Brahmana [*POEM*]

BRAHMANA *

by XANADU
He sits in high snows:
Mind calm, back straight,
Where the glacier glows.
‘Here I shall wait.’
Ah, bless the Brahmana!—
He has vanquished death,
Floats in nirvana
Near his last breath.
He has fought the good fight,
His race is run.
‘I go into Night,
Let day be done.’
In ice moons unharmed,
Sips air like wine:
Transhuman, transformed—
His eyes, how they shine!
Pure and possessionless
Naked in rain
Sacred in sinlessness
Perfect in pain.
* Brah(a)mana: An enlightened sage in Buddhist lore.
The qualities of a brahmana are described in detail
in Ch. 26 of the Buddhist classic, The Dhammapada.
The picture depicts the legendary Mahavatar Babaji,
born 2000 years ago at the time Christ, and claimed
by his devotees to be still alive in the High Himalayas.

33 thoughts to “Brahmana [*POEM*]”

  1. The rishis and sages of ancient India were actually scientists of a very high order. Without the use of modern equipments they were able to discover a colossal amount of information about Nature and the cosmos which has only recently come to be cognised by modern scientists. Though it might seem strange to say this, the fact was that their main source of information came through their own minds and intellects which they had sharpened to a laser point stage which could thus pierce through space, time and matter. We are limited beings totally dependent on the meagre and mainly illusory information given by our five senses. They were multi-sensory beings whose intellects had the power to pierce through the veil which Nature places over everything. This veil is what they called “maya”. It is this illusory capacity of Nature which makes us believe in the existence of something called “matter” which we think of as being very hard and something called “Time” which to us is a reality. Now the physicists tell us that “matter is only energy in motion” and “Time” is only a product of the mind. Of course the rishis knew this long ago and that is why they dubbed the world as “maya.” Their stupendous intellects were their laboratories. Using various techniques of yoga and meditation they were able to penetrate into the heart of Nature without dissecting her as modern scientists do. If they wanted to find out about a star they became the star and thus got first hand and irrefutable information. This is why their theories have never been refuted by successive generations as have the discoveries of western scientists. They were the greatest astronomers, botanists, physicists, mathematicians and doctors.

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    The extraordinary souls called rishis
    The Spiritual Scientists knew then what modern scientists still do not..
    Rahul G
    Rahul G
    May 17, 2019·15 min read

