Friday, August 31, 2007

King Minos of Crete and Manu of Hindus

I got this idea, when I was reading an article on Crete. Please see my posting on Crete.

On King Minos, Thucydides, and Herodotus had perpetuated traditions regarding King Minos, the great law-giver.

On Hindu Manu, the Manu Smriti Scripture of Ancient Hindu Laws is well known all over the world. Traditions says that the laws were given by Manu to Hindus.

If one puts the hard aspirate, Sanskrit "visarga", as often put before the Singular Subjective Nouns and Adjectives, it becomes Manu(h) or Manus.

Is it a strange co-incidence? I went to Wikipedia just to check out, if I could get some additional information on the subject. And guess what, this is what I got, which proved my thinking was not unique or weird!

It is not clear if Menes is a name or if it was the Cretan word for "King". Scholars have noted the interesting similarity between Minos and the names of other ancient founder-kings, such as Menes of Egypt, Mannus of Germany, Manu of India, and so on. There is a name in Linear A mi-nu-te that may be related to Minos.

Arctic, Antarctic, Antlantic, Antlantis, Paataala

This is just for fun sake to generate love for Sanskrit in people. It helped me understand a lot of words around us better. It is like associating a story with a word, and sometimes trying to re-invent a story that the ancients must have used to name a place.

Two rules to play this game - (1) Keep the syllables from the English name and approximate with known Sanskrit words to make a compound, and, (2) To see if the derived meaning from the compound Sanskrit word means close to the English word. This is my second pass at playing this game and it has made me revise this posting.

Antarctic - Anta + Rict + ic = End + Without + ness = Something without any end.

Antarctic - Ant + tar + it + ic = End + to move or manifest + "it' suffix for verb to past with participle with "i" rule + suffix for noun to adjective.

Antarctic = Ant + arc + t + ic = End + To shine + "t" suffix for verb to past participle + ic to convert noun to adjective.

Antarctica is at south pole, which qualifies for all the above definitions. It is a place where all time-zones and longitudinal lines meet! It is the southern end of earth till where one can sail, float or move. It is the last place where sun shines! Antarctica has six months of daylight and six months of darkness, which seems like never ending day or night! So magically all above meanings fit to my surprise! Call it wishful thinking and arbitrary rule selection! But I have seen a very famous Sanskrit Author doing the same game of guessing to understand how the world has come into existence!

Now if you want to go opposite side of Antarctica, you would remove the Ant prefix and call it Arctic, which is what the region of North Pole is called!

Antlantic = Ant + tal + ant + ic for adjective.

There are rules in Sanskrit, where constants can be doubled or duplicate constants dropped.

Ant-tal - meaning the end of tal, surface, place or water, or end-water-region

Ant-ic - adjective to indicate end-ness.

We get something that has "end of end-of-water/place/surface region" which very much describes an ocean that was a challenge to cross.

Antalantic = An + Atal + ant + ic

Atal - bottom less or rough or rocky

We get something that has "end of end of something which is bottom-less and/or rough", to describe the end of that region of rough sea that was rough to cross.

It also helps us speculate that crossing Pacific Ocean would have been easier to reach Americas, and for Indians, Chinese, Phoenicians, whose script has matched that of Indians, were most likely candidates to have reached Americas first. DNA study confirms Native Americans of Asiatic stock, and the Alaska being the route is now being questioned, in lieu of some new data arriving from carbon dating, fossils, and other sources. In one of the postings, I would post on this issue

Antlantis = Ant + tal + ant + tis

Ant - End, Boundary, Edge, Limit.
Tis, Des, Desh, Place, Country

Atlantis = End + Level + End + Place = Last Place in End of Water.

If try to connect Atlantis with Atlantic, Atlantic being the name of a region, ocean or body of water, with an adjective to describe the end of a map, east or west, as it does not matter in a globe, from point of view of the Ancients, which would be in places like Greek, Phoenicia, India, etc, which I have shown to be culturally and linguistically.

So Atlantis sounds like the last place in Atlantic, and Atlantic sounds like a last body of levelled water or rough sea.

This exercise would tell the readers that the sound "a" is the most confusing sound but most important sound in the languages. There are 3 grades to each vowel, lesser, middle and upper, but sound "a" has only 2 grade, and it becomes very ambiguous to map these 2 version to lesser and middle, or middle and upper grades.

Paataala - Paat-Taala - Fallen Surface/Bottom, Below Surface/Bottom

Place to describe the land of Americas, which is diametrically opposite India!

Adam, Adim, Adamya

Adam - Adim or A-dam-ya

Adam, mankind's first father mentioned in Bible's Genesis story in Old Testament as well as in the Bible of Jews, which was based on Babylonia, and also found mentioned in the clay-books.

Aadim - Adjective for beginning or first is Aadi and Male Singular Objective would be Adim, which comes close to the meaning of Adam.

