the 230 stanzas written in the Vaimanika Sastra around 400 BCE by Bharadvajy the Wise and translated in 1875."
Crystal links is pulling dates out of nowhere (well actually it sounds like they're using the date of one of the vedic epics, but it isn't a date
for the Vaimanika Sastra).
The Vaimanika Sastra is perhaps the most important ancient text on Vimanas known to exist. It was first reported to have been found in 1918 in
the Baroda Royal Sanskrit Library... No earlier copies have been reported... The Vaimanika Sastra refers to 97 past works and authorities, of which at
least 20 works deal with the mechanism of aerial Flying Machines, but none of these works are now traceable
Those pesky few who insist on objective consideration based on evidence might call a lack of bibliographical integrity.
It also represents yet a 3rd story being offered by vimana proponents. These people have more waffles than IHOP and John Kerry put together- they need
to get their story together.
A gigantic messenger of death,
Which reduced to ashes
The entire race of the Vrishnis
And the Andhakas.
. . . the corpses were so burned
As to be unrecognizable.
The hair and nails fell out;
Pottery broke without apparent cause,
And the birds turned white.
... After a few hours
All foodstuffs were infected...
... to escape from this fire
The soldiers threw themselves in streams
To wash themselves and their equipment..."
This has been much debated. General consensus is that this is a fraud spread by Nexus. We had a member claim that this was legitimate and that he can
back that up, but so far nobody has located this verse in a hard-copy translation of the mahabharata. (I think it's the second longest book ever
written if I remember correctly, so i can understand why nobody has checked it out too carefully.
You will notice that there are a wide variety of phrasings and wordings on this. Some contain considerably more detail than others. This is not a sign
Byrd will tell you that I used to be a strong proponent of this stuff, but frankly i've come to find it rather hard to believe. The "evidence"
doesn't hold up to good research. Invariably this stuff leads back to Sitchin followers, and Sitchin is completely, undebiably, reprehensibly full of
a certain kind of nitrate-bearing biological waste.
If anybody can show me descriptions of nuclear warfare in a copy of the *Mahabharata * with a verifiable date, I will be considerably more open minded
Last but not least I noticed a picture of the millenium faclon next to a heiroglyphic that supposedly looked like it (but didn't)- the millenium
falcon isn't real! For the love of dog do I really have to tell you that?
The shape was inspired by a hamburger. (I am -the- starwars fanatic... trust me). A picture that looks like the millenium falcon doesn't prove
technology existed a long time ago. It proves hamburgers existed a long time ago. (or that George Lucas is a time traveler from a long time ago in a
galaxy far far away.).
EDIT: Substituted the world Mahabharata for Vimana between the asterisks. I dont know what i was thinking when i wrote vimana there.
[edit on 2-10-2004 by The Vagabond]