It is a great pleasure of mine to have an opportunity to congratulate the true Christmas, the Vedic Christmas, to all my dear friends, colleges, and readers. Indeed, finally, we can say to our dear ones …
Actually, today, on May 1 in the evening, we have Christmas Eve. Well, it is not the same as we used to have on December 24 each year, just in the strong winter for Northern Hemisphere; it is a little bit different now. It is different, and this is how it should be. Because, we do not want to celebrate some shadows and makings of the people with who knows what intentions, we want to celebrate the real historical Jesus. After all, it was the real historical Jesus, who had so many nice plans for us, and with us, including the fundamental message of his, which underlays the entire teaching …
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU,
AND WHOSOEVER SHALL KNOW HIMSELF SHALL FIND IT.
Tomorrow, on May 2, is the real Vedic Christmas. As Jesus was born on April 13, 5 B.C.E., according to the Vedic principles, we need to find exactly the same angle Surya-Sun and Chandra–Moon had at that moment. We need to find the … Tithi Pravesha …, the same lunar phase while Surya-Sun is performing the sign return after entering the same sign where it was during the moment of birth of the person. The Sun and the Moon need to take exactly the same angle as they had during birth. Therefore, in this expression, Tithi Pravesha, “tithi” refers to the lunar phase, while “pravesha” in Sanskrit means “return”, or “entry”. This is to say, we need to find the moment when the lunar phase returns to the same position as it was during the moment of birth. This includes as well the return of the Sun into the same sign as it was during the birth. Thus, this is the Vedic way of celebrating the birthdays of devatas and gurus, and in India, it is in use even today. Of course, the lunisolar calendar should be used. Today, in India, the lunisolar calendar is used in parallel to the solar calendar. However, this is a relatively new custom because all until the Sage Varahamihira who lived around 500 C.E., only the lunisolar calendar was used. Therefore, the solar calendar is relatively new in Indian tradition, only about 1500 years of use, which is not a lot for such an old culture. Today we know that Vedic civilization was thriving on the Indian subcontinent for many millennia before that time.
I wrote extensively about the procedure and problems of how to find the real Christmas in the essay …
All the mentioned requirements for the year 2019. will be fulfilled on May 2, and therefore this is the true Christmas referring to the true historical Jesus. The Moon-Chandra is just about the thirteenth tithi of the waning phase, and the Sun-Surya is in the Aries-Mesha sign, where it is exalted. The natal chart of Jesus follows all these principles of Vishnu incarnations where he appears as a strong and righteous king warrior. Chandra-Moon as the ruler of the first house and ascendant should be in the ninth house, while at the same time, Surya-Sun is exalted in the Aries-Mesha sign. In addition, it should be Guru-Saturn conjunction involved, in any form this very powerful conjunction can possibly occur.
Must say, this is such a great moment, and for this discovery, I was waiting for a long time indeed. First and foremost, it is so great that we discovered the true moment of birth of Jesus. Then secondly, and with no less importance, we did establish the proper procedure of how to find out the real Christmas for any given year. By the way, this Vedic principle of finding the true birthday is valid for celebrating the birthday of any individual. It would be good if we start to celebrate our personal birthdays in the same manner because it brings the maximum of benefits. Instead of copying and pasting blindly the birthday according to the solar calendar, which is just a mechanical process and does not tune with the real conditions of emulating the true birthday, we need to find out our true Vedic birthday. We need to find … Tithi Jayanti. In India today, such Vedic tradition is still alive, and most people do celebrate birthdays along with Janma Tithi-Tithi Jayanti.
