Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Phoenicians and Panis

We play the same game: (1) Follow rules of Sanskrit Grammar, (2) Approximate alphabet sounds with known linguistic rules and (3) if the meaning comes to English equivalent.

The Panis (Paanis, Paaniis), in the Vedas and later classical literature were the merchant class who were the pioneers and who dared to set their course from unknown lands and succeeded in throwing bridges between many and diverse nations. The Phoenicians were no other than the Panis of the Rig Veda. They were called Phoeni in Latin which is very similar to the Sanskrit Pani.

Surprisingly, I felt the same thing as the above text, which I read at the Hindu Wisdom site - but before I read the text - only to reinforce the thinking. Please see my posting Common Brahmi And Phoenician Script. This commonness is also explained by the fact that the two words are related.

Please also see the article on where Vedic Gods, Indra, Mitra, Varun and Mahesh are mentioned in the peace treaty between Hittites and Mitannis. The area of Phoenicia, Hittites and Mitannis has overlapped with each other and is today's Syria, Lebanon and Western Turkey area.

So Paanis became Phoenicia? "ia" is same as "ya" or "ay", "ic" is for the adjective. "Pa" is same as "Pha" or "Pho". "o" and "oe" are same. English is one language, were the syllable sounds are completely screwed up, and a word is not written as it is spoken!

So what does Paanis mean? "s" is most probably plural, like 'Muni' becoming 'Munih' or 'Munis'.

And Paa-Nii means "To Get + To Go or To Lead", so someone who wants "to go and get something".

There are rules where without any modifications, the same word serves as verb as well as noun. And sometimes "a' is added and sometimes more rules are followed.

So the ocean water in Sanskrit is Paanii, which is an "instrument noun", meaning that takes you somewhere to get something.

Paanii-ic becomes adjective like "King-ly", and later to make some other adjective like "King-ly-ness", they added "ic". So the word becomes "Paa-nii-ic-ya" which is same as "Ph-oe-ni-ic-ia".

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Isis, Jesus, Isha, Isha Masi

People often say "J" as "Y", like Yamuna and Jamuna. Jews and Greeks very often did this.

The siblants, dental "s", palatal "sh", and cerbral "sh" and even comound sibilant, "ksh", are often mixed up, the last one with "k" and "ch" or "sh". My other postings talk about this.

Isis - Egyptian God, son of Solar God Horous, where in first posting I have shown Horous is nothing but same as Chorus and Suresh. He is depicted as black as I recall from my readings.

Jesus - Christ

Isha - Sanskrit word for Lord, someone desired, worshiped, beloved or to be given a sacrifice.

Isha Masi - Name for Jesus in India and among Gnostics and ancients Jews.

Vedic Names in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, South America

Note names of places and people beginning with word "Ram"

1. Ram-allah - Place in Israel

2. Rameshe - Male name in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, like Navaye Rameshe.

3. Ramzi - Male name like Ramzi Yunus, Ramzi bin al-Shibh

4. Ramzu - Male name like Ramzu Munshir, Amr Ramzu, Ramzu Yunus,

4. Ramadi - Place in Iraq

5. Ramdiyah - Place in Iraq

6. Ramirej - Spanish/Latin name.

7. Rami - Jew name

7. Ramesys

8. Shah-raam

9. Baah-raam

The word "ram" is an epithet of qualities like pleasing , pleasant , charming , lovely , beautifu, etc. - and an epithet for God Principle.

How many Christian names you can see beginning with Chris, Kris, Christian, Kristian, Kristy, Chisty, and the history behind the word and the logic of etymology can change?

How many Islamic names you can see beginning with Mohammad, which is a very new religion compared to the Vedic religion, and so is Christianity?

Now go to this Bible site and see how many words repeat with "Ram"
Bible List of Words Beginning with 'Ram'

Why is a place in Isreal called "Ramathiam", which is nothing but a corruption of "Ramadhaam", meaning place of Ram, like Akshaydhaam. Dental 'th' can become dental "dh", and in transliterating sounds, "a" can become "i" or "ai".

So you can see what we know of our history is very limited and there is a lot of bias in the world against the history of Hinduism, thanks to the propaganda by zealots of modern religions.

Now why a famous person like Sir William Jones would say this some 200 years back, when a lot on History was being written by the colonist powers?

He said, "It is very remarkable that Peruvians, whose Incas boasted of the same descent, styled their greatest festival Rama-Sitva; whence we may take it that South America was peopled by the same race who imported into the farthest of parts of Asia the rites and the fabulous history of Rama." (source: Asiatic Researches Volume I. p. 426

Christ (Krist) and Krishna (Chrisna)

The sound "Ch" can be "K" as well as "Sh" (see my first posting).

The verb root is "Kri", which means to attract.

