Dee Finney's blog
August 29. 2014
TOPIC: VISHNU - THE RIDER ON THE WHITE HORSE
CHRISTIANS THINK IT IS JESUS CHRIST
NOTE: THE WAY THIS CAME ABOUT WAS BECAUSE WHEN I WAS SITTING IN MY MEDITATION CHAIR, I SUDDENLY SAW IN MY MIND'S EYE, THE STATEMENT '97 SPIRAL'. ASSUMING IT WAS PROBABLY A CROP CIRCLE OF SOME KIND BECAUSE WE STUDY THEM, I HAD MANY REFERENCES ON OUR WEBSITE THAT HAD NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH CROP CIRCLES
112 OF THEM http://search.aol.com/aol/search?enabled_terms=&s_it=wscreen-smallbusiness-w&q=site%3Agreatdreams.com+97+spiral
SO HOW DOES ONE CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE OUT OF 112 REFERENCES? I STARTED READING THEM ONE BY ONE, UNTIL I FOUND THE ONE ABOUT THE KUNDALINI SPIRALING UP THE SPINE. THAT REFERENCE CORRELATED SO WELL WITH WHAT I HAD BEEN DOING WHEN I SW THAT DATE REFERENCE, AND IT FELT RIGHT TO GO WITH THAT ONE.
- DREAM - I was seeing many squares. I knew they were book pages.
Finally, I saw a white horse standing on his hind legs pawing at the air
with his front feet. He was in the center of a white bordered square and
there was a white archway over him and I knew that was the final page.
Then again I saw the white horse standing on his hind legs under the white archway and I knew I had been blessed.
- DREAM - I was in the same place it seemed as the night before. I
effortlessly put into place a garden meditation site and the voice told
me it was dedicated to Vishnu.
Time December 7, 1997
This is a strange dream the likes of which I can’t recall. As it goes I found myself and my wife setting in the van in someone’s driveway near a lake. The driveway was steep and went down to the water like a boat ramp. It was a a gravel driveway but went to dirt after it passed the two buildings one on each side. The people’s house was to the left on stilts over the water and their boat dock was covered and right in front of us on the water.
I looked at my wife who was behind the wheel & with a rather surprised expression asked her where we were. She just looked around as did I for a few moments and she said we were on a trip around the gulf coast and we were headed home. I looked at my watch and it was the 10th. I suddenly looked in the back of the van for our squirrel August’s little cage and it wasn’t there. I asked my wife where August was and she said the last she remembered was that I gave him and something else to a widow women back down the road on the 3rd or 4th. I told her "It’s the 10th" and she just looked at me with a surprised expression. "It’s the 10th and we have several days missing time." Then I told her "I would never give August away to someone else I would rather turn him loose somewhere where I know where he is and that I can go see him sometimes." Then she said "none of this makes sense to me." As we talked little by little the memories just before the missing time came back to us. I remembered the women, I remembered where she lived and I remembered the last place we where as we drove down the highway just before the missing time.
The next thing I knew the van changed into my 1970 white Dodge Charger R/T. I got behind the wheel and noticed the people who lived in that place standing around looking at us and talking. They were older people and looked a bit confused as to who we were and why we were parked in their driveway. Instead of backing out I pulled forward to the right and was going to turn around and by the time I realized there wasn’t room to turn around I was in a fix where I had no other choice but to try. I was telling myself I should have just backed out but it was too late now. I had to try to turn around and drive out. All the while these old folk watched us from their porch. When I backed up toward the house to get pointed into the driveway again the car started to slide and I hit the brakes. It felt as if they were only working about half way but then again it also felt like the tires were sliding in mud or on the dirt. The next thing I knew we were sliding off into the water under these old people’s porch. When the water came up to my door I opened it and told my wife to bail out. I locked the brakes, killed the engine and put it in gear. Then I also bailed out and climbed up on the bank. There was my car setting there with it’s entire back half in and under water and the front engine half still on the land. The old man who lived there came up to me and asked what’s going on and I told him and asked him for help to get it out. He asked me what I had in mind and I said "get your tractor and we can pull it out." He looked around and some of his friends had gathered there and he talked to them. The next thing I knew they all got around it and we literally pushed the car out of the water and back up into the driveway.
My wife and I got in and we drove back up onto the highway. As time went by I recalled more of the events, I remembered the number 121 as if it was an address where August had been left, and told my wife what I could remember but that still didn’t explain where we had been for 3 or 4 days or how we ended up where we were or the events that lead up to these things. Like me giving my favorite pet away to a total stranger is not like me at all. Especially since people have already tried to buy him from me for money and I refused. It was only a few miles to the lady’s house and I sent my wife in to get August. The women gave him back and when my wife handed him to me he was smiling at me. I never saw a squirrel smile before but this little guy was so happy to see us that he was actually smiling.
As we pulled back out on the road I said "now we have to find out what happened to us."
12-08-97: In the end we see the squirrel smiles at me. Now this symbol of August the squirrel is a personal symbol because it is a beloved pet. As with many dreams animals can be either good or bad symbols, but usually a loved personal pet is a good symbol. Like a dog or cat that someone owns or has owned is frequently symbolic of what we might call a guardian spirit. Squirrels in regular dreams to someone who has no pet squirrel can frequently represent warning symbols because of the nature of the animal and terms frequently related to the squirrel. Cats with bad luck, dogs with "it’s a real dog" and "bad dog" or "bad luck" and squirrels with being crazy along with a few other things that squirrels are known for which apply to rodent symbols. These usually do not apply when talking about one’s own beloved pets.
And "White Charger" is also the same term used in days of Lore to describe the white stallion or white horse used by the knights. Recall the term "Knight on a White Charger". (snip)
Thanks for filling me in about the Charger. For some reason it slipped my mind that a Charger is also a horse. Now I am reminded of a vision Dee had about a month ago. She saw a white horse under an arch rearing up on its hind legs, and moving its front legs, like you see in the movies sometimes. She heard, "This meditation garden is dedicated to Vishnu."
I read her a few things from Blavatsky's "Isis Unveiled," vol. 2. I'll quote a little of it here, (page 237) with a few notes from me in brackets [ ] -
"Do we take up the "Avesta" [ancient Persian Bible] - we find there the dual system so prevalent in the Christian scheme. The struggle between Ahriman [Satan], Darkness, and Ormazd, Light, has been going on in the world continually since the beginning of time. When the worst arrives and Ahriman will seem to have conquered the world and corrupted all mankind, then will appear the Savior of mankind, Saoshyant. He will come seated upon a white horse and followed by an army of good genii equally mounted on milk-white steeds. And this we find faithfully copied in Revelation: "I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true ... And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses" (Revelation xix, 11, 14). Saoshyant himself is but a later Persian permutation of the Hindu Vishnu. The figure of this god may be found unto this day representing him as the Savior, the "Preserver" (the preserving spirit of God), in the temple of Rama. The picture shows him in his tenth incarnation - the Kalki-avatara, which is yet to come - as an armed warrior mounted upon a white horse. Waving over his head the sword of destruction, he holds in his other hand a discus [also said to represent chakras], made up of rings encircled in one another, an emblem of the revolving cycles of great ages,for Vishnu will thus appear but at the end of the Kali-yuga, answering to the end of the world expected by our Adventists. "And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword ... on his head were many crowns" (Revelation xix, 12, 15). Vishnu is often represented with several crowns superimposed on his head. "And I saw an angel standing in the Sun" (17). The white horse is the horse of the Sun. Saoshyant, the Persian Savior, is also born of a virgin, and at the end of days he will come as a Redeemer to regenerate the world, but he will be preceded by two prophets, who will come to announce him. Hence the Jews who had Moses and Elias, are now waiting for the Messiah. "Then come the general resurrection, when the good will immediately enter into this happy abode - the regenerated earth; and Ahriman and his angels (the devils),and the wicked, be purified by immersion in a lake of molten metal ... Henceforward, all will enjoy unchangeable happiness, and, headed by Saoshyant,ever sing the praises of the Eternal One." The above is a perfect repetition of Vishnu in his tenth avatara, for he will then throw the wicked into the infernal abodes in which, after purifying themselves, they will be pardoned - even those devils which rebelled against Brahma, and were hurled into the bottomless pit by Shiva; as also the "blessed ones" will go to dwell with the gods, over the Mount Meru."
