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Yata-no-kagami: The Mirror of Yata
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Housed at the Imperial House’s Shinto shrine of Ise Jingu is the Mirror of Yata. This mirror is considered a gift to Japan from the solar goddess, Amaterasu Omikami. The emperors believed so much in the presence of Amaterasu in the mirror that they assigned their own daughter to minister as a priestess over the shrine together with a large royal entourage.
Japanese Script on the Mirror of Yata
There are relatively few true Japanese signs on the back of the Mirror of Yata. Of the 37 signs, only 11 appear to be from the early Japanese script; 6 if repeats are excluded. Of these 6 signs, four are not only syllables, but actual numbers as well. How these numbers and syllables add meaning to the inscription on the mirror is described below.
Regarding the numbers 1, 1 & 4 among the 12 moon signs in the upper portion of the Mirror of Yata, it is exactly 114 days to April 14, 2013 from December 21, 2012. We know that December 21, 2012 is an astronomical day that occurs once every 26000 years (the Galactic Alignment), but what is the big deal of April 14, 2013? It is a day when Mars, Venus and the Sun are almost conjunct in Pisces. In fact only 7 days earlier, Mars and Venus aligned; and only 3 days later Mars disappears behind the Sun. In between these unusual events the Moon and Jupiter are conjunct (in Taurus) exactly on April 14, 2013 and the moon is 4 days old.
Not only are the Japanese number signs significant in pointing to the seasons and the sky, the amount of signs on each section of the mirror is also significant. Consider the diagram below:
Three early Japanese syllables are also present on the Mirror of Yata. These are the ‘ra’, ‘wa’ and ‘hi’ syllables. Below is a brief description of these syllables, their Chinese origins and how they compare with the early Hebrew Script.
In the diagram below, the Chinese Yang symbols for mound, sun and rays of the sun are pointed out on out. Also notice the alternative meaning of the ‘fu’ sign used on the central portion of the Mirror of Yata. Instead of mound, city is chosen since it appears on the right side of the Japanese ‘ra’ signs. Virtuous City of Ra, deity of the Sun, draws ancient Egypt into this mystical dialogue of sages on the Mirror of Yata.
Therefore, the Japanese Hiragana and other symbols on the Mirror of Yata expand the Chinese Yang symbol from a Japanese mythological perspective. The Hiragana and Mirror define Yang as the City of the Sun reflecting the One who brings peace, like the sound of pipe and laughter that beckoned Amaterasu to gaze out of the cave at the mirror hanging on the tree of life.
The Brahmi and Hebrew Transcription
Five out of seven of the Hebrew letters have added marks on the letters of the mirror. Perhaps the authors attempted to hide the Hebrew somewhat so the mirror was not broken by those causing the exile. The extra lines may also be due to the author adding vowel and pronunciation marks as today’s Hebrew illustrates. In each case, today’s lines or dots are replaced by lines in the same portion of the word. Another possible word for the first three letters as noted by earlier researchers is the Hebrew word for light. ‘Light’ applies to the reflection on the mirror as the alternative choice of ‘return’ reflects the hope of return from exile by those who wrote on the mirror. Both words appear to match somewhat. Perhaps the author intended both to be understood as ‘turn to the light’ of God. The word God will be used in place of the actual Hebrew letters for Yahweh from this point on to respect the practice of keeping the word sacred.
The three Hebrew letters hidden among the Brahmi script make Sanskrit vowel sounds, which add emphasis to the text. But taken by themselves, these three Hebrew letters make up their own Hebrew word also:
The counterclockwise Brahmi translation is:
Sagara japa aum (he-Hebrew) as Geshpati.
The clockwise translation of the Brahmi is:
Atha(r)va ja aum ra (waw-Hebrew) ama pas yaja Dha(r)ma Yama (Yod-Hebrew)
Tip pash gasa (he-Hebrew) aum pajra gasa
Sprinkle the animal sacrifice together with the song. (Ah!) AUM the stout offering, (of the stout deity, Ganesa), and the song.
Choice of Brahmi and Hebrew letters:
The central Hebrew letters correspond with a blend of 3rd Century c.e. Hebrew and ancient Indian Brahmi (200-300 c.e. Kshatrapa or 300-500 c.e. Gupta). Within the outer region, the three Hebrew letters are obtained from the central decipherment.