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    The Science called Hinduism is founded on a set of spiritual texts known as the Vedas. The first portion of the Vedas consists of sounds known as mantras. This portion is known as the “Samhitas”. These sounds have always existed in etheric space in the form of vibrations. Hence the Vedas according to Hindu tradition can never be dated. They were revealed to a set of super human beings with high receptivity, extraordinary memory and an understanding that was way above the intellect of even the most intelligent of modern human beings. They were highly evolved beings who can be called spiritual scientists. The word “ri” denotes sound and since they were the ones who heard the sounds of the vibrations, they came to be known as “rishis” — the hearers of the sounds. They were the ones who cognised the mantras or sounds ever existing in etheric space and made them available to humanity. The rishis never claimed to be the authors of the Vedas. The fact that the names of some of the rishis are associated with some of the mantras is because they were the ones who first heard the mantras and gave them to us. For instance the Rishi Viswamitra is the one who gave us the most powerful mantra in the Vedas, known as the “Surya Gayatri”.
    The rishis were actually scientists of a very high order. Without the use of modern equipments they were able to discover a colossal amount of information about Nature and the cosmos which has only recently come to be cognised by modern scientists. Though it might seem strange to say this, the fact was that their main source of information came through their own minds and intellects which they had sharpened to a laser point stage which could thus pierce through space, time and matter. We are limited beings totally dependent on the meagre and mainly illusory information given by our five senses. They were multi-sensory beings whose intellects had the power to pierce through the veil which Nature places over everything. This veil is what they called “maya”. It is this illusory capacity of Nature which makes us believe in the existence of something called “matter” which we think of as being very hard and something called “Time” which to us is a reality. Now the physicists tell us that “matter is only energy in motion” and “Time” is only a product of the mind. Of course the rishis knew this long ago and that is why they dubbed the world as “maya.” Their stupendous intellects were their laboratories. Using various techniques of yoga and meditation they were able to penetrate into the heart of Nature without dissecting her as modern scientists do. If they wanted to find out about a star they became the star and thus got first hand and irrefutable information. This is why their theories have never been refuted by successive generations as have the discoveries of western scientists. They were the greatest astronomers, botanists, physicists, mathematicians and doctors.
    They also had external laboratories called yajnashalas in which they conducted certain mystic rituals. Using the mantras which they had heard during their sojourn in the mountains of the Himalayas, they performed fire ceremonies known as yajnas or yagas . Their fire places were built with great geometrical precision. Only wood from certain special trees could be used for the ceremony. Into this blazing fire they would pour ghee and offer certain herbs along with incantations which were capable of creating a special aura in the environment which spread to the society and which could also bring about a successful conclusion of the desires of the person for whose sake the yaga was being performed. For instance in the Ramayana it is said that the rishis performed a yaga for the sake of the King Dasaratha in order to get children. They could also perform a yaga for the sake of rain during times of drought. They wooed Nature with these chants and rituals so that she listened to them and happily granted their every wish. They did not grab from Nature as if it was their right as we are doing now! We have no rights as far as Nature is concerned. However she gives us certain duties which if we perform to the best of our abilities, she will see to it that we get our just results. If we flout her laws, she will let loose her typhoons and her tsunamis!! The rishis were well aware of this and always treated Nature with the greatest of respect and consideration. They even deified her as our first mother!
    The rishis made many scientific discoveries which are only now being discovered by modern science. The amazing amount of information they collected about natural phenomena has been put into the second portion of the Vedas known as “Brahmanas”. When we go into these discoveries we are totally taken aback by the amount of information they had acquired without the use of any modern equipment. They were indeed the first scientists, physicists, botanists, doctors, surgeons, engineers, architects, sculptors, artists, teachers, preceptors and spiritual guides. They were great astronomers and astrologers. They were well aware of the enormous power that the stars and planets had over human beings. Using this knowledge they could predict the times which were conducive to each person to bring about the fulfilment of their desires. Their knowledge of mathematics was fabulous and the yajnashalas where built according to precise geometrical calculations which made maximum use of the position of the planets at different times. However they did not use any of the knowledge they possessed for personal benefit. On the contrary they used it in order to create a perfect society in which human beings could live in comfort and harmony with each other and with Nature.
    Their knowledge was not just theoretical but was applied to every aspect of human life. Since food is a basic requirement of life, agriculture was one of the first things they looked into. At a time when farming was only practiced in a most rudimentary form, they produced new seeds, fruits, roots and spices and gave them to the people. They were well aware of the importance of dietetics and taught people how to eat, what to eat, how to grow and cook food in ways which would produce maximum benefits. They also taught physical postures which would increase both spiritual and physical health which are now known as yogasanas. They delved into every aspect of daily life and taught us how to perform even the most commonplace of activities, like sleeping, bathing, excreting, playing, idling — how to grow strong and healthy and how to live happily both on the individual and collective level. They were the first to teach that a good diet and good mind would automatically lead to a healthy body. They were the most compassionate of all beings and thus whatever they taught had only one thing in mind — “How all living beings could live blissfully with a healthy body and mind.”

