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Re: Theos-World Sightings of UFOs are throughout ancient literature:

Oct 06, 2000 07:49 PM
by Arthur Gregory

I was gladdened that there is interest in this topic of "sightings" of
UFOs and such and here attach a copy of my entry on another theosophy e
community. I will follow up with further information on the Roerich
sighting as some of you requested! The edicts referred to were
inscribed on pillars and set up throughout the Asokan kingdom.

About a month ago I was musing over some of the edicts of King Asoka of
the third century B.C. and came across this remardkable edict that
relates to our conversation rather well. I don't know what else could
better confirm historically what is here written but it is evidence
that heavenly cars, bodies of fire, etc. were regarded as auspicious in
the days of King Asoka! The translation is courtesy of the Theravada
Text Archive:

"The sighting of heavenly cars, auspicious elephants, bodies of fire
and other divine sightings has not happened for many hundreds of years.
But now because Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi promotes restraint
in the killing and harming of living beings, proper behavior towards
relatives, Brahmans and ascetics, and respect for mother, father and
elders, such sightings have increased."

Nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, non-greed, devotion to and service of the elders, austerity and knowledge-these are the auspicious pure flowers. We offer these flowers to the supreme soul by cultivating these good qualities. Offering of these flowers is pure worship.

- Acharya Haribhadra

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