If you want to make a past participle, which acts like a noun, adjective, and verbal, it would be
"Krisht", as dental "s" after "i" would become cerebral "sh".

So "Krisht" means something that attracted. Now if you have any westerner, even Indian child brought up in the west, he or she would say the sound "K" as "Kh". And there are "Sanskrit Sandhi" rules were Guttural can become Palatals and vice-versa. To cut the whole story short, it can be written as "Christ" as well.

If we take the root "Kri" and make itr a present participle, which acts like a noun, adjective, and verbal, it would have forms like "Krishan(a)", "Krishant(a)", "Krishat(a)", which are Subjective Singular, and general base words for strong and weak forms to decline the word into different cases for Singular, Dual and Plural.

So "Kirshna" means someone who is attracting. So does "Krishta" means, or "Christ"!

Krishna also means something that is black and the God which had a dark complexion.

Is is not weird that we know that the color black attracts or absorbs most radiation and white attracts or absorbs the least radiation!

This gives a clue in the mindset of the ancients, that were also aware of the basic sciences.

In another article, I would show how Christ and Christna have similar stories!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Who - Whom

My daughter came to me and asked me, "What is the difference between 'who' and 'whom'?"

I started with some usage example, "She is a girl, who likes to ....", and "She was awarded, on whom there was .."

It is clear that one conveys the "active" principle denoting as a "subject", and the other "passive" principle, denoting as an "object".

In Sanskrit, for example, there is a rule that adds "am" or "m" to make a Male/Female "Subjective" into "Objective". Like "Baalak(ah)" to "Baalakam", and "Baalikaa" to "Baalikaam".

Ramaadaan - Rama-adaan

Our family was just mentioning about Ramaadan, which is going on now-a-days.

Saint Mohammad got his divine revelation when he was in a cave meditating during the months of Ramaadaan, a practice much before Islam was introduced by him. This is yet another sign of Arabia practising Vedic beliefs. His nephew's wife name was Hindooja, which is a common Sindhi last surname.

Rama - as noun it means one who is "relished in the Self" with full delights. It is also an epithet for Lord Rama.

Daan - is noun for giving from the root "da", which means "to give".

A-daan - means "not daan", and it means opposite of "giving", which is "accepting".

So the word means "accepting of Rama" or "acceptance of God".

Persians for some reasons, made it "Ramaajaan".

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Janus and Ganes (Ganesh, Ganesa) - Weird Coincidence

Janus is depicted as 2-headed or 4-headed Roman God. Somewhere I had read that she was the Goddess of Learning, but when I went to Wikipedia to confirm, I could not find it. Then why they have it as a girl's name?

Back of my mind, I have always associated "Janus" with God of Knowledge and Learning, and am not sure why exactly, unless the subconscious mind is playing tricks!

The connection with Ganesa just happened to me now when I reading another book, where his depiction is mentioned, when talking about a certain iconography of Gnostics.

So lord Ganesh in India is associated with Knowledge and Learning and he is depicted to be the one who transcribed the 4 Vedas, the most ancient and the earliest known books of knowledge from India, and declared by United Nations to be an Inheritance of Humanity.

Ganes can be written as "Gna" + "Ish", which means, Lord or God of Knowledge. Some people say "Gana" + "Ish", meaning Lord of Masses or Leader of Masses. But who can be the Lord of Masses unless he is Intellect, Knowledge and Wisdom wise wiser than the Masses?

Now why Janus would be depicted with 4 or 2 heads? Is it to show his possession of more knowledge and intelligence? Or his lordship over knowledge and intelligence? He is portrait as someone who can go forward and backward in Time.

Now they say the true knowledge is that knowledge that takes you across space and time, and makes you eternal, e.g. the knowledge of Brahman (Super Soul) or Atman (Individual) Soul. The rest of the knowledge is a subjective and man-made knowledge. The true knowledge makes you transcend the cycle of Birth and Death, and free yourself from the shackles of Life and its associated Sorrows and Joys, which is rare and subjective anyway. It is about the identification of oneself to what essence of the Self. Is it Body, Senses, Mind, Ego, or Intellect? All these identifications and anchoring oneself only makes one subject to the travesties of Death and Life, and of Joy and Sorrows. But the identification that you are "Atama", Atom, or part and parcel of the Supreme Self, and because He is always there, you are always living! Alas, you have conquered Death and gained Immortality!

It is for that reason why an intelligent person like Ravana of Ramayana is shown with 10 Heads.
So maybe Janus is shown for the same reasons having 2 or 4 heads.

"J" and "G" are interchangeable, and "gna", "jan" and "gno" are same.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Savior (Christ) And Savaria (Christna, Chrishna, Krishna)

We are playing the same game of words and the rules remain the same.