Adamya- Adjective for someone who can not be controlled or tamed, which fits with the story of Adam.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Agnus Dei And Gnothi Seauton

Agnus Dei - Agni Dev

Gnothi Seauton - Gnoti Sotam

Fire, Agni Dev, which Vedas also worshiped as a messenger to God, in sacrificial oblations.
In fact the word "Agnus Dei" in Latin in Christinity goes to Agni Dev and symbolizes the same concept.

At temple of Delphi, the inscription, "Gnothi Seauton" - know thyself, in Sanskrit would be "Gnoti Sotam". Attributed to Socrates, Plato or Pythogorous (same who is attributed to famous theorem on right angle triangle and also mentioned in Vedas in Vedangas).

The sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi, and all the Pythian sanctuaries after it, were all centered around the "omphalus" (om-phallos - see posting on it), also called the "center, navel or womb of the world", which from the depictions was obviously a Siva lingam, with the Shakti serpent coiled around it and even bilva leaves scattered on it. Or you can say the symbol for worship of union of "female" and "male" creation energy aspect. (Shiva-Shakti or Brahman-Maya-shakti). Symbolically, the union of Male and Female Principle results in Fruit, Child, attached to the "navel" of Mother.

At one time I saw a picture of marble piece of shiv-lingam with yoni in the Vatican Musuem on Internet.

Picture of OmphalusPicture taken from a very interesting book writtenby Vicki Noble, "Shakti Woman: Feeling our Fire, Healing our World".

Anna Perenna And Hilaria

Anna Perenna - Is it Anna Purna or Amma Purna?

Hilaria - Is it Holica, Holika or Holi?

Festival by Greeks and Romans for New Year, around March 15, when the Sun had completed the solar ambulation according to ancients, e.g. around Spring Equinox. Since Sun is considered Source of Life and Food, this festival was also equated to Mother Godess. Other names are Cyble, Isis and etc.

In Sanskrit the word Anna Purna mean the same as Giver of Food and Life, and "n" can become "m", which is Amma, Mother Godess.

Another name is Maya which becomes Maiya or Maia (names for Ancient Godess of Greeks).*/Hilaria.html

Around March time, the variation of the same festival.

Now we have Holi in March. Just a coincidence?

Leap year counting, Solar/Lunar Calanders, and knowledge of 3rd axis of Earth's spin known to Indians and Chinese only in ancient time, (basis for difference in Indic/Chinese Astrology and Arab/Western Astrology) and drifting in space and time accounts for the variations in dates.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Syria and Asyria - Brahman and Abrahm(an)

Please read the previous posting to understand the use of article "a" and "an" in Sanskrit and IE classical languages to denote a negative meaning.

The Surya and Asurya Split - which became the basis for countries being named Syria and Asyria. Arabs still call Syria as Surya. Ashura, Asura, Ahura are well know cognate words.

Vedic people were Deva worshippers and also called Surya sorshippers. Devas or Gods were the ruling gods or angels of different aspects of nature, like Indra, Vayu, Agni and so on. They were also called Brahmanic religion because they believed in the Brahman (singular subjective is Brahma) as the Super Soul that pervades everywhere, is beyond past, present and future. They were made up of Iranian and Indo people. The deva's worship was followed up by Iconic worship, which became the cause of a split between them. Devas called the Iranian people "Asuryas", and Iranian people called Indian "Devas" or "Suryas".

Jews got their theosphy from Babylonians, which were ruled by Persians Zorastrians (A-Suryas), and also from Egyptians, which were already influenced by Persians, and before that there were hardly monotheists. Plus they were the nomads who shot off from Babylonia. Their "Coming of Age" Ceremony, where a thread is tied is same as Zoroastrians and Hindus. You can call the Suryas as Brahman-ic Religion and A-Suryas as A-Brahaman-ic Religion, e.g. Abrahman (subject singular is A-Brahma).

Their is so much similarity between stories of Brhama and Abrahma. Often the religion invents parables as stories of moral value and lessons in faith, and then people take up the names of the characters in the stories, and soon myth and facts start mixing to become religious history or mythology. People from inside the religion call it history, and from the outside of the religion call it mythology.

The Surya and Asurya article also talks about how Jews in captivity took Persians ideas and philosophies.

Romania and Armenia

Could it be Romania and Aromania? Or Rama-nia and A-Rama-nia? It is a well known folk lore fact that Gypsies of Romania came from India. The genetic_evidence also states the same fact.

The article "a" in Indo European languages, like in Sanskrit for sure, is often used as a negative, but follows the same rule of article "a" and "an" when it comes to words beginning with consonants and vowels respectively, which is same as the rule in English for article "a" and "an".

The ancients would often use the article "a" and "an" to depict an opposite. Is it a strange coincidence that today's Romania and Armenia are on opposite sides of the Black Sea.