Personally, I do not agree with Blavatsky about the verses in Revelation being copies. I think much of religion came from dreams or dream-like visions, and we see similarities because the messages have a symbolic validity. Dee's vision is a good example. Dee knows very little about the Hindu tradition,and did not know that Vishnu is associated with a white horse.
To quote Blavatsky about Vishnu: "And now again he re-enters into the golden egg of His Thought, the germs of all that exist, as the divine Manu tells us. During His peaceful rest, the animated beings, endowed with the principles of action, cate their functions, and all feeling (manas) becomes dormant. When they are all absorbed in the SUPREME SOUL, this Soul of all the beings sleeps in complete repose, till the day when it resumes its form, and awakes again from its primitive darkness." If we now examine the ten mythical avataras of Vishnu we find them recorded in the following progression: 1. Mataya-Avatara: as a fish. It will also be his tenth and last avatara, at the end of the Kali-Yuga. 2. Kurma-Avatara: as a tortoise. 3. Varaha: as a boar. 4. Nara-Sinha: as a man-lion; last animal stage. 5. Vamana: as a dwarf; first step toward the human form. 6. Parasu-Rama: as a hero, but yet an imperfect man. 7. Rama-Chandra: as the hero of Ramayana. Physically a perfect man; his next of kin, friend and ally Hanuman, the monkey-god. The monkey endowed with speech. 8. Krishna-Avatara: the Son of the Virgin Devaki, one formed by God, or rather by the manifested Deity Vishnu, who is identical with Adam-Kadmon. Krishna is also called Kaneya, the Son of the Virgin. 9. Gautama Buddha, Siddhartha, or Sakyamuni. (The Buddhists reject this doctrine of their buddha being an incarnation of Vishnu.) 10.This avatara has not yet occurred. It is expected in the future like the Christian Advent, the idea of which was undoubtedly copied from the Hindu. When Vishnu appears for the last time he will come as a "Savior." According to the opinion of some Brahmans he will appear himself under the form of the horse Kalki. Others maintain that he will be mounting it. This horse is the envelope of the spirit of evil, and Vishnu will mount it,invisible to all, till he has conquered it for the last time. The Kalki-Avatara, or the last incarnation, divides Brahmanism into two sects. That of the Vaishnava refuses to recognize the incarnations of their god Vishnu in animal forms literally. They claim that these must be understood to be allegorical.
It appears that your dream of the White Charger may be related to this, but the "aggressive" theme seems similar in the religious material. Vishnu is also said to be a "water-god," which may fit with the water in your dream.
The "real" life things you spoke of are important too, I think. Symbolic,dream-related events happen all the time, in my view. Your squirrel August is an important symbol in Nordic mythology. YGGDRASIL The great ash tree Yggdrasil unites all aspects of Nordic life, from the underworld through the world of men to the realm of Gods and heroes. Of its three mighty roots,one dips into the triple fountain that is the source of all being; another is the seat of the three Norns or fates, spinning the thread of life and the third root draws from the fount of wisdom, watched over by the giant man Mimir. Snakes and deer feed on the roots, bark, and leaves of the ash tree. In the top of the tree the cock, eagle, and hawk keep watch and warn the gods of the approach of their enemies. The goat Heidrun browses in the lower branches and gives milk for Odin's warriors; and a squirrel, Ratatoskr, scurries ceaselessly up and down the trunk from the eagle (light) to the dragon (darkness), fanning the feud between them. Looking at your dream again, I noticed that parts of it fit in with other significant symbols of the world changes. Our web sites contain a great deal of material about 11:11. In your dream, you remembered the number 121 as if it was the address where August the squirrel had been left. 121 is 11 squared or 11 times 11. Your missing times involved 3 or 4 days. In my personal experiences involving 11:11 after a time it became focused on Rev. 11:11 where the two trees lie dead for 3 1/2 days and then stand up on their feet. The meaning seems to be related to Universal myths about the mid-point of the chakras, the point between the 3rd and 4th (the heart chakra). The suggestion is that humanity has been on a path that corresponds to the chakra levels we are near the 3 1/2 point and the leap to the heart chakra. I have written a series of articles about this at: http://www.greatdreams.com/plpath1.htm Another possibility is that part of your dream is related to the solar eclipse on Aug. 11, 1999 at 11:11 a.m. In your dream, you told your wife, "It is the 10th, at which point you realized you had several days of missing time. A combination of the squirrel named August and the date of the 10th may suggest the date Aug. 11th, the day of the solar eclipse. The 121 as 11 times 11 may be related to the Rev. 11:11 message and the timing of the eclipse at 11:11 a.m. See the articles Dee and I have put together about these things at: +http://www.greatdreams.com/soleclps.htm Bill in the article below speaks of Pegasus the white horse in the heavens. He states, "His father is Poseidon, the God of the sea, which makes him a white sea-horse". Your white Charger vehicle in the dream was partly in the water. In reviewing these pages I noticed another connection. The squirrel of the Yggdrasil tree, Ratatoskr, scurries up and down the tree trunk from the eagle representing light to the dragon representing darkness fanning the feud between them. In Blavatsky's comments above, she speaks of the struggle between Ahriman (Satan) representing darkness, and Ormazd (God) representing light. Some of my own events in life are quite striking. Your squirrel named August ending up in your back yard under your satellite dish seems very significant. For one thing, the dish is like a "discus," which Vishnu holds in his hand. The dish is also a device that receives coded communication signals from a heavenly body, so-to-speak. I have noted similar symbolism. I had a significant dream in 1990 where I was given a yellow antenna. It was better than the one I was supposed to get, but it would cost me more. In the significant symbolic film, "2001:Space Odyssey, " the problems started when the dish antenna quit working, because HAL, the computer, zapped it.
Sometimes I think of it this way - what if some of our dreams are speaking of big things about the world change, but people do not consider it, and see them as just personal or meaningless? How would they know without looking closely at them with that view in mind? Makes sense to me to give it a try. Best,Joe Mason
2 - 98} VISION
8:15 PM CST tonight, I received a "vision" or "projection" in
It was like a "prince" or somebody special just rode in on a horse for the first time (in a long time) into this part of the galaxy (or maybe into our solar system area?). This event was taking place on a higher level (not physical or emotional, but at least the mental level of existence at the lowest). May beings had been awaiting the arrival of this entity (seemed to be male) for quite a while, and they were "hailing" his arrival. This "vision" seemed to go on for some time, but I could not get a clearer picture in mind -
It was a WHITE horse. After the "prince" came in (from somewhere outside of our solar system or galaxy - seemed like galaxy?),he rode back and forth a number a times before the gathered crowd of entities and beings as they were "hailing" his arrival while the horse was on its hind legs at times. by anonymous.
NOTE: "According to the literature at the Mt. Kurama temple, in 770 A.D. a priest named Gantei climbed Mount Kurama, led by a white horse. His soul was enlightened with the realization of Bishamon-ten, the protector of the northern quarter of the Buddhist heaven and the spirit of the sun. Gantei founded the Buddhist temple on Mt. Kurama ... "
Mt. Kurama is where Mikao Usui, the "deliverer" of the healing modality "Reiki" had his revelations that brought this practice into being ... late 1800's/Japan.
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 11:47:13 EST
From: Hidden Meanings
Even though this material is covered on the web site, I felt that it was extremely important to go over because of the cosmic and human implications. WHY IS PEGASUS SO IMPORTANT ? When you hear of activity in the constellation Pegasus why should you pay attention.? Revelation 19:11 says that the change to a new earth is heralded by a sign. "Behold heaven opened and I saw a white horse." Something would happen in the sign of the white horse that never happened before. The white horse in the sky in Pegasus. Around July 1995 Didier Queloz and Michael Mayor, astronomers in Switzerland discovered a sun that was a twin of ours with a planet orbiting it. This had never been seen before. The scripture in Rev 19:14 says and thousands followed on white horses. In 1995 the Associated Press from Washington reported, "Hubble has discovered thousands of stars rushing toward a globular cluster. Like bees swarming to their hive. Spectra can tell if they are coming toward us or going away. They seem to be under the control of one giant central object, they are located in the constellation Pegasus." As you know. Much more activity has taken place in Pegasus. Now why is this important to you? 1. It fulfills a Biblical prophecy of Jesus coming back on a white horse. You may define Jesus as you wish. 2. Pegasus is a white horse. His father is Poseidon the God of the sea which makes him a white sea horse. He is sacred to the Muses. The word Muse means meditation. The form of meditation in which the Kundalini energy goes up the spine in a spiral motion. The Muses lived on Mt Helicon. The word Helicon means spiral. The mother of the Muses was Mnesoyme. She is the Goddess of Memory. 3. Now the connection. In your brain is an organ called The Hippocampus. The word hippocampus means sea horse. Stedmans medical dictionary says it is white in color. It is a white sea horse. It is Pegasus within you. The Hippocampus is reached in meditation through the energy winding up the spine to the Pineal in a spiral motion. In your brain the Hippocampus is responsible for MEMORY. This great event will culminate in electro magnetic fields coming to the earth which will impact the Pineal and Hippocampus of those who are watching (meditating). This will restore your memory of who you really are, what your purpose here is and where you are going. One last thing. The words in Revelation say Jesus returns on the white horse. In the center of the Hippocampus of the Brain is an organ called Ammons Horn. Ammon is an Egyptian Sun God who has another name. It is Amen. In Revelation 3:14 Jesus is called The Amen. How appropriate. Riding the white horse is Amen. Returning to restore you to the cosmic truth and remembrance of your true self. Keep your eyes and ears tuned to the white horse Pegasus. Bill
- DREAM - I was at a school. There were discussions going on amongst the
teachers for and against various subjects. Nobody agreed on anything,
but there were friendly discussions anyway.
I went outside and decided to ride my
horse. It was a magnificent white animal. The discussions were still
going on and someone said that farmer so 'n so didn't like lily pads.
I was riding along the causeway which was very narrow - about 3 feet wide and this was also at the water level and the grass beneath me was greenish-white. I could see each individual blade of grass clearly. I sat astride my horse like a circus performer...sitting proudly and had my right arm up and over my head like I was holding unto a guide wire or something. (I could feel something above me with my hand . . . guiding me. It was soft like fur)
Someone called out . . . "Watch
your balance." I did! We rode swiftly across the causeway. I had a big
smile on my face.
- DREAM - I was driving a brand new car, driving east on Grange Ave.
I knew I was dreaming and saw ahead of me a white horse galloping and a
boy with his dog. I thought to myself, "I hope they aren't going to
make me hit them." But I was in control and I made a right turn onto
111th St. I couldn't go far because there were two trees fallen into the
road. I could have driven around the trees but called F11 for each of
the trees on my cell phone. I made U turn and drove west on Grange Ave.
I experienced the smooth bumpless ride and the great feel of being in
this new car. I saw that the sun had gone down and all the busses and
cars going east had their lights on. I turned on my lights as well, and
saw the reflection of my lights on those cars. But, I was careful not
to turn on the brights so I wouldn't blind the oncoming cars. by
is Joe's Dream/OBE from 1982:
Lucid Visit to the Great Hall
I had this dream in 1982. I have had many dreams where I became lucid during the dream, but I have only had two where I retained my lucidity as I fell into sleep and maintained it. This dream was the first of the two. Years later, I learned that there is a Tibetan method of dreaming where one is taught to maintain one's lucidity in just such a manner.
As I began to drift off, I saw colors and images. Against a deep blue and purple patterned background, I saw white doves flying. I saw directly up into a dark blue nighttime sky filled with stars. A pair of eyes floated by, looking at me. I started to raise up into the sky. I saw scalloped white lines on the periphery of my vision. They were shaped in a pattern like fish scales, but I could see through them. It was like a force field. They formed a huge funnel or pyramid up into the sky, and I was being lifted up through the middle. After a time, I saw a ring of white, transparent figures above me. They looked like etchings on glass. I could see the sky and stars through them.
There were about 12 figures, and they were huge, about 40 feet high. I sensed that they were high entities. They were dressed in long robes with high collars, and wore caps on their heads, similar to those used by priests in the middle ages. As I passed through the ring, the great entities looked at me, and I was very aware of their presence, and that they were high conscious beings.
Suddenly I was inside an immense building. It was like a gigantic cathedral with an arched ceiling some 150 feet high. I was near the top of the ceiling at one end. The room was so large, the other end seemed to fade in a mist. Another giant room abutted on the left. The place was very richly ornate, like a Gothic church. I heard a choir singing in the left wing of the building. The voices had such power and volume, it vibrated the atmosphere. I was awe struck at the sight and sound of this, and by the feelings that seemed to be in the air. It was feelings of love, power, glory, and religious feelings of great intensity, that would dwarf anything on earth. I felt the presence of high entities, as if I were getting near God.
Suddenly, I was outside the building, above it in the sky. A giant white Pegasus (winged horse), about 100 feet long, flew right by me. I was awe struck again, feeling the same overwhelming emotions.
by Myst (11/13/97) DREAM
God, in (male) human form, was
going around the town telling
everyone to meet at a specific time, at a certain place on
the following day. We (my
Although I had already seen and heard God speak (in the flesh), I was afraid that I wasn't worthy enough to meet him face to face and by all rights, he should shun me. In an instant, people were gone from the stands, some to heaven (me) and some to hell. Others were left behind, like my sister, so that they could stay on earth and start a family before God came back for them in three years time.
- VISION - Two white horses came up out of a river. One was stepping
smartly. The other was a warrior on a smaller horse but it was walking
on it's hind legs . . . rearing up and he had a sword in his left hand,
prepared to charge ahead.
The scene pulled back and they were actually inside a white toilet, coming up out of the water.
- DREAM - From: (Lady B of North Carolina)
I dreamed of a great battle on a planet much like ours . Lady Dee was leading the guards on a great white horse . AO was beside Lady Nan while Sir Jean was ahead in his plane clearing the way for us . We were on our way to the mountains . The battle had taken a toll on the planet and many people were lost . We were told that we must go to the hills and not to ask any questions. We were to only follow orders . We had to choose a mate to go with us . They said there was a new world coming and we were being chosen .
I looked up and there was a Man who held his hand out to me . When he touched me shivers ran all over my body. My mind was racing , I had lost all memories of a battle as he took my hand . We were caught up together in a sphere or a balloon of sorts. We were being lifted to the sky slowly and tenderly . The Love I felt was electrifying. I could not see my Lovers Face . I could feel the warmth of his sweet breath as he pulled me closer to him . The desire in me grew to such bounds that I was afraid the sphere would burst . The sphere was luminous and it grew brighter and brighter the closer my Lover came to me . I looked through the walls of the fabric of the sphere and there were many of the same types of objects around us . The light that radiated from them was almost blinding me .
I was aware that my Lover had his hand on me and as he took me in his arms the world below us began to disappear . We were being prepared for the new world . I knew it would be some time before the new world was ready ; I was in my Lovers arms and I was safe .
Oct 1999 From: W.J. White horse dream
I was in a house (though not the house I live in), and a really strong wind, like a hurricane, was blowing outside. (I live in Minnesota -- no hurricanes here.) I was on the phone with some members of my family when a 4 x 6 plank was thrown end first through my plate glass window, narrowly missing me. Oddly, it didn't shatter the window, but only made a large, circular hole in it. My family member on the phone was very concerned for my safety. As I watched, my white horse (I don't own a horse) crawled out through the hole in the glass and escaped. (how could it do that? Why was it in my house? No idea.) I told my family member I had to get off the phone and go find my horse.
The rest gets blurry, but I do recall a diner at a town in the middle of nowhere, a child who had been crippled in the storm, and searching for my horse down a street lined with prostitutes.
- Here is a dream that I had:
I'm in a forest. the trees are loving and friendly. they bend towards me pushing me along a path with their energy.
I glide and float and fly...up a rainbow.
I'm met by a flying horse who loves and loves me. It is large I see 11 others also flying up the rainbow with their white flying horses. The rainbow is wide and the beloved wind is blowing through it. We land in a meadow. Our horses form a circle. We are now aware that we are united in some common mission.
I try...hard...to see the others' faces, but cannot make out their features. We are determined in our mission and the wind makes noises as it blows our hair. My horse is suddenly gone and I see a tall many spired sort of nebulous castle-like structure made of ... something very soft.
I float to the castle door. The door opens and I gasp suddenly in total delight and melting love and begin crying. There is male energy whose form is mostly a ball of light. He is so so glad to see me. He enfolds me in perfect love and expresses it with beautiful undescribable gently sensations.
The name :Loran; comes to me. When I ask him if there is anything that I need to know there is no answer ... he only simply continues to LOVE me and enfold me with IT. I lay my head on him and allow. It is time to go and we come apart.
I am back in the meadow in the circle with the other 11 on our horses. We connect in unity once again and exchange loving looks, with a soft circular energy binding us together ... then go the way we came, only much faster. We go in all directions, with the knowledge that we will be working on a certain task ... I do not know what it is. I go back down the rainbow on my horse and we embrace as if we were one ... there is no harsh physical pressure as in a physical hug. I lay my head on his neck and then he is gone.
I am ecstatically happy ... joyous. I float for a minute, then go to a tall tree and rest on it, leaning back. It does not scratch, nor do the bark or twigs apply any pressure. The trees help me back from whence I came.
I'd love to have that dream again!
Hero on a white horse
First let me say I don't even know why I am coming to you about this after all it was just a dream. I guess I wondered what you might think.
The morning of 7-25-01
I had a dream that I was a small boy being led by parents that were not my parents in the waking world. I was beside my brother and we were being led to a small keep because the Lord of the lands said that all sons must be brought to be trained in warfare. Everyone knew that to be led off to join the legion meant that you would never see home again. So most parents only consented under threat. That was the prevailing mood of the parents now leading us to this small keep where boys were made men, and would live out their lives in service of the legion. The armor of the soldiers was roman like though not totally. One got the feel that this was after the fall of a great nation, and now small war lords battled over the scraps of what still remained.
As the guards came out of the keep to take away the sons of the land, a person resisted and due to the mood of the people a melee broke out, my father grasping my hand ran from the fray calling forth a great white horse. I know almost nothing of horses but this, some how I knew to be a true white horse because of the pink skin under it's white hair, I could see it around it's nose. It also had pink/reddish eyes. Some how I knew it to be of the andalucia war horse breed. I don't even care for horse's, especially white ones, but I thought this was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen.
In the dream I told my father that I had never rode and would fall off seeing that it had no saddle. He told me it was a magic horse that would never deseat a rider no matter how unskilled. He placed me on the horse just before I saw him struck down by a solider. The horse was off like a bolt, over walls, brushing under trees, soaring across gullies. IT was so real but I have never rode in real life so how would I know. I mean I could feel the sweat of the horse , and I knew that you leaned forward into the neck going into a jump.
Then It flashed froward in time to a time of war where a much older man sat upon the same great horse. The man was thick with muscle and scar, he was a great warrior who brought the legion to it's knees. Then seeing this Great figure in all his warrior glory, sword in hand he smiled at me. And, I awoke with this vivid dream on my mind.
I am not one who often dreams so vivid or recalls it in great detail, any thoughts.
white horse dream...
I am at a carnival waiting in a line to ride the white horses in the sky. With me is my toddler Timmy, a lady and her daughter under the age of 10. Our turn comes and I get on a white horse with wings together with Timmy. We ride up high and low and all over the sky, I could feel the motions of flying, turning, twisting, etc. A portion of the sky is dark, almost black purple in color. I saw a rainbow with a yellow sun at the end of it. I cannot remember seeing any other objects in the sky other than noticing the sky color and the rainbow/sun. EOD.
Love and blessings,
- DREAM - A dream of white horse....from freestone
I had a very very strange dream last night! One of those dreams that will stick with me for *quite* a while and one of those dreams that I cannot "digest" very well, yet, one day after!
I will try to describe it, now. The dream began ordinary enough, I was apparently a janitor in an office building, similarly to a job that I once had, years ago. I was standing with broom in hand by a door that looked out over the courtyard of a large office building. This courtyard was about 100 feet across and most of this space was taken up by a large pond, with a border of grass about ten feet wide, around the building side of the pond, enclosing this pond on three sides, another door on the far third side. I could also tell that the far fourth side was open, and that this pond was really a bay, a part of a far larger body of water. I watched the fish swimming in the depths. I noted that one of the fish was much larger than the others. It grew even larger as I watched it! Larger and larger, it grew. By now it was six feet long and it swam to the surface and emerged. It swam up to the bank next to the other office doors and then it crawled up onto the land, with stiff fins, a-like a six foot long 'walking catfish"!! It grew some more!!
As it swelled to near a cow or horse sized monster-fish, it crawled over to the doors and pushed itself into the hallway! I then walked out onto the grass border; I could hear yells and shrieks from the office girls inside!
Suddenly the double glass doors came flying open and a very very large WHITE HORSE came galloping out of those doors: this is what this "fish" metamorphosed into!
Then this horse came up to me and it put its head right up next to me. Somehow, in this dream, I sensed that this horse was "sentient", was much much more than just a "horse"! The horse seemed to be filled with an energy of vitality and there was an aura of Love and Intelligence, about this horse, that was very very powerful!
I seemed to "embrace" this seven-foot high horse, as much as physically possible: this horse seemed to "embrace' me also!
Then me and Horse, together, walked over the grass field, that this pond had turned into, walked far off from the office building, walked several hundred feet to what was the top of a high high hill. Then this office and myself, was thus apparent to be on top of a flat grassy plateau, a "mountaintop", really! I could look down this mountain to see a wide valley with towns, fields, houses all along it and up into the side-valleys, on the other side of this river, up into the other side of the plateau.
This horse: it did not "talk", but somehow, in my dream, I knew that if I talked to it, it would Understand me! I ten began to talk to it, a monologue, but the horse Knew....[something like this]
"All those people, down below us, on earth, and in the lower heavens above them, but below us two, here on the high-heaven mountaintop plateau.....They will need help in their progressions and soul-advancements, upwards to this level. This must be done, I want to be one of the Helpers....To help young souls grow and progress, to be able to live on the [plateau-top: symbol of the "highest heaven..."Home"...The Celestial heavens]"
As I spoke, I had the in-dream *distinct* impression that I was in the country of Japan, high on top of a plateau.
[I was stationed in Japan, in the Air Force, and while there, I would take day trips up into the 3000 foot mountains, mountain-park, near Tokyo. In all my dreams afterwards..."Japan" always symbolizes "heaven"..."The afterlife": where the Tokyo Plains represents the entry area into the afterlife, from the earthspheres. The main valley up into the mountains would represent the levels of advancements that souls would then make, on the growth upwards to the Celestial heavens, as they spent "years", there.]
Yes, a feeling that I was in Japan. At this point, after I finished telling this horse of seemingly my "afterlife-soul-intents and hopes", I could actually see a Japanese family off in the distance, as *if* they were a family out on a "tourist' outing, with cameras and backpacks ... Husband, wife, and several other relatives and children. When the horse and I came up to them, they were all exited, they wanted to stand in a line as if they wanted me to take their picture, and the father passed a sheet of paper around to them all, like of a kind of "autograph memento" of the event. The last dream memory that I had, just before I awoke, was that I signed, myself, this sheet of paper.
so. I wonder just *what* it is that I "signed on the dotted line" for?!!!
Who and What...Is this horse?? the "Christ" probably!! --and what was it that I signed up for? ----an honor for an old old soul like me?!
A bit of a "Wince", I now do, as this means that I will have lots and lots and LOTS of r-e-s-p-o-n-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-i-e-s, in heaven, when I arrive there!!
WILL have lots of responsibilities, and will be one of the "helpers" to the Christ [the need IS great, many are called"], until probably ALL the youngest of souls are not only progressed until they get off of the cycle of Incarnations-reincarnations upon the earth, but also even after they ceased to incarnate to the earth at all, there are all of the other levels yet to advance through, before they all [WE ALL] come Home to the Celestial, the highest heavens, where the Christ Dwells.--- *this* will mean that I will spend ages and Eons and ages yet again, in the lower and middle heavens...long...long...long after most old souls have long Gone Home! [unless they, too, "sign up"!]
Right away, as I leave this library computer and will shortly walk outside on the way to Lunch, I probably will pass a "ruined" homeless man, a high powered lawyer, a lady business woman who is a manager [with "manager-material-mind"], and yet another homeless person. Now, if it were not apparent before, now, after this dream, I will sense that I could spend a hundred heavenly years being a "roommate" to each and every one of these people, one hundred years PER person, so to speak! To live 10,000+ years with the 300-plus homeless people, in the Tallahassee Shelter! Spend another 12,000-plus years with "liberal-leftist" college professors from FSU, who, on earth, were "intellectual cynics", who perhaps had for their highest spiritual sights, the programs on Public NPR radio! Thus ... I will never ever have the "luxury" of "looking down" on anyone or of their belief systems, for their being "young souls"! Just think, I tell myself, as I sit here with my public computer ... ust think of the number of Taliban people that I could be "roomies"with, or Counsel in depth with, in the following thousands and thousands of years!! Why even Mr Laben or one of the Shaddams, themselves...Let alone people like of that Killer of the abortion doctor! Be with them all, to help them all , in some Spiritual manner, to climb the Mountain Home!
|DR. DEUS - MY OWN DREAM - THE START OF IT ALL THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE WHITE HORSE|
BLACK FLYING HORSE DREAM
(1995) I was on vacation with my aunt Betty. It seems to me we’re in Florida or somewhere near an ocean. (I feel that I’m facing south and the ocean is to my left, that’s why I’m guessing Florida) I’m outside, walking along a sidewalk that runs between the hotel and the beach. The sun is shining, the water sparkles like blue crystal and the white sandy beach is empty. Suddenly, out of nowhere I hear what sounds like thunder. Then I see a herd of eight or so horses; black and powerful, stampeding toward the hotel, headed toward me. I run inside the hotel. The horses follow. I run into one elevator, they run into another elevator. When you get off the elevator, there is really no floor, but a square walkway (next to each of the four walls) that looks down over the lobby. There is also a walkway in the middle of the larger square walkway. I get off on the second floor. The elevator door door opens and I step out. I see my aunt is just getting off of another elevator and I warn her to get back inside, that we are in danger. Before the door shuts on her elevator the horses get off and start chasing her. Nanette
- DREAM - I was aware that I was flying with the Black horse again . As
I felt the wind in my hair and the force of the power that was
taking me along on a journey that was truly never-ending . I was holding on to the mane and the speed we were traveling at was breathtaking .
I loved the feel of the wind as we went higher and higher . I did not know when I climbed up on the Winged horse. All I can tell you is that I was there . We traveled to a special land . There were women there and they were singing songs and dancing and they had instruments in their hands that were making the most beautiful sounds. I wanted to ask them what they were doing but in my heart I knew that they were there celebrating the one most High. I was caught up in the glorious glow . I wanted to shout and sing and dance all at the same time . I felt as if there was a fountain inside of me that was going to go through the roof . I tried to hold back and keep it inside me .
There were small hills all around us and the Winged Horse looked at me and smiled and then I heard his laughter and I looked up and there was a women at the top of one of the hills and she was speaking about the comforter that she had and how wonderful he was. I wanted a comforter like that and I looked and there were many women that had the same glow on their faces. I did not want to be still and I could hardly stay in the same seat . I wanted to be able to have a view of everything. I did not want to miss one iota of this event. I heard a call of the trumpet and there was an Angel on one of the hills and I looked at the Winged horse and he just nodded his head at me. Then there was a mighty wind that came into the area that we were in and I felt as if I were being knocked off my feet .I was on my knees and there was a woman there that was holding my hands and speaking to me in another language . I could speak the same language and we were speaking the same words and I could not understand how I knew what words were coming from her mouth and how did she know the exact same words that I was going to say. All at the same time we were saying the same words that were in a different language that I have ever known. The joy I felt , I can not describe . And I heard a small voice say to me, "you will have a Ghost to write with."
I woke up then and still think I have that Ghost with me.
BROWN HORSE DREAM -
The Surrogate' by Myst (8/10/98)
I was with another person and a horse
in a room (either a hotel or an office). The only piece of furniture in
the room was a couch. I am there because I was chosen to be inseminated
by the horse so as to bring another of its kind (mystical) into the
world (actually, another person had been chosen before me, but they
later declined the offer).
I think that there can only be one such horse at a time. As I sit there on the couch with the other person (who hasn’t spoken and who I can’t recall whether or not they’re male or female at this point), I wonder what I’ve gotten myself into. The horse is standing in front of us (brown in color). How will this be done, I wonder? Will the horse climb on the couch and stand over me?
I’m beginning to doubt my own part in this. Now I’m sitting on the floor, next to the horse. The procedure must take place at a certain time of day. Now it seems (more) like we’re in an office, in an office building.
There is some commotion going
on in an office down the hall. I rush over to see what’s happening. I’m
wearing a lime green suit (skirt and jacket) and I have a 10”
screwdriver in my hand (the one I use to fix the water sprinklers). I
have a matching scarf on my head which I rip off as I reach the other
office. People are looking for Vanessa (I can’t remember her last name
though it’s painted on the door). She’s blonde, in her 20’s and has long
wavy hair. Apparently she’s killed her boss. I
worry that people will think I
did it with the screwdriver and
hide it in my scarf.
The First Seal: Rider on a White Horse
1Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come." 2I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
During the night I had a vision, and there before me was a man mounted on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him were red, brown and white horses.
the third white, and the fourth dappled--all of them powerful.
Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak.
To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.
I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
a white. This seems to be a representation of the person and dignity of
Christ, and the mild and beneficent triumphs of his Gospel over all the
powers of paganism.
and he that.
and he went.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
Vishnu (//; Sanskrit: Viṣṇu) is a popular Hindu deity. He is the Supreme God of Vaishnavism, one of the three most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism. He is also known as Lord Narayana, the Supreme God and also known as Lord Hari. He is one of the five primary forms of God in the Smarta tradition,and "the Preserver" among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine.
In Hindu sacred texts, Vishnu is usually described as having dark complexion of water-filled clouds and as having four arms. He is a blue man, holding a padma(lotus flower) in the lower left hand, the Kaumodaki gada (mace) in the lower right hand, the Panchajanya shankha (conch) in the upper left hand and the discus weapon Sudarshana Chakra in the upper right hand.
Adherents of Hinduism believe Vishnu's eternal and supreme abode beyond the material universe is called Vaikuntha, which is also known as Paramdhama, the realm of eternal bliss and happiness and the final or highest place for liberated souls who have attained Moksha. Vaikuntha is situated beyond the material universe and hence, cannot be perceived or measured by material science or logic. Vishnu's other abode within the material universe is Ksheera Sagara (the ocean of milk), where he reclines and rests on Ananta Shesha, (the king of the serpent deities, commonly shown with a thousand heads). In almost all Hindu denominations, Vishnu is either worshipped directly or in the form of his tenavatars, the most famous of whom are Rama and Krishna. The Puranabharati, an ancient text, describes these as the dashavatara, or the ten avatars of Vishnu. Among the ten described, nine have occurred in the past and one will take place in the future as Lord Kalki, at the end of Kali Yuga, (the fourth and final stage in the cycle of yugas that the world goes through). These incarnations take place in all Yugas in cosmic scales; the avatars and their stories show that gods are indeed unimaginable, unthinkable and inconceivable. The Bhagavad Gita mentions their purpose as being to rejuvenate Dharma, to vanquish those negative forces of evil that threaten dharma, and also to display His divine nature in front of all souls.
The Trimurti (three forms) is a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahmathe creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer." These three deities have also been called "the Hindu triad" or the "Great Trinity", all having the same meaning of three in One. They are the different forms or manifestation of One person the Supreme Being orNarayana/Svayam Bhagavan.
Vishnu is also venerated as Mukunda, which means God who is the giver of mukti or moksha (liberation from the cycle of rebirths) to his devotees or the worthy ones who deserve salvation from the material world.
The traditional explanation of the name Vishnu involves the root viś, meaning "to settle" (cognate with Latin vicus, English -wich "village," Slavic: vas -ves), or also (in the Rigveda) "to enter into, to pervade," glossing the name as "the All-Pervading One". Yaska, an early commentator on the Vedas, in his Nirukta, (etymological interpretation), defines Vishnu as viṣṇur viṣvater vā vyaśnoter vā, "one who enters everywhere". He also writes,atha yad viṣito bhavati tad viṣnurbhavati, "that which is free from fetters and bondages is Vishnu".
Adi Sankara in his commentary on the Sahasranama states derivation from viś, with a meaning "presence everywhere" ("As he pervades everything, vevesti, he is calledVishnu"). Adi Sankara states (regarding Vishnu Purana, 3.1.45): "The Power of the Supreme Being has entered within the universe. The root viś means 'enter into'." Swami Chinmayananda, in his translation of Vishnu Sahasranama further elaborates on that verse: "The root vis means to enter. The entire world of things and beings is pervaded by Him and the Upanishad emphatically insists in its mantra 'whatever that is there is the world of change.' Hence, it means that He is not limited by space, time or substance. Chinmayananda states that, that which pervades everything is Vishnu."
Sacred texts - Shruti and Smriti
Shruti is considered to be solely of divine origin. It is preserved as a whole, instead of verse by verse. It includes the four Vedas(Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda) the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the Upanishads with commentaries on them.
Smṛti refers to all the knowledge derived and inculcated after Shruti had been received. Smrti is not 'divine' in origin, but was 'remembered' by later Rishis (sages by insight, who were the scribes) by transcendental means and passed down through their followers. It includes the Bhagavata Purana and the Vishnu Purana which are Sattva Puranas. These both declare Vishnu asPara Brahman Supreme Lord who creates unlimited universes and enters each one of them as Lord of Universe.
In the Yajur Veda, Taittiriya Aranyaka (10-13-1), Narayana suktam, Lord Narayana is mentioned as the supreme being. The first verse of Narayana Suktam mentions the words "paramam padam", which literally mean "highest post" and may be understood as the "supreme abode for all souls". This is also known as Param Dhama, Paramapadam, or Vaikuntha. Rig Veda 1:22:20a also mentions the same "paramam padam". This special status is not given to any deity in the Vedas apart from Lord Vishnu/Narayana. Narayana is one of the thousand names of Vishnu as mentioned in the Vishnu Sahasranama. It describes Vishnu as the All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. This illustrates the omnipresent characteristic of Vishnu. Vishnu governs the aspect of preservation and sustenance of the universe, so he is called "Preserver of the universe".
Vishnu is the Supreme God who takes manifest forms or avatars across various ages or periods to save humanity from evil beings, demons or Asuras. According to the extant Hindu texts and traditions, Lord Vishnu is considered to be resident in the direction of the "Makara Rashi" (the "Shravana Nakshatra"), which is about coincident with the Capricorn constellation. In some of the extant Puranas, and Vaishnava traditions, Vishnu's eye is considered to be situated at the infinitely distant Southern Celestial Pole.
Following the defeat of Indra and his displacement as the Lord of Heaven or Swarga, Indra asks Lord Vishnu for help and thus Lord Vishnu takes his incarnations or avatars to Earth to save mankind, thus showing his position as Supreme God to all of creation.
In the Puranas, Indra frequently appears proud and haughty. These bad qualities are temporarily removed when Brahma and/or Shiva give boons to Asuras or Rakshasas such as Hiranyaksha, Hiranyakashipu and Ravana, who are then able to defeat Indra in wars between Devas and Asuras. The received boons often made Asuras virtually indestructible.
Indra has no option but to seek help from Vishnu. Indra prays before Vishnu for protection and the Supreme Lord obliges him by taking avatars and generating himself on Earth in various forms, first as a water-dweller (Matsya, fish), then as an amphibiouscreature (Kurma avatar or Tortoise), then as a half-man-half-animal (Varaha the pig-faced, human-bodied Lord, and Narasimhathe Lord with lion's face and claws and a human body). Later, Vishnu appears as human beings (Vamana the short-heighted person), Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and finally as Kalki for performing his task of protecting his devotees from demons and anti-religious entities.
Vishnu's supremacy is attested by his victories over those very powerful entities. It is further attested by the accepted iconography and sculptures of Vishnu in reclining position as producing Brahma emerging from his navel. Brahma the creator is thus created in turn by Vishnu out of his own person. Instead Vishnu takes various avatars to slay or defeat those demons. But it is to be noted that Vishnu also provided boons to Akupresura, a bear faced demon who was destroyed by Lord Shiva.
Vishnu's actions lowered Indra's ranking among Hindu deities and led to the ascendancy of Vishnu.
Few temples are dedicated to the Sun or Suryanarayana, nor indeed Indra, nor does Indra figure largely in the Hindu religion.
Indra is almost completely absent from the deities considered as the chief or most important deity.
In the Rigveda, Vishnu is mentioned 93 times. He is frequently invoked alongside other deities, especially Indra, whom he helps in killing Vritra and with whom he drinks Soma. His distinguishing characteristic in the Vedas is his association with light. Two Rigvedic hymns in Mandala 7 are dedicated to Vishnu. In 7.99, Vishnu is addressed as the god who separates heaven and earth, a characteristic he shares with Indra.
The Rig Veda describes Vishnu as younger brother to Indra as Vamana. In Vaishnava canon the 'Vishnu' who is younger brother to Indra is identified as Vamana, Avatar of Vishnu, hence referred to as Vishnu by Vaishnavites. Vishnu is the Supreme God who lives in the highest celestial region, contrasted against those who live in the atmospheric or terrestrial regions. Vishnu is content with mere prayer, unlike almost all of the other gods who receive sacrificial offerings such as Havis, which is given using clarified butter, or Soma. Later foreign translators have view that Vedas place Indra in a superior position to Vishnu's Avatar of Vamana but in fact Vamana helps Indra by restoring his Kingdom.
An alternate translation is provided by Wilson according to Sayana:
Wilson mentions Griffith's possible translation as a footnote. However the following verse from Rigveda renders the above translation by Wilson more probable.
Wilson offers an alternate translation for Rigveda 10:113:2:
This verse sees Vishnu as one who is glorified by his own strength, while Indra became deserving of honor after having slain Vritra only in association with other gods.
However Vishnu's praise for other gods does not imply worship. Wilson translates:
The following verses show categorically Vishnu as distinguished from other gods in Rigveda.
Jan Gonda, the late Indologist, states that Vishnu, although remaining in the background of Indra's exploits, contributes by his presence, or is key to Indra's success. Vishnu is more than a mere companion, equal in rank or power to Indra, or sometime the one who made Indra's success possible.
Descriptions of Vishnu as younger to Indra are found in only the hymns to Indra, but in a kathenotheism religion like that of the Rigveda, each god, for a time, is supreme in the mind of the devotee.
In the Rig Vedic texts, the deity or god referred to as Vishnu is the Sun God, who also bears the name 'Suryanarayana'. By contrast, the 'Vishnu' referred to in 'Vishnu Purana', 'Vishnu Sahasranamam' and 'Purusha Sooktham' is Lord Narayana, the Consort of Lakshmi. Vaishnavites make a further distinction by extolling the qualities of Vishnu by highlighting his differences from other deities such as Shiva, Brahma or Surya.
Hymn 7.100 refers to the celebrated 'three steps' of Vishnu (as Trivikrama) by which he strode over the universe and in three places planted his step. The 'Vishnu Suktam' (RV 1.154) says that the first and second of Vishnu's strides (those encompassing the earth and air) are visible to men and the third is in the heights of heaven (sky). This last place is described as Vishnu's supreme abode in RV 1.22.20:
Griffith's "princes" are the sūri, either "inciters" or lords of a sacrifice, or priests charged with pressing the Soma. The verse is quoted as expressing Vishnu's supremacy by Vaishnavites.
Though such solar aspects have been associated with Vishnu by tradition as well as modern-scholarship, he was not just the representation of the sun, as he moves both vertically and horizontally.
In hymns 1.22.17, 1.154.3, 1.154.4 he strides across the earth with three steps, in 6.49.13, 7.100.3 strides across the earth three times and in 1.154.1, 1.155.5,7.29.7 he strides vertically, with the final step in the heavens. The same Veda also says he strode wide and created space in the cosmos for Indra to fight Vritra. By his stride he made dwelling for men possible, the three forming a symbolic representation of the dwelling's all-encompassing nature. This nature and benevolence to men were Vishnu's enduring attributes. As the triple-strider he is known as Trivikrama and as Urukrama, for the strides were wide.
The Brahmanas are commentaries on the Vedas and form part of the Shruti literature. They are concerned with the detail of the proper performance of rituals. In the Rigveda, Shakala Shakha: Aitareya Brahmana Verse 1 declares: agnir vai devānām ava mo viṣṇuḥ paramus, tadantareṇa sarvā anyā devatā - Agni is the lowest or youngest god and Vishnu is the greatest and the highest God.
The Brahmanas assert the supremacy of Lord Vishnu, addressing him as "Gajapati", the one whom all sacrifices are meant to please. Lord Vishnu accepts all sacrifices to the demigods and allots the respective fruits to the performer In one incident, a demonic person performs a sacrifice by abducting the Rishis (sages), who meditate by constantly chanting God's name. The sacrifice is meant to destroy Indra. But the rishis, who worship Indra as a demigod, alter one pronunciation of the Veda Mantra, reversing the purpose of the sacrifice. When the fruit of the sacrifice is given and the demon is on the verge of dying, he calls to Vishnu, whom he addresses as Supreme Godhead and "the father of all living entities including himself".
Aitareya Brahmana 1:1:1 mentions Vishnu as the Supreme God. But in the Vaishnava canon, in different ages, with Vishnu in different avatars, his relationship with the asurasor demons, was always adversarial. The asuras always caused harm, while the sages and devas or celestial beings, did penance and called to Vishnu for protection. Vishnu always obliged by taking an avatar to vanquish the asuras. In the Vaishnava canon, Vishnu never gave or granted any boons to the asuras, distinguishing him from the gods Shiva and Brahma, who did. He is the only God called upon to save good beings by defeating or killing the asuras.
Sayana writes that in Aitareya Brahmana 1:1:1 the declaration agnir vai devānām ava mo viṣṇuḥ paramus,tadantareṇa sarvā anyā devatā does not indicate any hierarchy among gods. Even in Rigveda Samhita, avama and parama are not applied to denote rank and dignity, but only to mark place and locality.
In Rigveda 1:108:9,: yadindrāghnī avamasyāṃ pṛthivyāṃ madhyamasyāṃ paramasyāmuta sthaḥ | i.e., in the lowest place, the middle (place), and the highest (place). Agni, the fire, has, among the gods, the lowest place; for he resides with man on the earth; while the other gods are either in the air, or in the sky. Vishnu occupies the highest place. The words avama and paramaare understood as 'First' and 'Last' respectively. To support this claim, Sayana adduces the mantra (1,4. As'val. Sr. S. 4, 2),agnir mukham prathamo devathanam samathanam uttamo vishnur asit, i.e., Agni was the first of the deities assembled, (and) Vishnu the last.
In the Kausitaki Brahmana (7.1) Agni is called Aaradhya (instead of avama), and Visnu parardha(instead of parama),i.e., belonging to the lower and higher halves (or forming the lower and higher halves). The Vishnu Purana gives tremendous importance to the worship of Vishnu and mentions that sacrifices are to begin only with both the lighting of fire or 'Agni', pouring of sacrificial offerings to Vishnu in 'Agni' so that those offerings reach and are accepted by Vishnu. Worship of Vishnu through Yajnas (or Homams) and other rituals, will not achieve the desired result if Agni's role is neglected.
Muller says "Although the gods are sometimes distinctly invoked as the great and the small, the young and the old (Rig veda 1:27:13), this is only an attempt to find the most comprehensive expression for the divine powers, and nowhere is any of the gods represented as the subordinate to others. It would be easy to find, in the numerous hymns of the Veda, passages in which almost every single god is represented as supreme and absolute."
However this notion is not completely correct as per the following verses, which shows Rigveda describe one or more gods as subject to other god(s).
The Vishnu Smṛti, is one of the later books of the Dharmashastra tradition of Hinduism and the only one that focuses on the bhakti tradition and the required daily puja to Vishnu, rather than the means of knowing dharma. It is also known for its handling of the controversial subject of the practice of sati (self-immolation of a widow on her husband's funeral pyre). The text was composed by an individual or group. The author(s) created a collection of the commonly known legal maxims that were attributed to Vishnu into one book, as Indian oral culture began to be recorded more formally.
Vishnu is the only Bhagavan as declared in the Bhagavata 1:2:11 in the verse: vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam yaj jnanam advayam brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti sabdyate, translated as "Learned transcendentalists who know the Absolute Truth call this non-dual substance as Brahman, Paramātma and Bhagavan."
Main article: Thirumal
Tamil Sangam literature (300BCE to 500CE) mentions mAyOn, or the dark one, as the supreme deity who creates, sustains and destroys the universe. Paripadal 3 describes the glory of Thirumal in the most superlative terms.
Paripadal(3)by kaduvan iLaveyinanAr:
The last line states that Lord Vishnu is the supreme deity who is the inner controller (Antaryamin) of the entire universe. This is one of the Lord's glories, which is first mentioned in Vedas and later propounded by Alwars in Prabhandams and Sri Vaishnavaite Acharyas in various commentaries
On a magnificent cot having a thousand heads spread out, worshipped and praised by many, in an islet surrounded by Kaveriwith bellowing waves, is the lying posture of the one who has Lakshmi sitting in his chest
Main article: Vaishnavism
The actual number of Vishnu's auspicious qualities is countless, although his six most-important "divine glories" are:
Other important qualities attributed to Vishnu are Gambhirya (inestimatable grandeur), Audarya (generosity), and Karunya (compassion). Natya Shastra lists Vishnu as the presiding deity of the Sṛngara rasa.
