Ellen Lloyd - AncientPages.com - Several thousand years ago, before the dawn of historical times, in a remote region of the Himalayas lived a group of remarkable individuals whose existence is shrouded in mystery.
Known today as the Rishis, these beings are considered ancient sages that possessed divine knowledge.
Their names were Agni, Vayu, Aditya, and Angiras, and as seers, they had the gift of inner vision and could see the past, present, and future.
The Rishis Were Scientists But Yet Spiritual
Called “the scientists of Hinduism,” the Rishis of ancient India were the scribes of the Vedas. They developed the spiritual science of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma, to ensure the constant renewal and progress of India’s spiritual tradition and culture.
The term “Rishi” or “rsi” originally denoted the composers and singers of Vedic hymns. However, according to post-Vedic traditions, the rishi is also a “sage” to whom the Gods revealed the Vedas (Knowledge).
Many Rishis wrote the Vedas. Image credit: India Facts
The Rishis were what we would describe as perfect human beings. They could co-exist with nature. They were modest, humble, and never harmed anyone or anything. According to Vedic literature, the Rishis could go to the realms of the gods and demons.
Their unusual ability to describe events that would take place in the near future has made many people wonder whether these beings were of extraterrestrial origin or simply extremely unusual and very gifted individuals.
According to quantum physics, past, present and future all exist at once. Were the Rishis familiar with our concept of quantum physics?
The Rishis Passed On Their Divine Knowledge
The four Rishis Agni, Vayu, Aditya, and Angiras were later replaced with another group of Rishis, seers, with amazing memories. They passed on this knowledge to successive generations. In India, these great beings seem to have taken birth again and again in every age to keep up the Sanatana Dharma, which they cognized at the beginning of the world!
Giving mythological lessons to defence scientists, India’s defence minister Manohar Parrikar said the ancient sages of the country were “probably great scientists”.
The Rishis passed on their knowledge.
Parrikar also asked the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists to learn from “rishis” the art of being humble and overcoming jealousy and anger.
There are many reasons why we should treat the wisdom of the past seriously. Many of our so-called modern inventions are, in fact, nothing more than re-inventions of technology our ancestors were familiar with thousands of years ago.
Information about the Rishis can be found in the Vedas. Veda means knowledge, and this knowledge of all existence and nonexistence has been brought to humankind by many Rishis. According to the Vedas, the whole of the Vedic culture was developed along the banks of the great Sarasvati River. Today, we can longer dismiss the Saraswati River as a pure myth. Modern science has confirmed the legendary Saraswati River did exist 4,000 years ago.
The Saptarishis - The Seven Sages Of India
As great souls and time travelers, the Rishis had the ability to decide their arrival and departure from this world. It is believed that the Rishis never ceased to exist. They keep an eye on us and watch how many of us continue to waste our lives and live a life dominated by ignorance.
Saptarishis are the "Seven Sages in India. Image credit: Rootshunt
The remarkable story of the Rishis continues with the Saptarishis.
The intriguing Saptarishis are the "Seven Sages" who Brahma-the Creator sent in the Hindu trinity. In Hindu astronomy, the stars of the Big Dipper are named after the saptarishis. Metaphorically, they stand for the seven senses or the seven vital breaths of air of the body.
Like many other beings of divine nature, the saptarishis are strongly associated with the stars and cosmos.
What is even more interesting is that we encounter myths and legends about the Seven Sages in many other parts of the world. Are these references to the same individuals who were known under different names in different parts of the world?
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