Other interesting facts are Azerbaijan has a Jwala-Devi , e.g. Fire Goddess, temple, with Sanskrit inscription and is the only one outside India. The one in India is in Punjab.

Shivini, is said to be the Solar God for Armenia. Interestingly, the picture below shows a picture of a Lingam, besides the Tree of Life depicted on it. The lingam is the symbol of "Male Principle", which the Solar God is equated to.

Surprisingly, there is a city called Armeni in Crete and I have posted an article on "Aum Sign in Crete."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Atom and Atma.

English is based on Saxon, German and Latin, where Latin goes back to Ancient Greece, and German goes back to Sanskrit. So short answer is that the word comes from German Scientists who were the earlier pioneers of the field of Atomic Science. In German the word is called "Atam", but the sound of letter "a", in some languages is built into the constant and in some it is not not. Example, Rama in Sanskrit and Ram in Hindi.

Now the detailed explanation. Let's define what life is or what consciousness behind life is. In one of the Upanishads, life or conciousness behind life is called, something that: (1) has motion, (2) replicates, divides or reproduces, (3) ingests food or energy, and (4) excretes or gives out lower form of food or energy. By this definition we can also call atomic particles having life! But you do not have to go that far. We know that Amoeba has life. And our bodies have millions cells of Amoeba and they die every time and are reborn. Does that mean you have died? You will say no, I am the same Mr. X or Ms. Y. But the truth is that all cells of your body get replaced every 10 years. So are you the body? The answer here can not be "yes" as then your body gets changed every 10 years with all new cells and you have a different body.

So regressing like this, the great Hindu Philosophers came up with the Philosophy of Brahman or Vedanta saying that the whole Universe, what was there, what is now and what would be there, sentient and in-sentient, animate and unanimate, what we can see, no matter how far, at microscopic and macroscopic levels, and what we can not see included, is all Brahman or Supersoul, and like Amoeba Cell Bodies in our bodies, and we will never die as we are that Brahman! But our identification of ourselves with body, mind, ego and intellect fools us to believe this physical world to be true and our senses absolutely fine, but science has already shown that we do not see and hear everything! And science has shown there are 16 dimensions. So how can we all be sure of our religions and say, "Yes my way is the right-way, otherwise Amigos, take the High-way."

This philosophy was also complemented with Hindu Philosophy that everything is made of the same unit and they called it "Atman"/"Atma" or Soul. So you see how scientific it is. In fact the Laws of Conservation of Mass, and Laws of Conservation of Energy, which both laws were later combined by Einstein famous formula of E=MC^2, was first stated by Hindus in their Scriptures, which says Soul or Atma never dies, and it recycles or re-incarnates. So at atomic level we can not argue this.

Now in 1989 there was some article about experiments being done by Japanese Scientists in one the Time or Newsweek magazine, which said they were trying to capture some rare atomic particles, called some Fermi Particles, who were travelling for eons, millions of years in the space, and they were seeking out their "identical twin particle" from whom they had separated millions of years and miles before! So if these particles can have memory, one can still say that the memory is nothing but something made of atomic particles, whether it is an abstract energy or matter, does not matter, as we know they are nothing but same, we can expect Reincarnation at Human Mind Level and Lives!

Updating the posting, when I found this news:
IBM Engineers Store Information in Single Atom

Monday, August 20, 2007

Phallus, Phallic, Omphallos Business

Phallic, Phallus, Om-phall-os

This is from a history book (need to find out which book), "The idea that the Sanscrit p'hala or p'hulla may in sense, as well as sound, be cognate with and' the source of the Greek phallus, derives strength from the fact that Mahadeva, in his character corresponding with that of Jupiter Marina, or Neptune, bears, like his Roman kinsman, a trident, called Triphula and sometimes Triphala, denoting trifurcation and triflorescence. Jupiter Triphylus is thus identified with the three-eyed Siva. "

The above two "om-phallos" are nothing but lingams and the presence of snake only confirms it.

My conjecture to explain why the Lingam, found in others parts, including ancient Greek, Egypt, Lydia, Babylon, Troy, etc., with same prinicple of worship and veneration, is called Om-phallos by Greeks and the adjective - phallic - in phallic worship. It is based on Ancient Greek being very close to Sanskrit. There is a rule in Sanskrit and Hindi which says when you add "ic" or "ik" (for transliteraltion does not capture the Guttral Hard Unaspirated K), it becomes like -ness, and from noun to adjective. So Mangal becomes Mangal-ik, Satva, Satva-ik, Deva, Deva-ik, Prakiti, Prakiti-ik, and so on. So Fruit Phal becomes Phal-ic. For genetive case, sometimes "ah" or "as" is also employed, besides -asya for singular, which can become "os". So phal can become phal-os. And there is some rules where 'l' can be doubled or in case of transliterations, sounds are approximated and doubled sometimes.

