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Originally posted by Roark
I have one question:
Why should one's spiritual heritage be a derivative of one's biological ancestry?
Originally posted by digitalwarrior
My only question is: if we are living in a virtual reality, an hologram or whatever, then how can all that you said be true or false? How can be the artifacts and consciousness in any form be true if it's created by our brain and made of images (eyes) and words (ears)?
Yeah, I was first introduced to this idea in my teens when I was researching my own genealogy and heritage in great depth and read some of the books of Peter Berresford Ellis, who writes about the Celts of Britain and who discussed the connections between Sanskrit and the Celtic languages, as well many other connections, such as the obvious similarities in the legal systems, and so on. It's a fascinating subject.
[edit on 26-4-2009 by Malcram]
Originally posted by Filter
Good evening Indigo_child
Very interesting thread here, I would like to ask about musical notes and instruments that may have been used to help with meditation. I am curious because some of the sounds I have heard that may originate from instruments in that part of the world strike me in a unusual way on a very personal level.
I am trying to put my finger on a type of long horn that is very deep and and I have "seen" being used. Any ideas?
I have read of sound notes having extraordinary effects on both animate and inanimate objects. Do you have any insight on this being discussed in the Vedas?
I would like to try meditation myself, it seems like a very natural thing to do.
Aryan is an English language loanword. As the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language states at the beginning of its definition, "[it] is one of the ironies of history that Aryan, a word nowadays referring to the blond-haired, blue-eyed physical ideal of Nazi Germany, originally referred to a people who looked vastly different.
Source : Wikipedia
You said :
Sanskrit is the language of Mantras and it is the only language that Mantras can be constructed in. This language is the closest to our universal language of thoughts, which is a language every living entity can speak.
You said :
What is the difference between dream and waking? The difference is that time in dream is faster and time in waking is slower. Your thoughts manifest instantly in the dream world, and in the waking world they manifest slowly. Both are illusory and unreal and disappear completely in deep sleep. Then there is neither waking reality or dream reality.
You said :
What is Brahman? What is Brahman depends on what language you use. To a subject who directly experiences Brahman, Brahman is pure bliss, pure knowledge, pure truth. To the logician and mathematician, Brahman is the ultimate abstract entity and to the scientist, Brahman is the substratum of existence.
Brahman projects the phenominal universe. Brahman is the 'light' of the projector which produces an image, unlike the projection on the 2-D screen we are all familiar with as 'movies,' the projection Brahma produces is in 'more than' 2-D.
'Prakriti' is the 'film' in this projector which 'modifies' the 'stainless light' of Brahman to produce these 'images' we all percieve as the 'phenominal universe.'
Originally posted by DangerDeath
reply to post by visible_villain
It is interesting, Serbian (Slavic) language is one of the most closely related to Sanskrit.
In Serbian, "vedeti" (not in use anymore) means "knowing", and the verb "videti" (to see) is directly derived from it. In Sanskrit "vidya" is knowledge.
There is a phrase in Serbian folklore "Indian books", referring to certain very old, pre
historic knowledge (but maybe also to the Codex of Mani, which is from historic times). Still, the usage of "Indian" rather than Persian, indicates much older tradition.
"Budan" in Serbian means "awake" = Buddho in Sanskrit. Practically the same word.