Thursday, December 1, 2016

ETERNAL YOUTH SANATKUMARA OR SKANDA IS WORSHIPED BY ALL FAITHS



 Eternal Youth Sanatkumara or Skanda is worshiped by All Faiths 
(Compilation for a Discourse   by N. R. Srinivasan, Nashville, T.N., December 2016)
A shrine to Sanat Kumara which attracts and unites people of all religions and faiths is situated in the town of Kataragama, Sri Lanka. In Sanskrit, "Sanat Kumara" is "Eternal Youth"; from Sanat  comes Sanatana meaning Eternal; at the cosmic plane, it is Subrahmanya (Supreme Knowledge); at the Solar plane, the Kumara is Sanaka; at the Planetary plane, it is Sanandana; and on this planet, it is Sanat Kumara.
In Puranas the four Kumaras are the older sons of the creator- Brahma. When Brahma (Supreme Spirit in his creation aspect) undertook the task of creation of the universe, he first created some beings from different parts of his body to aid him. The Kumaras were the first such beings. They were created from his mind and appeared as infants. Brahma ordered them to aid in creation, but as manifestations of Sattva (purity), and uninterested in worldly life they refused and instead devoted themselves to God and celibacy, against the wishes of their father.  The Bhagavata Purana narrates further that their refusal made Brahma angry and his wrath manifested into the God Rudra also known as Lord Siva.  As per a variant, Brahma practiced austerities (tapas) and pleased the Supreme God Vishnu so he appeared in the form of the four infant Kumaras as Brahma's sons. Some texts like the Devi Bhagavata Purana and the Bhavishya Purana narrates the four Kumaras appeared even before the Brahma of the present age. In a cycle of time, some texts say that a Brahma dies and is reborn and Brahma is a title to Prajapati or Creator. Mahabharata, says that it is Sanat   Kumara who comes down to help the Divine Plan of Creation, when Lord Krishna came to be. He was born to Lord Krishna as his son, and he was named Pradyumna.  Sanat Kumara incarnates through the Divine Mother Rukmini as Pradyumna.  On completion of his work, Sanat again gets back to his original position and takes to the seat in Shambala as Sanat Kumara. These details are given in the last chapters of Mahabharata. In Chennai Pradyuman is worshiped along with his parents in the same sanctum.
This Sanat Kumara is Skanda says Chandogya Upanishad. Tamils call Skanda,   Murugan. One time Ratnavedhi in Puri-Jagnnath occupied Lord Jaganntaha, Siva and Katyayini.     Durga Gayatri Mantra reads: "Katyaayinyaaya vidmahe Kanyakumaari dheemahi tannoe Durgee prachoedayaat".  Murugan means    Azhgan in Tamil.  Muruga when written in Tamil is spelt as MU-RU-KA and pronounced as Muruga.   If   these letters are in Sanskrit we get the inspiration that   MU=Mukunda or Jagannatha; RU=Rudra and KA=Katyaayini (Durga or Parasaktri).  Tamils say Ga stands for Gauri too.  Gauri is identified as Parvati who appeared with white complexion in order to win   Siva before marriage by sever penance to Brahma. Brahma also created   counter version of dark skinned Parvati, Kali.   But Katyaayini is a better Vedic term and fits into Jagannatha philosophy. Sanat Kumara is Jagannatha for Tamils addressed as Guruguha or Swaminatha.  Subrahmanya or Kartikeya is popularly known as Muruga or Skanda in Tamil Nadu and the South East and Far East countries.
Chhandogya Upanishad is wholly devoted to Upasana (meditation)--Meditation upon Brahman for attainment of Brahman as well as meditation for attainment of benefits like longevity and others. Sage Narada approached Sanat Kumara   as a   disciple to him. Sanat Kumara was a master of Yoga (yogindra) and Narada was a sage.  Sanat Kumara wanted to know first what Narada knew already. It was futile for him to teach what he already knew for such a knowledgeable sage. So after knowing   what he already knew he taught him the following: The Infinite and the Finite; Ego and the Self and the Primacy of the Self -designated as Bhumavidya.   Bhuma Vidya guides one in the art of meditation   on  Brahman as characterized by the quality of Bhuma.  The fruits of Moksha (moksha phala) is stated as follows: He becomes one who enjoys in atman alone, will sport in the Atman, will be united with Atman, will have the bliss of the Atman and becomes   a self-monarch and he will have his desires fulfilled in all the worlds. A realizer of Brahman will not suffer from death, illness or sorrow. He sees everything in all ways according to his desires. This shows that Bhuma Vidya is also Saguna (manifest or explicit) Vidya.
Sanat Kumara in Chhandogya Upanishad refers to Skanda who got all obstructions to the realization of Brahman destroyed by the spiritual teaching even as the Commander-in-Chief of the Divine Army   (Devasenapati) destroyed the Asuras (demons).  The Upanishad concludes this anecdote with the statement that Sanat Kumara taught the esoteric secret knowledge clearly to Narada the Supreme Brahman attainable   through Upaasana contained in Chapter7,   Sections 24-26 of Chandogya Upanishad.   Probably that is why he is called Guru Guha which Puranas describe as that Lord Muruga or Skanda,   taught the secret of the Pranava Mantra (OM) to   his own father Lord Siva and hence he is known as Guru Guha.
The sacred knowledge shared in closed   circles amongst the deserving is often interpreted as esoteric tradition in Western thinking which is neither accepted by religious followers or scientific circles. The Upanishadic secret knowledge considered sacred (Jnaanam paramataram guhyam) as cited above is the foundation on which Hindu religious and temple traditions are based. Esoteric knowledge is understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest. It is held private, secret and confidential. It is philosophical doctrine intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group. The seventh Chapter of  Chhandogya Upanishad ends with the following Mantra:
Tad-esha slokah: na pasyo mrityum pasyati na rogam nota duhkhataam | sarvam ha pasyah pasyati sarvam aapnoti sarvasah || iti || sa ekadhaa bhavati, tridhaa bhavati, panchadhaa | saptadhaa navadhaa chaiva punas-chaikadasah smritah ||  satam cha dasa chaikas-cha sahasraani cha vimsatih  | aahaara-suddhau sattva-suddhih, sattva-suddhau dhruvaa smritih || smrtilambhe sarva-granthinaam vipra-mokshah | tasmai mridita-kashaayaaya tamasah paaram darsayati bhagavaan sanatkumaarah; tam skanda ity-achaksate, tam skanda ity-achaksate.