Savior is Christ. Webester Dictionary says this:

Main Entry: sav·ior Variant(s): or sav·iour /'sAv-y&r also -"yor/

Function: Noun

Etymology: Middle English saveour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin salvator, from salvare to save1 : one that saves from danger or destruction2 : one who brings salvation;

One who recovers you or salvages you or your life. Or saves you from imminent doom.

Christna, Chrishna or Krishna is also called Savaria.

He is called Savaria because of his "dark" complexion like of the evening sky.

According to me it is 'Su' (Prefix for Good) + 'Var' (Guna of Verb Root Vri) +' ia' (or ya for suffix for Noun or Adjective).

Root "Vri" means: to ward off, to check, keep back, prevent, hinder, restraint. It also means to take shelter, cover, or chose. So it means something of this with a sense of something good.

So someone who is Shielder, Protector, Guardian, or Saviour!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

English: Ram, Rome, Romania, Romance, Drama, Romulus, Remus, & Gypsy - Sanskrit: Rama, Ram, Romaka, Roman-chit & Doma


Ram - Sheep, Some heavy shaft or hammer to batter or strike hard.

Rome - City of Rome

Romania - Country of Roma people, Gypsies, or Doma People. D is Cerebral D and not Dental D. See my posting on Romania And Armenia.

Romance - A venture of love, courtship, sex, unbelievable chivalry, and daring act where your hair can stand up!

Romulus - One of Twin in Roman Mythology

Remus - Second Twin in Roman Mythology.

Gypsy - People from India who migrated to Europe and Steppes, and confirmed by DNA mapping. See my another article on Armenia, Romania, etc. I saw Gypsies in Moscow but in bad shape. Heard of Gypsies in France and England in 1800's texts.

Drama - A play of Dance, Music and Song. All signs of merriment and people who entertaining you are Gypsies or Domas from India!


Rama - Name of Hindu God, who happens to be incarnation of Vishnu, who also incarnated as Krishna and Budhha. Interestingly, Krishna was born, when Spring Equinox was in the Zodiac of Ram (English) - the Sheep! This is before the event shifted to the Zodiac of Tarus, of the Bull, where all ancient nations of same religion worshiped - although names of Gods varied but the underlying principle remained the same - just like today in Hinduism, which is itself a name given by outsiders to account all beliefs in ancient India.

Ram - To enjoy, to delight, to make merry, to be glad, to be pleased, to stand still, to stay put, to have sexual intercourse. Here the meanings move from spiritual, to emotional, to intellectual, to sensual and to physical delights.

Rambh - Bamboo, Shaft, Name of Asura or Ashura.

Romaka - People of Mixed Low Race. Hairy. Salty.

Romant - Hair Standing Out

Roman-chit - Adventurous

Doma - ('D' is Cerebral and not Dental). Man of low caste making a living by singing and music.

As you can see, the meanings on the two camps sometimes run from synonymous to antonyms, from directed connected meaning to an indirect connected meaing, from subtle meaning to grosser meaning.

Interestingly, you can see opposite camps mixing words and sometimes making an opposite or vulgur meaning, which I have seen in many examples, which one day I will cover.

Artic, Arc And Then Antartica - Going Reverse

Last night, I was just thinking of the words again. For me it is like a meditation and insights into the deeper meanings. For those of you would like to increase your vocabulary of the English Language, and all the related words of the world, I would suggest a visit to Annu Garg's WordSmith Site WordSmith, and you can also subscribe to an email service, called "A word a day". You will see that how the words in different languages have got twisted from the same roots! So it is a really a learning experience, because the Word is World. Remember, the often quoted text from Genesis in Bible, "In the beginning there was nothing but the word." The same concept is there in Hindu Cosmogony.

Quantum Physics has validated that our perception is based on the world inside us. This has also been validated by Psychologists. For example, Native Americans of South America, when they initially "saw" (did not see) the fleet of ships coming to their coast, a big armada which can hardly be ignored by a modern naked eye, was even not seen by them for many days! It is because their brains were not programmed to "see" (visually register) ships and many days went on before suddenly the Spanish feet was spotted! This was covered in Discovery, PBS or History Channel. The Native Americans thought, that the visitors were their ancestral gods or guardians from their ancestor's home land! You see facts become fiction over the years and a lot of collective memory of the community is lost. So even these people who came by boats, as accepted now, since the Alaska Berring Strait Bridge being the route is now questioned, these people completely got the concept of boats and ships wiped out of their collective consciousness. So very naively, these people welcomed the Spanish Fleets and made them hospitable, only to be taught a new lesson of the perils of treating the guest as God!. In India the same philosphy was taught, despite the same lessons learnt. Perhaps the world has become a lot wiser about the crookedness of the rest of the world!