    1. “The fact was that their main source of information came through their own minds and intellects which they had sharpened to a laser point stage which could thus pierce through space, time and matter”
      This is perfectly written! Though “they” (Rishis and sages of ancient India) where also shamans and healer, prophets, inventors and “time travelers” in other civilizations of man elsewhere around the globe. There always were and always will be spiritual gifted human beings among the masses but it does not mean the wisdom/knowledge ONLY belongs or is limited to Hinduism. Those “multi-sensory beings” whose intellects had/have the power to pierce through illusion (matter) are aware that Nature is NO veil! Nature is an extension of creation that holds many keys and answers to the divine – to those who can “see” beyond ones physical limitations and can “hear” and understand the language/communication of all aspects of nature and/or creation. The illusory capacity of which makes us believe in the existence of something called matter rather lies in the Cities and other man made mechanisms for mankind that project “human life”. Nature itself is abused, pillaged and destroyed by the unbalanced mind of separated man that is ruled by greed, power and individualism throughout the history of man. $cience itself has become, and is responsible for the biggest and darkest cloak under which man claims to live.
      No one can penetrate the heart of nature! One can become part of nature if willing or scientifically ridicule those who dare to try. Like the Rishis and sages that have conquered astrology while becoming “stars”, one can also can be one with the elements or become one with the life force of creation itself, while $cience will try its best to detain the “unbalanced madman” to stabilize its “emotional capacity” that is driving the flow of “offensive” thoughts into man made schizophrenia.

    2. @ Premanidhi

      In future, when you decide to place these exceptionally long comments on the Darkmoon website, can you PLEASE make it clear at the beginning of your comment that these are NOT your own words.

      All this is copied and pasted from another website. You know that.
      So please acknowledge your SOURCE in future and provide a LINK to the article you have cited at such inordinate length. Otherwise you will br credited with the authorship of the comment and will be guilty of plagiarism.

      I was very disappointed when I read your long comment and then found out out that someone else had written it! 🙂

    3. PREMANIDHI, very interesting post.

      Science = observations + corroboration + theory + prediction

      Restricted science, universal today = Science with observations transmitted to the mind through electronic means: machines /the 5 senses interacting with the nervous system.

      Open science = Science with observations perceived in the mind via any means.

      The only person I know deeply familiar with higher consciousness traditions, such as Hinduism or Buddhism that one can call a scientist is Gopii Krishna (GK), who wrote about 50 scientific books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ydCsDiNbM

      GK :
      – observed the common perceptions of those documented cases of higher consciousnesses (a 1 in a million phenomenon)
      – promoted the theory that higher consciousnesses was a biological phenomenon and listed the biological markers that may be tested (quite simply actually).
      – stated that Yoga was refined method for stimulating this biological phenomenon and formulated a higher consciousness experiment involving 100 volunteers.

      Whilst I accept that the wise of the past used direct perception of knowledge, stating such does not constitute science. If Science documents exist in Hinduism, with a capital S, then I would be interested to read them.

    4. How exquisite! I have not known so much about the Rishis. I really enjoyed thinking about how much potential we as human beings have if and when we can join together in truth and beauty in kindness with open hearts collective creative Christ. Consciousness awakened.

  2. “Do you really intend to make these Americans into Vaisnavas [devotees of Visnu or Krsna]?”
    “Yes,” Srila Prabhupada replied, “and I will make them all brahmanas.”

    Brahman

    “Recently, when we established a large Krsna-Balarama temple in Vrndavana, we were obliged to have Vedic ceremonies enacted by the Smarta-Brahmanas because the inhabitants of Vrndavana, especially the smarta-brahmanas, would not accept Europeans and Americans as bona fide brahmanas.”

    Position of a brahmana

    1. @ Hp

      Thank you for your input, Homer. LD has decided, thanks to your comment, to alter her original spelling from “BrahAmana” to “Brahmana”, which she much prefers for two reasons:

      (1) Because of the obvious connection of the word ‘Brahmana’ with the word ‘Brahman’ from which it derives.

      (2) Because a 3-syllable word, ‘Brahmana’, is needed for Line 5 of her poem to scan correctly, i.e. a 4-syllable word is one syllable too many and spoils the rhythm and mars the musical structure of the entire verse.