There is this verse in this behalf of Bhuma Vidya: The realizer of Brahman will not suffer from death, illness or sorrow. That realizer will see everything.  He will obtain everything from every side according to his will. He can assume one form    (Subrahymanya), three forms (MU-RU-KA) or five forms (Panchanana). He can likewise assume seven forms or nine forms and again eleven forms, hundreds of forms and ten forms and one or thousand forms (Virat Purusha) or twenty forms. If the food that is taken is pure his mind will be pure. When the mind is pure the meditation upon God will be steady. When constant meditation is gained all knots of the heart of the form of ignorance, desires etc. get destroyed.  To him (Narada) of pure mind (whose imperfections of the mind were washed away) the venerable Sanatkumara taught clearly Brahman who is beyond ignorance. He is called Skanda. He is called Sanat Kumara.  He is called Shanmukha with his six phases merging into one as Bhagawan—Aiswarya (Lordliness); Veerya(Prowess); Yasas (Fame) Sri (Beauty cum auspiciousness);  Jnaana (Wisdom); Vairagya(Renunciation). Puranas also mention   that his six faces indicate; Eesana, Tatpurusha, Vamadeva, Aghora, Sadyojata (Pancha- brahman or Panchaana) and Adhomukha; Also five Jnaanendriyas   guided by Buddhi to form six faces.
One-fold is Tadekam or Parabrahman; Three Forms; MU-RU-GA-Here Mu stands for Mukunda or Vishnu, Ru stands for Rudra and Ga stands for Gauri or  Katyayini or Durga or Parasakti (Katyaayanaya vidmahe kanyakumaari dheemhi tannoe durgihi prachoedayaat); Five-fold or Panchanana or Pancha Brahman with his five faces towards the four quarters and up (Sadyojata, Vamadeva, Eassana, Ghoraaghora and Tatpurusha);  Eleven forms=eleven divine names describing the northward face of Mahadeva or 11 Rudras : 1. The generous God; 2. The Eldest, existing before creation; 3. The most worthy and excellent; 4. He who causes  creatures weep at the time of dissolution;   5. He who is the Power of Time responsible for the evolution of nature; 6) He who causes  changes in the evolution of the universe beginning with Prakriti; 7. He who is the producer of varieties and degrees of strength; 8. He who is the source of all strength; 9. He who surpasses all power at the time of retraction; 10.  The ruler of all created beings; 11. He who is the kindler of the light of the soul (Vamadeva, Jyeshtha, Sreshtha, Rudra, Kaala, Kaalavikarana, Balavikarana, Bala, Balapramathana, Sarvabhootadamana and Manonmana); Thousand forms=Virat Purusha or Sahasraseershaa Purusha.
Here the word “pasyah” meaning realizer needs proper explanation. Pasyah means Brahma-darsee. He will not see death that leads to sorrow. A realizer will not see sorrow or disease in this world. This implies that this world will not be disagreeable to a liberated soul. The world shows sorrows and disease only to one who is under the stress and strain of past Karma.  Having realized everything by his mere will he obtains at all times anything he desires.  By his will he assumes any number of bodies.  The means of Moksha calls for special type of meditation. Purity of mind is absolutely necessary and that does not happen to those who take Rajasic or Tamasic food. So the Upanishad teaches that one should subsist only Satvic food. By Satvic food mind becomes pure and becomes fit for concentrating on meditation. By such a constant remembrance the knots of the form of ignorance, desires etc. that otherwise cut, get united.  Then it is possible for one to realize the Supreme.  Bhagavad Gita gives detailed description of this which I have explained several times in my discourses.  Please find here a beautiful   explanation   by Swami Krishnananda: “The chapter is here concluded. The Bhuma-Vidya has been expounded. One who has this realization is free from every kind of affliction-physical, mental or otherwise. To him there is no death, no transmigration and no sorrow. No grief, no adhibhautika, adhyatmika, adhidaivika sorrow can afflict this person. Becoming all, this person sees the all. Having known this, he knows the all, because he is the all. Everything is attained at one stroke, not in succession as we hear of in this world. In every manner everything comes to him. Things come to us only in certain ways, not in every way. All things do not come to us at the same time. Certain things alone come to us, not all things. And even those certain things come to us at some times, not all times. And even at those times, they come not in every way but only in a certain manner. But in his case, everything comes at all times, in every way. This is the great result that follows from this realization.
In every manner of manifestation, in every possible pattern of existence or being, things flow into this person, because this person is inclusive of every pattern of being, of every place of existence, of every realm conceivable. That is the meaning of sarvam aapnoti sarvasah. The Upanishad reiterates this very same meaning by saying that he becomes all—one, two, three, four, a thousand-fold, a million-fold—whatever you can think of. All things are contained in this single experience, is the meaning which is made out by this exclamation of the Upanishad: "It is one-fold, it is twofold, it is threefold, it is fivefold, it is sevenfold, it is nine-fold, it is hundredfold, it is thousand-fold, it is million-fold, as wide as this creation itself."  Such is the glory of this creation. The sun has one ray or seven rays or a million rays.
Interpreters of the Upanishad try to find a specific intention behind these numbers. They say that It (Brahman) is one-fold as the one, non-dual Being. It is threefold, being adhyatmika, adhibhautika and adhidaivika or the three elements fire, water and earth. It is fivefold as the senses can catch, and sevenfold as the constituents of the body. It is nine-fold as the five sense-organs and the four subdivisions of the mind. It is eleven-fold as the ten organs and the mind. It is hundred and tenfold, and a thousand and twentyfold, when It includes many other categories. All these things are comprehended within this single Being. The manifoldness mentioned here is merely a categorizing of this singleness of Being through the channels of perception and experience in various manifestations—human, celestial, subhuman, etc. As is the nature of the incarnation, so is the nature of perception and experience. So all these categories are consumed by this single Being. What you call the inanimate world or the vegetable kingdom or the animal world, what you call the human level and superior worlds of celestials right up to Brahma-loka—all these are comprehended within this single Reality in which there are no different levels of Being. It has no inanimate or animate category there. It has no distinction of subject and object, and It is the seer as well as the seen. This knowledge comes if your effort is properly directed. It does not suddenly drop from the sky, like a fruit that falls from the branch of a tree. Great effort is needed to acquire this knowledge.
