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.
For Buddhists, Buddha is not an avatar of Vishnu. For Hindus, he may be.
Surely, a more powerful ‘nationalist’ act would have been to reclaim or reframe Valentine’s Day and call it Kama’s day.
When truth is singular, it becomes a territory and thus, a battlefield.
As people drift away, or break asunder, it is time to sing hymns that motivate them to come closer together, like this the final hymn of the Rig Veda.
Many assume Mansumriti to be the law book of Hindus. It is not.