were abroad in the land), judges and laws were sanctioned, temples were built, and the princes of the nations were adored as gods.
In the nineteenth generation the descendants of him who was cursed after the flood (Canaan), going beyond their proper bounds which they had obtained in the Western regions, drove into the Eastern lands those who had obtained the Middle portion of the world, and pursued them as far as Persia, while themselves violently took the country from which they expelled them." Recognition of Clement xxxi.
"O Solon, Solon, you Greeks are all children, and there is no such thing as an old Greek. 'What do you mean by that?' inquired Solon. 'You are all young in mind,' came the reply: 'you have no belief rooted in the old tradition, and no knowledge hoary with age. And the reason is this. There have been and will be many different calamities to destroy mankind, the greatest of them by fire and water, lesser ones by countless other means. Your own story of how Phaethon, child of the sun, harnessed his father's chariot, but was unable to guide it along his father's course and so burnt up things on the earth and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt, is a mythical version of the truth that there is at long intervals a variation in the course of heavenly and a consequent widespread destruction by fire of things on the earth…
Our records tell how your city checked a great power which arrogantly advanced from its base in the Atlantic ocean to attack the cities of Europe and Asia. For in those days the Atlantic was navigable. There was an island (a continent), opposite the strait which you call (so you say) the Pillars of Hercules, an island larger than Libya and Asia combined; from it travelers in those days could reach the other islands, and from them the whole opposite continent which surrounds what can truly be called the ocean. For the sea within the strait we are talking about is like a lake with a narrow entrance; the outer ocean is the real ocean and the land which entirely surrounds it is properly termed continent.
On this island of Atlantis had risen a powerful and remarkable dynasty of kings, who ruled the whole island, and many other islands as well and parts of the continent; in addition it controlled within the strait, Libya (Africa) up to the borders of Egypt and Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This dynasty, gathering its whole power together, attempted to enslave at a single stroke, your country and ours and all the territory within the strait… At a later time there was earthquakes and floods of extraordinary violence, and in a single dreadful day and night all your fighting men were swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis was similarly swallowed up by the sea and vanished; this is why the sea in that area is to this day impassable to navigation, which is hindered by mud just below the surface, the remains of a sunken island." (see Job 41:30). The Timaeus, Plato.
I will declare the mighty deeds of Indra (YHVH), the first that he achieved, the Thunder-wielder. HE SLEW THE DRAGON, then disclosed the waters, and cleft the channels of the mountain torrents.
He slew the Dragon lying on the mountain: his heavenly bolt of Thunder Tvastar fashioned...
When, Indra, thou hadst slain the Dragon's firstborn, (the children of Cain), and overcome the charms of the enchanters. Then giving life to the Sun and Dawn and Heaven, thou foundest not one foe to stand against thee.
Indra with his own great and deadly Thunder smote in pieces Vrtra, worst of Vrtras. As trunks of trees, what time the axe hath felled them, low on the earth so lies the prostrate Dragon...(Rig Veda I.XXXII.1-5).
Thus John the Baptist, son of the Torah, student of the ancient Vedas, proclaimed: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham (Brahma) to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones (these very precepts of the Torah), to raise up children unto Abraham.
And now also is the axe laid to the Root of the Trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the Fire...(Matthew 3:9, 10).
All sacred songs have magnified Indra expansive as the sea. The best of Warriors born on cars (chariots), the Lord, the very Lord of Strength.
Strong in thy friendship, Indra, Lord of Power and Might, we have no fear...
The wise beheld this deed of Thine: now go beyond their eulogies.
Our songs of praise (open the Book of the Psalms, as well as the Hymns of the Essenes) have glorified Indra who ruleth by His might. Whose precious gifts in thousands come, yea, even more abundantly...(Rig Veda I.XI.1, 7,8).
Those who by Law uphold the Law, Lords of the shining light of Law, Mitra I call, and Varuna.
Let Varuna be our chief defense, let Mitra guard us with all aids... (RV.I.XXIII.5,6).
And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient.
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, (seven times), and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words.
Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and Seventy of the elders (the Rishis) of Israel:
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his Feet as it were a paved work of Sapphire (Sefira) stone, AND AS IT WERE THE BODY OF HEAVEN IN HIS CLEARNESS....(Exodus 24:7-10).
The God of Israel, Immortal, Invisible...1 Timothy 1:17 (KJV).
