Jumat, 21 Juni 2013

The Moon's Prayer for Protection (sutra)

Amber Larson and Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Ven. Piyadassi Mahathera, trans., "Candima Sutta: The Moon Deity's Prayer [Plea] for Protection" (SN 2.9); Dr. Rita Louise
Radiant Candima Devi, the Moon goddess, Latin Luna, Sanskrit Chandra (sodahead.com)
Rahu the Asura (fattyscustomtattooz)
Thus have I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi, at Jetavana, in Anathpindika's abbey. At that time Candima (Chandra, Sanskrit, चन्द्र, literally, "shining"), the Moon deva, was seized by Rahu Titan-Leader (Asura).
Thereupon, calling to mind the Blessed One, Candima the Moon deva, recited the following stanza:

"O Buddha, the Spiritual-Hero, wholly free of all defilements, my adoration to thee! I have fallen into distress! Guide me!"
Candima (Donna Lewis Cowan)
Thereupon, the Blessed One addressed a stanza to Rahu Titan-Leader on behalf of Candima:
"O Rahu, Candima has gone for guidance to the Tathagata, the Consummate One. Release Candima. The buddhas radiate compassion on the world (of all beings)."
Thereupon, Rahu Titan-Leader released Candima Devi and immediately came to the presence of Vepacitti Titan-Leader, and stood beside him trembling in fear with hair standing on end. Then Vepacitti addressed Rahu in the following stanza.
"Rahu, why did you suddenly release Candima? Why have you come trembling. Why are you standing here terrified?"
"I have been spoken to by the Buddha in a stanza (requesting me to release Candima). If I had not released Candima my head would have split into seven pieces. While yet I live, I should have had no happiness. (Therefore I released Candima)."

Mere mythology or Titans ETs?

Who is Rahu? (Vedas/sanatansociety.org)
Were the Asuras (Titans, Giants, demons, fallen angels, "sons of devas") or biblical Nephilim really devaputras (lit., "sons of gods," i.e., born-among-space-devas), the offspring of visiting asura-extraterrestrials and the "daughters of man"? No. The story is much more interesting.  Dr. Rita Louise explores parallel myths about the sky "gods" -- such as Zeus, Vishnu, Chronos, Rama, and other Sakka-like deities -- and provides new insights into the debate.
Medical intuitive, Dr. Rita Louise is the host of Just Energy Radio and the Founder of the Institute of Applied Energetics, and bestselling author of the books Man-Made: The Chronicles Of Our Extraterrestrial Gods, Avoiding The Cosmic 2X4, Dark Angels: An Insider's Guide To Ghosts, Spirits & Attached Entities, and The Power Within as well as hundreds of articles published worldwide. She has appeared on radio, television, and at conferences covering topics such as health, healing, ghosts, intuition, ancient mysteries, and the paranormal.

Radiant Candima devi (Luna) over the Pasadena capitol (City of Pasadena)
Rahu is a covert and troublesome planet as well as an anthropomorphic agent
The planets Rahu and Ketu (exoticindia.com)

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