Written by London Swaminathan


Date:15 October 2017


Time uploaded in London-16-26



Post No. 4304

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Adi Shankara, one of the great philosophers, says that gods (Devas) left the earth after becoming fed up with the demands of the human beings. They lost their character and made too many demands and so the Devas vacated the earth, says Shankara.


In the Taiitiriya Brahmana we read that “ the gods obtained their divine rank by austerity” (12-3-1)

In the Satapata Brahmana (3-2-6-26) we read that Gods left human beings on earth and went away:

“Both gods and men and fathers drink together. This is their symposium. Formerly they drank together visibly; now they do so unseen”.

Gods and men, together, were both originally components of this world. Whatever men had not, they asked from the gods, saying,

We have not This; let us have it. From the dislike of this solicitation, the gods disappeared saying, each of them,

‘Let me not hurt them, let me not be hateful’- Satapata Br.2-3-4-4



“ The gods know the intentions of a man. They are aware that he contemplates the performance of this rite, and will make his offering in the morning; and consequently, they all come to his house and abide there. The gods know the mind of man”.

–Satapata Br. 2-1-1-7


“The gods are secreted from men and secret also is what is enclosed on every side; this is why they enclose it on every side. Not every one may enter it, but only a Brahmin, a Kshatria or a Vaisya, for these are able to sacrifice. Let him not commune with everyone; for he who is consecrated draws nigh to the gods, and becomes one of the deities. Now the gods do not commune with everyone, but only with a Brahmin, a Rajanya (kshatria) or a Vaisya (businessman), for these are able to sacrifice. An intermediary is necessary to talk with a Sudra—Sata. Br. 3-1-1-8/10


“He who sacrifices, doubtless sacrifices with a desire that he also may also obtain a place in the world of the gods. That sacrifice of his then goes forth towards the world of the gods”- 1-9-3-12


Half baked, jaundice eyed, biased and stupid foreigners tried to find fault with every Vedic mantra. Those idiots were so cunning that they wanted to create confusion and doubts in the minds of Hindus and destroy Hinduism. Every religious scripture has lot of controversial, absurd and idiotic sayings ( if you look at it with coloured glasses and biased mind) and these white skinned scholars and their  friends– Marxist stooges– never touched any religious book in the world except Hindu scriptures; they never criticised anything in those books; this shows their motives. This shows their true colours. They were paid coolies!


One must be careful when one reads the English translations of the Vedas or Brahmanas by those biased minds. Some key words are translated according to their whims and fancies. If you read the 41 interpretations of ASURA by 41 idiots you will understand how stupid they were. If you read the book Minor Vedic Deities by Joshi, you will know how they differ in their interpretation; he beautifully summarises in the very first paragraph who said what. It is like the 53  different interpretations of Indus Valley script!!!!


Above all these things Vedic seers say they love mystic language. If you take the literal meaning you will laugh at them. And they will have the last laugh!

“The gods love the mystic” is a phrase that occurs in several places in the Rig Veda, the oldest book in the world and most of the Brahmanas.


Here is one example:

Bhaga, Pushan are minor Vedic deities.

Pushan lost his teeth; Bhaga lost his eyes!


“They took it round to Bhaga, who sat on the south side. Bhaga (Savitri) looked at it. It burnt out his eyes. And thus it came to pass. Hence they say Bhaga is blind. They said—- take it to Pushan! They accordingly took it round to Pushan. Pushan tasted it. It knocked out his teeth. And thus it came to pass. Hence they say Pushan is toothless – Satapata Brahmana 1-7-4-6/7


Gods have cars; Asuras don’t have!

“The gods drove about on wheels (cars, carts)and the Asuras stayed at home”


“At first the gods were all alike, all good. Of them being all alike, all good, three desired,

May we be superior! Agni, Indra and Surya.

They went on praising and toiling… they became superior, even as they are now superior – Sata. Br. 5-4-1-2

Probably the Vedic seers tell us that whoever works hard, whoever pursues something will achieve it.

Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration—they say!




Is Pilgrimage Necessary? (Post No.3073)



Written by London swaminathan

Date: 19th August 2016

Time uploaded in London: 14-48

Post No.3073

Pilgrimage is considered an essential part of Hinduism. Other religions also have their own pilgrimage centres. Whatever religion you follow the pilgrimage will be useless if you don’t have purity of mind. I have given two stories in my earlier posts (please see the links below) to illustrate this point. The story of ‘Gangajal to a Donkey’ by Saint Eknatha and the ‘Story of taking Bitter gourds to pilgrimage centres’ by Tukaram are given in those posts.


Now let us look at two beautiful Sanskrit slokas/couplets which gives the same message:-

Kshamaa tiirtham tapastiirtham tiirtham indriyanihraha:

Sarvabutadayaatiirtham dhyaanam tiirthamanuttamam


Etaani panchatiirthaani sathyatiirtham sa sarvadam

Dehe tishtanti  sarvasya teshu snaanam samaasareeth


river green

There are six holy water sources which are the best of the bests.

They are the following sacred waters known as :–



Self -control

Kindness towards living beings


Truth /sathyam

Always take a dip in the five and one place that are already in you.


Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa also supports purity of mind when you do a Yatra/travel to a holy place (Please read the links)

Adi Sankara on Pilgrimage

The conviction of the truth is seen to proceed from reasoning upon the salutary counsel of the wise and not by bathing in the sacred waters, nor by gifts nor by a hundred

Pranayamas (breathing exercise).

He says in Vivekachudamani (verse 13),

Arthasya nischayo drushto vichaarena hitoktita:

Na snaanena wa daanena praanaayaamaas satena vaa


Appar alias Tirunavukkasar says in Tamil:-

What is the use of bathing in Ganga or Kaveri

What if bathing in cool Kanyakumari

Or bathing in the roaring sea waters

If you dont see God in everything

-Tevaram 5-99

tunga river

All the great saints agree in one point that pilgrimage is useful when you have purity of mind and maturity see god everywhere.

Please read:–

Bitter gourds and The Meaning of Pilgrimage!, Posted on Date: 6 November 2015

Gangajal (Ganges Water) for a Donkey!  posted on 13 March 2014

–Subham —