Hidden Hymns – a comparative study between Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Vedas, has just been released
Rasamandala Das (from Morocco – Northwestern Saharan Africa, author of “Islam and the Vedas”): Dear Devotees,
Hidden Hymns, which is a comparative study between Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Vedas, has just been released.
A senior devotee told me that “the book deserve a Nobel Price”. This book is dedicated to the Vedic Planetarium.
Soon a golden age that will last for 10.000 years will begin. In Judaism, their golden age lasted for 400 years, in Christianity 1000 years and Islam for 800 years. 400 years after the departure of Moses, 430 years after the departure of Jesus Christ and 200 years after the departure of Muhammad, there was a golden age within each of these traditions. Likewise as predicted in the Brahma Vaivarta purana, a golden age that will last for 10.000 years will soon began. Soon may be 50, 100, 200, 300 or 400 years after. What is sure and certain is that the prediction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will definitively come true. There is no doubt about this.
kaler dasha-sahasraani mad bhaktah samti bhuu-tale eka-varna bhavisyanti mad-bhaktesu gatesu ca
“For 10.000 years of Kali yuga, such devotees of Mine will fill the whole planet. After the departure of My devotees, there will be only one varna.” [Brahma Vaivarta Purana 59]
The golden age had not yet started since there not yet one varna. As Moses, Jesus, Mohammad inaugurated their own traditions, so Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu locallly started it in India and Srila Prabhupada pushed to the west.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu began the movement 500 years ago. Srila Prabhupada brought it to the West 50 years ago. This make 550 years. The grand-grand-grand disciples of Srila Prabhupada will spread it all over the world.
The golden age will be lead by ISKCON devotees? Is there any evidence indicating that this is true? The 10.000 years of the Sankirtan movement was inaugurated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu 500 years ago. Bhaktivinoda Thakura predicted that Srila Prabhupada will bring it to the West. Bhaktisidhanta Sarsvati’s desire to form a GBC and bring the movement to the west was fullfilled by Srila Prabhuapda. Sri Nityananda Prabhu and other acaryas predicted the Vedic Planetarium. All these events had taken place within ISKCON. Many sincere devotees will join ISKCON and fulfill the prediction of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
What is the most important item in the Vedic Planetarium? The bricks? No, it is all about cosmology from the fifth canto. The new released book “Hidden Hymns” bring up this topic in a very subtle way. How? It shows that the Biblical, Koranic and Vedic understanding of the universe are similar. The Bible and the Koran contain accurate SUTRAS (short complicated verses that are difficult to understand) about the building of the universe while the Bhagavatam explains them in an elaborate and easy manner. The Vedic Planetarium is a very important project. Why? It cosmology will show to the world that the Hare Krishna movement is neither sectarian nor a fanatic cult. It is an authentic movement that comes directly from the spiritual world. By such conviction only will then people accept Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
As the book is dedicated to the Vedic Planetarium, here is small poem that is included in the dedication glorifying the Vedic Planetarium:
The Vedic Planetarium, The revelation, Factual explanation, A golden age of spiritual appreciation, Bringing freedom to the population.
I hope that the devotees will enjoy reading the Hidden information contained within this book.
“”Hidden Hymns” should not remain hidden. The sheer breadth of information conveyed in this delightful and readable volume is staggering, and it can only lead to enlightenment. Indeed, though each “hand” has five separate fingers, they all find connection at the palm. Similarly, the five major world religions all converge in the Absolute Truth, a Truth ably conveyed in Räsamaëòala Däs’s accessible and thought-provoking treatise.”
Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Das)
Author of 31 books on Vaishnavism and related subjects; founding editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies; associate editor of Back to Godhead magazine
“A fascinating spiritual journey through four religious traditions.”
Professor Dan-Cohn Sherbok
Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok is a rabbi of Reform Judaism, a Jewish theologian and a prolific religious author who has written and edited over 80 books which have been translated into Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Swedish, Japanese, Turkish, Persian and German. He is Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales, Honorary Professor at Aberystwyth University and a Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London and the Centre of Religions for Peace and Reconciliation, University of Winchester.
“In “Hidden Hymns”, Rasamandala Das explores the parallels in the cosmological and theological teachings of the devotional school of Vedic thought with the teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. He thus makes a valuable contribution to a common understanding of spiritual truths. This is much needed in a world suffering from the effects of needless conflict arising from exclusive claims to spiritual truth.”
Michael A. Cremo Author of Forbidden Archaeology, Human Devolution, etc.
Michael A. Cremo is a researcher associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in the history and philosophy of science. He is a member of the World Archaeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists and is an expert on archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity.
“In “Hidden Hymns” Rasamandala Das provides plenty of cross referencing between Islamic, Jewish, and Vedic traditions to show that regardless of the background, they all share similar lines of investigation and tradition to help the follower arrive at a deeper understanding of the purpose of life, how we got here, how the universe developed, and the meaning of it all. This book certainly brings together various thoughts and lines of thinking, through the numerous quotes it uses, to show that we all share the same quest to perceive what is the truth, in particular the Absolute Truth.”
Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana Das)
Author of over 40 books on Vedic and Eastern spirituality and culture, 45 years practitioner of bhakti-yoga and Sanatana-dharma, teacher and lecturer, Co-chairman of the Vedic Friends Association, Chairman of the Detroit Iskcon Krishna temple, as well as photographer (with a collection of over 18,000 photos of India) and extensive traveler throughout India.