Pre-Vedic Mohenjodaro Buddhism & Meditation in the Nuclear Age.
Part - 3
MOHENJODARO BUDDHISM WAS BEFORE HINDUISM
by Mr. SONA KANTI BARUA
THE STATUE OF THE UNIVERSAL KING BODHISATTVA MOHENJODARO ( Maha Sudassana Sutra) SPEAKS THE PRE-VEDIC BUDDHIST THOUGHT AND MEDITATION IN INDIA. Nobody could deny the statue of King Sudassana Bodhisattva exists at Mohenjodaro Museum (Pakistan) before the age of Vedic Age in India. But political Hinduism rejected it again and again. Vedic Hindu Religion and Political Hinduism have destroyed name of Pre-Vedic Buddhist heritage of the Mohenjodaro Bodhisattva
Nepal’s Kathmandu Bauddhastan (Buddhist Monument) is the KASSAPA BUDDHA MEMORIAL place in the history of Buddhism. Mohenjodaro Bodhisattva (Maha Sudassana Sutra) speaks of Pre-Vedic Buddhism of Kassapa Buddha (Dhammapada Verse 196 and Magandiya Sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya) and he bears the 32 Maha Purusa Lakkhana Great man signs with deep meditative posture. Rigveda reports Vedic king Indra tookover Mohenjodaro and Harappa, according to the Rig Veda (10/86/23, 8/6/46 (for money and security Vedic saints prayed to King Indra 1/105/8 & 10/33/2). King Indra (1600 B.C.) destroyed Kassapa Buddha’s Pre-historical Buddhism. Former Buddhas and archaeological evidences are recorded in his famous book entitled “Buddhism: The Religion of Mohenjodaro and Harappa Cities by Swapan Kumar Biswas” West Bengal, Calcutta
PRE-VEDIC BUDDHIST INDIA IN INDUS CIVILIZATION
The statue of a universal Bodhisattva king hermit in the Mohenjodaro describes the magnificence and grandeur of a Bodhisattva king (Universal King) who ruled over the four quarters of the world. According to the Mahaparinibbana Sutta and other Buddhist text revealed that hermit king ruled over his dominations righteously and finally abandoning all attachments and practicing absorption (Jhana) he passed away and reached the blissful Brahma realm. Political Hinduism did not mention any Pre-Vedic Buddhist matter but Brahmanism falsely ordered that Buddhism is a branch of Brahmanism.
The National Museum of Karachi (Pakistan) reported relating to the Universal king Mohenjodaro Bodhisattva (Buddhist Chakkavadi universal emperor) :
The village that surrounds the great Kāṣyapa stupa is generally known by the name of Bauḍḍha. ...which in Tibetan is called Yambu Chorten Chenpo (Tibetan: ཡམ་བུའི་མཆོད་རྟེན་ཆེན་པོ། Wylie: yam bu'i mchod rten chenpo). Yambu is the general name by which Kāthmāndu is known in Tibet; and Chorten Chenpo means great stupa. The real name of the stupa in full is, however, Jya Rung Khashor Chorten Chenpo, which may be translated into: "Have finished giving the order to proceed with." The stupa has an interesting history of its own which explains this strange name. It is said in this history that Kāṣyapa was a Buḍḍha that lived a long time before Shākyamuni Buḍḍha. after Kāṣyapa Buḍḍha's demise, a certain old woman, with her four sons, interred this great sage's remains at the spot over which the great mound now stands, the latter having been built by the woman herself. Before starting on the work of construction, she petitioned the King of the time, and obtained permission to "proceed with" building a tower. By the time that, as a result of great sacrifices on the part of the woman and her four sons, the groundwork of the structure had been finished, those who saw it were astonished at the greatness of the scale on which it was undertaken. Especially was this the case with the high officials of the country, who all said that if such a poor old dame were allowed to complete building such a stupendous tower, they themselves would have to dedicated a temple as great as a mountain, and so they decided to ask the King to disallow the further progress of the work. believed that even if a person who has committed great sins circles around the stupa even once shall be granted one chance to atone for their sins.
Indian Philosophy in Buddhism : Ramayana and Mahabharata were originated from Buddhist Jatakas: ( Katha Sarith Sagar, Weekly Bartaman, 2 January 2016 Ms. Purba Sengupta. Kolkata. India). Ramayana (Jataka 461) and Mahabharata (Jataka 454) editions in the Buddhist Jataka. Ramayana was originated from (1) the Buddhist Dasaratha Jatake (Thai Pali Canon 27/317) and the Vessantara Jataka (Thai Pali Vol. No. 28 Jataka No. 425). Jataka Edition of Basudeva (454) story and the story of the Mahabharata was clearly mentioned in several Jatakas including Bhuridatta Jataka (28/ 258) mentions, “Yo Ajjuno (Arjuna) Balava Bhimseno.” Life of Sri Krisna in the Ghata Jataka ( 454) There are Vasudeva Jataka (28/63), Dhumanari Jataka and Dasa Brahmana Jataka (27/ 232 & 400). But Magandiya, this verse was uttered by former Buddhas, fully self-awakened Ones (Majjhima Nikya Sutta No. 175 – Magandiya Sutta). The Mahavastu Avadana records the following relevant lines addressed to Bodhisattva Gautama Siddhartha:
Relating to the Buddhist Meditation at Mohenjodaro. : BUDDHIST MEDITATION in the practice of the statue of the Mohenjodaro Bodhisattva ( King Maha Sudassana who had 32 Maha Purusa Lakkhana Greatman signs) Bodhisattva at the Mohenjodaro Museum. Last two world wars taught mankind that Science and political power without ethics and universal morality spells destruction. Science plus religion like Buddhism without dogma can save the world. According to Buddhism ignorance is the ultimate beginning of life. This question so frequently put is ignorance manifest. To speak of a beginning where there is no entity is a sheer impossibility. A process can have to no beginning but as it is beginning constantly, have no end, but is ceasing constantly. Not to understand this is ignorance, and dependent on ignorance and raised karma-formations,
Universal Buddhist India sings the glory of Buddhism and whereas after India regained political independence from the British, the Government of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru took the wheel of Buddha’s Dharma wheel (Ashok cakra) on the national flag, the official seal of the government contains Ashokan symbols of the beating the drums of righteousness in all the four quarters of the world symbolized by the roaring lions facing the directions and surmounted by the sacred wheel of the Buddha. At that time Indian Government made certain changes and gave representation to Buddhists to protect, control, maintain and develop the world Buddhists’ most sacred place of Buddha Gaya for the benefit of Buddhist worship.