      Academic Note. The spelling given in the original Buddhist text of the Dhammapada, however, is ‘BrahAmana’ (4-syllables), with the second ‘a’ vowel probably unpronounced. The reason for the two different spellings is that the spelling ‘Brahmana’ is a later Sanskrit version of the original Pali spelling ‘BrahAmana’. The Buddhist scriptures, as we know, were written in Pali, the language of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), whereas the Hindu scriptures were written in Sanskrit, the language of the Indian subcontinent. The same words, meaning the same thing, therefore have different spellings in the two different languages. For example: nirvana (Sanskrit), nibbana (Pali); karma (Sanskrit), kamma (Pali).

      1. Sister, I do like Lasha’s poem very much.
        All respect and good will to the brahmanas!

        “Because I am inclined to the brahmanas,
        the brahmanas are best of all”

        1. I’d like to know some more about Mahavatar Babaji.
          Is he for real? And can he still have modern devotees
          who believe he is still alive in the High Himalayan snows?
          After all, if he was a contemporary of Jesus Christ… WOW!

          Is there any chance he actually met and spoke with Jesus?

          And what does Jesus have to do with Krishna and Kashmir?

      2. @Alice
        “Is there any chance he actually met and spoke with Jesus?”
        No, too far apart from each other. St Thomas the Apostle went to India, however.

        “And what does Jesus have to do with Krishna and Kashmir?”
        Jesus is the Son of God Incarnate and Redeemer of the world. They are demons masquerading as gods.

        “…there is salvation in no one else [except Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4.12)

        “…what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Cor 10.20-22)

        For great is the Lord and highly to be praised, to be feared above all gods.
        For the gods of the nations are devils, but the Lord made the heavens.
        Splendor and power go before him; power and grandeur are in his holy place.
        Give to the Lord, you families of nations, give to the Lord glory and might;
        give to the Lord the glory due his name!
        Bring gifts and enter his courts; bow down to the Lord, splendid in holiness.
        Tremble before him, all the earth; declare among the nations: The Lord is king.
        ….he will judge the people with justice. (Psalm 96.4-10)

        Readers may find this hard to believe, even objectionable, but there is only one true religion, and that is traditional Catholicism (as opposed to the false religion of the Vatican since 1958 when the papacy was taken over). Hinduism is a false religion involving spiritual enslavement to demons from hell. Seeking to enter into its esoteric mysteries only opens up portals to the influence of the demonic into our souls, which is not a good thing. It comes down to this: If you want to save your immortal soul, i.e. end up in heaven and not in hell, find a traditional Catholic priest independent of apostate Rome, take instruction, and as a by-product you will also find peace of soul. Cheers!

      3. …So, not wanting to rain on anyone’s pagan parade but rather to perform what I see as a duty, what Catholic second graders used to learn and memorize in their little catechism was a “spiritual work of mercy” (of which there are seven: to admonish the sinner, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful, bear wrongs patiently, forgive all injuries, and to pray for the living and the dead) — I should add what Jesus Himself said just before He ascended into heaven forty days after His resurrection:
        “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16.15-16)

        We don’t have to half-blindly grope in the dark to find out our origin, nature, and destiny. It has been revealed to us by God Himself. God’s revelation in Christ and through the teaching of His apostles and their successors provides absolute certainty, for “God can neither deceive nor be deceived.” Here is what He has revealed, in summary, and what the Catholic second graders used to know by heart before the revolution in the Church, which mirrored the revolution in the culture, and which was orchestrated by the same usual suspects: stmarys-dunstable.org/faith-formation/the-penny-catechism

        For those of an intellectual bent who want to dive deeper into the divine ocean of theological truth, one cannot do better than entering into the arguably unsurpassed mind of St Thomas Aquinas, the “Angelic Doctor”: newadvent.org/summa/1.htm

      4. @ Hp
        @ Premanidhi
        @ Jo

        The Roman Catholic “Christian” known as Darrell has this to say about Hinduism:

        “Hinduism is a false religion involving spiritual enslavement to demons from hell. Seeking to enter into its esoteric mysteries only opens up portals to the influence of the demonic into our souls, which is not a good thing.”

