Monday, March 20, 2006

Celtic Mythology - Buddha & The Nagas

The Vernal Equinox (20 March) and as the sun moves into the first degree of Aries the Celts show gratitude for the Celtic "New Year" ... If truth be told, the Picts and the Celts did not have a New Year. Not the early tribes. They were star gazers and observers, and they paid attention to the progression of the heavens. They were aware of a larger and more pervasive "time-line" - that of Cosmos.

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"Irish mythology says that the Tuatha Dé came to Ireland thousands of years ago from islands across the ocean where advanced spiritual practices flourished. The myths give various accounts of their arrival and origins, but one Irish source says that the wise agree that the Tuatha Dé came from heaven, because of the excellence of their knowledge. This tells us that whatever their origins, the source of their spiritual knowledge and power was ultimately the Otherworld.

"Another of their names suggests something about the quality of their shamanic interactions with the Otherworld. In later manuscripts, the Tuatha Dé were also called the Tuatha Dé Danu, often translated as the "Tribes" or "People of the Goddess Danu." However, the word dán in Old Irish means art, creation, or co-creation. Artists and craftspeople, as well as shamanic practitioners, were often called the Áes Dana, the People of Art, and were sometimes thought of as descendants of the Tuatha Dé.

"The word dán is used in a variety of ways. It can be an artistic or scientific gift, a gift from man to God, a gift from God to man, or an inspired poem or artwork. Dán in the largest sense is the power by which we co-create our lives with God -- the greatest art we can produce being a life in harmony with the Sacred. So the name Tuatha Dé Danu can also mean: The Co-creative Tribes of God."

To the Picts and the Celts Tolkien's: Lord of the Rings would not be what people today call fiction... Until today, in the highlands of Scotland, people there know that elves and faeiries are real. In many ways more real than todays mechanical, material world. The ancestors feel pity for the people of the modern world, those who do not know their own roots, and who know nothing of the real world. If you do not have the eyes to see (the eye of spirit), then you know you are caught in a trap, isolated from your origins and therefore lost.

In that respect the Nepal Buddha Boy: Palden Dorje Bio appears to be something or someone strange in a world that has lost its own knowing and wisdom. Buddha Dharma claim that he was born during the May 9 full moon in 1989. Perhaps the translation from the Nepalese calender was miscalculated? The May 9 Full moon was in 1990. Assuming that the May 9, 1990 Buddha full moon birth date is correct, then the Buddha boy was born with full moon conjunct Pluto.

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Recollecting the past incidents, the Guru said, "on Jestha 17, 2062 (May 29, 2003), Palden Dorje work up from meditation. I asked him if he did not like to stay at home. He replied that he did not like to do anything and all that he wanted to do was to meditate. I asked him why he did not take any food. I also asked him if he was not hungry. He replied that two Nagas (snakes) would sit here on the right and left side and the Naga sitting on the right side would give him milk and that was enough for him. He said that nobody should be worried about him."

The mythology of the Rainbow Serpent as the source of wisdom leaves only the question, is the rainbow serpent the divine within the DNA? Philip Gardiner writes: "In Scottish myth one of these fairies lived inside a tree and often appeared holding a limpet shell containing the ‘milk of wisdom’ which was called the “copan Moire..."

Related to the Buddha - "Naga is a Sanskrit term meaning literally Serpent (especially cobra) but it also holds the meanings ­ a tree; a mountain; the sun; the number seven; wisdom and initiate ­ all symbols and emblems we will become familiar with in the worship of the serpent. They are said to reside in Patala, however this has a meaning similar to antipodes, the same name given by the ancients to the America’s. It is a similar term to the Mexican Nagals, the medicine (healers) and sorcerers who always kept a god in the shape of a serpent. In Burma they are Nats or serpent gods. Esoterically Naga is a term for wise men. There is a folk tradition that Nagas washed Gautama (Buddha) at his birth ­ the wise men visiting the deity on Earth and cleansing the enlightened one. They are also said to have guarded him and the relics of his body after his death."

It is obvious that those who travel to stand and watch a sage meditate are lacking their own inner power of meditation. We are not on this earth to watch and comment (nor depend) on those who apply their skills of spiritual awareness, but each one has to discover and apply awareness of the divine for themselves. I would say: Leave the boy alone!

Bed Bahadur Thing, chief of the Om Namobuddha Tapaswi Seva Committee (formed to regulate devotees of the Buddha Boy), told reporters Bomjan had been found in the forest Sunday morning by a team of seven volunteers.'He was tired of the crowds and wanted to meditate in peace,' Thing reportedly said. 'So he went deeper into the forest seeking quiet.'

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