Of the top 12 letters, ‘sa’, ‘ga’ and ‘pa’ occur twice and match exactly with the Brahmi. AUM is a near exact combination of the Brahmi ‘au’ and ‘m’. The ‘m’ sounds like ‘ng’ and is represented by the dot in the upper right portion of the aum glyph. The ja glyph is also an exact representation of the Brahmi. The Hebrew ‘he’ exactly matches the Hebrew letter. The two letters that appear questionable are the ‘ta’ and ‘sha’ appearing like the lowercase Roman numbers for ‘n’ and ‘m’. Changing the sound to ‘ti’ and ‘shi’ or ‘ish’ makes sense in terms of the appearance of Brahmi consonants with an ‘i’ appendage added. That is, the Brahmi script syllables vary based on the placement of the vowel around the fixed consonant, where ‘ta’ and ‘sha’ become near exact matches for ‘ti’ and ‘shi’ on the mirror.
Of the lower 18 symbols, 8 have been deciphered in the above 12 and are exact matches. However, the appearance of ‘ja’ changes, though both forms are acceptable in the early use of Brahmi. More exact Brahmi letters are the first ‘a’, ‘tha’, ‘ma’ and ‘dha’. Difficult to translate was the Brahmi ‘va’, the second ‘a’ and the two ‘ya’ letters. Perhaps a look at the mirror’s exact text is needed. However, these letters match well and only 7 of the 37 letters were not exact. That is a certainty of 80%. In the context of the diaspora Hebrews, an exact text may have exposed decipherment. The appearance of the ‘ya’ sign in Brahmi is a particular give away for the language. To hide this unusual letter the authors wrote the mirror’s ‘ya’ sign to be broken with the top appendage laid over the ‘ya’ to conceal it somewhat. It makes the Brahmi appear more Greek or Roman. Therefore, the authors hid the letters just enough to mystify the passerby, but not too much so the sound of the Trumpet of Yama might one day be heard.
Some important considerations:
Choice of Sanskrit words:
The Mirror of Yata
Yata is also a Sanskrit word for ‘all people’, ‘to engage’ or ‘to control’.
There may be a play on this word as a lesson of wisdom for rulers to engage all people. Firstly, they are to Turn to the Light of God and the king is subject to Him.
The Bhagavad-gita 5.25 contains this word Yata as if to teach the meaning of a true ruler:
To achieve true freedom in the Supreme be as those active (within the heart and mind), free from sin, having torn off duality, engaged in self-realization with all living things work for their welfare truly engaged.
Return to the light of God
The Prince and Priest of Japan (any nation or people) is being given the name of Yata in its full Sanskrit meaning so that when he looks in the Mirror of Yata all that he sees is the light of God, not himself.
Sagara japa aum A as Geshpati.
Sagara (King of the Solar Clan) pray softly the AUM; Truly! To reach towards Geshpati (the deity of invocations and speech).
The Leader of Peoples is given a second name:
Sagara is the ancient Hindu King of the Solar Clan. Sagara attempts to prove his supremacy by a horse sacrifice. As well, Indra (the Supreme Being of the day who separated the earth from sky and dwelt in between) uses a horse to ride the sun as a chariot. This is why Indra stole the horse of Sagara and prevented the sacrifice. The 60 000 sons of Sagara dug a hole to capture the horse and found it beside the sage Kapila in deep meditation. They accused him of theft, but when he opened his eyes of innocence they all perished. The ancient message: all face eternal death in the hole of the underworld looking into the mirror of our soul trying to find our innocence.
Sagara’s decendents (grandson and great grandson) were used to retrieve the horse by being more polite to Kapila. Just like Amaterasu, it is the son who fails and the grandson who succeeds. The sage Kapila not only gave the horse back, but he also graciously imparted wisdom to enable all of Sagara’s sons to resurrect from the dead. The key was to convince the queen of living water, Ganges, to pour her river upon the earth. But this could only be done if the water was tempered and purified through the hair of Siva, creator deity of destruction and the moon. The proper homage was given to these deities and when so much as a drop of the river touched a bone of the dead, they were restored to life. The Shinto in Japan also practice misogi, the ritual cleansing of the body in the river near the shrine. The message: the Creator has provided the rivers of the earth, not merely to grow all living things, but also to serve as a symbol for the cleansing of the contrite human spirit.
