Science and Tamil – Part 1

One of the main reasons I believe as to why our wisdom has degraded so much in the last century is our ignorance and reluctance to learn our rich language. Our language offers richness not just in literary sense but is supremely scientific too. I am going to touch upon just 3 to 4 aspects of it which I knew and understand at a fundamental level and request you to learn your mother tongue well.

Vigyan / Vigyanam (விண் ஞானம்) means Science:

But most importantly I wanted to take the word called Science as meant in Tamil and Sanskrit. A word always can be broken down to its dhatus for its exact meaning in Tamil and Sanskrit. Some examples below:

Science in Tamil is Vigyanam and in Sanskrit is Vigyan. This is split as Vin and Gnanam / Gyan. Vin means space and Gyan means knowledge. Hence according to Indian system science means it is the nature / knowledge of the space. This has very deep significance since modern science has not agreed the existence of space for a long time and their gross and materialistic approach prevented them from seeing the most subtle component and its nature. We were masters of it ages back.

Universe is called as Brahmanda in Sanskrit. Brahma + Anda which literally means a big egg. This means we knew that the galaxy is elliptical in shape ages back and it required hubble in 1950 to tell us that.

Bhoogol means Earth (Study of) / Geography – This Splits as Bhoo +Gol. Bhoo means Earth Gol means round. We did not throw stones at a scientist as late as 17th century when he said that earth is round and not flat. We would have laughed our heart out and ignored him.

Be it the age of the universe, all of the astronomical measurements, health, spirituality etc, many of us need a proof in modern science to tell us that what we knew was right and they have certified it. When we decide to come out of this mentality then the process of reclaiming our rich heritage shall start.

Origin of Universe and linkage with Tamil:

The initial evolutionary process for the universe consisted of 5 stages states Aintiram. You can imagine that these are the movements of particles during the Big bang. They are அமிழ்தல், இமிழ்தல், குமிழ்தல், உமிழ்தல், தமிழ்தல்.

  • Amizhdal (Withdrawal)
  • Imizhdal (Overflowing)
  • Kumizhdal (clustering round in an order)
  • Umizhdal (Emitting)
  • Tamizhdal (resulting into a well defined form)

These are the first stages from the Big bang till a well defined shape is formed. Now the last level is called Tamizhdal which results in a well defined form. This state has emanated from the Pranava and not been created by some one. Hence a language as rich with the sweetness of inherent order, originating from the luminosity of the original particle is called Tamil. Tamil is word based on the final resultant state called Tamizhdal (தமிழ்தல்).

Source: Time = Space by Raguram Gopalan, http://ragsgopalan.blogspot.com

Fabric of the Universe…

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By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Hope you have learned a lot on Vastu Science & Vaastu Technology and more than that about life, creation and manifestation from the Source through the book “Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science” by Jessie J. Mercay. It reveals and illuminates the mechanisms of creation from intangible Absolute Space through the weaving of the fabric of creation to the emergence of the material world.

Once again my sincere thanks to Dr. Jessie J. Mercay for allowing me to share this divine wisdom with all. It will be my final post from this book which is also an excellent summary of what we have learned through these days…

The word Brahman as used in this text is both scientific and spiritual. It is an ancient name for the Quantum field – the source of all life.

This book answers our fundamental questions about that source of life. How does unmanifest, potential energy become manifest, material form? How do the buildings we live and work in influence our emotional & physical health and spiritual & material prosperity?

