Importance of Rama In Arabian Culture
By CTR Wilson, Saidabad, Hyderabad 500 020
The words Ra and Ma signify spiritual and religious area of Arabian cultures.
That is why many holy places and names of people start with either Ra
or Ma. There is place called RAMALLAHA in Palestine, RaMa dan is also
the name of persons and also the holy month in Arabian culture.
The word Ra is the
sacred name of Sun by ancient Egyptians, Ma is taken from MAZDA, the 20th
name of God. RAMA is a holy term in Indian and Sarabic lands, 'RAMAHA'
is the name of girs in Arabic lands. The opinions expressed are impersonal
and purely academic. I hope to give full details soon. 'RAMAH' is also
found in bible (Mathew2, Para 18). Omnipotent, Omnipresence and Omniscience
in English are from word 'OM' of Indian Culture.
THE VOWEL SOUNDS RA AND MA: the pituitary gland is quite sensitive to
the intonation of two vocal sounds: Ra and MA (pronounced "rah",
"mah"). As you know, Ra was the sacred name given to the Sun
by the ancient Egyptians during the reign of Akhnaton, first Grand Master
of the mystical traditions perpetuated in our times by our Order. For
him it was the symbol of the One God he venerated. In fact, the name had
not been arbitrarily so chosen, in that the intonation of the sound RA
sets in motion and energy of positive predominance and solar nature. On
the other hand, the sound of MA conveys the spirit of the Moon in its
cyclical, reflective nature.
To illustrate this commonality, we share a short excerpt from what a Parsi
member of the Order has written.
The most important manthras (mantras), according to Hormazd Yasht, are
the name of God. Among them, the most powerful are AHURA, his twelfth
name, and, Azda, his twentieth name. It seems that Rishi Vasistha extracted
RA from AHURA and MA from MAZDA, and that by joining them, he formed a
new and very fortunate name for the Avatar of God Himself. In other words,
Vasistha extracted the name RAMA from the very heart of the name of God.
(AHU) RAMA (ZDA). It is interesting to note that RAMA is also the name
of a Yasata who presides over the twenty-first day of the Zoroastrian
month. All the works of good omens, weddings, etc., begin with the recall
of name, exactly as the Hindus generally recall the name of Shree Ganesha.
RAMA signifies: Peace" "Divine Joy" or "Ananda"
one aspect of God. In the prayer of the Gathas of Zoroaster, "Ramancha
aish dadatoo" means "And may he grant (us) Profound Peace, Divine
Joy, thanks to them (these verities)".
Incidentally, RAMA, in the capacity of Angel, also directs the electromagnetic
Vital Force (Khastra) which emanates from the sun (Mitra) and which penetrates
into the body with them air (Vaayu) as breath of life. Students of Yoga,
of Theosophy, and of Rosicrucianism who regularly practice spiritual exercise,
invariably including deep breathing and the intonation of certain mantras
and of certain vocal sounds, will understand immediately the esoteric
reason why the Angel RAMA is generally evoked alongwith Mithra in Zoroastrian
prayers, and why the Angel Vaayu is like wise evoked when RAMA in involved.
All this draws attention to the ancient belief according to which deep
breathing and the intonation of vocal sounds, when practiced regularly,
not only regenerate our bodies, but also elevate us both psychically and
In the authors opinion a circular building dedicated to the planets and
stars will be suitable to give to God. The name of the building is RAMALAH
CTR Wilson, Saidabad, Hyderabad 500 020