By Devdutt Pattanaik
Ganesha has develop into probably the most renowned deities of Hinduim within the twenty first century.He is acknowledged everywhere.With an elephant-head,a plump physique and a potbelly he turns into a lovable and cuddly deity evoking feelings of significant affection. Hidden underneath this very available shape is knowledge that could make us greater human beings.This e-book by means of India's most effective mythologist,Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik,is an try and spread that knowledge locked in quite a few stories,symbols and rituals.
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In all Upanishads; Prasiddha: the well-known; Upadesat: because of the teaching. ” A man in his present life is the outcome of his previous thoughts and desires. He becomes that in after-life what he now resolves to be. Therefore he should meditate on Brahman who is ideally perfect, who functions through his very life-energy and who is all-light. ” Chh. Up. III-14. , is the individual soul or the Supreme Brahman. The Purvapakshin or the opponent says: the passage refers to the individual soul only.
The donor and the donee cannot be one and the same. Therefore it is understood that ‘Anandamaya’ as stated in Sutra 12 is Brahman. e. proclaimed in the Brahmana passage as the Anandamaya). Mantra-varnikam: He who is described in the Mantra portion; Eva: the very same; Cha: and also, moreover; Giyate: is sung. The argument in support of Sutra 12 is continued. The previous proofs were founded on Lingas. The argument which is now given is based on Prakarana. The Self consisting of bliss is the highest Brahman for the following reason also.
Maya’ does not mean that Brahman is a modification or effect of Bliss. ‘Maya’ means pervasion. ’ Therefore here also Brahman, as abounding in Bliss, is called Anandamaya. 14. e. of bliss; therefore ‘maya’ denotes abundance or fulness). Tad + Hetu: the cause of that, namely the cause of Ananda; Vyapadesat: because of the statement of declaration; Cha: and. Another argument in support of Sutra 12 is given. ” “Esha hyevanandayati - For he alone causes bliss” Tait. Up. II-7. He who causes bliss must himself abound in bliss, just as a man who enriches others must himself be in possession of abundant wealth.