The more you become aware of the admirably succinct pursuits of the Higher life, the more you get in the need to have a clarity of vision to see through the obscurity of history, the lack of which is an impediment for transcendental knowledge. Enlightenment has the oldest history than everything else for, it is the origin of all other forms of knowledge and insights. “It” is the original blessing of the God to mankind.
For the last three thousand years there have been wars in every part of the world, one race or community conquering another and so on. Yet in every generation there arises men and women endowed with limitless Enlightenment whose knowledge becomes obscured over time due to such aforesaid activities of men. Thus we should always consider what we have found as fragments of the original Message. This is how religions and doctrines have been founded, in a bid to save the wisdom of a Master from sinking into oblivion. Nevertheless, everything is impermanent by Nature. Even the greatest persons in the world like Shiva, Buddha, Jesus, and Zoroaster (the list is endless) have become absolutely forgotten and their Teachings used to sate bellies instead of Souls.
In the ancient times men and women were more interested in the fine arts and thus conducted much research on the subtlest of subjects. When Julius Caesar captured Alexandria in 48 B.C. he caused much destruction, by a raging fire, to the Library of Alexandria that contained much knowledge on world’s mysteries. Further destruction of the library occurred in A.D. 450 and this removed, permanently, from scholarship a priceless inheritance of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature, and much of ancient Egypt and the “Lost Continent” Atlantis.
Sanskrit – A language of the gods
It is well known with what enthusiasm Voltaire (Paris, France, 18th Century) repeatedly praised the ancient wisdom of the Indian Mystics and Masters that lived thousands of years before his time. Some of the brightest thinkers of that time unhesitatingly expressed their opinion that whatever knowledge the Europeans had hitherto acquired of the mysteries of India’s most Enlightened men, was plainly only modern tradition. The same is the case to-day. They concurred that, for the highly cryptic literature and the Sanskrit language, they would have long to wait before they could gain a glimpse of the golds buried deeply in such dross.
At this, it is worth noting that translation of a text into whatever language does not necessarily guaranteeing the understanding of the matter in question. It takes more than grit to fathom symbolized Knowledge.
There is a time especially during the early Christian Era when many kingdoms (Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople, Babylon, Pataliputra, Ayodhya (and many others in north and south India), the Silk Route city-states, Chang-An, and so on) of the world flourished in many ways. Warfare, wealth, education and literacy had significantly enlarged and enriched these kingdoms. People enjoyed many sensual pleasures and as a result to the wont to attain fulfillment, such persons wanted greater meaning for their lives than simply EARNING and SPENDING.
At this times, the Greco-Judaic-Roman West beginning a “dark era” under the imperial Roman Christianity following the burning of the Alexandrian Library.
In the East (especially China), the governments allowed considerable social, spiritual and cultural progress to build up toward an eventual brilliance due to the large-scale adoption of Buddhist spirituality and civilization from India.