In addition, celebrating the true birthday of any devata is a strong yagya or yajna. In Vedic terms, yagya or yajna is any intentional offering or sacrifice we do in order to correct our past actions for improving and uplifting on the evolutionary path. Whether we want to believe that or not, whether we are ready to cognize it and accept it, we live in a karmic matrix. Of course, the main driving mechanism for all of us to come and to be here where we are right now is … a desire. It was the seed of the desire, why we are here. We are here in order to fulfill some very important plans of ours and to climb up higher on the evolutionary path. We wanted to become nicer, from outside and from inside, both, more knowledgeable, more skillful by any meaning of this word, we wanted to reflect more divine light, and to embed ourselves in Cosmic Consciousness-Enlightenment, in order to be released finally out of that Karmic circle. Thus, the seed of desire is always that driving mechanism bringing us back repeatedly. Nevertheless, besides our wishes, desires, and plans, there are also some karmic debts we need to count on. In fact, the discussion about karma and karmic actions is a long story indeed, and it does not fit into the celebrating mood we are in right now along with honoring and prizing the real and historical Jesus. This we leave for some other time. However, just need to mention that, Vedic Science offers and exposes the mechanism of nullifying our past not so evolutionary actions. This is called … yagya or yajna. This term and process behind, this is not something that we in the West are quite familiar with, but that does not mean that such kind of instrument of nullifying the not so evolutionary actions from the past is entirely unknown in the religions of today. Thus, we are not entirely unfamiliar with these unique actions either. On the contrary, I think, because of the devotional pilgrimage, or making a vow, the pledge, this is something deeply embedded in every religion. It works on the same principle actually. We need to give out something, we have to expose the firm will to change something in our life, and we need to sacrifice something so that we fulfill certain but very specific tasks in order to nullify not so evolutionary actions of ours from the past. Actually, we are paying out our debts, sort of. In fact, the institution of yagya is here to offer us the means to change our future. On a better way, of course. This is also a very long story so we leave all that for some other time. Just to conclude, performing and attending Vedic celebrations, is a good way to purify ourselves.
Therefore, the thing is, we have this Vedic Celebration … Vedic Christmas … and we know we are celebrating jet another one incarnation of Vishnu. Yes, Jesus the Christ, was a strong and powerful Vishnu incarnation. That is the reason that his name, and partially his life story as well, are deeply embedded into almost every culture. For instance, if we look from the point of view of India, Jesus was always recognized and accepted as the Vishnu incarnation. Indians never had any problem recognizing Jesus. This is one very important point to mention. It is not necessary to mention that so-called Abrahamic religions and belonging cultures, well, they all have Jesus at the root of their religious beliefs. Therefore, what can possibly be better than celebrating Lord Vishnu in the most appropriate way?
The best way to do such a big Vedic celebration as the birth of Jesus himself is to do or perform puja, a special chanting, and recitation that includes offering and similar. If we are not in the situation to do that personally, we can attend some celebrations of such kind. If even that is not possible, well, we can simply follow … Vishnu Sahasranam. The meaning in Sanskrit is … A thousand names of Lord Vishnu …, and it is available via many services on the Web so with a little effort that can be easily found, especially along with the YT service. In fact, it is stated that this chanting is good to listen to every day. It can easily become our morning practice, just to begin the day with something very uplifting. It is all just about to begin the day with something that will remove obstacles on the way; something that will purify us in order to begin the day in the very best manner.
In today’s Indian culture, Vishnu is prized very much. In fact, it is the leading deity of India, even though society is very colorful and divided very much in honoring and respecting the Vedic deities. In fact, there is no place for competition. There is a natural hierarchy among all devatas, and every deity has its own place. The best is that orientation toward any specific devata is being followed by … Ishta Devata. According to the individual natal chart, the expert in Vedic Astrology-Jyotish will easily determine which devata any individual should follow.
We should say a few words about other symbols and actions used to celebrate Vedic Christmas. Delivering good wishes and gifting each other, is something very welcome to stay and continue further on. There is no need to change anything in this regard. Then, lightning candles, this is one pretty universal procedure. This is an old sacred procedure with many different meanings and symbolism. The purpose of lighting candles can be to illuminate darkness, solidify intentions, dedicate prayers, offer blessings, and nourish grateful living. Indeed, this is a multipurpose sacred practice. We can put more light on this practice if we just use the instrument, which was already introduced in some previous essays, the ion meter, or, the ion counter.