        What do you (especially Homer) have to say about this sweeping dismissal of Hinduism as a “demonic” religion? Do you agree with Darrell that, in holding Krishna in deepest reverence, you are in fact worshipping a demon?

        Darrell implies that Lasha’s poem is heretical from a Christian viewpoint. That she is essentially a deluded pagan who is in sore need of his spiritual counseling. He has accused her in past comments not only of “syncretism” but of throwing herself open to “demonic influences”. This is because Sister Monica had revealed that many of LD’s poems were the result of “semi-automatic writing”, i.e. written in a state of trance or heightened consciousness produced by prayer, meditation, music, and other such spiritual agencies.

        In his somewhat narrow-minded orthodoxy, I remember that Darrell had the spiritual arrogance (in a past comment) to accuse LD of writing under “demonic influence”, apparently imagining that she made use of ouija boards, psychedelic drugs, or other occult practices and forbidden techniques to write her poems. 🙂

        Poor Darrell. I fell so sorry for him. He has acquired all the Christian virtues except one: humility. He judges LD and accuses her of being “demonic” without the slightest idea of how sanctimonious and silly he sounds.

        “JUDGE NOT THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED.”

        Words from the Sermon on the Mount — words which have no part in the life of this self-important “Christian” known as Darrell. I would go so far as to say that Darrell is one of those narrow-minded and virtue-signalling Christians that brings Christianity into disrepite.

        I cannot help asking myself: If Darrell is a typical Christian, who would want to become one? 🙂

        1. @ Darrell

          Thank you for answering my questions. I confess I am slightly disappointed by your hectoring tone. You seem to derive an unhealthy satisfaction from demonizing Lasha Darkmoon and from taking a swipe at all other world religions except Christianity. I find your behavior arrogant, presumptuous, and totally lacking in Christian humility.

          If you have the kindness to respond to this comment, please answer these three simple questions:

          (1) Can you mention ONE poem written by Lasha Darkmoon which you think shows “demonic influence”?

          https://www.darkmoon.me/poems/

          (2) Can you confirm that Hinduism is a “demonic religion” and that Krishna is a “demon” in disguise?

          (3) Is Hp (Homer) doomed to burn in hellfire because he holds Krishna in deepest reverence? and is Lasha Darkmoon likely to join Homer in the flames because she finds Hinduism and Buddhism compatible with Christianity?

          I urge you to respond to these genuine questions from one who is deeply perplexed. Do not shirk your duty as a Christian! I feel you owe Lasha an apology for sneering at her poetry as “demonic” and for thinking you are closer to God than she is. How can you be so disgustingly arrogant and at the same time preach Christianity to others?

      5. Saki, that’s ok. I’m happy Lasha and Admin offers a place to enjoy a wider ranging peek into the Vedas and other esoteric realities as well as the site’s interesting histories, politics and politicians.

        And yes I’ve been remiss in saying how much I do appreciate their service as well as their humor. You all are a credit to your society and each other. Thank you!

      6. SAKI, the only true “demonic” religion I am aware of is POLITICS and political correctness with a touch of evangelism guided by the opposition of man. (There are no demons but many “scary” humans with “demonic” thoughts. The closest variety of “human demonism” are Evangelists camouflaged as caring , humble Christians). The “two godhead’s of hell” running the earthly show of illusion and deceit are forged/stamped into the same but different coin. The “RED”schild fraction, as head on one side and the “BLUEversion” as choice and freedom acts as symbolic tail. The coin itself is one and the very same. After all every Human being will “need” a coin for “living” a very costly life – in hell itself! While mankind always looks for holy men and women, or saints, masters and gurus of sincerity and compassion that have lived long, long ago, there are many living among us in the NOW and go unnoticed, or are accused by man made religious “AUTHORITY”: He/She is a heritic/infidell/goyim because of BLA BLA BLA. Reality eventually will become formless. No religion, no physical bodies, no fake human virtues, no lies, no inequality and no “superiors” that rule, conquer and exploit. A Paradise perfect, eternal and holy and as ONE – but quarantined from “viruses and pandemics” of various imperfect misguided human minds.

