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Puranic Astronomy - "Faith Healing"?

 
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Vic DiCara



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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Puranic Astronomy - "Faith Healing"? Reply with quote

Here is my attempt to explain Bhāgavata Purāṇa's chapter on the movements of the Sun. https://vicdicara.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/flat-earth-geocentrism-puranik-astronomy/
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james_m



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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks vic,

that is quite interesting.. i am unaware of these writings - bhagavata purana - and thus was unaware these kinds of ideas were being discussed in this book.
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Michael Sternbach



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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not too surprised about the advanced knowledge in that text.

Some ancient Indian "mythological" writings even describe flying vehicles in the way of technical manuals, down to such details like what the pilot should be wearing.

Interesting stuff, Vic. Thanks for sharing. Smile
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Pier



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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Puranic Astronomy - "Faith Healing"? Reply with quote

Vic DiCara wrote:
Here is my attempt to explain Bhāgavata Purāṇa's chapter on the movements of the Sun. https://vicdicara.wordpress.com/2017/08/06/flat-earth-geocentrism-puranik-astronomy/


Hello Vic DiCara

Its good that you are interested in the Puranas, esp. this one Bhagavada Purana that has is holding much astrological meanings.
However you would gain by studying it with someone who knows what they are doing and is a master in Sanskrit. These texts are not easy and contain much hidden meanings, only discussed to folks that are chosen.

You could ask for instance Vinay Jha one of the foremost specialists in Surya Siddantha and the Puranas. He has discussed and written books about these things. If you were just studying his website for instance you would see how you have gone bonkers with your own interpretations of SS, the calendar exposed in it, and your tropical views. Vinay Jha does know this stuff in so much more depths than you realize.

However you already know and you don't take advices, nor hints, so you are not about to listen to mines.
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pier

Please find a way to express your thought, and your criticisms, more respectfully.
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Pier



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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:
Pier

Please find a way to express your thought, and your criticisms, more respectfully.


Ok my post was a bit rash and poorly written.
There is no personal disrespect intended, though. The remarks are purely on the levels of ideas. I dont know Vic DiCara, I m just taking up the ideas presented as translations on his site and here.
I cannot emphasise enough how much care need to be taken dealing with the ancient texts like SS and the Puranas. I ve been myself fooled in the past by quick translations done by Ernst Wilhelm. Hasty conclusions for shlokas taken at face value are not going to be very useful, and can lead many people astray when people pose as teachers on videos. These are the last texts you should take literally.

I had begun a longer post with examples of what Im talking about, but this will have to go to another time because writing on these forums and referencing everything the way it is supposed to be done takes a lot of time. I have too much work backlogged at this point. I'll just hint that the equinoxes points that are supposedly defining the tropical zodiac at first reading in Surya Siddantha, are not the equinoxes that you think they are. There is much more to it than a literal view allows.
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