What I gain out of this exercise? The same pleasure which Anu Garg gets and same service he is doing. But Anu is taking the main stream approach and very subtly showing some Sanskrit words, but more often the Latin and Greek roots, which is the common practice if you want to be accepted by the main stream. I am hoping they would be more tolerant towards me and see the value I am extending! So when I play this game of parsing the English words to Sanskrit-ized words, I would sometime repeat to refine my results. For more details on the game and the rules, please see my posting on the same words listed in the subject.

Anyway, the word "Arctic", comes from "Arc", which mean as a verb to show light, and which I mentioned in the previous posting. Noun can also be made as "Arca", which is the epithet for Sun in Sanskrit. Arca-tic or Arca-tik is like "Krit" becoming "Kar-tik", just note on the suffix part as there is a different rule going on when "ri" becomes "ar" in their "Guna" or 1st level promotion of the vowel sound. So what it means a region where Sun-shine-ness is present. As often I have seen in words, for some reasons, the words sometimes take just the opposite meanings, even in the same language, and many times when crossing from Sanskrit to English. I have many examples of this, which I use to make my kids remember the words from their English background! Remember how the same concepts of "Off/On" and "Right/Left" are opposite between English and Americans? So the north pole region, which is above the Tropic of Cancer, is where the Sun does not exist! What it means is that the imaginary projection or the shadow of the Sun does not cross over the Tropic of Cancer! So this makes sense.

Now Antarctica would be "Anta-Arctic", which would mean the end of sun-shine-ness, which is beyond Tropic of Capricorn.

As you can see, the knowledge of the ancients, gets diluted and lost, as time goes on and people move. So like the kids from 1st generation immigrant parents, would be loosing that linguistic and cultural in-heritage and intonational knowledge build into a culture. So the Proto Indo European (PIE), as they moved around, they lost this knowledge, and only the staunchest stickler of their ancestor's way of life and beliefs, stuck to that to best possible extent. This would be the clue to finding the origin of PIE people.

As some of you may have notice the English word, "Arc" should trace to this root. So the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn are nothing but "arcs", really!

Another thing, the latitude of these lines is 23.5 Degree North and South of Equator respectively, which is the same as the tilt of the Earth's North-Pole axis from the Celestial Sphere North South Pole! Do you see a connection?

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Sandhi Rules in English Spellings

So far, I have talked about the article "a" and "an" in English following the same rule in usage before constants and vowels, but with a difference, that instead of using "a" and "an" for an article of singularity, in Sanskrit it is used as a prefix to make an opposite of a noun and an adjective - both used as nominatives or subjectives. If the word begins with a constant, "a" is used, and if the word begins with a vowel, then "an" is used!

Here in this posting I will talk about 3 more rules in English, that have their roots in Sanskrit, besides the one mentioned before - all are my observations.

To make a word into a comparative in English, the suffix "er" is used, e.g., cheap-er, and to make a word into a superlative, the suffix "est" is used, e.g. cheap-est. Guess what, in Sanskrit, for comparatives, suffixes "tar", "iyas", "iyar" or "iyah" are used, and for superlatives, suffixes, "tam" and "iyast" are used. The sound of Sanskrit "i" sounds like "e" in English, and often in Sanskrit, "i" becomes "y" before some vowels, as part of some degradation of their grades. So one can see that "er" and "est" are nothing but the remanants of Sanskrit suffixes, which I guess would also be there in Ancient Greece, Latin and other Indo European branches. In one of the postings, I would comment on my thoughts, why Sanskrit, in my view is the oldest of all IE surviving languages.

Also, in English, to make an "action" noun into an "agent" noun, suffixes "ar", "er", "or" are used. In Sanskrit, the sound "ri" is used to make it into a general root, like from verb root "pa", to protect, one gets a participle "action" noun, as "pita" and "agent" noun as "pit-ri", which then is declined to become "pita", "pitah", "pitar", "pituh", "pitur", and so on. There is another rule, where the suffix "ri" becomes "ir" sometime. I am not going into all the cases for all numbers, but you get the idea, that "ar", "ir" and "ur" are what makes the English endings. There is a rule where "a" and "u" combined, will make an "o" sound, so one can see "ur" becoming "or" sound.

Now to make some word in English into an opposite, we would use "un", "in, "im", "ir", "il". People who noticed how the same vowel sounds get mixed up with neighbouring vowels, would realize "a" can become "e", "i" and also convoluted suppressed sound of "u"! Think people saying Ram, as Rim, Rem, and Rum. So the Sanskrit sound of "an" used as a suffix to make a negative, would then become "in", and "un", where sound "e" is nothing but "a" and "i" combined in euphonics. Now if a word begins with "m", "r", or "l", the "n" in "in" would become "m", "r" or "l" respectively. This accounts for the suffixes, "im", "ir" and "il" besides, the suffix "in" and "un". This rule is like one of the rules in Sanskrit Sandhi!