“It is the Inner space that becomes the Primal source and source of creation. It becomes the conscious form. It is the creative urge; it is consciousness itself; it reveals the creative way and process; it illuminates, shedding light everywhere; it effects the completion and fulfillment. Observe the fundamental order of inner space.” (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Who Created God, p 35­36, quoting Brahmarishi Mayan)

The fundamental crux of Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology is that Mayan, an ancient architect and Rishi perceived that there is one force, one fundamental First Principle from which all life emerges, and in which all life resides and ultimately returns to its Primal state of pure energy. He named this principle Brahmam. He saw that Brahmam, (Absolute Space, Consciousness, Potential Energy) by its own initiative, goes through a specific process to transform and manifest itself as the material world and its objects, Kinetic Energy. Mayan perceived that process was accomplished through a mathematical order and that order could be replicated by humans to unfold specific qualities of Brahmam that would vibrate in a form that brought health, happiness and spiritual bliss to those who partook in that form. That form could be dance, poetry, music, sculpture, or architecture. Not shown but implied is the 8×8 grid behind the octagon and circle. Octagon and circle are simply transformations of the 8×8 grid.

absolute to brahmam

Unmanifest Absolute Space – Consciousness – Brahmam transforms itself into manifest Consciousness – Brahmam in forms such as trees, rocks, people etc.

Science Religion

These three “gunas” or qualities are examples of the intermediary forms of Brahmam as it transforms itself from unmanifest to manifest. They are both forms and frequencies aroused within consciousness as it moves within itself to contain itself in material form. (These forms of Brahmam or First Principle are discussed in-depth in The Science of Mamuni Mayan’s Vaastu Temple Architecture: Savoring Your Own Beauty, by Dr. Jessie Mercay)

The universal laws and building codes of authentic Vaastu Shastra (Mayonic Science) reveal, in profound detail, how to create built space using the precise mathematical formulas, inherent in all creative activities, which take place in nature. A Vaastu structure is a vibrant, self-contained living organism, which serves to enhance positive qualities of life for its inhabitants. Through many readings and deep study, if you choose this path of Mayonic Science and Technology, you will ultimately learn that health, wellbeing and spiritual bliss can be found right at your own.

Ending with the Mayan’s quote in Surya Siddhanta…                                        “Salutations to Brahman, who is beyond speech and thought, who is with manifest form, who is free from attributes, who is the very nature of qualities, who is manifest as the basic support of all the worlds.”

AUM

Reference

Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

The Big Thaw and the dispersion of humanity – 2

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By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The map to given below is a close up of what Kumari Continent might have looked like before the global warming. The grey lines are what is now the shoreline of Indonesia, Philippines and the countries that currently exist as island continents and the Asian continent and countries in the ocean. It is estimated that this landmass that united what is today Western Indonesia and the Philippines with mainland South East Asia, China, and Australia was over 1.7 million square kilometers in size.

Kumari Kandam

This enormous land mass had a large inland fresh water sea and apparently several smaller ones that might have supported a human population of millions. Kumaria was a 16 continent that existed for well over 30,000 years. This fact is substantiated by the changes in the ocean depths that remained low during that time – which, since then has risen 400 feet. The big thaw and the rapidly rising sea levels reduced Kumaria from 1.7 million square kilometers to less than 1 million square kilometers and increased coastlines more than threefold. The interior of Kumaria and the coastal areas where the heaviest concentrations of human population were located simply vanished beneath the sea. Traces of these ancient civilizations are being found off the coast of India, Japan, and other areas around the world.

The idea that there was an advanced ice age civilization is well founded. One clear example of such a civilization existed in the period of 35,000 to 12,000 years ago is found in Fukui Cave of Northern Kyushu Island, the south-western island of Japan, in the form of Jomon pottery containers. These (according to have been dated as slightly later than 12,750 +/- 500 years old, and therefore coinciding with the end of the advancing ice sheets and the increased global warming about 11,600 years ago (Joseph B. Lambert, Traces of the Past, 1997). The Jomon pottery most likely was taken to Fukui Cave of Kyushu by Jomon people of the ice age civilization when they fled the flooding of the surrounding lowlands during the worldwide deluge caused by
melting icecaps and related monsoons around 11,600 – 12,000 years ago.

These pottery containers were closed containers in which vegetables and fish could be steamed. This concept of steaming food is a relatively advanced concept as are the pottery containers.

