Tehelka, Oct 28, 2006 Hitch-hikers, here’s your guide to the Hindu multiverse and all the thirty three million deities. Mythology demystified but not dumbed down. Delves for the sat behind the mithya, and isn’t heavy-handed or maudlin about it; there’s real affection in these retellings. ————————————————————————— Hidden Truth: Making sense of the gods and goddesses of Hindu …
Is everything determined by Destiny or by our own choices ?
Tantra – a rather unfairly treated ritual form whose layers are very rarely unfolded with an unprejudiced mind.
We can shut our eyes and close our ears to it but that does not mean it doesn’t exist.
Perhaps,it is not our place to judge or condemn another’s action.
What we see,what we perceive…how much of it is true ? Who can tell ?
Milk,yes;Butter,yes; but blood ! used for worship ? Why ?
Most stories,tales,epics are not necessarily backed by solid,verfiable fact.
In this groundbreaking book Dr Devdutt Pattanaik, one of India’s most popular mythologists, seeks an answer to these apparent paradoxes and unravels an inherited truth about life and death, nature and culture, perfection and possibility.
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