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.
Rules are supposed to make us humans. It is unfortunate that those who came up with these theories and rules, both the Brahmins and kings, did not apply these principles of dharma on themselves.
At the time of the World Wars, beyond the traditional Shia-Sunni divide, Islam had many regional forms: there was an Arabic form, there was a Persian form, there was the Indian form, there was an Indonesian form.
Even Amar Chitra Katha comics have abandoned Raja Ravi Varma’s gentle sensuality for hyper-masculine, angry American superhero style to portray Hindu gods.
The classic Sanskrit version is found in the 1,000-year-old Bhagavata Purana.
A selective understanding of the faith by those who control social discourse is the tragedy of Hinduism