That is a picture of Lon Milo Duquette speaking at Clarement University on the topic, “Good and evil, get over it”. Lon’s favorite Indian Deity is Ganesha. He loves and collects Ganesha memorabilia. Lon probably already knows everything I am about to tell you about Ganesha, but it is good writing practice for me. This also ties in with the last topic I wrote about so it seems pretty auspicious;)
I didn’t like the stories that I found online so I am retelling the story as I remember it and think of it.
Shiva, who was known to go on long walkabouts being that he was a tzaddick, a wandering, holy man, teacher, came home one day and found a strange boy blocking the door to his bedroom. The boy barred his entrance, and that incensed Shiva, this was after all his home, he was tired and he wanted to see his wife and relax. Shiva fights the boy and cuts his head off. Parvati comes out and is inconsolable, she informs Lord Shiva that it is his own child and she was pregnant with him when he left. Shiva goes out and cuts the head off the first animal he sees which is an elephant, and he resurrects the child with the head of an elephant. Thus resurrecting Ganesha. Ganesha has the body of a Siddha.
Siddhas were early age wandering adepts that dominated ancient Tamil teaching and philosophy, they were extensively knowledgeable in Science, Technology, Astronomy, Literature, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Dance, and provided solutions to common people in their illness and advice for their future. Some of their ideologies are believed to have originated more than 10,000 years ago during the First Cankam. Shiva is believed to be the earliest Siddha. According to one South-Indian book, the South Indian Siddha were expelled by the Indo-Aryan invaders leaving many of their traditions lost or distorted.
In the Hindu philosophy (of Kashmir Shaivism), siddha refers to a Siddha Guru who can by way of Shaktipat initiate disciples into Yoga. A Siddha, in Tamil Sittar, means “one who is accomplished” and refers to perfected masters who, according to Hindu belief, have transcended the ahamkara (ego or I-maker), have subdued their minds to be subservient to their Awareness, and have transformed their bodies (composed mainly of dense Rajotama gunas) into a different kind of body dominated by sattva. This is usually accomplished only by persistent meditation.
Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, which I suspect is why Lon has an affinity for him, like myself we are constantly rejected and reviled, until recently. The Siddha’s are the perfected beings. They are humans with uncanny, supernatural, preternatural insight and abilities. They have attained enlightenment, they have crossed the abyss.
Siddhis[note 1] are spiritual, magical, supranormal, paranormal, or supernatural powers acquired through a sadhana (spiritual practices), such as meditation and yoga. People who have attained this state are formally known as siddhas.
Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun which can be translated as “perfection”, “accomplishment”, “attainment”, or “success”. In Tamil the word Siddhar/Chitthar refers to someone who has attained the Siddhic powers & knowledge. Chith is pure consciousness/knowledge in Sanskrit also.~wikipedia
Gurumayi once said that Hebrew and Greek still have the same spiritual vibration that is present in sanskrit, but not modern English. I respectfully disagree with her, being a linguistic philosopher and a philologist, and a phonologist, I have found that there are words all over the world that have similar sounds and similar meanings. What makes something sound right to us? Some kind of pattern in our brain looking for a key to unlock the meaning. All the words of power are still here just in different forms.
GANESHA, GNOSIS, GENIUS, GENESIS, GO IN, GYNE.
The initiate is the one that gets to go in. Specifically, into the bedroom to have sex with Parvati. That one is Shiva. Only Shiva gets to go in. Iccha shaktir uma kumari, shiva sutra 1:13. The yogi that yokes himself to Shiva becomes shiva and has the powers of shiva. I have always thought that the word knight must be related somehow to the word cunt. The In itiate. Genesis means going in. The inbreaths and the outbreaths of Brahma, the first two books of the bible are Genesis and Exodus, the going in and the going out. Some writing is in spired.
- (physiology, uncountable) The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm, as part of the act ofrespiration. [quotations ▼]
- (countable) A breath, a single inhalation. [quotations ▼]
- A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; asupernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated. [quotations ▼]
- The act of an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. [quotations ▼]
- A person, object, or situation which quickens or stimulates an influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. [quotations ▼]
- A new idea, especially one which arises suddenly and is clever or creative.
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Ganesha, is Da’ath on the tree of life. Shiva has 2 sons, skanda the god of war and Ganesha, the scribe. For this reason Ganesha also takes the place of har poor kraat, the true Horus, the true Hiram, the Hermit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heru-ra-ha
In late Greek mythology as developed in Ptolemaic Alexandria, Harpocrates (Ancient Greek: Ἁρποκράτης) is the god of silence. Harpocrates was adapted by the Greeks from the Egyptian child god Horus. To the ancient Egyptians, Horus represented the newborn Sun, rising each day at dawn. When the Greeks conquered Egypt under Alexander the Great, they transformed the Egyptian Horus into their Hellenistic god known asHarpocrates, a rendering from Egyptian Har-pa-khered or Heru-pa-khered (meaning “Horus the Child”). ~wikipedia
As I sat in meditation with Gurumayi, and we listened to that melodious Indian instrument, half accordion, half organ, fed by squeezing the breath into the honey like sound of the harmonium, and we chanted her version of the Om namah Shivayah mantra, I recalled my day at the only sanctioned Shinto temple in the United States in Washington. I realized that what I was witnessing and participating in was an ancient religious right that went all the way back to Atlantis. The Waking of the Sun ritual.
I recently gave Lon a banner that I have had for years. That I have always had proudly displayed. Here is the other one, the sister to the one that Lon now possesses. He hung his above the door, I hang mine next to the fireplace. Brahmans are always supposed to have a fire burning in the hearth. This comes from their ancient hunter gatherer days. Shiva is the evolution of Rudra, who is the god of fire. Rudraksha beads are what his mala’s are made out of, which means, eyes of fire, or eyes of Shiva. Who are modern day Rabbis if they aren’t the meat eaters that were exiled from India with their stinky offerings of burnt flesh to their god? In China they refer to spirits as “food sniffers” because they don’t have physical bodies, they don’t need to eat the food, they sustain themselves by smelling the food. The actual food is eaten by the high priests. Think of the Buddhist priests that beg for food and then offer prayers and healings, and teachings.
The tribe of Aaron was successful because eating more protein they evolved bigger brains and thought bigger thoughts and dreamed bigger dreams. The same reason we were constantly exiled, exhaled, is the same reason why we are so successful, our creative intelligence, not something to be ashamed of, something to be proud of.