How could horses and riders be contained in the seals of a book?
Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.
"And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him had a bow: and a crown was given unto him; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second, beast say, come and see. And there went out another horse that was red; and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth….and when he had opened the third seal…and to a black horse…and when he had opened the fourth seal …and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death…"(6:1 – 5, 7 – 8.)
C. Now, are not these tales more absurd than those of the Puraanaa (Hinduism)? How could horses and riders be contained in the seals of a book? Those who have accepted even the delirious mutterings of John as truth are the very embodiment of ignorance.
Answer: For the interpretation of the symbolic language in the prophetical books, please read the article Introduction to the Revelation and Figurative Language of Prophetical Writings.
Maharishi missed on the prophetical language in most of the questions in revelation due to which I have to repeat and remind the same thing in almost all answers in Revelation.
Further, we do not know how Maharishi asks the question “How could horses and riders be contained in the seals of a book?” The text never said that the horses and the riders were CONTAINED in the seals of a book. The text only stated that opening of the seals were followed by an event. It is like saying “after each ring of the bell, one man went out.” The ring of the bell was like a commandment or a sign for some to begin.
Let us read the text again. It does not say that the horse came out of the seal. It only says opening of the seal was followed by an event.
Revelation 6:1-2 “Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see." And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.