This letter represents the number 5 and is the most sacred of the ancient Hebrew whose use of Kabala aided in the transmission of beliefs in times of persecution. The letter is a sacred talisman representing the hand and a silent way of expressing the sacred Name of God. Notice in India and other Indigenous art works containing the eye of enlightenment upon the hand. The symbol fits well here on the mirror for only the eye of the sacred to see. ‘He’ is also the symbol in Hebrew for thread (early Phoenician origins). The Hebrews were commanded to tie fringes (threads with five knots called tzitzit) to the corners of their garments. This is also a Shinto tradition; ie. shimenawa, the rope with hanging knots for priestly garments, used in marriage or to mark off sacred grounds. The most famous shimenawa is the Meoto Iwa, or husband and wife wedded stones representing Izanagi (the large) and Izanami (the small). These are the divine parents of Amaterasu.
The horse of the Hindu and Japanese myths is perhaps the horse of time or season (ma). Ma also means poison. It was at the Churning of the Ocean the horse appears, but also the grey ocean soup, which was poison to humanity. Shiva swallows this poison to save the earth. Together with Yama, this underworld sacrifice appears to be represented in the Brahmi ‘ya’ glyph. The glyph is broken and pierced through (see transcription of ya above), as if the Hebrew/Brahmi authors intended to illustrate the sacrificial offering signified in the coded word.
Dhamma (Pali) and Dharma (Sanskrit) refers to the law, the teachings, and how to live by them. It may also mean to hold or a trumpet. Consider the holding of the trumpet as a first step to Dhamma, and then the blowing of the trumpet as a second step. However, one must practice and hold the sound itself in exactly the tune fit for the occasion. Such a skill requires a community, a mentor, a practice and a performance. This is the path of the apprentice on the spiritual journey to acquire a sense of belonging by developing a skill to honor God and the community by way of training, passage-rite and functional ceremony.
Yama is the Hindu deity of the Underworld, who has two guard dogs with four heads each. Notice in the Japanese myth of Amaterasu, Yamata is the eight-headed dragon killed, whose tail became a sword and sign of peace for Japan. And the Shinto shrines contain two koma-inu guard dogs facing each other. In Sanskrit, Yama means ‘raised’, like Ezekiel was raised by the angel by the hair into the sky. Yama may also mean a driver, a chariot or a twin, which relates the deity of the Underworld to Indra, the deity who drives the sun in a chariot. The twins as sun and moon, represent the twins within our own soul; the one who tends to evil and the one who tends to good. Venus as Morning and Evening Star is also represented as the twins of the Underworld. Venus is lost in the light of the sun for six days; on the seventh day, Venus is restored. The twin sister of Yama is Yami, the first born from the sun (vivasvat). The trumpet of Yama is used to herald the rising of the sun. The Dhamma of Yama is the teachings of enlightenment and the actions that prove the teachings are real. This ultimate reality is called in the Rig Veda, ‘rta’ (the Chinese ‘tao’, the Hebrew ‘torah’ or Christian ‘logos’):
The Hebrew ‘yod’ is the 10th letter and represents perfection. Message: ‘come’ to the mirror of creation and participate in perfection. It closes the message on the mirror and appears in its earliest pictoglyph form as an arm. Message: the arm of God holds the sun and moves us to enlightenment.
Aum pajra gasa
AUM … the stout offering and the song.