Many stories of a lost continent and a lost civilization can be found in the folklore and writings of the ancient people. In Timaeus and Critias, Plato wrote the story of Atlantis a lost civilization that sank beneath the oceans. Ancient legends around the world tell of a great flood that swept the world thousands of years ago. Modern science has shown through the analysis of the earth’s ice caps and ocean levels that the earth experienced a great flood of cataclysmic proportions during 11,000 – 10,000 BC.

Current archaeological theories state that before 10,000 BC no early human civilizations developed agriculture or built great empires. Modern archaeology further states that during the Paleolithic age humans were hunters and gathers that lived a subsistence level comparable to the Neanderthal man.

Ancient literature of Tamil Nadu states differently. Contrary to general thought, according to these texts, a highly developed civilization existed during the ice age periods in the equatorial belt on Kumari Continent and in other places around the globe. The existence of music and musical instruments is a sign of a somewhat advanced culture. In China, the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Henan Province, Zhengzhou, Henan, China holds a number of ancient flutes carbon dated to be over 9000 years old. These flutes are tuned very closely to modern pitch and have been exactly replicated to playable instruments.

Ancient Flutes

In the Indus Valley numerous sophisticated carpenters tools were found as well as advanced indoor water systems and architectural forms. These date as far back as 9000 B.C. The civilizations of that day were not as primitive in some parts of the world as previously thought. As mentioned earlier, ancient Tamil texts say that there was a great migration from Kumari Continent far and wide around the globe between 10000 and 11000 B.C. due to its being engulfed by the rising oceans. Certainly the sophistication of that society provided the means for such a mass migration. One of the individuals who migrated to the Indian mainland was an enlightened sage named Brahmarishi Mayan. It is this Rishi who cognized the Science and Art that is the subject of this book.

Reference

Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Lord Dakshinamurthy and Four Kumaras

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Sanaka, Sananda, Sanathana and Sanatkumara, also called as ‘Kumaras’, were born from the mind of Lord Brahma. When Brahma ordered them to procreate, they rejected the orders of Brahma. They were very dispassionate and not interested in material things. They began to think about the reason for existence of something called “Creation”, and also the reason for their very own existence. Several questions sprang from their minds but there was none competent enough to answer their questions. They wandered for about one hundred years. The young Kumaras began to look old with grey hair as their quest for Truth intensified during the period.

The almighty and all merciful Lord Shiva who is the indweller of all beings decided to enlighten four Kumaras. He himself appeared as a sixteen year old youth under the Banyan tree. When the four elderly Sanakadi rishis first beheld the sixteen-year-old Sri Dakshinamurty sitting under the banyan tree, they were at once attracted by Him, and understood that He was the real Guru.

Dakshinamurthy

They approached Him, did three pradakshinas(circumambulation) around Him, prostrated before Him, sat at His Feet and began to ask shrewd and pertinent questions about the nature of reality and the means of attaining it. Because of the great compassion and fatherly love (vatsalya) which He felt for His aged disciples, the young Sri Dakshinamurty was overjoyed to see their earnestness, wisdom and maturity, and gave apt replies to each of their questions.

But as He answered each consecutive question, further doubts arose in their minds and they asked further questions. Thus they continued to question Sri Dakshinamurty for a whole year, and He continued to clear their doubts through His compassionate answers.

Finally, however, Sri Dakshinamurti understood that if He continued answering their questions, more doubts would arise in their minds and their ignorance (ajnana)would never end.

Therefore, suppressing even the feeling of compassion and fatherly love which was welling up within Him,He merged Himself into the Supreme Silence. Because of their great maturity (which had ripened to perfection through their year-long association with the Sadguru), as soon as Sri Dakshinamurti assumed Silence, they too automatically merged into Supreme Silence, the true state of the Self.”

