By Devdutt Pattanaik

ISBN-10: 8184951523

ISBN-13: 9788184951523

Ganesha has turn into some of the most renowned deities of Hinduim within the twenty first century.He is regarded everywhere.With an elephant-head,a plump physique and a potbelly he turns into a adorable and cuddly deity evoking feelings of significant affection. Hidden underneath this very obtainable shape is knowledge which could make us larger human beings.This booklet by way of India's premiere mythologist,Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik,is an try to spread that knowledge locked in a number of stories,symbols and rituals.

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Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns Hindus believe that divine beings exist in unseen are God’s word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, worlds and that temple worship, rituals, sacrathe eternal religion which has neither beginning nor end. ments as well as personal devotionals create a comHindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme munion with these devas and Gods. Be­ing who is both immanent and transcendent, Hindus believe that a spiritually awakened master, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality.

What Is My Path? W s. rajam s. rajam R Above: Seated by a lotus pond, symbol of his quieted mind, a seeker performs japa and contemplates his destiny, which blooms as naturally as the flower he holds. Behind are depicted the past lives that brought him to his maturity. Different Views of God, Soul & World… There is a wide spectrum of religious belief within Hinduism’s four major sects or denominations: Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism. While they share far more similarities than differences, they naturally hold unique perspectives on God, soul and the world.

It means freedom from rebirth, before or at the point of death, after which souls continue evolving in the inner worlds, the Antarloka and Sivaloka, and finally merge with Lord Siva as does river water when returning to the ocean. Moksha comes when all earthly karmas have been fully resolved. Finally, at the end of each soul’s evolution comes vishvagrasa, total absorption in Siva. ” All embodied souls—whatever be their faith or convictions, Hindu or not—are destined to achieve moksha, but not necessarily in this life.

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