For whom is a story told?
Those who see things literally ask: are gods approving and advocating violence?
The Goddess plays a key role in Indic thought, most in Hinduism, quite a bit in Buddhism and to some degree in Jainism.
Broken rice that is associated with misfortune, yet is sacred to the goddess as it nourishes the body as much as full rice.
While Gita popularly refers only to Bhagavad Gita, there are many ‘Gitas’ in Indian literature.
Yes, diversity creates conflict and competition but it also allows for the rising of new ideas.
If, as Krishna he saves a woman, as Parashuram he punishes a woman for a mere slip and as Ram he treats a woman unfairly for no fault of hers, why did the sages construct this complex narrative?
The ritual called the yagna was a journey that enabled the performer to travel to the realm of the gods, the realm of ideas, and experience ecstasy and immortality that was in short supply in the mundane world
In philosophy, the wheel represents time as well as space.
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