Let us become nobler

Sanskrit word 'Arya' or 'Aryam' stands for nobility. Let us implore everyone to become noble, the Arya or Aryam. Christians, Muslims, Hindus or Jews, communists or capitalists, rich or poor, clever or dumb, weak, meek or bully. Uncomfortable perhaps are they with other, threatening peace. Ray of hope for the world is ‘include-all’ ideas of ancient Indian wisdom popularly known as Hinduism. Only they knew how to celebrate individuality of each person. Aryas respect ideas of others, respect way of worship of others, help others and become a noble citizen of this wide and varied world. Idea behind this blog is to bring out those ideas and help each of us become better than what we are. 'N' in the 'Aryan', by the way, was a mistake made by colonial 'experts' who wanted to underplay and undermine the culture and religion of those who they clandestinely enslaved.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Underworld", a book by Graham Hancock, in search of Origins of Civilization

Underworld a book by Graham Hancock

One of the most outstanding work in the field of Marine Archeology and Archeological detective work! It is mind boggling how blinkered the main-stream archeologists are who do not want to so much as even look at the possibility of ancient civilization. What is it that bites them? Hancock poor fellow can not answer that question but can only frustrate himself with deaf-dumb-blind establishment. But he has shown remarkable resilience and certainly established authenticity of his approach, look at the under water ruins, sensibly date them and be sure to find many of them to be older than 5000 years, some may go up to or beyond 10,000 years. Civilization existed on the earth much earlier than what mainstream historians are telling us.

This is a big book. It took me more than two months to finish reading it. But it was not surprisig, his earlier book “fingerprints of God too took that much time to me. But then, I had to exactly understand the precessional orbits and Cartography and Glen Milne’s inundation maps.

End, what I thought would come out as Jubilation and recognition of the author, ended in his complete negation and disregard, even by Indian Oceanography (NIOC) people. It was heart breaking.

Book is a must read for all of those who is under mistaken belief that what we have learned in History is gospel truth. Far from it, believe you me.
Graham Hancock is from Scotland and his wife, Santha Fiia, ethnic India from Tamilnadu. Both learned to dive in order to embark upon the risky research work.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Book "Meaning of Meaning" Revisted today after a period of may be 45 years

Book, 'Meaning of Meaning' by I A Richard and CK Ogden was revisted today after a period of may be 40 years. I Still loved it. The opening line is a quote, belive it or not but from utterigs of an African tribe ('educated' and 'modern and civilzed' people tend to think of them as 'uncultured' or at best, simpletons) known as Bubis on an island known as Bioko. In the book it is stated as 'Fernando Po' (Old name).

"Let's get nearer to the fire, so that we can see what we are saying". (meaning let me see your face when you are speaking). I have adopted a simple formula, as much as possible, meet and decide on things rather than telephonc or email. This has helped me. I loved the quote as it says my own mind very eloquently.

"The Bubis on Fernando Po" (Los Bubis en Fernando Poo) was published in Spanish in 1942 and contains articles of Father Aymemí wrote for the colonial magazine "Spanish Guinea." (Father Aymemí was a member of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and this book was published through his order and the Spanish colonial government on Fernando Po.)

But my blog was not on Bubis but on Meaning of Meaning. I fondly recall my younger days, perhaps, more than 45 years ago? when it was Gaurishanker Bhai Rawal, (Saroj Ben's father-in Law, Father of Bhanu Bhai) who gave me the book to read. It was nicely covered in a brown paper with name of the book written in neat blue pen. I hope, the book still survives, somewhere with Bhanu Bhai.