Aharasuddhau sattvasuddhih-Purity of thought is a consequence of purity of diet. Here, some people are of the opinion that it means that we must take pure food-sattvik diet. But other thinkers opine that if you think wrongly and see evil things, even if you eat good pure food as cow's milk, fruits, etc., it is not going to help you. So Sankaracharya particularly is of the opinion that it is an exhortation to receive pure things through every sense-organ including the mind. We must see purity, hear purity, feel purity, think purity, and sense purity. And what is purity? Purity is that which is compatible with the nature of the Absolute. This alone is purity. What is that which is compatible with the nature of the Absolute and what is not? Whenever we cognize a thing, perceive a thing, that thing should, from the point of view of our cognition or perception, be capable of being harmonized with the Absolute. We should not be incompatible with nature. That thing alone is purity, and when that purity arises in the mind, there will be that capacity of concentration of mind which retains the consciousness of the Bhuma. That is the perpetual retention of memory, the smriti which this mantra mentions. We can never forget the Being, the Absolute in our own Being.
Then all granthis, the knots of the heart, get broken; the knots of the heart are avidya, kama and karma-ignorance, desire-loaded movement of the mind, and activity towards the fulfilment of desire. Sometimes they are called brahma-granthi, vishnu-granthi and rudra-granthi, all meaning one and the same thing, viz., the ties of the mind, the psychological knots by which we are tethered to earthly experience. They break immediately, and we enter into the ocean of Being”. It may be interest to know that Vaishnavites wear a three stranded sacred thread with Brahma- granthi while Saivites wear with Rudragranthi!
Thus, Bhagavan Sanatkumara, the great master, initiates Narada who is free from all impurity of every kind, a fit disciple to be instructed by an exceptionally great master, into this great mystery of the Supreme Being, and takes the disciple across the ocean of sorrow. "This Sanatkumara," says the Upanishad, "is called Skanda-tam skanda ityachaksate." Sanatkumara is called Skanda, because he has crossed or leaped over the phenomenal existence, which is one interpretation of the word 'Skanda'.  Skanda means one who slips or a Ford Founder or Jina that I explained in my discourse on Rishabha.
We come across a Puranic story that Sanatkumara himself was born as Skanda or Kartikeya, who was pushed to the position of second son of Lord Siva losing the contest to his brother Ganesha, for the purpose of fulfilling a great purpose of the gods, as we read from the Puranas and epics. Whatever it be, we take the great master either as that divinity that took birth as Skanda in the next incarnation, or one who has crossed the ocean of sorrow, jumped into the Absolute across the phenomenality of life. To that divine person is our obeisance. He is Skanda—he has reached the Absolute, and he takes us to the Absolute.
Skanda Purana says Subrahmanya was born out of Siva's Energy (semen) that fell on the reeds (Sarvana or Dharbhagrss) carried away by Agni and Vayu. So he was called Sarvana and Skanda. Another story tells Sarvana bush was none other than Parvati who transformed herself to Dharba grass when Siva ran away afraid of Bhasmasura who wanted to reduce him to ashes for testing the boon granted to him. 
The 37th Chapter of the Mahatmya Kanda of the Tripura Rahasya details the story of Sanatkumara incarnating as Kartikeya. Lord Dattatreya relates the story of Lord Muruga to Parashurama, listening to which Parashurama asks Dattatreya:
Kathamesha Mahabhagah Skandah Tam Asuresvaram|
Jitavaan Shivavishnvendra-Durjeyamapi Samyuge|| (37.78)
"O Lord, how was this greatly fortunate Skanda able to conquer the king of Asuras, who was undefeatable by even Shiva, Vishnu and Indra in battle?"
To which Dattatreya replied that Lord Sanat-kumara, the son of Brahma was ever peaceful and content with himself. He dwelt on the Mountain named Rishabha. Once, Lord Brahma arrived to meet his son, and Sanatkumara related a dream he had seen, of a great battle between the Devas and Asuras.
Yuddhamaseet Mahabhimam Asuranam Tatha Amaraih|
Tatra Sarve Maya Yuddhe Nihataah Balavattaraah|| (37.85)
Asuraas Tat Kathamidam Nirhetukam Abhut Vada|
"O Father, I saw a dream, of a great war between the Asuras and the Devas. I saw myself slaying all the formidable Asuras in the war. I want to know how such a baseless thing could happen!"
Lord Brahma replied that in a past life, Sanatkumara had been a Brahmana, who having heard the account of the battle between Devas and Asuras, had vowed to defeat all the Asuras and return prosperity to the Devas, with the fire as his witness. But he attained his death before he could fulfil his vow, so instead of getting Moksha, he incarnated as Brahma's son Sanatkumara. Brahma also told him that whatever he had seen in the dream would actually take place. When Sanatkumara asked Brahma how this was possible, Brahma told him that Sanatkumara himself would decide how this would take place, and returned to Brahmaloka.
As Sanatkumara meditated on this statement, Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati passed by his hermitage. Seeing his composed face, Parvati (who had not seen Sanatkumara before as she was newly married) asked Lord Shiva who he was. When Shiva told her about Sanatkumara, she expressed her wish to meet him.
When both Mahadeva and Girija reached the hermitage, Sanatkumara didn't notice them. After waiting for a long time, Mahadeva decided to test Sanatkumara and flew into a rage. He scolded Sanatkumara saying that his conduct did not befit him, the son of Brahma. When Sanatkumara was addressed thus, he opened his eyes and said, "I won't be frightened by your curses, nor will I be excited by your boons. I have conquered both fear and excitement, thus you cannot make me react in any way, either ordinary or extra-ordinary."
When he had replied thus: Mahadeva was pleased and asked him to seek a boon. 
"Saadhayasva Mahadeva Esha Me Kaankshito Varah|| (37.118)
Maayavinam Maheshaana Naaham Vepayitum Kshamah|
Mahavaatair-Ivaakasham Bruhi Te Yadi Vaanchitam|| (37.119)

"O Great Lord, Mahadeva, I cannot be agitated by illusions or illusionists, just like hurricanes cannot disturb the sky. Therefore, I seek this boon that, if you have any wish, you may seek it from me."
Upon hearing this, Mahadeva said 'Om' and continued,
Yadi Dasyasi Me Kamam Prateeccha Mama Putrataam|| (37.120)
"If you shall grant my wish, then become my son!"
Sanatkumara smiled and said, "I shall become your son, but only yours, because Parvati Devi hasn't asked this boon of me!"
Parvati immediately argued that since the wife was entitled to half of her husband's fortunes and misfortunes, she also was entitled to being his mother. Sanatkumara consented and said, "When Bhasmasura had sought the boon to turn anyone to ashes, and tried it on Shiva, he had disappeared, hearing about which you had become aggrieved and turned into a forest of reeds. I shall incarnate into that body of yours; hence you will be my mother."
So saying, Lord Sanatkumara granted them leave, and was born as their son, in the lake (Poigai   River in Tamil), in the forest of reeds, Sharavanam. Thus he became Lord Muruga.
It is interesting to note that Srimad Bhagavatam says that the four Kumaras are incarnations of Vishnu.  Chandogya Upanishad says Sanatkumara is Skanda. So that would mean that Kartikeya is an incarnation of Vishnu! That would certainly put the discredited theories that the Venkateshwara statue is Kartikeya in a whole new light. As you all know Venkateswara was worshiped as Murugan before Ramanuja’s intervention   who decided the deity is Vishnu as that had provision for fixing Sankha (Conch) and Chakra (Discus).
Esoteric Knowledge is that understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest. It is philosophical doctrine intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group as in Upanishads or as is understood by the West as in “Esoteric Doctrines of Pythagoras”. But there is a difference in understanding. Esoteric Knowledge is ridiculed and neither accepted   by religious followers nor by scientists in the West whereas Upanishadic Knowledge has contributed a lot to Hinduism.
We hear   about   Sanat Kumara, in Esoteric Traditions of the East and the West. Sanat Kumara is a manifestation of God, a spiritual being of great light. He is known as the Ancient of Days, the Eternal Youth, the Regent Lord of the World and Ruler of Shamballa. He is also one of seven holy Kumaras referenced in sacred scriptures.  Sanat Kumara is referenced in the Koran, in Rumi’s poetry and in other Islamic work as El Khadr. Speaking of El Khadr, the Prophet Mohammed says, “I have seen my Lord in the most beautiful of forms.”  Esoteric Tradition can be found in all beliefs of the World:
In Theosophy, it is believed the Seven Stars of the Pleiades focus the spiritual energy of the Seven Rays from the Galactic Logos to the Seven Stars of the Great Bear, then to Sirius, then to the Sun, then to the god of Earth (Sanat Kumara) and finally through the seven Masters of the Seven Rays to us.  (These are the Saptarishis that includes Sanat Kumara)
Sanat Kumara, called the Ancient of Days in the Bible, came with the 144,000 a long time ago to keep the flame of life on earth. The 144,000 is in the Bible in the Book of Revelation in the passage of the Bible: Revelation   14:1-7 where Sanat Kumara is referred as Lamb, which term is often used to Jesus Son of God.  
The 144,000 are also talked about in the teachings of the ascended masters from the Summit Lighthouse. The teachings explain that the "Ancient of Days" mentioned in the Bible is also the one called Sanat Kumara.      
“According to esoteric tradition, life exists throughout this solar system. Though invisible to the untrained eye, millions of souls on other planets contribute to the overall spiritual ecosystem of our solar system and galaxy. Our choices on earth also greatly impact their destiny.
What appears to be science fiction is actually spiritual non-fiction. The reason why our scientists cannot detect these life forms is because there are several dimensions within the physical plane that vibrate at different frequencies.  Life on the Sun, Venus, and Mercury vibrates at a higher frequency that corresponds to the etheric plane. Life on Mars vibrates at the water (astral) level of the physical plane. Some people who have clairvoyance would be able to perceive these life forms, just as they are able to perceive ghosts and demons within the astral plane of earth; fairies, gnomes, and leprechauns within elemental life; and angels and celestial cities in the etheric plane.
The harmony between planets, solar systems and galaxies was greatly shaken up by the fall of the Nephilim,   Watchers, Lucifer, Satan, Serpent and many other angels who served under them. The Book of Revelation explains that the fall took one third of the stars (angelic causal bodies) in heaven.
 The asteroid belt in our solar system between Mars and Jupiter is actually the remains of the planet Malden that blew up as souls partook in the ultimate warring of the fallen ones. Clairvoyants have also seen the remains of a planet between Mercury and the Sun named Hadron, which disintegrated. (The word hedonism and corresponding pleasure cult comes from this root.) Many of the life-streams on these planets went through the second death described in Revelation. Those who still had God potential were allowed to re-embody on earth. Known as the laggards, they brought with them previous spiritual attainment as well as intense momentums of rebellion, materialism and war.
Long before Jesus’ Galilean mission, Earth had already become so polluted by fallen influences that the planet could no longer be spiritually and physically sustained. This is where the story of Sanat Kumara and 144,000 volunteers from Venus comes in.   
Your kind attention is drawn to the details given in my previous lecture “Introduction   to forthcoming Discourses on Skanda, Balaji and Universal Oneness” and the elaborate Appendix   “Traditions of Sanat Kumara, East and West   by    Light-bearers Worldwide”. However I would like to summarize the facts contained in these as well as above as follows:
Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasaputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Brahma according to Puranic texts of Hinduism, including the Bhagavata Purana, whose other sons were Sanaka, Sanatana, and Sanandana.  Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means "eternal youth". Though in Mahabharata, total seven sons are mentioned, namely:  Sana,    Sanatsujata, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, Kapila, and Sanatana and further mentions that "Knowledge comes to these seven rishis, of itself (without being dependent on study or exertion).  They are the foremost of all persons conversant with Yoga. They are possessed also of deep knowledge of the Sankhya philosophy. They are preceptors of the scriptures on duty and it is they that introduce the duties of the religion of Nivritti (inward contemplation) and cause them to flow in the worlds".
Scriptures, especially the Mahabharata, say that it was Sanat Kumara who came down to help the Divine Plan of Creation, when Lord Krishna descended on Earth.  He was born to Lord Krishna as his son, and he was named Pradyumna. Sanath Kumara incarnated himself through the Divine Mother Rukmini as Pradyumna. On completion of his work, He again gets back to his original position and takes to the seat in Shambala as Sanath Kumara. These details are given in the last chapters of Mahabharata.
Sanat Kumara is also the author of the Sanatkumara Samhita, which is part of the Shiva Purana, and has 59 chapters. It is also taken as a part of the Pañcaratra, Vaishnavite devotional texts. Sanat Kumara Samhita is also found in Skanda Purana. He is also mentioned as an avatar of Vishnu one among the twenty two Avatars mentioned in Bhagavata Purana—Sanat Kumara, Narada, Nara Narayana, Kapila,   Dattaytreya, Yajna Purusha, Rishabha, Prithu, Dhanvantari, Balarama, Vesdavyasa and Mohini   are added to the conventional Dasaavataras.
The Chhandogya Upanishad, Chapter seven, is about Sanatkumara's Instructions on Bhuma-Vidya to celestial sage Narada as described above in detail. Sanatkumara finds mention across Mahabharta, as a great sage, who dispels doubts and the preceptor in all matters affecting Yoga. In Sanskrit, "Sanat Kumara" means “Eternal Youth" (from Sanat =eternal, Ku=with difficulty and Mara=mortal). Ramayana devotes one full Kanto on Kartikeya and Kalidasa wrote Kumara-  Sambhava--the  Dawn of Kumara.
Kanakhala Teertha (sacred water resort) near Gangadwara or Haridwar is where through extensive tapas, he attained great ascetic powers.
Sanat Kumara is regarded as the great guru, savior of Earth. Believers in him see him in all the major religions, as Skanda/Kartikkeya in Hinduism, Brahma-Sanam Kumar in Buddhism, the Ancient of Days in Judeo-Christian traditions, and identify him as Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism (although the last of these claims is contested from a lack of information on the subject). It is also considered that Sanat Kumara is Al Khdir (green man) known to Sufi Muslims (according to Dakshinamurti). Sanat Kumara is identified with Gauthama Siddharta Sankhyamuni who later incarnated as Buddha.
The Kumaar resides in the most sublime center of our planet, Shamballa the Sahasraara of the world. The Kumara has several names, relating to the sahasraara centers of different Systemic Existences: At the Supra-Cosmic plane, he is called Sanatana; at the cosmic plane, it is Subrahmanya; at the solar plane, the Kumara is Sanaka; at the planetary plane, it is Sanandana; and on this planet, it is Sanath Kumara. So Sanath Kumara is an aspect of Kumara that resides in Shamballa.
According to the post-1900 publications of  Theosophy   Lord Sanat Kumara  an " Enlightened Being  at the Ninth level of initiation who is regarded as the 'Lord' or 'Regent' of  Earth and of the  Humanity  and is thought to be the Spiritual head of the   Earth who dwells in    Shamballa     a floating city manifested on the  etheric plane somewhere above the Gobi Desert in the borderlands of  Mongolia. Brotherhood is now believed to be shifted to Peru where they are still reported as having an earth base (circa 1985) for fear of persecution by Communist China.  
The Great White Brotherhood is a spiritual 'fraternity' of Ascended Beings, including Lord Sanat Kumara, long since dedicated to the eventual Salvation of Mankind and the establishment of Divine Law again in Three-dimensional reality. They are preceptors of the scriptures on duty and it is they that introduce the duties of the religion of Nivritti (inward contemplation), and cause them to flow in the worlds".
Theosophical schools believe   Venus,   the   'Planet of Love', is the most spiritually advanced planet of our solar system. The beings living on the etheric plane of Venus are said to be hundreds of millions of years ahead of us in their spiritual evolution.  It is said that the governing council of Venus – the Seven Holy Kumars (Sana,   Sanatsujata, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, Kapila, and Sanatana) sent one of themselves, Sanat Kumara) here to guide us.      
The Planet Mars is called   Mangala or Kuja, son of the Earth and also Angaraka the celibate god of war who owns the signs of Aries and Scorpio in astrology, and teaches the occult sciences. Mars is said to be of a fiery nature, and has the Vedic fire god Agni as its ruling deity. Puranas ascribe Skanda to be the deity of Mars while Theosophical schools believe He is Venus But both agree on the spiritual power of Skanda.   Skanda Purana says Mars is Mangala born from the sweat of Siva.
In Hindu Astrology Mars is the planet of power, strength, courage and aggression.  He is the Son of Mother Earth. He has luster comparable to lightning. He is Kumara and holds Sakti (Vel) on his hands and who bestows auspiciousness (mangalam) on his devotees. Mars is the secret flame hidden in matter. This secret energy demands manifestation in material form. Mars can also bring out negativity and the dark side of Earth’s energy, the primordial powers, abyss of tsunami, earthquake, typhoon and cause of chaos to nature. At spiritual level Mars directs us to knowledge of yoga   and helps us to gain energy self-discipline and asceticism. Krittika Nakshtra is named after Karthikeya, son of Lord Shiva.  This star’s species (Yoni) is also Lamb. In Christianity Son of God (Jesus)  is symbolized as Lamb  that Mary got who is none other than Sanat Kumara or Skanda. The word meaning of Krittika is “flame”. There are six stars (in Pleiades) formed like a Kshura or razor – i.e., the end of an arrow. The presiding deity of Krittika Nakshatra is Agni – the ancient God of Fire. Angaraka (the smoldering fire) which is also a name for Mars splinters itself into seven flames (seven rishis).   Mars represents energy in transformation towards a higher spiritual level. The Mars energy makes the individual active in physical generative activities. Where the   Mars energy is oversighted by Skanda – Karthikeya, and the generative impulse is inhibited in sexual relationships, the energy seeks transformation and may be express as tapas, discipline, inner strength, spiritual austerities. The glamour of the world, the desires and dross of materialism are burnt up in the wake of spiritual access, the fire of Mars becomes a bridge towards the four goals of life, right conduct (dharma), satisfaction of elementary needs (kama), wealth of skill, capacity and application (artha) and the release from the cycle of birth-death-birth again (moksha).
Most of the teachings of Saint Thomas in India had a very close resemblance to Hindu Teachings. But the world knows very little of the teachings of Saint Thomas today. Some parts of the lost original text were found in 1945. Many such earlier writings were dismissed   by Christianity later as Gnostic Gospels and were deleted from Holy Bible and ultimately King James Version was accepted as official version   which is the Holy Bible today.  Christianity later dubbed Sanat Kumara as fallen angel and Saturn based on the interpretation of the Greek word Lucifer to mean both Saturn and Venus. In Hinduism Friday is dedicated to Planet Venus and Sukracharya.   He is the son of Bhrigu, who has the complexion of snow or jasmine flower or the inner lotus stem, who imparts all the scriptures to his disciples. He is the   learned Guru of Rakshasas (rakshati iti) that were once considered as protectors as the name suggests and later condemned as demons being   in constant war with divines under the rule of Indra.  Saturday is named after the evil planet Saturn.  I wonder how Venus was considered as evil! May be because of association with demons!  Hence Venus is a spiritual planet and not evil. In Hinduism Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to bring prosperity and   also worshipped to avoid misfortune. Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles is the most worshiped deity in Hinduism.  Such equal weightage and worship to pairs of opposites is quite common in Hinduism.  They are not perturbed as Christians. Two bishops bore the name Lucifer—St. Lucifer of Caliban and St. Lucifer of Siena.  Sanat kumara was seen as two different and opposed beings---Sanat Kumara as Saturn working for evil and Sanat Kumara as Venus working for good. Theosophists     glorified him as one who would bring   spiritual harmony and peace.
It is strange a section of orthodox Christianity later condemned Sanat Kumara as fallen angel   translating   the word Lucifer with L capital   as Venus and as Lucifer with lower case “l” as    Saturn. They somehow wanted to dismiss Sanat Kumara worship calling it as Pagan worship. Sanat Kumara is an incarnation and hailed as Son of God of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva or Supreme Spirit.  Until 535 A.D. Christian Church had an uncanny fascination for reincarnation. Justin Martyr (100-165 A. D.)  Founder of the First Christian School in Rome wrote in his “Dialogue with Toby” that the soul inhabits a succession of bodies, but that it cannot remember its previous lives. Another Christian theologian Origen, tried to incorporate much of the beliefs of Greeks and Hindus into Christianity. Those ideas became so controversial that in the sixth century they were officially condemned in the second council of Constantinople as anathema. The teachings of Origen on reincarnation thus expunged from church doctrine, never to return. Vedas on the other hand were never revised!
The 144000 are also talked about in the teachings of the ascended masters from the Summit Lighthouse. The teachings explain that the "Ancient of Days" mentioned in the Bible is also the one called Sanat Kumara.  Below, are passages from the Bible Book of Revelations on the     144,000.  After the passages, Sanat Kumara, or The Ancient of Days,    the messenger Prophet Elizabeth Clare   gave her teachings. Here probably the reference to Sanat Kumara has been expunged and replaced by Lamb symbolic of Jesus Christ.
Revelations 14:1-7
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb where ever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
 
Further Revelations says:
The Lamb who is at the center of the throne will shepherd them; He will guide them to springs of living waters; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  
When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand in the presence of God (this   refers to    the seven rishis who were   mind   born Manasaputras --Sana,   Sanatsujata, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, Kapila, and Sanatana) sent one of them, Sanat Kumara.
Venkateswara in Tirupati was worshiped earlier as Skanda, before Ramanuja came on the scene, who is Sanatkumara according to Chhandogya Upanishad.  Sanatkumara   came  to  Planet Earth from Planet Venus   when  Earth had already become so polluted by fallen influences that the planet could no longer be spiritually and physically sustained says Sanat Kumara East West Tradition. Again Hindus say there is no deity greater than Venkateswara   in Kaliyuga and Lord Vishnu descended on Earth as Venkatewara.   Hinduism says Dharma is in its one foot in Kaliyuga    that started with full –compliment in Kritayuga.  Murugan means Azhagan in Tamil which means beauty. It is therefore logical to conclude Venkateswara is   Sanatkumara   who descended on Earth in Kaliyuga, who is venerated by all Esoteric Traditions including Hindus. It is no wonder why many Westerners worshiped   Venkateswara when British ruled India influenced by their past Esoteric Traditions and mystic powers to relieve them from sufferings as described in my discourse   “Venkateswara of Tirupati who casts his mystic spell on millions”!
Hindu Americans will be wiser to have only Venkateswara for worship in all Hindu American Temples.  This will help them in consolidating their worship focused on one deity with significant rituals and festivals concentrating on   Supreme Spirit who is none other than the Holy Spirit of Christianity, Jehova of Jews, Allah of Islam, Buddha of Buddhists, Vardhamana of Jains, etc. Thus Hindus will be back to Sanatana Dharma or Vedic religion which proclaims “Eko Viprah bahudaa vadanti-The One Pundits call by many names”. This would aim at universal peace and harmony with its lofty ideals sarvejanaah sukhino bhavantu-May all live happily!  Krinvanto viswamaaryam-Let us ennoble the World!  Aano bhadrantu kratavah yantu visvatah-Let noble thoughts come from all directions (as from East and West Esoteric Traditions) etc. All spiritual seekers will be attracted to Sanatana Dharma from all  parts of the globe  and worship of Venakateswara who is Skanda for Hindus,  Sanatkumara   acclaimed as Jagannatha by all Esoteric  Traditions--Supreme Spirit  or Universal Person and progress  towards Universal Oneness.
Ekam Avyaktm Anantaroopam”One without a second imperceptible limitless in form (MNU)
Dyaavaaprithivyau Deva Ekah”—The Self-luminous ONE without a second and is the creator of Heaven and Earth (MNU)
REFERENCES:    
1.      Swami Vimalananda, Mahanarayana Upanishad, Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, India.
2.      Ananta Rangacharya, Chandogya Upanishad, Bengaluru, India.
3.       Swami Krishnananda,   Chhandogya Upanishad on Skanda, Internet.
4.      Srinivasan NR, Subhrahmanya, Hindu Reflections: <nrsrini.blogspot.com>
5.      Traditions of Sanat Kumara--East and West, Internet.
6.      Ed Viswanathan, Am I Hindu?  Rupa & Co. Delhi, India.
7.      Holy  Bible, King James Version
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APPENDIX  I
SKANDA IN SIVA PURANA
Lord Siva and Parvati were blissfully enjoying their marital status, unaware of the eagerness with which the deities were awaiting the arrival of their progeny. Tarakasura, the demon continued tormenting the deities. When their miseries became unbearable they went to Lord Brahma to seek their help. All of them then went to lord Vishnu. They told him that even after passing of such a long duration of time, Parvati and Siva had not yet become parents. They requested lord Vishnu to remind Shiva about the purpose behind his marriage.
Initially lord Vishnu showed his disinclination to disturb Siva’s marital bliss, but when the deities insisted he went to Siva accompanied by all of them. All of them eulogized Siva and Parvati. The deities then requested Siva for his help in the destruction of Tarakasura. Siva understood everything. Some drops of his semen insisted by the deities fell down on the ground.  Agni transformed his appeared in the form of a pigeon and pecked up those drops of semen. Right then Parvati arrived there and became extremely furious on seeing the semen going waste. She cursed the deities that their respective wives would remain issue less as the consequences of their mindless acts.
Agni was having inflammation in his stomach because of the Siva’s semen. Lord Siva advised him to transfer it into the womb of any noble woman. Agni followed the instruction and injected the semen into the body of six women through the pores of the hair on their body. Those women could not bear the extreme luster of the Siva’s semen. They went to Himachal and evacuated it. Even Himachal could not bear its extreme effulgence and immersed it into the flowing Ganga. River Ganga carried it with her current and established it amidst bushes of reed (Dharba grass). Instantaneously a beautiful child manifested from it. His birth made all the deities extremely joyous including Shiva and Parvati. It was the sixth day (bright half of the lunar month) of the Hindu month of Margashirsha. He was Kartikeya.
 Sage Vishwamitra arrived at the spot where the child had manifested. On the repeated insistence of the child, Vishwamitra performed his purification rites and named him ‘Guha’. The divine child blessed Vishwamitra and bestowed divine knowledge to him. He also blessed him to become famous as ‘Brahmarshi’.  Agnideva arrived there and gave a divine weapon named ‘Shakti’ to that child. Guha went to the Krouncha Mountain and banged his weapon on it. The mountain could not bear the effect of the blow and started crumbling down. Innumerable demons living on that mountain came to kill him. But the child killed all of them by his weapon.
When Indra heard about his bravery, he came along with other deities to fight him.  Indra assaulted Guha with his Vajra on the right side of his body, which resulted into the manifestation of a very powerful entity named ‘Shakh’. Indra again assaulted him on the left side of his body, from which manifested an extremely powerful entity named ‘Vishakh’. Indra assaulted Guha for the third time- this time his chest was the target. From this third blow of Indra manifested ‘Naigam’.Guha accompanied by all the three powerful entities- Shakh, Vishakh and Naigam attacked Indra and his army, but they fled away.
Six goddesses arrived on the scene. All of them tried to feed that small child out of affection. They started quarrelling among themselves. Right then they were surprised to see the child appearing with six head. Now their problems were solved. Each of the goddesses fed their breast milk to the child. They took Guha with them and brought him up with great love and care. Guha later on became famous as Kartikeya.
 One day, Parvati curiously asked Siva about his semen which had fallen on the ground. Lord Siva summoned the deities and asked them about it. The deities narrated the whole story. Both Siva and Parvati were very pleased to know about Kartikeya.
Lord Shiva then ordered his Ganas to bring Kartikeya from the possession of Krittika. The Ganas reached Badrikasharam where Krittika lived. When Kritika saw the Ganas she became very frightened but Kartikeya gave him solace. The Ganas requested Kartikeya to come along with him. Kartikeya happily took permission from his mothers and proceeded to meet Siva and Parvati.
 At the time or Kartikeya’s departure, the mothers had become very emotional. Kartikeya consoled them. He then boarded the beautiful chariot which had been sent by Parvati and proceeded towards Kailas Mountain. All the deities including Shiva were eagerly awaiting his arrival. When Kartikeya reached Kailas Mountain, he was given a royal reception. The whole atmosphere was filled up with joy. Everybody was celebrating. Each of the deities presented him their respective weapons to him.
Lord Shiva coronated him as the king with the help of   Brahmins. This way he had now become the Lord of Kailaspuri.
Kartikeya narrates a story connected with himself:  “One day a   Brahmin whose name was Narada came to me and requested me to help him find his he-goat which had got lost. He told me that the goat was supposed to be offered as the sacrifice. “If the goat was not found, my vow would remain unfulfilled” said Narada. I went in search of that goat. I found it in the Vishnuloka where it was creating nuisance. When the goat saw me, it tried to attack me with its sharp horns. I climbed on its back. After travelling through all the three worlds, the goat returned back to his original place. I climbed down from its back. Narada arrived and demanded his goat. I told him that his Yajna had been accomplished by my blessings and there was no need to sacrifice the poor goat. Narada, the Brahmin went back satisfied.
 The deities were very encouraged by the presence of Kartikeya amidst themselves. They were beaming with confidence and enthusiasm. The deities assembled at the seashore. Tarakasura arrived there with his huge army. The battle began. Tarakasura appeared to be invincible. His blow was so severe that Indra fell down unconscious. All the ‘Lokapalas’ met the same fate. After that Tarakasura fought with Veerbhadra and made him unconscious. Even Lord Vishnu could not sustain for long and was ultimately defeated. Lord Brahma requested Kartikeya to fight with Tarakasura as nobody except him would be able to kill him.
 On being instructed by lord Brahma Kartikeya came forward to fight with Tarakasura. Tarakasura ridiculed the deities for taking the shield of a small child. “If he gets killed by me, the responsibility should lie on you” thundered Tarakasura. A fierce battle started between both of them in which both of them got injured. At last seeing an opportune moment, Kartikeya hit Tarakasura on his chest with his weapon- Shakti. The blow proved to be fatal and as a result Tarakasura died.
Kartikeya feat was hailed by all the deities. After killing Tarakasura, Kartikeya went to mother Parvati, who affectionately took him into her lap. He was eulogized by all the deities.
 The mountain – Krauncha, who was tormented by the activities of the demon named Banasura, went to Kartikeya and narrated his woeful tales. Kartikeya threw his weapon – Shakti in the direction which Banasur lived. The weapon banged right on target and returned back to him. Banasur was burnt to ashes.  Krauncha went back being very pleased. The Mountain – Krauncha established three Shivalingas to please lord Siva. The names of these three Shivalingas were – Kumareswar, Prajneswar and Kapaleswar.
Once upon a time, the deities were trying to reach the abode of Lord Siva’s Kailasa Mountain. Their preceptor Brihaspati was walking ahead of all of them. Meanwhile a demon by the name of Pralamb started creating turbulence. After being tormented by his activities, Kumud – son of Sheshnag took Kartikeya’s refuge. Kartikeya killed the demon with his divine weapon.  (This shows Kartikeya’s close association with Serpent King as seen in Kukke Subhramanya in Karnataka)




APPENDIX II

A Note on Sanat Kumara

Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Supreme Being as mentioned in Gita whose other sons were Sanaka, Sanatana, and Sanandana.   Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means "eternal youth". The seven   Manasa Putras are:   Sana,   Sanatsujata, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, Kapila, and Sanatana and further mentions that "Knowledge comes to these seven rishis, of itself (without being dependent on study or exertion)  .

Bhagavad Gita says:
Maharshayah saptah poorve chatvaaroe maanavastathaa | madbhaavaa maanasaa jaataa eshaam loka imaah praajaah // 10-6 // 
The seven great sages and the more ancient four Sanaka, Sanatana , Sanandan and  Sanatkumara  and the Manus are possessed of powers like Me, and born of My mind; all these beings of the world are descended from them.

Chhandogya Upanishad says Sanat Kumara is Sknda.  Venkateswara in  Tirupai  is worshiped  as Skanda and the holy tank near Tirupati is called Swami Pushkarani that is named after Skanda.   Venkateswara in Tirupati  is the incarnation of Vishnu in Kaliyuga.  Sanat Kumara is the Son of God and so is Jesus as there is only One God that is Supreme Spirit or Brahman or Holy Spirit or Jehovah or Al Kadar. It is therefore reasonable to conclude Venkateswara is the One and only God on Earth for all Mankind.

Venkataadri samam sthaanam  brahmaande  naasti kanchana | Venkatesa sama devo na bhooto na bhavishyati ||
There is no place equal to Venkataadri in the whole Universe! A God equal to Venkatesa has never been born nor will be!  GOD equal to Venkatesha has never been in the past, nor is at present, and neither will be in the future”. 

According to Church of The  Universal and Triumphant, the Sanat Kumara is the leader of mankind. It has been said that he is the leader of the Illuminati, and it is he who will rule the world in the future.  According to certain esoteric, mystic and gnostic traditions, Sanat Kumara (eternal youth in Sanskrit) and 144,000 souls from planet Venus came to Earth in her darkest hour to hold the light of God. Notable beings in the 144,000 include Jesus, Gautama Buddha, and Maitreya Buddha. He is also a God of Jains and celebrated as Muni who ascended heaven after great penance. Sanat Kumara is the great guru, savior of Earth. Believers see him in all the major religions, as Skanda/Kartikeya in Hinduism, Brahma-Sanam Kumara in Buddhism, Ancient of Days in Judeo-Christianity and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism. It is also considered that Sanat Kumara is Al Khadir (green man) known to Sufi Muslims.  

A shrine to Sanat Kumara which attracts and unites people of all religions and faiths is situated in the town of Kataragama, Sri Lanka. In the Alice Bailey and Theosophical literature he is called Sanat Kumara or Raudra Chakri - the Buddhist ruler of Shambhala" 

Science and religion conflate that Venus is the most advanced planet and far superior to all other  planets.  Venus is the second brightest natural object in the sky. Venus is sometimes referred to as the “morning star” and “evening star”.  One day on Venus is longer than one year. Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is sometimes called Earth's sister planet. According to the Vedic Astrology Venus have many roles, reaching from being an adviser in guiding them towards making contact with their lost souls and also a spiritual teacher of the highest order.

Sun as spindle pulls all the planets.  The planets also equally pull the Sun.  If the energy of the planets is less than the energy of the Sun, the planets will collapse on the Sun.  The planets with their energy are moving around the huge Sun.  Since the planets have different masses, they move with different speeds from different distances from the Sun.  Eight of them are moving around the Sun in one direction, while the planet Venus is moving in the opposite direction.  The kinetic and rotational energies of Venus is balanced by the energies of the other eight planets.  In this way equilibrium is maintained in space by the nine planets around the Sun.  Different masses, distances, and speeds are involved to maintain the equilibrium in space which can be fully explained only by Sriman Naarayana or the Supreme.  RThat is why everyone loves Venus as Goddess of Love.   She is advanced spiritually and scientifically, much superior than every other planet.  If she does not move in the opposite direction to other 8 planets, we will not have our solar system.  We will not have galaxies.  We will not have the universe.  We are blessed by Sriman Naarayana to live in His  consort's planet.

Sukra  means "lucid, clear, bright" in Sanskrit.   It also refers to the ancient sage who counseled Rakshasas in Vedic mythology.  In medieval mythology and Hindu astrology, the term refers to the planet Venus one of the Navagrahas. The  day  Sukravara  of the week in Hindu calendar, or Friday, has roots in Sukra (Venus).   Sukara Graha is driven by the planet Venus in Hindu astrology. The word "Friday" in the Greco-Roman and other Indo-European calendars is also based on planet Venus.   
 
Ritam Sathyam Parabrahma—Supreme Being is called Orderliness (Ritam), Sathyam (sat+thi+yam) that which  regulates (yam) both immortals (sat) and mortals (thi) and Supreme Spirit (Parabrahma). Supreme Being is responsible for the orderliness of the Universe and it is not different from the Universe--It is Universe  alone as it pervades all.

Namaste!

APPENDIX III

Sanat Kumara Son of Supreme Spirit is Jesus & Star of Bethlehem is Venus  dancing with Jupiter



  The virgin birth of Jesus is the belief that Jesus was conceived in the womb of his mother Mary through the Holy Spirit without the agency of a human father need elsewhere in the Christian scriptures, and "the modern scholarly consensus is that the doctrine of the virgin birth rests on a very slim historical foundation.  Even Muslims accept the virgin birth of Jesus.

When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.   And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.   But as he considered these things,   an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.   She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."    When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,   but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus (Mathew 1:18-25)
Parvati was denied to give birth to any child of her own by Siva by Devas. She thus remained Virgin like Virgin Mary though married. But Siva wanted Sanat Kumara to be His son.  Sanat Kumara agreed to be his exclusive son but not Parvati.  This was an intriguing situation.  Parvati immediately argued that since the wife was entitled to half of her husband's fortunes and misfortunes, she also was entitled to being his mother. Sanatkumara consented. When Bhasmasura had sought the boon to turn anyone to ashes, and tried it on Siva, he had disappeared, hearing about which Parvati had become aggrieved and turned into a forest of reeds.  Sanat Kumara incarnated into that body of hers; hence she was mother to Sanat Kumara. Siva released his Rethus (semon) to   forest reeds flooded by Ganga where he was born and then nurtured by Karttikas. He was therefore called as Sarvana or the one born out of reeds.   
A dramatic event occurred on June 30th, 2016 when Venus and Jupiter appeared so close together - just 1/3 of a degree apart - that they looked like a tight, brilliant double star in the evening sky. A small backyard telescope will show both planets in the same field of view.
The two planets have a history of dancing together - and will do so in the future.
In Hinduism Jupiter called Brihaspati, the Guru of Divines is born from great light and he is the one who drives away Darkness. Among Navagrahas he is considered to be auspicious and benevolent. Planet Venus is called Sukra in Sanskrit. It means lucid, clear and bright. When these two bright planets come together intensity of light will be multiplied appearing as single star of much greater brightness.
Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Fred Sheaf points out that this current string of Venus-Jupiter conjunctions closely resembles a similar series between the years 3 and 2 B.C. It has been suggested that their joint appearance might have been what came to be known as the Star of Bethlehem.
 The three wise men witnessed a bright star and followed the same.   The star led them to Jesus' home in the town, where they worshiped him and gave him gifts. The wise men were then given a divine warning not to return to Herod and they returned home by a different route. They had the prophesy that the child was King of Jews.  Probably you all know what INRI Means written over the statue of Jesus in churches: Iesus=Jesus; Nazarenus=Nazareth; Rex= king of the; Iudaeorum= Jews.
Using astronomy software, and an article  written by astronomer Craig Chester  based on the work of Ernest Martin,  Larson thinks all nine characteristics of the Star of Bethlehem are found in events that took place in the skies of 3-2 BC.  Highlights  include a triple conjunction of Jupiter called the king planet, with the fixed star Regales, called the king star, starting in September 3 BC.  Larson believes that may be the time of Jesus' conception.
By June of 2 BC, nine months later, the human conception period Jupiter had continued moving in its orbit around the sun and appeared in close conjunction with Venus   with Venus in June of 2 BC.  In Hebrew Jupiter is called "Sedef", meaning "righteousness", a term also used for the Messiah, and suggested that because the planet Venus represents love and fertility, so Chester had suggested astrologers would have viewed the close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus as indicating a coming new king of Israel, and Herod would have taken them seriously.  Astronomer Dave Ren eke independently found the June 2 BC planetary conjunction, and noted it would have appeared as a "bright beacon of light".
Jupiter next continued to move and then it stopped in its apparent retrograde motion on December 25 of 2 BC over the town of Bethlehem.  Since planets in their orbits have a "stationary point" a planet moves eastward through the stars but "After it passes the opposite point in the sky from the sun, it appears to slow, come to a full stop, and move backward (westward) for some weeks. Again it slows, stops, and resumes its eastward course," said Chester.  The date of December 25 that Jupiter appeared to stop while in retrograde took place in the season of Hanukkah,  and is the date later chosen to celebrate Christmas
Other more improbable but entertaining theories have been proposed over the years, says Hughes.  One he describes as particularly far-fetched was suggested in a 1979 academic paper by the Greek astronomer George Banos. He proposed that the Christmas star was actually the planet Uranus.  Banos suggested that the Magi discovered the planet 1,800 years before the astronomer William Herschel formally recorded the discovery in 1781.  "His idea was that the Magi discovered Uranus, that this was the star of Bethlehem and they then tried to hush up the discovery," Hughes explains.
 Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are   Varuna, Indra and Prajaapati mentioned  in Rigveda.  Prominence for these planets has not been given in Hindu astrology (Jyotisha sastra) as their effects on human beings are believed to be negligible. Probably this had a great significance on divine Incarnations like that of Jesus and especially when both Venus and Jupiter two spiritually significant planets came together. Varuna with Mitra was a very popular Vedic God.
Theosophy school of Annie Besant and others maintain that Venus, The 'Planet of Love', is the most spiritually advanced planet of our solar system. The beings living on the etheric plane of Venus are said to be hundreds of millions of years ahead of us in their spiritual evolution.  It is said that the governing council of Venus – the Seven Holy Kumars – sent one of the sons, Sanat Kumara, here to guide us.  Sanat Kumara is worshiped as Skanda who is worshiped as Venkateswara in Tirupati.  Sanat Kumara is the Son of God and so is Jesus as there is only One God that is Supreme Spirit or Brahman or Holy Spirit or Jehovah or Al Kadar.

Sanat Kumara, the Son of Holy Spirit

Did   Paru*  came as  Mary  that  Night?
And delivered Kumara on X’mas  Night
She laid Sanat on the manger bed
This Eternal Youth of life and light.
He sang the glory the Supreme spirit;  
He proclaimed He was Son of Jaganntha
It made jealous   leaders plot His death,
But a   sinless Yogi can never be killed!
He came to give us wisdom and peace
To lead us   from death to Immortality
He brings hope to young and old 
And ushers Dharma everywhere.
What makes the Lamb love Paru so
And all the world beside?
By grace alone He chose His abode
And    settled in Kailash   with Her! 
Kailash no one has ever climbed.
We must love the Lamb you know;
His Preaching will make us wise;
Our words must show that we are Its;
That we    live our lives for others.
One day that Lamb will come again
More Lion than the Lamb Paru brought
Defeat all foes and save us   again.
Let lights flood our homes  this Night !
 Let’s Praise the Day He made Bright!
(*Paru is the pet name for Parvati, The consort of Siva)







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