The Rigveda says: Vishnu can travel in three strides. The first stride is the Earth. The second stride is the visible sky. The third stride cannot be seen by men and is the heaven where the gods and the righteous dead live. (This feature of three strides also appears in the story of his avatar Vamana/Trivikrama.) The Sanskrit for "to stride" is the root kram; its reduplicated perfect ischakram (guņa grade) or chakra (zero-grade), and in the Rigveda he is called by epithets such as vi-chakra-māņas = "he who has made 3 strides". The Sanskrit word chakra also means "wheel". That may have suggested the idea of Vishnu carrying achakra.
In Shree Vaishnavism, another school dating from around the 10th century AD, Vishnu assumes five forms:
Relations with deities
The three gods of the Trimurti clan are inseparable and in harmony in view of their common vision and universal good. They are perfectly ideal in all respects.
Both Asuras and Devas played supportive roles in this story by keeping company with Vishnu in his incarnated forms. Hanumanis a vanara who is completely dedicated to Rama. He gives Vishnu company and obeys his command, while playing an important part in Rama's life. He is regarded in Vaishnava canon because it is through blessings that Hanuman is born. Thus, Hanuman, Vishnu's constant companion, with his idol appearing temples of Rama, Krishna and Narasimha, i.e. all of Vishnu's avatars, is considered by Vaishnavas.
Syncretic forces produced stories in which the two deities were shown in cooperative relationships and combined forms.Harihara is the name of a combined deity form of both Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara). This dual form, which is also called Harirudra, is mentioned in the Mahabharata.
Vishnu's consort is Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth (also known as Maya). The Samvit (the primary intelligence/dark matter) of the universe is Vishnu, while the other five attributes emerge from this samvit and hence Maya or dark energy of the universe is Lakshmee is his ahamata, activity, or Vishnu's Power.This power of God, Maya or Shakti, is personified and has multiple names: Shree,Lakshmi, Maya, Vishnumaya or Mahamaya. She is said to manifest as Kriyashakti, (Creative Activity) and Bhutishakti (Creation). This world requires Vishnu's creativity. He therefore needs Lakshmi to always be with Him. Her various avatars as Lord Vishnu's consorts are Varahavatar (Bhoodevi) orBhoomi, Ramavatar Seeta, Krishnavatar Rukmini)
Saraswati and Ganga
According to Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Lord Vishnu had three wives Lakshmi, Saraswati and Ganga. Due to their constant quarrelsome nature among them. Once Ganga tried to be close with Vishnu, this rebuked Saraswati but Lakshmi tried to pacify them but faced a curse rather. As per the curse, Lakshmi to appear as Tulasi. Sarawati cursed Ganga to run as a river in the world and Saraswati was cursed to run as a river in the netherworld. After this, Lord Vishnu sent Saraswati to Brahma and Ganga to Shiva.
According to various Puranas, Vishnu is the ultimate omnipresent reality and is shapeless and omnipresent. However, a strict iconography governs his representation, whether in pictures, icons, or idols:
Vishnu is always to be depicted holding four attributes:
To this may be added, conventionally, the vanamaala flower garland, Vishnu's bow (Shaarnga/Kodand) and his sword Nandaka. A verse of the Vishnu Sahasranama stotram states;vanamālī gadhī shārngī shanki chakri cha nandaki / shrīmān nārāyaņo vişņo vāsudevo abhirakşatu//; translation: Protect us Oh Lord Narayana who wears the forest garland,who has the mace, conch, sword and the wheel. And who is called Vishnu and the Vasudeva.
In general, Vishnu's body is depicted in one of the following three ways:
Main article: Avatar
See also: Dashavatara
The most commonly believed incarnations of Vishnu are:
Some versions of the above list include Hayagreeva among the Dashavataras while some include Buddha as ninth avatar of Vishnu. Another 22 avatars are given in Chapter 3, Canto 1 of the Bhagavata Purana, although it states that "the incarnations of the Lord are innumerable, like rivulets flowing from inexhaustible sources of water".
While some Hindus consider Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu, Buddhists in Sri Lanka venerate Vishnu as the custodian deity of Sri Lanka and protector of Buddhism. Lord Vishnu is also known as upulvan, or uthpala varna, meaning "Blue Lotus coloured".Some postulates that Uthpala varna was a local deity who later merged with Vishnu while another belief is that Uthpala Varna was an early form of Vishnu before he became a supreme deity in Puranic Hinduism. According to Chronicles "Mahawamsa", "Chulawamsa" and folklore in Sri Lanka, Buddha himself handed over the custodianship to Vishnu. Others believe that Buddha entrusted this task to Sakra(Indra) and Sakra delegated this task of custodianship to god Vishnu. In contrary to vedic Hinduism, in assimilation of Hindu god Vishnu into Sinhalese Buddhism, Vishnu becomes a mortal being and a Bodhisattva aspiring Buddhahood. Additionally, Vishnu is considered as the god of home and hearth representing mercy, goodness, order and stability. Many Buddhist and Hindu shrines are dedicated to Vishnu in Sri Lanka. In addition to specific Vishnu "Kovils" or "devalayas", all Buddhist temples necessarily house shrine rooms (Devalayas) closer to the main Buddhist shrine dedicated to Vishnu. John Holt in his groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Vishnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. He then explores the role and rationale of medieval Sinhala kings in assimilating Visnu into Sinhala Buddhism. According to Holt the veneration of Vishnu in Sri Lanka is evidence of a remarkable ability, over many centuries, to reiterate and reinvent culture as other ethnicities have been absorbed into their own. Though the Vishnu cult in Ceylon was formally endorsed by Kandyan kings in early 1700s, Holt states that vishnu images and shrines are among conspicuous ruins in the medieval capital Polonnaruwa. In Buddhist mythology,when Vishnu failed to traverse the universe in three steps,he was given the title "Ardha Vishnu (Half-Vishnu)" and when Vishnu banished demons from the Vaishali (Vishala)in India, he became "Mulu Vishnu or Whole Vishnu". The extreme significance of god Vishnu in Sinhala society is reflected in recitals of the traditional " Offerings to dwarfs and crossing the door frame (bahirwayanta dola pideem saha uluwahu peneema)" that starts with Sri Vishnu invocation.In the recitals,mentioning of the aspiring Buddhahood of Vishnu which is of prime importance to Buddhists and wishes for him to live five thousand and more years highlight the central role of Vishnu in the psyche of Sri Lankan Buddhists.
During an excavation in an abandoned village of Russia in the Volga region, archaeologist Alexander Kozhevin excavated an ancient idol of Vishnu. The idol dates from between the 7th and 10th centuries. In the interview Kozhevin, stated that, "We may consider it incredible, but we have ground to assert that Middle-Volga region was the original land of Ancient Rus. This is a hypothesis, but a hypothesis, which requires thorough research."
Thousand names of Vishnu
Main article: Vishnu sahasranama
Vishnu's many names and followers are collected in the Vishnu Sahasranama, (Vishnu's thousand names) from within the larger work Mahabharata. The character Bheeshma recites the names before Krishna on the battlefield ofKurukshetra, praising him (Vishnu) as the supreme god. These Sahasranama are regarded as the essence of all Vedas by followers of Vaishnavism, who believe sincere chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama results in spiritual well-being and a greater awareness of God.
The names are generally derived from the Anantakalyanagunas (meaning: infinite auspicious attributes). Some names of Vishnu are:
According to the Siddhartha-samhita there are twenty-four forms of Lord Vishnu. The twenty-four forms are
Upulvan, Uthpala Varna - In Sri Lanka, Vishnu is also referred to as Upulvan ( Blue Lotus Coloured)
Named after Vishnu
4034 Vishnu is an asteroid discovered by Eleanor F. Helin 
Vishnu rocks are volcanic sediments in Grand canyon. Consequently, the mass formation is also being proclaimed as Vishnu temple.
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