He was a prince. But grew up among cattle herders. And due to his exposure to grass root level, he became one of the greatest kings of India.
But how did he become a god??
With TECHNOLOGY and with exceptionally sharp philosophical teachings.
He explained philosophy to a level where it fluxed with sharp and tactical politics.
Mahabharata is the History of India (Bharata).
Its an epic in the form 100,000 verses.
It contains the life of Krishna, his teachings and contemporary kings and parallely the history of India.
Philosophical teachings must have some relevance. They always can’t be too ‘Goody Goody’. They need to be practical.
If someone slaps you, you always can’t tell him to slap you on the other side. These teachings are only good to ‘hear’. They don’t have much application in real life.
If someone shoots you on the chest, what part of yourself are you supposed to put forward to get shot.
If someone assaults your daughter are you supposed to send your another daughter to get assaulted?
Tolerating sin is also a sin.
Sometimes when corruption becomes uncontainable and dishonesty spreads like wild fire, you have to take up arms. Or in this modern era, what ever substitutes arms.
You have to put an end to it. Sitting idle giving in to situation won’t get you anywhere. You can’t afford to become a coward. Balance and rationality always has to be maintained. People who did wrong had it coming to them.
Show kindness. Be sympathetic. Be empathetic. But don’t overlook evil. If you fall in hard times, face it. Don’t get depressed.
Your ancestors worked hard to give you the life you are leading today. They must have done something right that you are still alive in the world.
If some saint comes and tells you to give all your wealth to charity and live in the streets, can you do that?
So don’t give up on what they have handed you down the generations. Be it land, be it the throne or the Moral Values.
Protect it. Nurture it. Multiply it and use it to help others. Use it to improve lives and develop your country. Land is sacred.
Try to pay off your debt to your mother land.
And that is why Krishna is my favorite. His principles are relatable and can be easily followed.
Sometimes war can’t be fought with muscles. Sometimes it yields more results if its fought indirectly.
The shrewd, sly yet so clean politics that has been exhibited by Krishna throughout Mahabharata…….its phenomenal.
And its incredible how all his decisions were so calculative and forseen.
Ofcourse he was god…..but we can atleast learn to think before we act.
And try to predict what consequences our actions might have 10 years later.
Officially 1700s is said to be the era when electricity was discovered.And only within 300 years we have made rockets and reached the space.
So when the human species is 2 million years old……its very weird to think that before 1700s all people were stupid and lived an idle live.
It just doesn’t make sense that there wasn’t any hardcore sophisticated technological advancement till then.
There was technology.
But only few people could control them.
And they were known as gods.
These pics were again found in the pyramid walls.They were previously interpreted as flowers, till someone said,
‘Hey they look like freaking lamps!!’
So an experiment was done to see if these could actually work as lamps.
And there’s this another artifact called ‘Baghdad battery’.
And this thing looks exactly like ‘Daniell Cell’ which was supposedly discovered in 1836.
In my school days I have done a lot of lab work using this cell.
And modern day battery has a similar and structure inside the metal cover.
And called ‘Galvanic or Electrochemical Cell’.
So we can be kinda sure that……..people were not stuck at stone and fire till 1700s.
There’s a vivid text in ancient India called ‘Vimana Shastra‘ or ‘Aeroplane Manual’ which gives a detailed instruction on how to make aeroplanes.
The first mechanical aeroplane was infact constructed after going through the manual.
The concept of propellers, wings and streamlined shape can be found in many other civilizations as well.
This is more than 1000 years old and was found from central america.
And these were drawn on the pyramids. And just maybe……they look a bit like aeroplanes and helicopters.
Now that we can assume that some mighty skilled technology was in existence……… did they stop at that??
The war of Mahabharata was fought between cousins for the throne. The ‘Pandavas’ were the just and honest cousins while ‘Kauravas’ were the cruel and greedy cousins. It was a scandalous, manipulative, political, philosophical, and the bloodiest war. It was a war that spread throughout the country.
And then the ‘Brahmastra‘, the forbidden weapon of mass destruction was dropped. Only few selective people knew how to control it. Krishna was one of them. After it was dropped, everything was destroyed.
“Sun couldn’t be seen for 13 days. Birds croaked madly… the very elements seemed disturbed. The earth shook, scorched by the terrible violent heat of this weapon.
Elephants burst into flame and ran to and fro in a frenzy…
over a vast area, other animals crumpled to the ground and died.”
This is a translated verse from Mahabharata.
And after the huge destruction, no history for a very long time was found.
But this is how Hiroshima Nagasaki is also described. People burst into flames and the skin melted off their body.
Oppenheimer, the inventor of nuclear bombs had told everyone to read ‘Bhagvad Gita‘, the holy book of hindus for inner peace. Apparently he had completely broken down seeing what his discovery had done to the world.
Its said that Oppenheimer had drawn the concept of nuclear bombs from the weapons of mass destruction extensively described in Mahabharata.
”If the radiance of a thousand suns
were to burst at once into the sky,
that would be like the splendor of the
This is also a verse from Mahabharata. And Oppenheimer narrated it on seeing the first nuclear test bomb.
There’s this concept of weapons being activated on chanting certain mantras……so maybe they were voice activated……
Anyways this whole nuclear weapon concept is also found in other ancient civilizations. The huge pyramids are said to be atomic centers which used to generate power drawing water from Nile.
Extensive drainage systems were found in all of them. Shafts were also built throughout pyramids to vent off steam. Now why would tombs need drains and exhaust pipelines.
And the 20cm shafts are so precisely and neatly cut that it seems almost impossible to build them without machines.
Besides, unnecessary high level of radiations have been found in certain rooms of the pyramids along with high traces of Uranium.
Well, whatever the reason might be…….whether the past was too cool or not…….it definitely was very interesting!!
I had actually done a presentation on this in our first year of college.
We were given 99 topics. Mostly Engineering topics.
But everyone chose ‘UFO’ or ‘Bermuda Triangle’.
Only one team took up ‘Wifi’.
Our ‘ Corporate Skill Development’ teacher was clueless about how wifi modems work, how diodes function and waves propagate.
She is skilled in her subject. But its not possible for her to get into such technological depths.
Our topic was ‘Use of Technology in ancient Civilization.’
And we did get appreciation and the highest score 😉
I guess because it makes you think. The possibilities are endless.
And if you think about it, there’s extensive technology hidden in every page of ancient text and civilizations.
We might overlook it as mythology or stories, but the concept of plastic surgery, sex change surgery, test tube babies, solar and hydraulic energy……and so much more is tactfully described in the stories.
And maybe with fall of empire, the technologies also vanished as only very few people knew about them.
Lord Krishna himself taught about concept of multiple universe, gravity, quantum mechanics, relativity and inertia.
Anyways, Krishna is also considered to be the ‘King of romance’!! 😉
Okkkkk………coming back to festivals, we also celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesha is also one of the greatest Indian god.He’s the god of prosperity and concentration.
I mean this is such a great time here. Fun, festivals, noise, people……its so cool!!
Sweets is mandatory at this time. Its a lot of calorie!! But you can’t help it. Every household needs it for Puja.
Then neighbors send sweets, gyms send sweets (can you believe that??), beauty parlors send sweets, even lawyers (probably the only time they spend from their own pockets, no offence pls!!)…..its a traditional friendly gesture!!
So overall its quite an awesome time!!
Anyways……….tomorrow is Monday. College time. Weekends are cruel!!
Okay so have a nice day my amigos!! And if anyone of you know about any archaeological job vacancies please let me know. I’m even ready to hold umbrellas on archaeologists…..if only that gets me in the near vicinity of the pyramid research team!!