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UFOs in the Hindu Vedas
When you look at other religious scripts you find a very similar pattern of UFO involvement in the spiritual revelations of our history. The Hindu texts known as the Vedas are a good example of this. As with the Holy Bible, there is no guarantee of the complete accuracy of these writings which, in some cases, were passed down for thousands of years orally before being written down at all. There is therefore a definite margin for error and the chronology may have been incorrectly altered along the way.
Texts like the Ramayana use the Sanskrit word, vimana, which means “flying celestial vehicle”. The following is an extract from the Ramayana which is typical of the descriptions of vimanas:
When morning dawned, Rama, taking the vimana Puspaka had sent him by Vivpishand, stood ready to depart. Self-propelled was that car. It was large and finely painted.
In another extract, a vimana is described as follows:
That aerial and excellent vimana, going everywhere at will, is ready for thee. That vimana, resembling a bright cloud in the sky, is in the city of Lanka.
It is interesting to note here the reference to “at will” which suggests a stupendous science involving thought control by the occupants […]. The Vedas, and indeed the Buddhist scripts, have a concept of life throughout the planetary realms. They fully accept the existence of life on other worlds and life on higher spheres as being part of the same belief in universal consciousness.
One Vedic script describes the liberation of a Maharajah (King) named Dhruva from material bondage into high spiritual consciousness. This is often referred to in metaphysical writings as the state of Ascension. This amazing experience, which takes on a cosmic dimension, is described in the Bhagavata Purana, Book 4, Chapter 12, as follows:
As soon as the symptoms of his liberation were manifest, he saw a very beautiful vimana coming down from the sky, as if the brilliant full moon were coming down, illuminating all the ten directions…
He was then picked up by this vimana, or UFO, and the following is a description of his journey:
While Dhruva Maharajah was passing through space, he gradually saw all the planets of the Solar System, and on the path he saw all the demi-gods in their vimanas showering flowers upon him like rain…
Beyond that region, he achieved the transcendental situation of permanent life in the planet where Lord Vishnu lives.
Not only does this description detail a truly beautiful close encounter of the third kind which took place thousands of years ago, it also indicates that it is possible to attain such a high and elevated state of consciousness, that one is liberated from the need to reside on Earth and can go to other worlds for continued existence.
(Note 1: The use of the first person refers to Richard Lawrence, co-author of Contacts with the Gods from Space – the book from which the extracts on this page were taken.)
Another ancient religious text, the Holy Bible also refers to UFOs.
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