By the grace of Lord Dakshinamurthy, the indweller of all, Kumaras have become free from all kinds of doubts. They have become Jnanis(enlightened). They realised that they are ‘Atman’ (‘Self’) alone. Having realized Atman(Shiva) the Kumaras freed themselves from all fetters. They said :

Om nama pranavarthaya,
Suddha jnanaika moorthaye nama,
Nirmalaya prasanthaya,
Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

Gurave sara lokaanam,
Bishaje bhava roginaam,
Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam,
Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

“Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy, Who is the meaning of the pranava, “om”, Who is the personification of unalloyed wisdom(Jnana), Who is always Pure And who is the epitome of peace. Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy, Who is the teacher of the entire world, Who is the doctor to those afflicted by the disease of birth and death, And who is the treasure house of all knowledge.”

Pranava Veda – Source?

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By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Earlier it saw mentioned that Pranava Veda as a lost science. The Pranava Veda, the foundation for the scientific background of this body of knowledge, was lost for hundreds maybe thousands of years. There is an amazing story about its rediscovery that will shed light on the privilege it is to learn about Mayan and the Pranava Veda.

The Discovery

In a small village in rural Tamil Nadu, India, there lived a scholar and poet by name Veerabathiranar, also known as Kaurmari Dasar. Veerabathiranar was a savant and had a divine gift of perfectly memorizing thousands of verses of ancient texts. The works of Mayan were among the texts he memorized in his younger years.

Veerabathiranar had a special interest in astrology and sought out ancient palm leaf texts at the famed Saraswati Mahal Library in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India. The Saraswathi Mahal Library contains rare and valuable collections of palm leaf manuscripts on all aspects of art, culture and literature and medical prescription of ancient Ayurveda scholars including patient case studies and interviews in the manuscripts classified under the Dhanvantari section. These manuscripts have been collected for hundreds of years – some of the knowledge is thousands of years old.

In his search for the most ancient texts on astrology, Veerabathiranar found a large cache of very ancient palm leaf texts. He read portions of them and then continued to look for astrology texts. Something inside drew him back to the old cache of texts he found. He kept reading them again and again for four years. He soon came to realize that these texts were of great import. He realized that the legendary great sage and architect named Mamuni Mayan wrote them.

Over time, Veerabathiranar became so entranced by Mayans’ writing that he began to memorize thousands and thousands of verses. He returned on a regular basis to study and memorize what was called the Pranava Veda.

One day many years later Veerabathiranar went back to the library to view the text once again. He discovered that the source texts were missing. They were stolen, sold, or lost in a fire. It was unclear about what actually happened to them. He came to understand that he was the only source available for the preservation of this profound knowledge. He then sought out Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati whom he knew had a great interest in the works of Mamuni Mayan because of Sthapati’s ancient family lineage as a Mayonic architect.

As Dr. Sthapati listened to Veerabathiranar chant the ancient texts he was mesmerized. He soon became overwhelmed with the importance of these scriptures. He realized that this knowledge being transmitted in front of him was the foundation of his own Vaastu lineage and the authentic entire lineage of Sthapatya Veda.

While Mayan was thought of as a mythical being from legends in many parts of India, in the southern region of Tamil Nadu, where he first lived after the great deluge, he was respected as a real human and authentic progenitor of Pranava Veda – the ultimate source of Vaastu Shastras, Agamas, and much of Indian culture. There even exist today places where he was known to have built shrines. His teachings were passed down to his twelve disciples and spread throughout India and to many places in the rest of the world.

Dr. Sthapati’s lineage was part of the tradition begun by Mayan. Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati took great effort in recording, in writing, the fifty – thousand verses of the Pranava Veda that Veerabathiranar recited to him. The Pranava Veda is one of the oldest Tamil Works available today. It is presented as the source of Vedas by Veda Vyasa himself (compiler of the Vedas). This scripture deals with the basic principles of Light, Sound, Space, Time and Self (individual and Universal soul). The Pranava Veda is said to be a detailed commentary on Mayan’s seminal work The Aintiram that is currently a published text.

