Devdutt Pattanaik —
I help leverage the power of myth in business, management, and life.
Myth = Belief = Subjective Truth = Cultural Assumptions.
Mythology = stories, symbols and rituals that communicate myth.
One finds misogyny in some form or the other in every religion, if one is looking for it. One will find respect for women too, in every religion, if one is looking for it.
A cultural understanding of leadership, an appreciation of cultural differences, work at a collective or statistical level, not at an individual level.
How many of us know that the Indian Parliament’s circular shape was inspired by a Yogini temple? How many of us have been told the story from the Mahabharata of Sulabha … (or) the story from Yoga Vasishtha of Chudala?
Overconfident hunters in the two epics trigger a crisis.
The concept of 10 diggapalas reached its final form about a thousand years ago when grand Hindu temples of stone started being built across India. But the thought can be traced to the Gangetic plains where Vedic yagna was being performed 3,000 years ago.