If we use this instrument to measure a number of negative ions around a burning candle, well, we could possibly be surprised, but the fact is that the ion counter will show a dramatic increase of negative ions around a burning candle. If we add more candles, the increase will be even more drastic. I intend to write more about this very significant discovery in the next continuation of the belonging essay …
However, this point is very necessary to be mentioned right now along with this small analysis of the purpose and the role of candles. Besides, as I’ve noticed that many people have acquired this very practical and simple measuring instrument, the ion counter, we can do this simple experiment with candles right now. Just be careful not to burn anything, which means not to use too many candles. Safety first. To conclude, lightning the candle will drastically purify and nourish our environment. No wonder that such a practice is in use for millennia, since time memorial, we can say. It is very welcome and even essential to be part of our Vedic Christmas celebration.
Then, we have another very interesting detail. When we say Christmas, I am sure that the first association of all of us is … the Christmas tree. What about this practice? Well, it seems it could possibly have many different meanings as well. After all, it is deeply embedded in every culture. With Christmas, we always expose and deliver nice wishes to our dear ones, and it is believed that they will last longer along with the evergreens. Everlasting through evergreens. Evergreens are the symbol of permanence, constancy, and of immortality. Definitely, there is a sense in this explanation. However, the true Vedic explanation is even more thrilling. The leaves offering is the part of Vedic ceremonies and rituals since time immemorial. Offering leaves is a very important part of any puja, end especially of the Rudra Abhishek, along with Shivaling offerings. This looks simple as well, but there is a very deep symbolism involved within. The principle is what you give, that you get in return, but ten times more. What we give to the Creator, we get abundance in return. In general, this is the principle of all offerings. However, in this particular case of leaves offering, it is … a peace … as the main theme. The true principle behind is very simple. According to the Vedic teaching, the reason for all quarrels and disputes is … wrong breathing. Whenever we are upset and try to quarrel, we cannot breathe normally. The leaves of the trees help us with breathing, they produce oxygen so very essential for our breathing process, and therefore, as the final result, it comes … a peace. Then, applied to the evergreens like a fir tree, juniper, or spruce, which we use mostly for the Christmas tree, this is the same story. Their needles are their leaves; they do produce oxygen, and they do help us with breathing, so they help us in setting a peaceful environment as well. As Christmas was for a long time celebrated in winter, especially for the Northern Hemisphere, they used the only existing leaves at that time, and this is the branches of evergreens like a fir tree. Nevertheless, I would be free to limit everything on branches, or a few small branches, branchlets. Possibly some planted and alive fir trees in pots can be used so that after the celebration it can be used in the garden or similar. In such a case it can be used even for the next celebration. There is absolutely no need to devastate forests entirely only due to Christmas. According to my opinion, this practice went too far on the negative and damaging side. Artificial and synthetic substitutes are not a solution as well, because this is something false, and we do not involve anything false in our Vedic celebrations. After all, this is being related to any celebration, but especially to the Vedic Christmas. No false values, no false things, and no false dates. The original Vedic principle is to go always with the truth only.
We have yet another example that definitely proves that peace is the true origin of the symbolism of leaves. We have an olive tree branchlet that is considered a symbol of peace. Not to go entirely in the story of how olive tree is associated with, the thing is that we have leaf and leaves here again in a function of the symbol of peace. This is just proving that the symbolism of such kind has its own root and origin in the Vedic tradition.
Well, I do not want to be too long with this Vedic Christmas story. It is better not to be very long, even though it already has taken some time and space, so instead, we just devote ourselves to celebrating the Vedic Christmas nicely. I wish everyone a long life and fulfillment of all desires because this is the shortest way toward the Cosmic Consciousness-Enlightenment and the release from the karmic circle. I wish everyone life in abundance with perfect health and no worries. All that I can do right now is to repeat once again …