      7. I also disagree with Darrell’s take on beliefs outside traditional Catholicism, will say a bit on that in a moment.

        But I applaud his open fearless stand, not mincing words as demanded by thoroughly domesticated vassals of political correctness—this counts more than the requisite tolerance, I hardly ever see it anymore.

        Hinduism is fine even though I know very little of it, I must say however that some aspects such as daily sacrifice of goats in Kali ghat temples such as I saw, temple air saturated by reek of fresh blood and beasts defecating in terror as priests lopped off their heads with curved scythes left me distinctly unimpressed—gorge rises even as I remember the sorry spectacle.
        It is a multifacted interlocking system of beliefs and practices, some profound, some distinctly savage.

        Jesus, on the other hand not only never made a false step but every single statement and homily He uttered was divinely true and invaluable for the ages to come.

        I also heard some Buddhists tell how in such and such a monastery in Sikkim, there is a room previously occupied by Jesus the student of higher arts learning the Oriental ropes, how everything He said was picked up there like He was a mere scavenger.
        What do I know? Maybe true but I personally doubt it because He spoke original truth never mentioned before, specifically as regards the morality sourced in Logos-Natural Law, his warning about the Adversary Lucifer and his Jew legion, the personality of evil, vanity and arrogant rebellion against Creation, the material utility of Lie with its “Enjoy Now, Pay Later” soul-hustle worthy of a Chabad tavern in the Settlement of Pale.

        Which is not to say that in subsequent years, the hagiography was not wrapped around His ministry for political purposes, the various councils and synods to hammer out the strategy of mass control.
        In particular, the mechanics of karma and multiple lives, as many as necessary before advancing to the next stage of development was ditched and I am not sure about that, it kind of bothers me, the single momentary life as the arbiter of eternal consequence, good or bad.
        Sounds stupid and unfair.
        Not to mention contamination of message with the gangrene of Torah (Old Testament), the turd of Devil in the punchbowl of Heaven, so that especially in the minds of women, “And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain” is neutralized by some porno-religious psalm like “And king Abulafia feasted upon my shiny tits because they were righteous and good“, swooning in ecstatic fervor (the roots of today’s porn go ways back in the name of faith).
        Not to mention complete disregard for the suffering of animals who to gentiles are like goyim are to Jew, things of no consequence.

        Argue with Darrell’s message but leave him as a person alone because he doesn’t speak with forked tongue.

    2. @ HP

      Westerners can not become Brahmanas.The Varnashram dharma culture is only applicable to people who are born in India.Westerners or people from other cultures can follow the path of Bhakti Yoga .

      1. Maybe Darrell knows that the word “Darkmoon” is witch talk meaning “jew qabalah lilith night hag vampiress succubis” so that’s why he’s not so favorably impressed with Lasha’s brand of “spirituality”.

        1. SuccubUs, not “succubIs”.

          How can you talk about something when you can’t even spell its name?

          Ignoramus.

          (Not ignoramIs). 🙂

          1. ADMIN: Commenter “Zebra Black”, a Satanist with sex on the brain, has left this site in disgust after complaining about his satanic verse being “censored” here. We have published several other samples of his guy’s erotic verse, but here is one more sample we have just found in our Spam folder. Enjoy!