Dr. S. P. Sabharathnam, a Vastu and Agama scholar and translator of Mayan’s works and many other ancient texts says this about Pranava Veda:

The working pattern of the basic two aspects of Pranava (OM) – OM light and Om sound is the core subject of this work. The nature of Primal Light is analyzed in terms of visible rays, invisible rays, sparks and flames, which are constantly working. In inner cosmos and outer cosmos, (inner cosmos is within every Human body) the nature of Primal Sound is analyzed in terms of audible and inaudible sounds which go hand in hand with the Luminous rays and sparks. The Pranava Veda establishes the truth that there is the basic source of Primal Light, which emits trillions and trillions of luminous beams, which are classified into three – solar, lunar, and fiery. All the visible luminous bodies moving in the near and distant heavens derive their energy only from this Basic Source of Primal Light… The Pranava Veda speaks elaborately on the 64 square grid, micro-abode, five-fold manifestation, five cosmic elements, the positive, negative and neutral interaction between the five cosmic elements and above all the unfailing total identity and correspondence between the inner cosmos (human body) and the outer cosmos.

Some of the worthy declarations made in this Veda are:

  • Who is there in this world who has perfectly realized the greatness and efficacy of the human body? 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could gain the essential knowledge of the Eternal Existence and of the ever-pure Space of Consciousness. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could gain the beatific intuition and everlasting Bliss. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could co-ordinate the basic functions of light, sound, space and time. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could attain the knowledge of Cosmic totality within himself and elevate Himself to the extreme spiritual heights.

The Pranava Veda, which is replete with basic principles and concepts of the ever – expanding universe and the visible and invisible cosmic structures, is sure to benefit the reader in great measure.

Reference

Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Vaastu Veda – Link to The Ancient Past 2

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Veda Vyasa in his Bhagvatam mentions the Pranava Veda:

Vyasa on Pranava Veda

This is paraphrased as: In the ancient past there existed only one Veda and it was called the Pranava Veda.

During the time of the Pranava Veda, India was united as one great country whose borders spanned to Persia, Afghanistan, Nepal and into Cambodia and the Far East. There was no caste or division by religion or color. This Unity also reached to Kumari Continent that once existed in the South Ocean below India but was deluged by water from the melting icecaps (circa 10,000 BC). This fact has been revealed in the Bhagavatam, Sankalpa, Saivagama, and other sources.

The literature that supports the body of knowledge in the Vishwakarma tradition is vast. In India, there were more than 70 Shastras held by the Shilpis. In addition there are over fifteen Shastras written by the ancient Rishi Mayan who was the progenitor of this entire body of knowledge including the previously mentioned Pranava Veda, Aintiram, Suryasidhantam and Mayamatam.

The technical material found in this vast body of literature can also be found in epics, puranas, and throughout the body of literature called the Vedas. References to the scientific, technical and spiritual aspects of this knowledge can be found throughout the Vedas. Once the foundational knowledge from the Pranava Veda and Aintiram is understood then the normally difficult – to – understand Rig (Rik) Veda becomes well understood and profoundly significant.

Chapter 17 in Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapatis’ text, Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda discusses the Upanishads that are left out of the usual list of Upanishads. Apart from the 108 Upanishads, there are non-listed ones that reveal the most basic and subtle principles of cosmic science and cosmic structure, principles not revealed in other Upanishads.

Shilpa Vidya Rahasyopanishad (one of the non-listed Upanishads) brings out the potency of the cosmic science known as Shilpa. Vaastu Sutropanishad refers to the metaphysical question of the origin of form and its importance for the attainment of spiritual realization or “moksha.” This Upanishad throws light on the basic conceptions and practice underlying sacred art.

These Upanishads, if studied and understood, provide a deepened understanding of the other Vedas. According to Dr. S. P. Sabharathnam the Vedas are to be studied and properly understood by those whose minds have first been illumined and perfected by the systematic study of Agamas and Vaastu scriptures.

He mentions that while an Agamic or Vastu Scholar could easily understand that the first Mantra of the Rig Veda speaks of the 5 concentric belts of cosmic structure, no existing commentaries and translations of the Rig Veda offer any reference to the implication of the 5 belts of cosmic structure (as described in this text). This knowledge is revitalized through the Grace of God by the efforts of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati. He is our root – our moolam.

Reference

Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.