Once, when Ungan was in Yakusan’s presence, the master said to him, “What does Hyakujo Osho usually teach?”
Ungan replied, “He says, ‘Go beyond three phrases,’ or ‘Go beyond six phrases and get it.’”
Yakusan commented, “With a distance of seven hundred miles between us, fortunately we don’t have anything to do with Hyakujo.” But then he continued, “What else does he teach?”
Ungan said, “Once, after the discourse, when the congregation stood up from their seats, Hyakujo called out to them. When they looked back at the master, Hyakujo said, ‘What is that?’”
Yakusan commented, “You should have said that earlier – Hyakujo is still doing well. Thanks to you, I was able to see Hyakujo.”
The Christians have been claiming that they have discovered the world. It is just holy shit. Columbus never discovered America, he re-discovered it. It had been discovered many times before, and there are valid evidences for it.
In Turkey, there is a map which has been decided by scientists to be seven hundred years old. It is a world map, with America included in it, and it looks so contemporary. Everything we see in the modern maps is available in that map.
Not only does it mean that America was known to the man who made the map, it also implies that such a map cannot have been made without a flying machine. Without any airplane, such a map is impossible. You cannot see a bird’s-eye view of the whole continent, of the whole world, from every angle…you cannot make a map of India sitting here. Every nook and corner is drawn so clearly on the map.
So it is a propaganda of the Christians that Columbus discovered America. Before him, America was perfectly well known, and not only America, but the whole world as we know it today. The maps have not changed at all.
But this was not the first time that a map was made of America, seven hundred years ago. Five thousand years ago, one of the great warriors of India, Arjuna, married a Mexican woman. In Sanskrit the name of Mexico is Makshika. From Makshika, Mexico is derived.
One of the most scholarly Buddhist monks, Bhikkshu Chimanlal, has written a book that Christians go on ignoring. The name of the book is Hindu America – because everywhere in Mexico and other parts, Hindu gods have been found, temples devoted to Hindu gods, statues of Hindu gods. The shape of the temples is the shape of the Hindu temple.
But not only has Chimanlal proved definitively that there was a time when the whole of America was converted to Hinduism, he has also found places which Christians will be shocked to know about.
There are fields in many forests of South America which have strange signs on them. Those signs can be understood only if you are high above in the sky, from an airplane – and the fields look exactly like airports. It has been said that those symbols are simply made so the pilots understand that they are above the airport; that there was no other use in making them if there were no airplanes. The signs are so big you cannot make any sense of them, standing on the ground you cannot see the whole sign. And such vast fields, so clean, that even now after thousands of years, it is as if airplanes could use them.