Higher Consciousness Explains Many Mysteries of the Ancient Past (cont.)
By Joseph Selbie and David Steinmetz
Case in Point: Treta Yuga and the Vedas
The Rig Veda, a collection of over 10,000 Sanskrit verses, is the oldest known spiritual work in the world – and can be dated to as early as 7300 BC. The Rig Veda is the wellspring of spiritual knowledge for what we know as Hinduism and has remained so for over nine thousand years. The Rig Veda is in Sanskrit, in all likelihood the oldest language on earth – and to this day it remains the most precise and internally consistent system of communication in the world. Sanskrit’s structure and grammar have been studied by developers of computer programming languages in order to help them create programming languages free of ambiguity.
The Vedas were accurately passed down from generation to generation in India by virtue of an extremely methodical system of oral transmission which involved chanting each verse in ten different ways to crosscheck for integrity. It is believed that only two words have become corrupted in over nine thousand years.
Such an effective and elaborate system of oral transmission is amazing in itself, but more amazing yet is that there is a large body of astronomical, mathematical, and physical knowledge embedded in the Vedas, knowledge popularly believed not to have been discovered in Europe until the Renaissance and later. Contemporary scientists have found the following knowledge embedded in the Vedas:
 The sun and
planets are spherical.
 Each of the
seven colors of the rainbow carries a different amount of energy.
 The sun is the
source of all energy for life on earth.
 The earth
rotates around the sun.
 The sun, earth,
and other planets rotate on their own axes.
 The earth’s
rotation creates night and day.
 The earth’s
orbital path and axial tilt result in the seasons.
 The poles have
sixmonthlong nights and days.
 The two tropics
and the equator are separated by twentyfour degrees.
 The earth has a
slightly elliptical orbit.
 The cause and
timing of solar and lunar eclipses.
 Because of its
orbit around the sun, the planet Venus is both the evening star and
the morning star.
 The apparent
movement of sun spots is due to the rotation of the sun.
 As seen from
the earth, the full rotation of the sun takes twentyseven days.
 The earth’s
orbit around the sun creates a plane and on that plane are the
twelve divisions of the zodiac.
 The precession
of the equinoxes.
 The length of a
solar year is 365.244 days.
 The moon’s
light is reflected from the sun.
 The sun’s
energy is generated by a continuous process at its core.
 The sun is
gaseous.
 The earth’s
surface is 70% covered by water.
 The clouds
consist of heatproduced water vapor, which in turn gives rise to
rain.
 The stars are
“innumerable.”
 The stars exist
in collections (niharikas), or galaxies, which rotate around
their own center points.
 The earth and
sun are part of a galaxy that rotates around a center point.
 The physical
world is made up of atoms.
 The atoms have
an internal structure resembling the solar system.
 The symbol and
concept for zero
 The decimal
system of notation
 The concept of
infinity
 The concept of
arithmetic progression
 The concept and
value of pi
 The formula for
calculating the area of a circle
 The concept of
a number up to 10^{18}
 The theorem of
diagonals (the Pythagorean Theorem)
 The means to
determine square roots and cube roots
 The concept of
negative numbers
 The concept of
algebraic equations using letter symbols for unknown quantities
 The conception
and expression of quadratic and indeterminate equations
 The geometry of
the triangle, parallelogram, rectangle, and circle
 The geometry of
the sphere, cone, and pyramid
How does one explain this?
