Originally posted by buckky
What does everyone think the so called UFO's are all about. We now have tons of film footage showing something in the sky that cannot be explained. I doubt they are ships from another planet, but could they be something of a spiritual nature ? I have no idea what they are, but the extreme and very odd movements of the objects makes me think they are not phys ...[text shortened]... don't appear to be physical objects I know anything about. What are these things in the sky ?
There are trillions of planets, and there are advanced societies throughout the cosmos, and details of extraterrestrial flight can be found in the Vedas.
UFO,s are definitely advanced flying craft from other planets (of a spiritual nature)....because there is life everywhere.
By examining one of the most remarkable bodies of literature ever produced, the Vedas, it reveals without a doubt that the modern experience of apparent confrontation with technologically advanced civilizations are part of a very, very, old process.
It challenges glib assumptions about the novelty of modern reports by showing that many flight characteristics and to an extent even the appearance of vimana aircraft described in the Vedic literature parallel modern UFO descriptions. What is most remarkable about the ancient descriptions, of course, is that they emerge out of a cultural context that was apparently many generations away from flight of any kind, powered or not. In this sense, they represent at the least a seminal act of imagination of staggering originality. There are no other places in ancient literature where instruments of technology are described in such detail, and where powered flight is discussed in any detail.
The most famous myth of flight outside the Vedic literature is typical of the genre: the Greek hero Icarus flies too close to the sun on bird's wings constructed out of wax and feathers. In other words, the imaginary instrument of flight closely parallels the observable world.
What is so very remarkable about vimana aircraft is that they are in no way imaginary outcomes of available observation. They are apparent imaginings of a type of technology that does not exist in nature and could not be derived in any way from observation of the natural world. During that period, there were only three means of locomotion available to man: the horse, the sail, and his own body. Birds could be observed on the wing.
However, the Vedic literature contains a staggering array of apparently imaginary technologies--many of which are clearly viable by modern standards. Some, such as missiles that are sensitive to sound, are actually in modern use.
Then there are the parallels between Vedic texts and the modern reports of UFO phenomena. Some of these parallels may be derived from modern Theosophy, which drew on the Vedas. But there is a richly detailed body of Vedic experience that shadows the modern UFO phenomena and the abduction experience in such odd and subtle ways that it cannot be a matter of simple derivation.
For example, the whole structure of the Vedic universe is built around the concept of there being numerous planets that are all at different levels of spiritual and intellectual development, and that these planets are arranged hierarchically, so that the lower ones have only the faintest access to the higher, while the higher can observe the lower at will.
Above the highest material planets there is the spiritual effulgence of Brahman and the supreme Vaikuntha planets of Vishnu. The Vedas discuss these matters in detail, but it turns out that Brahman plays an important but generally unrecognized role in the UFO phenomenon. In fact, some of the clearest and most vivid descriptions of Brahman have been made by modern UFO witnesses, to the extent that the witness experience is potentially one of the most direct approaches to this level of being that we possess. "Words cannot explain it. It's wonderful. It's for everybody. I just can't explain this. I understand that everything is one. Everything fits to together. It's beautiful!" This was said by Betty Luca, in describing what was beyond the door that so many UFO witnesses have faced.
From the book Alien Identities by Richard L Thompson.