The world comes from Sanskrit, which Greeks also took, since they are sister languages, or Sanskrit happens to be its mother language, and they worshiped "Omphallos", which is Om-phall-os.(If you see where English is spoken with most versatile grammer and expression, then you can say the source of English must be UK, and similarly one can show Sanskrit is more versatile than ancient Greece but still very close).

Now surprisingly, in Sanskrit, the world "Phal" means Fruit, Lingam or Oblesik, and Male Generative Organ. The word "Om" is nothing but short form of "Aum", as the "A" and "U" becomes "O" in Classical Languages like Sanskrit and Greece. Have you ever wondered what the "om" in om-ni-scient, om-ni-present, and om-ni-powerful comes from? It denotes the same aspect of all Powerful God. In Hinduism, AUM or OM is the symbol for the Brahman or the Super Soul. The suffix "os" is coming from Declensions, where it could mean genitive case, and some euphonics combination rules (like in Sandhi of Sanskrit). So it means Fruit of the Supreme Soul, which is what is really the whole life here is in our forms, including the resources on earth, which ancients were taught to respect (read they anticipated the today's Global Warming, which I will talk about later). Sometimes "l" can double in classical IE Languages. Now in the word, "Phallic", it is denoting the symbol of English "ness" as an adjective, since their is a rule which says, you can add "ic" to make it and adjective.

In religion there are two parts: Esoteric meanings for the Priests and the Learned, and Exoteric meanings for the Masses and the Unlearned. Think how many people were educated in the US 100 years back, and in fact how many people are really educated even now. So you can not blame the exoteric and crude meaning being propogated and the modern society calling it a "penis worhsip" in the name of "Phallic Worship". Recent Discovery Channel made an announcement of their findings, that all of middle east had snake worships. So was Sun Worship also prevalant all over the world (Snake mounds, Lingams and AUM signs have been found in the Americas also).

Sanskrit-iz-ed Words with Simple and Compound Siblants

Some words on the famouse "s" to "h" rule observed in Saptha -> Haptha, Sindhu -> Hindu, Soma -> Homa. Please note in Sanskrit their are 3 Siblant sounds, cereberal "sh", palatal "sh", dental "s" and compounds with "k", for cererbaral "ksh", palatal "ksh" and dental "ks". Sometimes in english translations, "h" can become "a" without aspiration of "h", "Sh" can become "Ch" (like shunt) or "c" and the compounds with letter "k" can become "c" (like caulk), "q" or "k".

Hammurabi - Somu-Ravi - Moon-Sun . See the artcile on Hammu Rabi. Also see the explaination below on "Chorus - Korus - Surya-ish - Suresh ".

Helen(e) - Shaalin or Shaaliin (possessing a house or room, possessing, abounding in , full of , possessed of , amply provided or furnished with , conversant with , distinguished, name of a teacher , name of a woman, having a fixed house or abode , settled , established , domestic, modest, an opulent householder , one who devotes himself to household or worldly affairs, cultured , modesty , humility and well behaved. Shila and Sheel also mean what is meant by the last few words. Helen-nis-tic word is used to denote anything that has to do with ancient Greece culture and history, and often includes, Troy, Crete, Athena, Sparta, and Mino nations. The names Selene (Selene Dion) is related to Shaalin. Sheel, Shiela, Shailesh or Shila-ish (related to lord of mountains, Shiva (God), who is the provider of all that is possed and furnished, and also a house-holder). All the words here describe the attributes one can think of the Greek Culture, which has become the proud legacy for the Western Civilization. Since the ancients also thought the Sun to be the provider, the word "Helios" also is related to the word.

Chorus - Korus - Surya-ish - Suresh - Sun God or Lord. Chorus is a famous Persian King which was considered to be a solar incarnation king, who also ruled Babylonia, and set the bonded Jews free from their Babylonia captivity, and also helped them rebuild the Solomon's Temple in Jerusulem. Mohammad, the founder of Islam, was from Quereshi priest family who were Solar worshippers. So in Sanskrit, someone who is worshiping Suresh will be called Sureshi. Often siblants with "k" have their "k" dropped in pronounciations (like in Hindi it is Shatri but in Sanskrit it is Kshatri), or the later siblant is dropped (like Khatri from Kshatri). Now in English translation, the sound one gets from "K" in classical language like Sanskrit, can be replaced with "q" or "ch", specially by the colonial historians who did not have background to Sanskrit letter sounds. So "Qureshi" is a Muslim name and now it points to their ancestors religion. Shamash or Shamesh also means the same, as Sun Worshipper, and may be corruption of Suresh, which is "Surya-ish" Please see the article on Hammu Rabi.

Horus - Chorus - Egyptian Solar God.

Kurus - Solar Worshipper Dynasty mentioned in Mahabharat.