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Garuda Purana

Garuda Purana

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INTRODUCTION

GARUDA PURANA





The Garuda Purana (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times") is one of a series of ancient Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts called the Smirti. The Puranas are narratives concerned with the humanity’s interaction with the cyclic epochs of creation to destruction, and include the genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.



The earliest written versions date from the time of the 3rd-5th century CE, but originally orally-transmitted, these tales date from far earlier times.



Like all of the epic, dyadic myths of antiquity, thematically, the Puranas explore human values and the concept of dharma. Esoterically, the Puranas also encode both cyclic comet disasters, and the hierophantic missionary efforts of the ancient Indians. My own research provides solid evidence for India's ancient, on-going, hierophantic visits to the Americas. However, this tradition is also recorded in the Armenian myths, and those of many early cultures, Egypt and Mesopotamia included.

At least six major comet-related disasters — of a global or hemispherical nature — can be traced (using modern scientific techniques) to 4300 BCE. Before this there were many more, including global flooding due to the polar caps melting substantially ca. 6500 BCE. Since we cannot tell which, or how man, of these cycles are being depicted in the ancient mythological accounts, precise dating becomes problematic.



Modern Man has a hard time deciphering these ancient esoteric texts, often lacking the (in the words of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz) 'sacred science' required. A working understanding of these sciences are the keys to unlocking all ancient wisdom. In order to discover the hidden history and science within any of the world’s epic tales (including the epics Ragnarök, Gilgamesh and the Netherworld, the Egyptian creation mythos, and so on), a working knowledge of the aetheric cosmology, and true gnosis, is required. Only those experienced with mystical states (occurring under stated of ego-dissolution) of consciousness, and the aetheric cosmology, will be able to realize a full esoteric decipherment.



INTRODUCTION

GARUDA PURANA





The Garuda Purana (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times") is one of a series of ancient Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts called the Smirti. The Puranas are narratives concerned with the humanity’s interaction with the cyclic epochs of creation to destruction, and include the genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.



The earliest written versions date from the time of the 3rd-5th century CE, but originally orally-transmitted, these tales date from far earlier times.



Like all of the epic, dyadic myths of antiquity, thematically, the Puranas explore human values and the concept of dharma. Esoterically, the Puranas also encode both cyclic comet disasters, and the hierophantic missionary efforts of the ancient Indians. My own research provides solid evidence for India's ancient, on-going, hierophantic visits to the Americas. However, this tradition is also recorded in the Armenian myths, and those of many early cultures, Egypt and Mesopotamia included.

At least six major comet-related disasters — of a global or hemispherical nature — can be traced (using modern scientific techniques) to 4300 BCE. Before this there were many more, including global flooding due to the polar caps melting substantially ca. 6500 BCE. Since we cannot tell which, or how man, of these cycles are being depicted in the ancient mythological accounts, precise dating becomes problematic.



Modern Man has a hard time deciphering these ancient esoteric texts, often lacking the (in the words of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz) 'sacred science' required. A working understanding of these sciences are the keys to unlocking all ancient wisdom. In order to discover the hidden history and science within any of the world’s epic tales (including the epics Ragnarök, Gilgamesh and the Netherworld, the Egyptian creation mythos, and so on), a working knowledge of the aetheric cosmology, and true gnosis, is required. Only those experienced with mystical states (occurring under stated of ego-dissolution) of consciousness, and the aetheric cosmology, will be able to realize a full esoteric decipherment.

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The Garuda Purana Index
 
Garuda (from Wikipedia Images) [Placed into publicdomain].
The Garuda Purana
Translated by ErnestWood and S.V.Subrahmanyam
[1911]
 
The Garuda Purana Index
 This is a translation of an abridged version of the GarudaPurana. The Garuda Purana is one of the Vishnu Puranas. It isin the form of a dialog between Vishnu and Garuda, the Kingof Birds. The second section of this Purana (given here) dealswith issues connected with death, particularly funeral rites andthe metaphysics of reincarnation. Portions of the GarudaPurana are used by some Hindus as funeral liturgy. Indeed,some consider it unlucky to read this text except during funerals.Of interest are the intermediate states between birth andrebirth, which roughly correspond to the western concepts ofHell and Heaven. Since this was written during the medieval era,it is possible that the writer of this text had contactwith Christianity. Earlier Hindu texts do not elaborate about'hell' and 'heaven,' at least not to this extent, and the subjectis completely absent in the oldest texts. Here, the torments ofHell are described in terms that would not be out of place ina Baptist revival tent (or Dante, for that matter). In addition,the four-square city of Yama, the God of Death, is reminiscentof the heavenly city in Revelation. However, these are waystations between incarnations (or, as termed in the TibetanBook of the Dead,
Bardos 
), not a permanent destination.The Garuda Purana starts with the details of the afterlife.Following this is an account of funeral procedures,including rituals, the astrological timing of the post-death observances, and ritual gifts. Balancing the extendedvision of Hell in the earlier part of the document is ashorter account of the City of Yama. After that is anenumeration of correspondences between the macrocosmosand the human body. The final part of this text is an appeal toself-knowledge as the key to liberation, going beyondausterities and study of the texts. "The fool, not knowing thatthe truth is seated in himself, is bewildered by the Shastras,--a foolish goatherd, with the young goat under his arm, peersinto the well."Title Page Contents Introduction Chapter I. An Account of the Miseries of the Sinful in this World and the Other 

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