            ±±±±±±±±±

            Haahaahaa
            Its just one of my hobbies along with gynecology
            My Poems
            my poems are not tyrants

            to some
            not even poems
            or worse yet offensive
            scandalous bullies
            behemoths of some
            savage oversexed mind

            mental animated
            stained dick worn
            dingy wall paper
            printed multiples
            of pussy ass
            and blue eyed
            Caribbean pools

            beyond hearts mastery
            hullabaloo crime scenes
            like night jungles
            of tooth and claw
            in corridors of neuron ghosts
            and livid pornographic hieroglyphs
            fed by the dreaded
            excesses of testosterone
            that compel my
            nostrils to crusade
            towards some ruined
            blood spotted
            hanky panky panties
            just to remind me of you
            and how it hurt just so
            and how you loved me for it

            whoever you are

            no
            no sanitized spiel
            about fragrant gardens
            redwoods
            azure blues
            the lassitude of angels
            and the secret seas keep

            my poems
            depravities

            a slave’s heart
            vaulted thighs
            eating a raw mouth
            in a cathedral of tongues
            and wrapping myself
            in your nut brown hair

            1. Yuckety-yuck!

              “Blood spotted
              hanky panky panties”

              is not something I want to read about
              in the run up to Christmas! 🙂

      2. Maybe Alice Hamlyn is a female Re-incarnation of the male Pied Piper of HAMELIN, that’s why her last name sounds like a variation of HAMELIN. She thinks Darrell is a rat and is trying to chase the rat Darrell out of here so she can save Darkmoon from “the plague” or something , lol. I personally don’t think Darrell is a rat, but the “Hamlyn” girl from “”Hamelin does. Miss Hamilyn is Lasha’s pet cat. 😀

      3. If I, a White Catholic, said : “Indians can not become Catholic priests. Catholic priestly culture is only for Whites born in Europe and The White countries of the White Occident. Indians can be lowly laymen in the Catholic Church, that’s it, no higher than that”, Premandihi would be outraged — so would everyone else at Darkmoon.

      1. Thank you, Madame, for the spelling lesson. That’s why I’m very proud to be a student here at Saint Toby Perpetual Toddler parochial skool for juvenile delinquents, hooligans, and miscreants. There’s always someone around to teach you a thing or two, 🤓 :

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXU8ycxYANg

  3. Today is Winter Solstice — and also the “great conjunction”, Jupiter and Saturn are in conjunction. Last time that happened was around 800 years ago. I’m surprised there’s no feature article or poem or video about “the great conjunction” here at Darkmoon. One would think a Moon Goddess would be very interested in astrological events and what they mean, what they portend.

  4. Darrell, “For those of an intellectual bent who want to dive deeper into the divine ocean of theological truth, one cannot do better than entering into the arguably unsurpassed mind of St Thomas Aquinas”. SO what have we here Darrell? Theological truth???? Aquinas truth???? How about TRUTH in general or just the divine ocean of truth – as source?
    Here are no judgments to be made. Here are no individual opinions of fragmented and closed minds contained, nor is story telling of human fables, or entertaining tales found to influence the “thinking mind” that has become an open receptor of divine thought that fulfills all spiritual hunger that is nagging ones mind, heart & soul. Become the mind of Aquinas if you really dare to use only him as your faith Darrell, to experience and feel deep in your heart what “christian values” talk about, but use Aquinas mind/thoughts as a vessel ONLY to reach truth – universal truth. Any divine thoughts that were ever thought by man are never lost in the layers of the universe. These thoughts are FREE and can be called upon timelessly if a “sane” and OPEN mind that is innocently “emptied” and willing to be filled by truth, which is not of ones “own design or origin”.
    HP is right in his comments about Aquinas. It is more about his own intellectual logic in Aquinas words than trying to paint a perfect picture of God itself.

  5. We don’t need no stinkin’ Aquinas, WE’RE NEOs! WE got Teilhard! [ bugnini, montini & francis TOO! ] 😇

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