Ganesa is the Hindu elephant head deity. He was a son of Shiva killed by decapitation and brought back to life with an elephant head. His elephant call can be likened here to the trumpet of Yama. His body is also very stout and so represents the stout offering mentioned here. The shape of Ganesa’s body is identified in India with the AUM symbol. He has a missing tusk he used to write with, which represents the justice and mercy of the god. Ganesa is the head of the ganas or followers of Shiva. The ganas were resurrected from death by the cleansing hair of Shiva, and Shiva’s celebration with drum and dance gave him the title, Lord of the Dance. In Japan, the kagura are the ancient ritual dances of the Shinto accompanied by musical instruments. In the sacred Hindu text, Chinmayananda’s upamantro 8, a prayer to Ganesa reflects the tone of the chant on the mirror:
The Chinese Mythology and Taoist Prayer
In Chinese myth there are ten suns each with their turn at day as their mother, Hsi Wang Mu (the Queen of the West/Tortoise) takes them across the sky in her sun chariot with six horse dragons. The horse(s) of her chariot is(are) sacrificed as they fall over the western horizon much like the horse of Sagara. She begins by a lake in the East at the tree of Yang-ku. Her children are washed in this lake every morning. To the West each sun arrives at the tree of Fu-Sang. The mythology is similar to that of Amaterasu when considering the tree placed outside the cave with the nine jewels and mirror hanging on its branches. In the Chinese myth, the sun rises through a hole in the base of the tree of the east. The Chinese yang sun is represented by the three-legged crow; the odd number three also stands for yang. There are ten such crows, much too hot and bright for life on earth. Therefore, the Archer Yi comes and shoots down nine of the ten crows leaving the one to continue providing light to the world.
The yin finds its home as the toad or hare of the moon. Heng-o or Chang-o, the wife of Archer Yi, is herself the moon goddess who offers the hare the wood of the cassia tree to pound the elixir of life. Heng-o will swallow the elixir and turn into a toad. Compared to the Japanese myth, Amaterasu might be reflected in the toad burrowed in the ground of the cave, while her reflection in the mirror is the moon, Heng-o, then jumping out of the cave at dawn as the Woman in the chariot of the sun, only to set as the Queen of the Western Paradise. The interaction between Chinese and Japanese myth lends well to the yin/yang philosophy of dual natures turning into each other and becoming one. Yet, the original nature of each remains in the whole producing a third harmonious binding force never separated from the virtue of loving kindness.
Tao gives life to the one
In Western experience consider the athlete before the championship match focused on the playing field and imagining his every move in the game ahead. No doubt in his meditation he scores point after point for his team. This is the act of the Bodhisattva in practicing the Tonglen; his team is every sentient being and his goal is to replace all suffering with acts of well-being. Those singing, laughing and dancing outside the cave of Amaterasu were intend on absorbing the suffering caused by Susanowa and releasing the goodness that Amaterasu had hidden in her cave; her light was not merely the sun, but enlightenment itself. We know it was enlightenment since even Susanowa turned toward her and repented.
The Buddha’s disciples asked their master before his last breath, ‘We beseech you, give us the sum of your teaching upon this last breath.’ The Buddha replied with his last breath, ‘I breathe in and I breathe out.’
Also see The Generation of an Altruistic Intention from the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The Hindu Breathe to Imitate the Sun
Fire resolved, ‘I will burn’; the sun, ‘I will give heat’; the moon, ‘I will shine’; and so with the other deities, each according to its deity. Like the middle breath among the breaths is Vayu (deity of the Wind) among the deities. Other deities set, but not Vayu. Vayu is the deity who never goes down in the west.
There is a verse:
What they resolved to do then they still do today. So one should undertake just one vow: one should breathe out and breathe in, thinking, ‘May not evil, may not death, hold me!’ And when one undertakes it, one should desire to bring it to completion. Then one wins union with that deity, shares a world win him (Vayu, equated with Breath). - Brhadaranyaka Upanisad 1.5
The prana are the 10 senses in Hindu philosophy, also called vital breaths. These prana are divided in two groups: the Jnanendriyas (knowledge senses), of hearing, touch, vision, taste and smell; and the Karmendriyas (action senses), of speech, grasping, walking, procreation and elimination. The Jnanedriyas are ‘breathed in’ and the Karmendriyas are ‘breathed out’. They reflect the 10 suns of the Chinese myth, where all sun must die in their setting in the west, but one is able to rise again. Of the 10 prana, the one that rises again is a form of procreation represented by various purifying passage rites including death itself and the final rebirth. The rising of Amaterasu out of her cave in the underworld is a reminder of these events of dying and rebirth intended to teach us how to actually rebound from suffering into life, joy, peace and enlightenment.
