The Lord of the Rings
An Allegory of the Confluence Age in the West
It is known and confirmed in the history that two or three or more people who don’t know each other and live very far from each other do the same at the same time. Without knowing about each other scientists discover or invent the same things, writers published the same stories, researchers conduct the same research, someone does something and someone else writes about it. This applies also to a great western epic novel, The Lords of the Rings. Why does it happen like this? Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba replies that this is one of proofs that the soul, although invisible, does exist and it is the soul that drives this world. Without the soul the world is dead, nature is dead.
The Lord of the Rings is an epic novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien, a philologist and Oxford University professor. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II. The title of the book refers to the story’s main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power, as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee (Sam), Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry) and Peregrin Took (Pippin). The Lord of the Rings has been subjected to extensive analysis of its themes and origins. Influences on Tolkien’s earlier work, and on the story of The Lord of the Rings, include philology, mythology, religion and the author’s distaste for the effects of industrialization, as well as earlier fantasy works and Tolkien’s experiences in World War I. The Lord of the Rings in its turn is considered to have had a great effect on modern fantasy; the impact of Tolkien’s works is such that the use of the words “Tolkienian” and “Tolkienesque” has been recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary. The enduring popularity of The Lord of the Rings has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by fans of Tolkien’s works, and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works. The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and television, video games, and subsequent literature. Award-winning adaptations of The Lord of the Rings have been made for radio, theatre, and film. This a short excerpt from popular sources such as Wikipedia and others on this certainly great epic work.
Main characters of the story are as it follows:
- Frodo Baggins, a well-to-do Hobbit from the Shire who inherits the One Ring from Bilbo. Frodo is responsible for destroying the Ring in the fire of Mount Doom.
- Samwise Gamgee, gardener for the Bagginses, who accompanies Frodo on the quest to destroy the Ring.
- Meriadoc Brandybuck, or Merry, Frodo’s cousin and companion in the Fellowship.
- Peregrin Took, Pip or Pippin, Frodo’s cousin and companion in the Fellowship.
- Gandalf, a Wizard who aids Frodo.
- Aragorn, heir of Isildur and rightful king of Arnor and Gondor.
- Legolas, the Elven prince who aids Frodo and the Fellowship. Son of King Thranduil, King of the Elves of Mirkwood.
- Gimli, son of Glóin, the Dwarf representative in the Fellowship.
- Sauron, the Dark Lord and titular Lord of the Rings, a fallen sorcerer who helped the Elves forge the Rings of Power long ago. He forged the One Ring in secret to control all the other Rings of Power.
- The Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, nine servants of Sauron. Men of old, they were enslaved to the One Ring through the Rings of Power.
- The Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, and Sauron’s most powerful servant, who commands Sauron’s army.
- Saruman, a corrupted Wizard who seeks the One Ring for himself.
- Gollum, a creature of Hobbit origin who formerly possessed the One Ring, which caused him to turn almost wholly evil and also gave him unnaturally long life.
However, what real meanings of the Lord of the Rings are, why it was written between 1937-49, what is behind this story and who is Tolkien indeed, these an many other questions can be answered in a completely new way after coming to know what Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba, an extraordinary Master from Uttar Pradesh India, teaches about man and God, human history, culture, politics, philosophy and the aim of human life. Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba’s teachings, although very new and so revolutionary that they shock many people, are started being confirmed by world scientists, academics, thinkers, philosophers and other world experts in the West.
What can an ordinary man discover about The Lord of the Rings after studying Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba’s teachings? The Lord of the Rings is not science fiction, but a spiritual story that happened in the reality in the period of 1936-1947 in today’s Pakistan or United India at that time. This is a story of the Rudra Gyan Yagya, established in Hyderabad Sindh by an ordinary man, Sevak Ram from Calcutta who became an instrument for the Supreme Soul incarnating at that time in the human world to start His three divine tasks that occur at the very end of each cycle: the establishment of the new world, the destruction of the old world, the sustenance of the new world. During those years the scenario of the entire cyclic human drama was recorded on the world spiritual level. That spiritual record is common for all the human souls and it is contained in each of them to a different extent, depending on their roles in this human show. The plot of this record is the basis of all the great epics of the world literature and inspires all the writers throughout the cycle.
