As a result of increasing number of UFO sightings, recently we have seen number of theories floating in the cyberspace strongly proposing aliens do in fact exist. One such theory suggests that aliens exist but are hiding from human beings on this planet. It also proposes number of reasons for such behavior of the aliens.
The “Zoo theory”, proposed by an MIT astronomer, John A. Ball, suggests that “aliens might be living in some distant galaxy, and they know about the existence of humans, but still, they are purposefully hiding from us and avoiding contact with humans. The theory further states that aliens aren’t still advance enough. Therefore they don’t interfere with our activity, similar to zookeepers at a zoo or nature preserve.”
“I suggest, first, that mankind is neither alone nor number one. Advanced civilizations exist and exert some degree of control over the galaxy. Second, they’re aware of us at least at some level. But are they concerned with us? We may be only an obscure entry in their tabulation of inhabited regions of the galaxy. Third, we’re unaware of them because either they want us to be unaware| they’re hiding (But this means that they care about us, else why bother to hide?)|or because we’re not (yet) clever enough to know that they’re there, but they don’t care whether we know,” Ball said. (Source)
While theories come and go, facts don’t, and the fact is, aliens, as they are called these days, are not really aliens. They have been and are very much an integral part of human civilization that we live in. Vedic science has talked about extraterrestrials and civilizations beyond our planet and galaxy thousands of years back.
The difference, however, is the descriptions of such aliens. Almost always, when people discuss about aliens, they only refer to those weird drawings with big eyes and out-of-shape heads. This is misleading or, at the best, inaccurate.
These drawings may be based on some reported UFO crash in the past and may be appropriate from that point of view, but the extraterrestrials or celestial beings residing in the upper planetary systems and described in the Vedic texts are entirely human-like with much more impressive looks and capabilities. Even some of those living in the lower planetary systems are also human-like. There also are weird looking living beings in the universe.
There are incidents recorded in the history of India, previously known as Bharat varsh, when celestial beings came to our planet. One such incident was when Lord Krishna crushed the false pride of the king of heaven, Indra. Realizing his mistake, he personally came down to Vrindavan and apologized to Lord Krishna. In another incident, Lord Brahma, the chief engineer and secondary creator of this universe, came to meet Lord Krishna in Dwarka. These are not imaginary stories as proposed by less intelligent class of people whose limited brain substance and knowledge of the world they live in do not allow them access to such phenomena. There are literally thousands of incidents and even today we can see the proof of those visits.
If aliens can watch us how can they be less advanced considering we aren’t able to watch them? While the Zoo theory is one step ahead of the mainstream science, it does not perform when viewed from Vedic perspective.
It is true that many civilizations spread across the universe are technically more advanced than us, the earthly beings. This being the case, it is also true that they watch us closely. They do not respond to our radio signals does not mean they are afraid of us. It means either our radio signals don’t reach them, don’t speak their language, or they don’t bother to respond considering modern scientists rookies in interplanetary communications.
It is to be noted that the language of the Vedas, Sanskrit, has been rated by many scientists around the world as the most sophisticated and versatile language for interplanetary communication. This makes perfect sense considering the Vedic scriptures have records of such communications and interstellar transportation.
Sending out radio signals in search of other civilizations may be a way to find them, chanting Vedic hymns written in Sanskrit language is a sure way to not only reach such advanced civilizations but also interact with them and meet them. This was a common practice during the Vedic era and devotees used to chant Vedic mantras to invoke the blessings of different demigods and of the Supreme Lord. The vibrations created by properly chanted Vedic mantras travel across galaxies and meet the right audience. In Kaliyuga, however, the ability to chant such mantras is almost lost and so we are advised by the Vedas to just chant the holy names of the Lord.