The point we have been reaching for throughout this work (please see chapter 4 in The Commentary) is that Vedic civilization has its roots, as does the entire Judaeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, in the Garden of Eden here at the Western ends of the earth (where the Great Ganges flows from the Lotus Feet of the supernal figure of Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva [see Isaiah 6:1-3] onto the plains of India)...
Hindus particularly choose this river for holy rituals because the merits of works performed here become manifold in their results. Another name of Ganga is Vishnupadi, the One flowing from the Foot of God Vishnu. Vishnu Paran says that Ganga encloses Brahma's Great City situated on Mount Meru (the moveable Mount Zion) and then divided into Four mighty rivers flowing in Four directions. Gods and Goddesses of India, New Delhi, pp.113-116.
There is a Fig Tree in ancient story, the Giant Aswaitha, the Everlasting, Rooted in Heaven, its branches earthward. Each of its leaves is a song of the Vedas, and he who knows it knows all the Vedas.
Downward and upward its branches bending are fed by the Gunas (the interplay of three worlds-the Higher, the Lower, and the In-between).
The buds it puts forth are the things of the senses. Roots it also has reaching downwards into this world, the roots of man's actions. (see Ephesians 3:9-19).
What its form is, its end and beginning, its very nature, can never be known here (in India). Bhagavad Gita XV.
"Now the garden was watered by One river which ran round about the whole earth, and it was parted into Four parts. And Phison, which denotes a multitude, running into India, makes its exit into the sea, and is by the Greeks called Ganges.
Euphrates also, as well as Tigris, goes down into the Red Sea, (which we shall see, according to this purely apocryphal, but factual account of the four rivers, eventually becomes the Pacific Ocean, as well as all the other oceans of the world. For the Red Sea is where the great Red Serpent lives, and this creature comprises all the peoples and nations that inhabit the body of the great Continent, Leviathan). Now the name Euphrates, or Prath, denotes either a dispersion, or a Flower; By Tigris, or Diglath, is signified what is swift with narrowness (as these mysteries being swept through the narrow place at the center of the Oracle, from West to East in those ancient times)…
And Geon runs through Egypt, and denotes what arises from the East, which the Greeks call Nile." Josephus's Antiquities I.I.3.
Thus we would see that all the hymns of the Rig Veda, which sing the praises of the Only One God, but in Their various manifestations as Agni and Indra, as Mitra and Varuna, find their meanings in the events of those Atlantean wars that were waged between the sons of Darkness (the children of Cain) and the forces of God (the other non-Adamic powers of the earth) in the time of Noah. They also find their meanings in the sentiments of those children of Light who were delivered out of these wars by the exploits of Indra (Great Indra who revealed Himself in the collective form of all the powers of the earth in those times, and then later in the letters of the Tetragrammaton, YHVH, in the time of Moses). The hymns of the Vedas were first composed by these adepts in the world-mystery who appeared at the same time in history as the children of Darkness, but in the spirit of Abel instead of Cain. These ASVINS as they are known in the Rig Veda were the first true monotheists, and therefore the world's first true pacifists. (Every true monotheist must at the same time be, or immediately become a true pacifist, for the very simple reason that the One God is present in all things, and in every human event, and therefore more Terribly Present in those forces that others in God's name so erroneously perceive to be their mortal enemies...see Romans 13:1-5). Thus these Asvins (these sons of Seth, and later Shem) came into the East out of the Northwest, not as warring conquerors in the literal sense but as peaceful people (peaceful warriors) fleeing the ravages of war itself. They will become the forerunners of those orders of Rishis and Maruts (those Merkabah mystics), who will return to the center of this great Mystery again in the time of Abraham, and then again in the time of Christ:
Now morning with her earliest light shines forth, dear Daughter of the Sky: High Asvins, I extoll your praise,
SONS OF THE SEA, mighty to save, discoverers of riches, ye Gods with deep thought who find wealth.
Your giant coursers hasten on over the region in all flames, When your car (chariot) flies with winged steeds...
Ye have regard unto our hymns, Nasatyas, thinking of our words: Drink boldly of the Soma juice.
Vouchsafe for us, O Asvin Pair, such strength as, with attendant light, may through the darkness carry us.
Come in the ship of these our hymns to bear you to the hither shore. O Asvins harness ye the car (the chariot).
The heaven's wide vessel is your own: on the flood's shore (at the edge of war) your chariot waits...
The Path of Sacrifice was made to travel to the farther goal: the Road of Heaven was manifest...(RV.I.XLVI).