Sevak Ram, the hero and his partner as well as antagonist, Lekhraj Khubchand Kripalani are two drivers of the story. Whatever happened between them affects all the other characters. They represent two main powers or energies of contrasting quality which move the entire universe. They can be called ‘White’ and ‘Black’, Protagonist and Antagonist, Active and Passive, Ying and Yang, Hero and Heroine, Adam and Eve, Man and Woman, Sky and Earth, the Sun and the Moon, the Father and the Mother. These two combine and split cyclically, love and fight each other, in other words they keep dancing and along with them the entire universe keeps rotating in the eternal cyclical dance.
In the mentioned Rudra Gyan Yagya, the initial harmony between Sevak Ram and Lekhraj Kripalani turns into an increasing conflict that finally turns into a greatly destructive war. That war between them on the spiritual level revealed itself before the world as the Second World War. The increasing conflict between Sevak Ram and Lekhraj Kripalani was witnessed by many around them. Very few turned to be courageous to speak in public about what happened at that time and what was their part in that conflict. Khushiram Chugani is one of the courageous ones:
The conflict broke out mainly because of the vice of attachment in Lekhraj Kripalani who was described by Tolkien as Saruman, a wizard who driven by greed and attachment becomes corrupted, seeks the One Ring for himself and attempts to extent his control over the world, meaning over 9 Nazgûls. The Nazgûl (from Black Speech nazg, “ring”, and gûl, “wraith, spirit”; also called Ringwraiths, Black Riders, Dark Riders, the Nine Riders, or simply the Nine) are characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. In Tolkien’s story they were nine Men who succumbed to Sauron’s power and attained near-immortality as wraiths, servants bound to the power of the One Ring. In the reality Nazgûls symbolize 9 human religions (dharm) of the world established by human religious fathers who corrupt the Supreme Religion (adi sanatan dharm) established by God Himself in the Confluence Age and bring about its almost total degeneration and decline. These 9 Nazguls – heads of 9 human religions along with their traits and roles in the human drama are explained in one of four Pictures of Knowledge that are a part of Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru’s teachings. The picture showing those 9 Nazgûls is called ‘Kalpa Vriksha’, meaning The Tree of the Cycle. It is a political, philosophical and religious matrix of the entire human history or human drama.
Lot of other similarities can be found while comparing The Lord of the Rings with Indian epics such as the Ramayana or the Mahabharata whose deep, up till now uncovered meanings have been clarified by Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba. Saruman along with 9 Nazgûls reminds the reader of the ten-headed Ravan. Legolas’ arrows are as quick and sharp as Ram’s or Arjun’s arrows. The secret fostering of Aragorn, the only true heir, his love for Arvena and the story of these two described by Tolkien display many similarities to the story of the True Narayan and the True Lakshmi clarified by ShivBaba. The prototype of Gandalf, who serves with his mind symbolized by the horse in the field of action has been also recognized. Now the true Frodo is entering the scene. His heart is still shaking, but very soon he will drop the cursed ring into the chasm of fire. It will happen, indeed. Who are the others from Tolkien’s trilogy in the reality? The history is to reveal them very soon and people will recognize them laughing. Who is Sauron? This question has been already answered by Shri Shri 108 Jagatguru ShivBaba himself in his classes. The answer is in the Master’s main site. The Master says that the answer shouldn’t be published. Everyone has to discover it by himself.
The history of the Rudra Gyan Yagya will be published soon in one of the most prominent academic magazines. It will be a great step ahead in revealing secrets of the human beginnings and in understanding the plot of the human history.
Those who are wiling to discover more from the teaching of the Honorable Master ShivBaba, those who are interested in the Tree of the Cycle, those who would like to understand the secret behind the ideal love between Arvena and Aragorn, those who would like to understand the secrets of rings and their Controller are welcome to visit his site, Adhyatmik Ishwariya Vishvavidyalaya, for details or may meet him in Facebook or Linkedin or Golden Line and take part in discussions.
Do you understand the shloka ‘Brahma is Ravan’?
May 2010 Nairobi
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