Dr, Lal Mani said, “Another figure on a seal is supposed to be that of a "priest". This human figure shows only the upper half of the body, the eyes are almost closed, seemingly in meditation; he wears a beard and long hair; the cloth on his body is thrown in peculiarly Buddhist monk's manner, keeping the right arm uncovered. here is the prototype of a historic bhikkhu or monk in concentration. There is then a stone figure of a man, clearly seated in meditation, dating from the second millennium B. C. Lastly we may mention the figure of another Muni or ascetic found on a fayence seal from Mohenjodaro, depicting a man seated in cross-legged yogic posture. He is flanked by two human worshippers with raised and folded hands apparently in adoration: behind each of these worshippers is a snake (naga) in half-rearing posture.  There are some more Harappan figures depicting ascetics which have not been considered here due to lack of space. “
Hundreds of Buddhist inscriptions were found, they have been satisfactorily gave an overall pre-historic pictures of ancient Buddhism, their languages, cultures and custom etc. None of these scholars seems to have taken into account the Buddhist tradition of six ‘Past Buddha s’ who are believed to have flourished before Sakyamuni Buddha in pre-historic ages. Dr. H. Zimmer observes that, “following long history of rigid resistance, the exclusive and esoteric Brahman mind of the A***n invaders opened up, at least, and received suggestions and influences from the native civilization. Later many made their fertile fields, they brought the rivers. Plants spread over the deserts, waters filled the Hallows (IV, 33).”
Even now Political Hinduism took over Buddhagaya and Buddhism. World Buddhists have requested the Honorable Prime Minister of India to issue an appropriate writ /order or direction directing the quashing of Section 3(3) of The Buddhagaya Temple Act, 1949; (1) an appropriate writ/order or direction directing that the Head of the Bodh Gaya Temple will be a Buddhist and not a Hindu;
. Brahmanism has rejected the South Asian Assura civilization before the Ariyan intruders. Emperor Asoka’s rock edicts were written in Pali of Brahmi alphabets. Thai, Bengali, Burmese, Tibetan, Combodia, Laos, Nepal, Tamil, Sri Lanka, & Sanskrit’s Devanagari alphabets (40 languages alphabets) were originated from the Brahmi alphabets.
Hundreds of Buddhist inscriptions were found in Mohenjodaro and Harappa, they have been satisfactorily gave an overall pre-historic pictures of ancient Buddhism, their languages, cultures and custom etc. None of these Hindu scholars seems to have taken into account the Buddhist tradition of six ‘Past Buddhas’ who are believed to have flourished before Sakyamuni Buddha in pre-historic ages. Dr. H. Zimmer observes that, “following long history of rigid resistance, the exclusive and esoteric Brahman mind of the A***n invaders opened up, at least, and received suggestions and influences from the native civilization. Later many made their fertile fields, they brought the rivers. Plants spread over the deserts, waters filled the Hallows (IV, 33).”
In Mohenjodaro and Harappa cities the civilization of Kassapa Buddha’s Buddhism had been a mighty stream of thought and a tremendous fountain of Indus civilization as we found the statue of the Bodhisattva king (the priest). Vedic king Indra destroyed the Moahenodaro and Harappa as we have discovered the holy Rigveda contains 1,028 hymns with, 10,600 verses which are collected in ten books. Two hymns of the Rigveda (VII, 18 and 33) report a “Battle of Ten Kings.” Vedic hymns praise the chief god of the A***ns, king Indra, as a breaker of the forts (purandara). (in 1786 Sir William Jones, the founder of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta).
Archeological discoveries of Bodhisattva king Mahasudassana (who had 32 great man signs or Mahapurusa Lakkhana) and other Buddhist evidence in the ancient cities of Mohenjodaro (Mohenjodaro Museum) on the river Indius and in Sindh and Harappa on one of its tributraries in Punjab indicate that civilizations in India began with Buddhism of ancient Buddhas (Kanakamuni and Kassapa Buddhas) about 3000 B. C. Lord Gautama Buddha said, “Health is the highest gain, Nibbana the highest bliss. But Mr. Magandiya, this verse was uttered in ancient days by former Buddhas (Kassapa Buddha & Kanakamuni Buddha) -fully all enlightened Ones. (No.75. Magandiya Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya).” Indian history reported that Ariyan King Indra destroyed the Kassapa Buddha’s Buddhism in Mohenjodaro and Harappa cities and Pre-Vedic Buddhist India was confiscated by Vedic rulers. A***n Vedic King Indra destroyed pre-historic Buddhism and took over Mohenzodaro and Harappa according to the Rig Veda (10/86/23, 8/6/46 (for money and security Vedic saints prayed to King Indra 1/105/8 & 10/33/2).
Writer Mr. Sona Kanti Barua is a famous author of several books and President, Indo-Canadian Buddhist Council of Toronto. Phone 416 269 1020. [email protected]