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Origins Of A World Mythology

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Origins Of A World Mytholog

Daniel F. Salas

This is a research work on the early history of India and Mesopotamia. How the archaeological history compares to the religious history of a polytheistic Mesopotamian civilization that mirrors the myths of a polytheistic Hindu history and how both have their origins in Jainism. In Hindu mythology, Shraddhadeva Manu or Manuśraddhādeva is the current Manu and the progenitor of the current humanity (manvantara).

The mythology behind Manu the survivor of a mythical flood is one of the earliest mentions of Ikshu (sugarcane) and from it a line of kings and the largest issue of a schism between Hinduism and Jainism. The Jain account of the first Ikshu was Tirthankara Rishabhanatha (Adinatha), father of Bharata the latter name of India. The myth travels to Mesopotamia from India at that time the event of Ikshu is already mythologized, as Manu was said to have three sons before the flood – Charma, Sharma, and Yapeti, and Noah had three sons – Ham, Shem, and Japheth ( Genesis 5:32).

The consequences of Manu/Noah coming from India makes the Indus Valley the first great Indo-European nation. The concept of the Indo-European is one of Archaeology's oldest and most strife-ridden mysteries. The debate over the location of the original source (Homeland or Proto Indo-Europeans) is 200 years old. In 1786, English scholar Sir William Jones realized that Latin and Greek shared a common origin with the Sanskrit language. The ancient language of Vedic Sanskrit is the earliest part of an evolution of India's religious texts. For many years after Sir William Jones's discovery, scholars came to the consensus that the origins of this newfound language group was Indic or Sanskrit, based upon Sanskrit's archaic structure. Today the theories are too numerous to be mentioned for the homeland. Since Sir William Jones's findings of; Latin (Italy), Greek (Greece) and Sanskrit (India) being linked, linguists have added most of the languages of Europe and those directly west of India; Pakistan and Iran.

“ The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists.” Sir William Jones, Third Anniversary Discourse delivered 2 February 1786. Pakistan and a small part of India is the location of the archaeological ruins of the Indus Valley civilization. These same ruins were known about and written about in the Veda ( the Vedic Age), wherein the Veda it mentions being written down in Pakistan (Called Sindhu) on the seven rivers (upper Indus valley) of the Indus.

Roman historian Tacitus reports, in AD 70, the name Manus to be the name of the traditional ancestor of the Germanic people and the origins of the English word for man and mankind, English is a Ger-manic language. The German and Indic progenitor or Manas had a profound effect on the religion of the Proto-Indo-European , this can be found in the word Man and Mankind to the word for Mind or thinking, from the root *man- ( Sanskrit / Avestan manu- , Slavic mǫ ž "man, male"). The Sanskrit word Manu thinking, wise, intelligent VS. S3Br. ; m. `` the thinking creature "' , man, mankind RV. VS. AitBr. TA1r. (also as opp. to evil spirits RV. i , 130 , 8 ; viii , 98 , 6 &c. The Sanskrit word Man; to think, believe, imagine, suppose, conjecture RV. and word Mana ( %{man}) opinion , notion , conception , idea Tattvas. (cf. %{Atma-m-}).

The word manaHparyAya (with Jainas) `` the state of mental perception which precedes the attainment of perfect knowledge "' N. of the last stage but one in the perception of truth. The Sanskrit word Manana thoughtful, careful RV.; n. thinking, reflection, meditation, thought, intelligence, understanding (esp. intrinsic knowledge or science, as one of the faculties connected with the senses RV. The words Man and mankind relate to the Proto-Indo-European word for Mind; Middle English minde , m ünde , ȝ emünde , from Old English mynd , ġemynd (“memory, remembrance; memorial, record; act of commemoration; thought, purpose; consciousness, mind, intellect”), from Proto-Germanic *mundiz , *gamundiz (“memory, remembrance”), from Proto-Indo-European *méntis (“thought”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”). Cognate with Old High German gimunt (“mind, memory”), Danish minde (“memory”), Icelandic minni (“memory, recall, recollection”), Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 ( munds , “memory, mind”), Latin mēns (“mind, reason”), Sanskrit मनस ्( mánas ), Ancient Greek μένος ( ménos ), Albanian mënd (“mind, reason”). Related to Old English myntan (“to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve”).

Dravidian speakers form the majority of the population of South India and are natively found in India , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Bangladesh , the Maldives and Sri Lanka . The Dravidian wordManu” the fourteen successive mythical progenitors and sovereigns of the earth. Thus the word “man” became the earth, the world and “man” the principle of intellect; the manifest primordial cause of the material world; human being; great person or being and “manacam” that which pertains to the mind, thought, attention. The first step towards this loss of knowledge in western history

happened in May 330 B.C., a little over a month before Alexander the Great went after the escaped, last, Great King of the Achaemenid Persians (Darius III), he burned the king's palaces at Persepolis for reasons we will never know for sure. Especially since Alexander later regretted it, scholars and others have puzzled over what motivated such vandalism. The reasons suggested generally boil down to intoxication, policy, or revenge. Here is another possible reason; Alexander prided himself on his intellectual prowess, with scholarly masters as his teachers why did he burn down that library? After the taking of Persepolis Greek scholars who would have been very interested to go through the library of Persepolis that legend has it

contained the complete history of three prior empires. I want to point out Alexander had those scholars with him. When Alexander gets word of their finding that Greek origins are East he gets drunk, burns down the library and plans an attack on India. This was not a part of the original plan so he has to convince his men of the importance of this new mission. What those Greek scholars found Berossus reports the same that the Indo-European presence in Mesopotamia came in the attack on Naram-sin, Using ancient Babylonian records and texts that are lost to us, Berossus published the Babyloniaca (hereafter, History of Babylonia) in three books sometime around 290-278 BC.

The Greeks encountered the gymnosophists "naked philosophers" in the third century BCE at the town of ancient Taxila in Ancient India, which was an ancient center of Indian learning. The naked saints, whom Alexander met, are sometimes considered to be Digambara Jain monks, who practice nudity. Gymnosophists ancient Indian philosophers who pursued asceticism to the point of regarding food and clothing as detrimental to purity of thought. They were noted to have been vegetarian by several Greek authors.

For the polity of the Indians being distributed into many parts, there is one tribe among them of men divinely wise, whom the Greeks are accustomed to call Gymnosophists. But of these there are two sects, over one of which the Bramins preside, but over the other the Samanaeans . Śramaṇa (Sanskrit: