SADGURU SHRI SIVAN SIR

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Babylon

Let us now turn towards the historic Babylonian regime. Let me briefly mention a few sentences about Nebuchadrezzar who holds an important and famous place in the history of the world. Nebuchadrezzar  has attained the state of a Daiva Sadhu. He ruled peacefully over a vast empire beginning from Northwest India, coursing through Libya in Africa up to Iberia in Europe (modern Spain). His capital Babylon was 40 miles circumferential and was surrounded by a fort which was 330 feet tall and 75 feet broad. There were two similar but smaller forts inside. The moats in between these forts  resembled a sea. It is said that they originated from the river of Euphrates  and again joined the same river as a tributary. On top of this fort several watch towers which were 60 feet tall were constructed. Hundreds of mammoth steps made of solid brass adorned these forts. We can say that Dhindhira (Babylon) which was the oldest kshetra in the world as city of brass. Parts of many constructions in the country were covered by brass armours. Apart from these, Nebuchadrezzar  also completed a multi storied hanging gardens situated at a height of 700 feet approximately. In each storey there were fully grown up trees with an amusement park. This is one of the seven wonders of the ancient  world. Both these structures were started by Nabopolasar and completed by his son Nebuchadrezzar.

Apart from these, there was a special temple constructed near the palace for the God Jupiter (Belus). This temple had a circumference of 8 furlongs and in its middle a tower was built at a height of one furlong. On top of this tower there was a large hall (Mandapam) where chairs and tables made out of gold were kept. In addition, there was a idol of Jupiter Bhagavan sitting in an easy chair with a special table opposite. These were also made of gold. In this mandapam, a divine spinster who is free of male scent used to stay. She used to give inspired divine messages to the government. Chaldeans have told Herodotus that Bhagavan used to stay in this mandapam every night. The worth of this golden deity is given as 800 talents. Babylonians of the past shone like Egyptians themselves in the matter of divinity, scriptural knowledge and wealth.

Nebuchadrezzar and Jewish prophets

Let us now turn towards Nebuchadrezzar who appeared in the solar dynasty. Nebuchadrezzar who ruled following the dictates of Gods sincerely, announced with sadness the fact that his regime is going to be conquered. One day when he was sitting in the court, God possessed him.  During these moments, those who come under this experience, speak for God in their own voice. As far as Nebuchadrezzar was concerned God simply lent His own voice to him. The emperor screamed once and informed those assembled as follows.

"Oh! Babylonians I Nebuchadrezer foretell unto you a calamity which must shortly come to pass, which neither Belus my ancestor nor his queen Beltis, have power to persuade the Fates to turn away. A Persian mule shall come and by the assistance ofyour gods shall impose upon you the yoke of slavery, the author of which shall be a Mede, the vainglory of Assyria.  Before he should thus betray my subjects, O! That he might be cast out to wander through some desert, where there are neither cities nor the traces of men, a solitary among the rocks and caverns where beasts and birds alone abide.  But for me before he shall have conceived these mischieves in his mind a happier end will be provided".

Even before that mischievous thought,cross the mind of Asthyage, I will have attained a blissful end. Saying so the emperor went into deep meditation on God for a moment! That is all. The God took him away as per his words.

Asthyage who was the king of Medea got his daughter married to a Persian who was born in a meaner family. Being born to this couple, Cyrus (BC 558-529) was referred to as a Mule by Gods. Asthyage had solicited the assistance of his grandson for his proposed invasion of Babylonia. In the meanwhile Asthyage came to know providentially that his death was destined at the hands of Cyrus and planned to eliminate him.  Knowing this, Cyrus invaded Medea and imprisoned his grandfather. Unable to stand this affront, Asthyage escaped from the prison, wandered in a forest and died of thirst and starvation. This is how the curse of Nebuchadrezzar came to pass.

The Jewish prophets have distorted this end of king of Medea in their compositions. They have falsely represented in their book of religion that Nebuchadrezzar was driven to the forest and died living the life of a barbarian with unkempt appearance sporting long nails and unshaven hair.

The Hebrews were paying tribute to Nebuchadrezzar as his subjects. These Hebrews were somewhat ferocious. But they still had not become Jews. But Jewish prophets have recorded that Hebrews were Jews from hoary past.

Aware of their ferocity, Nebuchadrezzar had appointed Babylonian supervisors to keep a vigil on them. However, these Hebrews  massacred all these supervisors. Coming to know of this, the emperor did not retaliate, though he could have annihilated the country of Hebrews.

The emperor shifted most of the citizens of Israel to neighbouring countries. He  particulary shifted those living in Jerusalem and other major towns of Israel to Babylon. He did not punish anyone. He also permitted them to live a private life in Babylon with complete freedom. Ladies and the aged were brought to Babylon in vehicles. This historically significant event has been described as Babylonian Captivity by professors. Jewish Prophets have recorded this incident as if the emperor imprisoned Hebrews in Babylon and consequently  was driven to a forest by Jehovah, God of Hebrews, to die.

Did not Nebuchadrezzar (604-561) predict the end of Babylonia? After Nebuchadrezzar, three more kings of solar dynasty ruled Babylon. The last of these did not have a child and hence the Brahmins as per divine command chose Naponidus, who was a Daiva Sadhu and who descended in Babylon to be the king. Berosus, a famous philosopher in Babylon has described this incident, in which Bhagavan ordained the accession of Naponidus to the throne, in his book. (The wise men of Greece honoured Berosus by dedicating a bronze statue for him with golden tongue) Though he kept away from politics, the regime of Naponidus shone like Ramarajya for 16 years. During his tenure the mammoth doors of his fort always lay open. Naponidus used to visit the fort only on important festival days. He lived his ascetic life in a village by name Tema. (History of Babylon and Assyria by Prof. Rogers Vol 2. Page 361)

When Cyrus was on his way to invade Babylon as per his plan, Naponidus was carrying out a worship favourite  to Bel (Parameshwara) in the palace mandapam. In general God need not announce to the king concerned, regarding the upcoming invader. As far as Naponidus was concerned, he would not have bothered about any such invasion. However Bhagavan blessed the sacred king to demonstrate his divine superiority. During the worship, a big hand appeared and wrote on the wall of mandapam a message to the effect that Cyrus was coming to invade Babylon and Naponidus should hand over his earthly position to him. As soon as this divine act was over, the Daiva Sadhu came out of the fort, welcomed Cyrus and handed over the regime to him. From this divine incident, the western historians also should understand that Naponidus was a favourite of God. But the Jewish Prophets have distorted this incident and reported that Cyrus killed Naponidus in a war and captured Babylon.

Besides the Prophets have asserted that many regimes of the divine religion were annihilated by the God of Jews. For example they have arrogantly composed an atrocious lie, to the effect, that Sennacherib, the powerful king of Assyria, invaded Israel but the Jewish God killed each and everyone in his army overnight. But this blatant lie has been nailed decisively by the inscriptions of Sennacherib. Until the inscriptions of Assyria were brought to light, even scholars believed that Jehovah himself smote the whole Assyrian army of Sennacherib to death. But in due contrast Sennacherib subdued Judah and its allies and laid heavier tribute than before.

Do you want to know who these Prophets are? These are the ones who established a new religion against divine religion. The Old Testament is book that was born out of hatred containing fictitious incidents in which the God of Jews has been shown to have bestowed victory on kings of Israel and defeat on kings of the divine religion. Both Christianity and Islam have incorporated these fictitious incidents in their religious books to their advantage.

These Prophets have reported an imaginary incident in which Moses, founder of Judaism, is suppose to have annihilated Egyptians of divine religion and the Red Sea parted ways to make a road for Moses in this adventure. But historians have declared that Ten Commandments is an imaginary religion. Following are the words of some wise men, who have commented about Moses in a lighter vein.

Mark Twain with his logical humour has disposed of all these cynics.  “If the Ten Commandments were not written by Moses” observes Mark Twain, “then they were written by another fellow of the same name.” – And Heine with equal humour and with greater logic, remarks that “if Moses was not created by God, then the writers of the Old Testament did well to remind God of His oversight by creating Moses themselves.” A facetious lecturer once remarked that “Moses was the greatest historical character who never lived; whereupon a member of the audience corrected him, “what you really meant to say,sir, is that Moses was the greatest fictional character who forever lives.”

Jewish Prophets are one among those who edited history prior to advent of Christianity. Among the regimes that have adopted the divine religion, Egypt, Palestine, Babylon and Assyria have been targeted by their pens. These falsified accounts were adopted without question by Christians of later age since their book of religion, viz, New Testament has adopted Old Testament as a base. Though the Christian historians have taken note of the works of oriental historians, especially that of Herodotus, they still placed trust only on the version of Jewish Prophets. Until the inscriptions of kings of divine religion lay concealed /undeciphered, the motive of Jewish Prophets scored some victories. However, ever since the inscriptions came out in the open/deciphered, the world of arts have been blessed with a new vision. Our hearty salutes to the Christian researchers who have exposed the unadulterated lies found in the Old Testament.

Besides, it is not that impartial scholars and historians who have taken note of cooked up histories let them go without condemnation. Also these impartial scholars have appreciated very much the honesty, culture and divinity of those who lived during the times of divine religion after observing the consistency in the histories written by oriental historians and information found on contemporary inscriptions. For example look at the words of a Christian scholar in the meaning that whatever said by Oriental Scribe have to be accepted simply without any discussion. "The Oriental Scribe, whether of Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia or Persia, rarely made the mistake of putting details of unfortunate expeditions on record".

The words of a professor about the Jewish God (Jehovah) in lighter vein are as follows:

Jehovah brings success to his servants; this is what is supposed to have been observed, and this makes him very strong.  There is as yet no instance of a servant of Jehova whom Jehova has abandoned.  Jehova is a sure refuge, a rock whence one may defy one’s enemy, a buckler, a saviour.  The servant of Jehova is in all things a privileged being.  Oh, it is a wise thing to be a scrupulous servant of Jehova!  The victories of Jehova’s servants are the victories of Jehova himself.  The strong god is he who wins.  Jehova is the true god by proof of experience.  He gives victory to the faithful.  A brutal realism saw nothing beyond this triumph of material fact.  But what is to happen on the day when servant of Jehova shall be poor, dishonoured, persecuted for his fidelity to Jehova? The element of the grandiose and the extraordinary reserve for that day may be perceived from the struggle of the Israelite conscience up to the present time. 

H.G. Wells has this to say about the Book of Jews Ten Commandments). An intelligent reader of the prophetic books will find much hate in them, much prejudice and much that will remind him of that evil stuff the propaganda literature of the present time".