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The Symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

The Symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

One of the most famous stories of Hinduism is that of the Great Churning of the Ocean by the Devas and Asuras (Gods and Demons) in the quest for the Nectar of Immortality. This tale has deeper dimensions, capturing insights into the nature of existence that the ancient Rishis (sages) discovered in deep meditation. All [...]

September 2, 2015 Rajesh Patel Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

Emptying the Sea to fulfill One’s Divine Task

Emptying the Sea to fulfill One’s Divine Task

Once two partridges, a husband and wife, were going on a trip. Before they left, the wife laid some eggs near the ocean. Then the husband said to the sea, “We are going on a sea voyage. You must take care of these eggs for us. if we don’t find the eggs when we return, [...]

March 30, 2015 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

Divinity lies within us all

Divinity lies within us all

According to an old Hindu legend, there was a time when all human beings were gods, but they abused their divinity. So, Brahma, the chief god, decided to take the divinity away from them and hide it somewhere they could never find it. Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide where [...]

April 24, 2014 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Shape Shifting World of Maya

Shape Shifting World of Maya

‘Thus, Maya is not an ignorance, a separation from the totality of the truth, but a transcendental power that is the expression of a divine integral knowledge, where each and every force and form that manifest is united in a totality of truth.If I see a beautiful painting, it is not an illusion that separates [...]

December 14, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

God Helps those Who Helps Themselves

God Helps those Who Helps Themselves

A devotee of Hanuman was once driving a cartload of grain to the market. On the way, one wheel got stuck and the cart could not be drawn forward. The cart slanted too, and a few bags fell on the ground. The devotee sat on the cart and started praying to Hanuman. He completed chanting [...]

September 20, 2013 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

Kama Deva – The God of Divine Love

Kama Deva – The God of Divine Love

The Eros of the Greek, the Cupid of the Romans is known as Kama Deva in Hinduism. Kama Deva is represented as a handsome, winged young man who wields a bow and arrow..  His lethal weapon of love is a bow made of sugarcane with a string of honeybees and the arrows are adorned with [...]

July 19, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom, Understanding hinduism 0

Devotion of the Squirrel

Devotion of the Squirrel

When in order to reach Lanka, Lord Rama was getting a bridge built over the Indian Ocean, millions of members of the monkey army were gathering large stones and mountains for the construction. When the monkeys were busy constructing the bridge, a little squirrel busied itself in carrying small pebbles to the site of construction. [...]

June 9, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 1

Lord Indra’s Jeweled Net of Synchronicity

Lord Indra’s Jeweled Net of Synchronicity

“Throughout the universe there’s a network of wires stretching to infinity. The horizontal wires are placed in space; the vertical in time. Everywhere where these wires cross each other, there’s an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. The big light of an Absolute Being enlightens and penetrates each crystal bead. And every crystal [...]

January 3, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Battle of the Ego: Goddess Durga and Mahishasura

Battle of the Ego: Goddess Durga and Mahishasura

The following is a brief adaptation of the story as appears in the Devi-Mahatyma. It is adapted in a way so as to lift the veil of the spiritual symbolism employed in the story: The Devas, such as Self-discipline, Universal Love, Selfless Service and Courage were being routed by the most fearsome demon they had [...]

October 15, 2012 Rajesh Patel Hindu Wisdom, Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess 2

Lessons In Karma : Lord Garuda and the Tiny Bird

Lessons In Karma : Lord Garuda and the Tiny Bird

High in the reaches of Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. One evening Lord Vishnu, came to see Shiva. He left behind at the entrance Garuda, the half-man, half-eagle composite, who served as his vehicle. Garuda sat alone, marveling at the natural splendor of the place. Suddenly his eyes fell on a beautiful [...]

October 13, 2012 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0