A Shinto Prayer
Hebrew Breath and Resurrection
The Hebrew sages in exile in Japan shared their teachings with these Eastern sages involved in designing the inscription on the Mirror of Yata. The theme of breathing in life and resurrection of the 10th sun and Sagara’s 60000 coincide with the following Scripture from the Prophet Ezekiel:
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and the LORD carried me out in a spirit, and set me down in the midst of the valley, and it was full of bones; and He caused me to pass by them round about, and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And He said unto me: 'Son of man, can these bones live?'
It is the prayer of the Rainbow Warrior looking for a reflection in the Mirror of Yata with even the faintest glimmer of light from the Creator: ‘Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’ Breathing in the suffering of the world today brings about the awareness of the Global Warning crisis as the crossroads for humanity that it is. Breathing out the Rainbow Warrior Pledge to restore Mother Earth is the benevolent action that will unify humanity toward the return to that Promise Land spoken of by all our ancestors.
Consider the Hebrew myth of the Flood of Noah a parallel to the Chinese mythical hero Nu Kua (Nu Wa) who repaired the tilted earth with five stones of different colors (the five elements symbolized by the rainbow). From Adam to Noah there is an ancestral line of 10 Ancestors who are akin to the 10 sons of the ancient Chinese Queen of the West (Hsi Wang Mu). The 10 sons shone too brightly and lived too long, just as the line of 10 from Adam to Noah. One of the sons of Hsi Wang Mu was able to rise to enlighten the earth as the former 9 are struck down by the arrow of Yi, the Archer. Just the same, Noah has risen to offer humanity another opportunity towards enlightenment under the light of the sun.
The writing on the back of the Mirror of Yata of Japan has been copied faithfully enough to decipher the ancient Brahmi from northern India with portions of Japanese, Chinese and Hebrew of the 2nd to 4th Century c.e.. Complementing contemporary theories regarding the origins of the Japanese scripts, this mirror’s symbols may be the earliest source of portions of the Katakana and Hiragana borrowed from the Chinese script. The evidence would suggest that Chinese sages where also present, together with the Indian and Hebrew sages who shared in designing this inscription with the Shinto priests at Ise, Japan. A critique of this research may brush it off out of a false sense of respect for this sacred icon of the Shinto religion. However, the research presents those who are devout with the opportunity to witness the opening of a Sacred Seal loaded with universal values to help bring those of all religions together for the first time just in time to restore the earth. The Buddhist in Tibet calls it a great and hidden gter-ma; the Hindu of India call it a nidhi; meaning ‘treasure’ and hidden by sages to be revealed in a future time when the world would have a desperate need. Today is the day, and the Mirror of Yata is the Treasure. Therefore, Japan, China and India received diaspora Jews from the early centuries of our era and there was an exchange of gifts and some sharing of culture and spirituality. The gifts included a mirror and with the mirror came the most sacred messages of the World Religions hidden in a cave of mystery one day to be revealed to unify humanity towards a new dawn of enlightenment.
Application: this research and its author are being maligned by the Police State in the measure exposed by the American hero and most true brother to us all, Edward Snowden. Be advised that in reading it you may also be harassed by the Police State or given false witness regarding the author by a malicious source. Contact the United Nations with the details of any such activity toward you. In spite of the assassination of his character in unspeakable manners and the symptoms of Major Clinical Depression reignited by this harassment from the Police State, the author is presenting the research anonymously as well as possible as a free gift to those of good will who will receive it and assist in the work of those Finding Turtle Island by the Rainbow Warrior Pledge to restore human harmony with Mother Earth. Those participating in this malicious activity listen to my outcry: I, whom Presidents and Queens have friended on Facebook, with bent knee and head bowed have received the 500th Elephant of the Hindu Sages, wild as it has appeared to you, is now tamely carrying me before you to convince you of the true way of Redemption of which all humanity is in need of in order to repent for causing global warming and restore our ecosystems. Take the Rainbow Warrior pledge in Finding Turtle Island lest you suffer the severe consequences caused by an inactive response to the 7th Fire Prophecy of the purification of the earth opened as a Great Seal on this Treasured Scroll and Mirror of Yata.
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