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15 years ago
Deep1
Things that make you go "hmmm..." Check out the link... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
The Indian historians are being conservative, having been ridiculed many times for making claims without "concrete" proof. The difference is that Archeology as a profession requires a "bottom-up" approach. Find the artifacts first, date them conclusively using carbon-dating or any other scientifically-accepted approach, and then place them in Time. As opposed to a "top-d
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
The establishment in India recently underwent the shock of the Aryan Invasion Theory being disproved. The history of India written by the British said that the Aryans were a race with high philosophy that invaded India from the north around 1500 BC, settled and brought culture and philosophy to the land - all the major Hindu scriptures were written by them. In the last 20 years, the theory has be
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Ludovit, Here are a couple of links, but you can find many more if you google "Dwaraka Undersea". and Happy readings... from what I understand, the establishment is afraid of the new findings... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
I have long thought that the timeline taught in prehistory is bogus. The other underlying, almost "cultural" assumption is that somehow we have become much more intelligent as a species in the last thousand years, and the ancients were "dumber" in many ways, when every myth and legend we have lauds the ingenuity and the morality of the ancients. Evolution is often used as an
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Thanks for the link, Martin. Very informative. While I think it would be quite a leap of faith to place the Mahabharata that early (before 8000 BC, at the end of the ice age) it would not surprise me if the date was before the art of "stitching" had made its way to India. Thus I would not rule out several thousand years before CE. It is also folk-knowledge in India that the Mahabharata
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Thanks for the link! Good stuff - helped me a lot... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Actually, the epic does mention battles where the "gods" were involved, and entire "air-wars" with vehicles that were airborne. I do not recall any chapters about anything specifically extraterrestial. My interpretation of these events were of a more shamanic nature (similar to the flying visions and shaman-battles relayed by Carlos Castaneda) where the battles were held in a
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
While the Mahabharata is quite explicit about clothes to be worn on various occasions, it is also quite apparant that it speaks solely about long pieces of cloth wrapped around the body - like the saree and the dhoti. This leads me to guess that it was written before the writers knew about sewing, or the stitching of clothes. Can anyone tell me where sewing started, or a brief history of stitchi
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Personally, I think the head was originally that of a Lion. It makes too much sense - an eternal statue of the lion staring at its own image, the constellation of Leo, as the sun rose in front of his own "house" on the spring equinox, in the "Age of Leo", when, I believe it was built. I also think that it was intentionally built in a "pit" that would ensure it woul
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
I do not understand why some pottery dated to 40K years plus would cause the kind of conclusion you warrant. Just because the pottery discovered does not prove a civilization, you say, proves the civilization did not exist. "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" - Don Rumsfeld. I cannot subscribe to that logic - one that moulds facts to fit your beliefs... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
My personal opinion is a little unorthodox. I think that the markings regarding Khufu were made by a primitive contraption on the wall no human could reach. Every other physical and symbolic piece of evidence points the other way. As Sherlock Holmes (or Arthur Conan Doyle) said, the simplest explanation is usually the truth. Imagine the mindset of a person in the early 20th century to paint on
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Again, I don't buy it. You "know" because you have read. You "know" because of the distinction between "knowing" and "believing". You "know" because people you know "know" and told you so. Sounds like a second-grade teacher teaching Yoga to me. You have never been there, and think you should never have to go, because you "know&quo
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
You're right - I disagree and let us drop the subject - because I cannot understand how you are so convinced that you are right, and hundreds of thousands of others must be wrong because they have a different belief-structure, or life-experiences. To me, it is no different than the catholic church, insisting that their way is the only way, and all others are wrong and will go to hell. The Sadhus
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
I am still waiting, David. It seems like you have found the time to answer other posts, but not this one... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
" Cults spring up like weeds in India... Religions and their rituals are remnants of inner teachings long forgotten, their priests have no spiritual strength resembling the founder's, and what religions are today is a dead end. Something to do while waiting for an incarnation where one will meet a real mystic, with real power to liberate." How much do you know about India, David? How
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Since you are on the subject, here's more about why 9 (and 108) are significant: "One of the arithmetical properties of 108 is dependent on the choice of counting system. In the near-universally used decimal counting system, the quantity 108 is expressed as “108”, meaning “1 hundred, 0 tens, 8 units”. In other counting systems, it would look different, e.g. in a duodecimal (12-based) syst
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
That, is fascinating. Do you have any more info? Links? Images? Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Thanks Deb! This is the kind of stuff I wanted to bring to the attention of the world body - Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
My father knows Rabindranath's grandson quite well. I have also read most of Tagore's works, in the original Bengali. What he wrote was "A tear on the cheek of Time" not "Eternity". The difference is subtle, because he was referring to the injustice, not the romance... (Tagore was commissioned to write a song to welcome George V to India. So he wrote "Jana Gana Mana"
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
I am not religious, for the record. But when I run into an anomaly like this, I follow it till I reach a conclusion, personal or public. Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
True, this looks Islamic. But my point stands. The surface carvings do not explain the architecture, much less the complex... of over 400 rooms. Would a tomb need that, or a pleasure-garden? Or would a palace? "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan..." Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Lee, You seem very sure about your sentiments based on the murals and architecture. To be honest, Hindu revisionist crap is what I assumed, until I read the evidence and checked it. May I point out that the Taj architecture was built in the Hindu layout of temples, strictly according to Vastu Shastra as pointed out and quoted below: "Well known Western authorities on architechture like E.
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Hello All, When I first ran into this website yesterday, the idea made me laugh. However, after reading it and ignoring the partisan and religious tone of the text, I believe it raises some very interesting questions that need to be answered. The evidence, or lack of it, regarding Shah Jahan building the Taj is disturbing, since that period in Indian history is characterized by scrupulous record
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Hello All, Lately, I have been following the project by Discovery Channel to map human migrations by tracking DNA: However, the nagging question that bothers me is that while we may be able to map how people migrated in prehistory, is that proof that culture and knowledge travelled the same path? While a brief and massive conquest by Spain changed Central/South American DNA forever, and chan
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Beautiful! I love the way you put it... Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Hello Graham, I had an experience many years ago that I can remember clearly, but am unable to explain. I hope you might have a theory that can help me grasp it. I was in India, in Hardwar (the source of the the Ganga, supposedly), absolutely heartbroken because the woman I loved completely had left me. I was sitting on the mudbank, staring at the river, when an old Indian woman with blindingly
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Good work, Kat. That is precisely the spirit we should look at all new claims. Trust, but verify. Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Hello, Leadfingers, Ignore the meanies. You raise a good question. I think we are in the phase that we try to prop evidence to support our thories, instead of studying our evidence to create them... Good Luck! Deep
Forum: Mysteries
15 years ago
Deep1
Hi Kat, I would love to hear what they say about the list. When I hear such similarities (I will admit) my reaction is rather emotional - I imagine our ancestors talking, sitting on the beach among fishing nets and boats, one animated face studying the other's hands as he demonstrates the art, the technique, because language is not an option. And when language similarities happen, I get excited
Forum: Mysteries
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