( in the above blank substitute wat you please... as in watever your belief states... doesnt really matter... its all the same...)
this post is for all those who had queries regarding my current orkut profile page.... (esp on its authenticity...)
for those who havent seen it, it goes like this...
Pranava... the word of God (John 1:1)
abt me :
IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
- John 1:1
Prajapatir vai idam asit : In the beginning was Brahman.
Tasya vag dvitya asit : with whom was the Vak (or Sound)
Vag vai paramam Brahma : and the Vak (Sound) is Brahman"
and so on.. but this is all i am concerned right now abt....
so... yes... its true... i dint make it up... :)
the bible and the vedas suggest the same thing for the theory of the beginning of universe.... its not exactly the big bang (though we can associate with it).. but its rather a vibration that started the universe... a vibration uttered by god in the form of a sound .. or word as stated aboove... according to Hinduism... the word.. or more a sound is "OM".. this sound is also called Pranava... :)
if we have the patience and try to explore the innumerable websites that turn up on google search engine, there are quite a few such instances where the bible and the Vedas cross paths... i do not talk of other scriptures coz i had not the personal touch with any other...
but the biggest event i found which has many parallels in different religions of the world with varying degrees of similarity is the Flood or something similar to it... anyway... basicaaly its abt a huge catastrophe where everyone is killed except the chosen few...
be it Manu in Vedas or the Bible's Noah or the Chinese Fah-he or the Egyptian Toth or the Roman Deucalion and other similar acctns in mexican and other beliefs... for more info on this chk out
well... i'll update upon this as an wen i get more info... if youre enthu enuf... "seek truth"... :) ( its supposedly the motto of my school, a christian protestant school run by a canadian baptist missionary)