Tibetan Bon

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As I've been digging into a passed time through the avenues of old books and the words they contain some literally leap off the screen and Bon is one of them.
Bon like God is a three letter word sharing a common middle letter.
(I feel 369 is the story of universe 3 being the point of perception, or 'o' in the cae of these two words, and 6 being the reflection of all that is the 9. Cannot see which of the letters corresponds to the 6 and the 9 yet.)

Well turns out Bon is ancient. It is termed a religion but on reading about it it is anything but. Maybe this is a remembrance of the way people used to and should live.
Anyway here are some quotes and links that rang a bell in me. The people of whatever tartary was may well have been aware of or living the life of Bon.

From here Ancient Tibetan Bonpo Shamanism

But the shaman belongs not only to the heavens, but equally to the earth. The shaman's religion is a pagan religion of nature where the human being is seen as a part of nature and not as something existing in opposition to it. The purpose that is taught here is to live in harmony with the natural environment on a very personal and intimate level, as did early humanity generally in the days before our now omnipresent urban-industrial civilization spread across the face of the earth like a corrosive cancer.

Generally, in the context of shamanic culture, illness or disease was seen as arising from a disharmony or break in the natural order and in the moral order of the world, as well as from an imbalance in and weakening of the personal energy field of the human individual.

To rediscover and re-establish this lost primordial harmony, all obsessive and negative thinking which serves to block the free flow of the energy within the individual must be dissolved. In this way, the individual can come into the realization of his full innate potentiality, manifesting his energy in the world about him without disrupting the natural order of things.

the ancient kingdom of Zhang-zhung which centered around Gangchen Tise or Mount Kailas in Western Tibet. This kingdom, which possessed its own culture and language and writing, maintained an independent existence long before the rise of civilization in Central Tibet in the seventh century with the coming of Indian Buddhism to that country.

However, the teachings of Yungdrung Bon did not solely originate in Zhang-zhung, but were said to have been brought from Tazik, that is, Iranian speaking Central Asia, to Zhang-zhung in Western and Northern Tibet by a number of mysterious white-robbed sages long before the political events of the seventh and eighth centuries.

And from here Bön Buddhism | Ligmincha International

According to the traditional Bön account of its origins, many thousands of years before the birth of the Buddha Shakyamuni, the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche came to this world and expounded his teachings in the land of Olmo Lungring. "Ol" symbolizes the unborn, "mo" the undiminishing, "lung" the prophetic words of Tonpa Shenrab and "ring" his everlasting compassion.

Followers of Bön receive oral teachings and transmissions from teachers in a lineage unbroken from ancient times until the present day.
 
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From what I know, Bon traditions are probably the oldest philosophies on Earth.
The Zhang-zhung civilization was the basis for Shangri-La.
Its the way we all should live. Close to nature and with a profound reverence for life.
No disease, no negativity.

Sad to say, but the Nazi SS were very interested in the Bon people, their traditions, culture, and their rituals when the SS Ahnenerbe went into Tibet in search of lost tribes of Aryans in 1936-38. Heinrich Himmler was obsessed with Tibet and the Bon people, since he regarded them as directly connected to the inner Earth "Agarthans." The mythical Aryans of the underworld that the Bon people say they are directly related to.

The Ahnenerbe was also interested in the star towers and other ancient electromagnetic structures used to enhance the soil for farming.

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"The 1938-1939 German Expedition to Tibet was a May 1938 – August 1939 German scientific expedition led by German zoologist and SS officer Ernst Schäfer. Schäfer’s primary objective for the expedition was the creation of a complete scientific record of Tibet, through a synthesis of geology, botany, zoology, and ethnology, referred to in the German science of the day as “holism”.

The Reichsführer-SS Himmler was attempting to avail himself of the reputation of Ernst Schäfer for Nazi propaganda and asked about his future plans. Ernst Schäfer responded he wanted to lead another expedition to Tibet. Ernst Schäfer wished his expedition to be under the patronage of the cultural department of the foreign affairs or of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (“German Research Foundation”) as indicated by his requests.

Himmler was fascinated by Asian mysticism and therefore wished to send such an expedition under the auspices of the SS Ahnenerbe (SS Ancestral Heritage Society), and desired that Schäfer perform research based on Hans Hörbiger’s pseudo-scientific theory of “Glacial Cosmogony” promoted by the Ahnenerbe. Schäfer had scientific objectives, and he therefore refused to include Edmund Kiss, an adept of this theory, in his team, and requested 12 conditions to obtain scientific freedom. Wolfram Sievers from the Ahnenerbe therefore expressed criticism concerning the objectives of the expedition, so that Ahnenerbe would not sponsor it. Himmler accepted the expedition to be organized on the condition that all its members become SS. In order to succeed in his expedition, Schäfer had to compromise."


Sorry to foul up your post with Nazi stuff, but the Bon information is never talked about very much. I believe it is suppressed information due to its sensitive nature. At Camp Siegrfried in Long Island NY, the American Nazi party practiced Bon rituals by torchlight.
I think the SS wanted the "holistic" philosophy for the new German Aryan race being born at the time.


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Peter Moon brings up the Bon in his books too, as well as Nazis.
Wonder if they are who's featured in Nicholas Roerich's paintings... I'm thinking YES. Lots of caves and crystals, BEARS and silence.
I dig the Shinto of Japan as well. Some similarities.
 

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Good points.
Peter Moon is a great author.
 
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You chaps want to talk Nazi, official or revisionist, please take it to your own thread. This one is about the possible Bon links to what was labelled Tartary.
To get back on track this author travelled to Siberia which is 'in Tartary' at various times in official history and has set up a website to translate and preserve Yungdrung Bön. Not Bon or Bonpo and just to throw more mud on the pile this site has this on it.

Tibetans commonly draw a distinction between three religious traditions: (1) the divine dharma (Iha chos), or Buddhism; (2) Bon dharma (bon chos); and (3) the dharma of human beings (mi chos), or folk religion. The first category includes doctrines and practices that are thought to be distinctively Buddhist. This classification implicitly assumes that the divine dharma is separate and distinct from the other two, although Tibetan Buddhism clearly incorporated elements of both of these traditions.
Bon is commonly considered to be the indigenous religious tradition of Tibet, a system of shamanistic and animistic practices performed by priests called shen (gshen) or bonpo
(bon po).
 
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