Ye who observe this day be with us even Thrice: Far Stretching is your bounty, Asvins and your course. To you, as to a cloak in winter, we cleave close: you are to be drawn nigh unto us by the wise.
Three are the fellows in your honey-bearing chariot, that travels after Soma's loved one, as all know. THREE ARE THE PILLARS set upon it for support: Thrice journey ye by Night, O Asvins, Thrice by Day...
And Thrice vouchsafe us store of food with plenteous strength, at Evening, O ye Asvins, and at break of Day...
Thrice, O ye Asvins, bring to us abundant wealth: Thrice in the God's assembly, Thrice assist our thoughts...
Thrice, Asvins, grant to us the heavenly medicines, Thrice those of earth and Thrice those that the waters hold...
Thrice are ye to be worshipped day by day by us: Thrice O ye Asvins, ye travel round the earth. (Chariot) born from far away, O ye Nasatyas, come like vital air to bodies, come ye to the Three.
Thrice O ye Asvins, with The Seven Mother Streams; Three are the jars, the Triple Offering is prepared. Three are the worlds, and moving on above the sky ye guard the firm-set vault of heaven through days and nights...
When will ye yoke the mighty Ass that draws it, to bring to our sacrifice. Nasatyas?...(Rig Veda 1.XXXIV).
"The Asvins seem to have been a puzzle even to the oldest Indian Commentators...Next in order are the deities whose sphere is in heaven; of these the Asvine are the first to arrive...Who then are these Asvins? Heaven and earth some say; Day and Night say others; The Sun and Moon, say others...The two Asvins (Adam/Manu--Male and Female), though, like the ancient interpreters of the Vedas, we are by no means agreed as to the conception of their character, hold nevertheless a perfectly distinct position in the entire body of the Vedic deities of Light. They are the earliest bringers of light in the morning sky, who in their chariots (see the commentary on Ezekiel chapter 1 in chapter four of this work) hasten onwards before the Dawn, and prepare the way for her." Sacred Writings, The Rig Veda, Translated by Ralph T. H. Griffith, Book Of The Month Club, New York. Notes to Hymn III, (p.2).
"The Indian historical tradition without any doubt or difficulty accepts the antiquity of the Vedas. It accepts the date of Rgveda Samhita to be 4500 B.C. as determined by Tilak and the composition of some of its earlier hymns as going back to 6500 B.C. or even to greater antiquity. (This protraction of historical events, beyond the time of Adam about 120 Jubilees, or roughly 6,000 years ago, is a common practice among some native historians in their attempts to rescue their own histories from the hands of Western scholarship and even from the Western tradition itself. Nevertheless, the author goes on to say):
The Indian historical tradition as handed down to to us by the Epics, the Puranas, the day-to-day utterance of the Sankalpa, show that Salivahana era did start from 78 A.D. and that the Kaliyuga started from 3102-1 B.C. The Yudhisthirabda...is still being observed in Kashmir. That it starts from 3076 B.C. is unquestionably accepted by the Indian people.
But the advent of Western Indologists on the scene has distorted beyond all imagination all these beliefs so far held by the Indians. Max Muller's determination of Indian chronology...now holds the field. But that this contradicts their own discoveries is now becoming more and more apparent. The consensus is now evolving among the Western Indologists including Wheeler about the date of the Indus Valley civilization as about 3100 B.C. or even earlier. Their pet-theory about the hordes of the Aryan invaders coming down on the peace-loving Indus Valley people in their chariots about 1800 B.C. and destroying their civilization by arson, loot and murder has no support either in literature or in archaeology. In passing, one can note here that the passes in the Hindukush and Karakoram ranges on the Indo-Afghan border, are even today unsafe for chariots to cross. It is difficult to believe that the 'Aryan invaders' entered through these passes with their chariots in those remote days.
The Indian indologists...are accepting the Bharata war as a historical event which took place around the beginning of the Kali era starting from 3102-1 B.C..These assumptions necessarily take the date of the Rgveda Samhita at least a few centuries prior to the start of the Kali era. It will be seen how the Rgveda itself proves that the Vedic people belonged to THE SAPTA--Sindu Pradesha, i.e. present day Pakistan and the Punjab and Kashmira states of Bharata and some regions west of the river Sindhu extending up to the Caspian Sea and Caucasus and Pamir mountains, and the question of 'Aryan' invasion of Bharata is nothing but a figment of imagination of these indologists." Bhishma's Study of Indian History and Culture, Volume 1, Beginnings of Life, Culture and History, by S.D. Kulkarni; Bombay, 1988. pp.107-109.