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.