Diving into the Divine!

Well, here’s an article I thought I’d NEVER write!
I’m not really a spiritual person and I’ve never really been very religious and never will be.But I’ve been brought up by a religious duo of parents!They’ve always been very involved in all this.But I just stood there, just giggling in my head, but all this it sorta rubs off on you and the beauty is that you don’t even notice it, but one day, it’ll hit you, then BAM!
You believe in GOD! 😀
Well not the more traditional Hindu version, I’ve gotten a more, well how do I put it, contemporary approach? Hinduism is one of the oldest known organized religions—its sacred writings date as far back as 1400 to 1500 B.C. It is also one of the most diverse and complex, having millions of gods.
Though Hinduism is often understood as being polytheistic, supposedly recognizing as many as 330 million gods, it also has one “god” that is supreme—Brahma. Brahma is an entity believed to inhabit every portion of reality and existence throughout the entire universe. Brahma is both impersonal and unknowable and is often believed to exist in three separate forms: Brahma—Creator; Vishnu—Preserver; and Shiva—Destroyer. These “facets” of Brahma are also known through the many other incarnations of each. It is difficult to summarize Hindu theology since the various Hindu schools contain elements of almost every theological system.
In any case If it were up to me, Vishnu would win though hands down! I’ve an extreme bias when it comes to Hindu mythology and I prefer Vishnu more than the others!I’ve always been interested in all those stories we were told as children, the Ramayana, The Mahabharata and the stories of the Ten Avatars have always Fascinated me.Maybe that’s why I’m writing this right now, going to the Sri Ranganthaswamy Temple sort of brought all this on.
In almost all Hindu denominations, Vishnu is either worshipped directly or in the form of his ten avatars, the most famous of whom are Rama and Krishna.The Puranabharati, an ancient text, describes these as the dashavatara, or the ten avatars of Vishnu. Among the ten described, nine have occurred in the past and one will take place in the future as Lord Kalki, at the end of Kali Yuga, (the fourth and final stage in the cycle of yugas that the world goes through). These incarnations take place in all Yugas in cosmic scales; the avatars and their stories show that gods are indeed unimaginable, unthinkable and inconceivable. The Bhagavad Gita mentions their purpose as being to rejuvenate Dharma,to vanquish those negative forces of evil that threaten dharma and also to display His divine nature in front of all souls.

“Darkness was hidden by darkness in the beginning. All this was an indistinguishable sea. That which becomes, that which was enveloped by the void, that alone was born through the power of heat.”
~ Rig Veda
And well, I’ve begun to agree with the disdain of material,
“Which is as poison in the beginning, but is like nectar in the end; that is declared to be “good” pleasure, born from the serenity of one’s own mind. That which is like nectar in the beginning from the connection of the sense-object with the senses, but is as poison in the end, is held to be of “passion”.  ”
~The Gita

and The Distrust of Intellect ,
“The wise who knows the Self as bodiless within the bodies, as unchanging among changing things, as great and omnipresent, does never grieve”. “That self cannot be gained by the Veda, nor by understanding, nor by much learning. He whom the Self chooses, by him the Self can be gained. The Self chooses him (his body) as his own”. But he who has not first turned away from his wickedness, who is not tranquil, and subdued, or whose mind is not at rest, he can never obtain the Self (even) by knowledge.

Katha Upanishad 1.2.22-24
 and Finally something from a distinguished friend,
my idea is that of ether
exists everywhere
we swim in the force”

well, to take up his paradigm, it doesn’t really matter what “floats your boat” ! 😀
as long as you’re afloat, swimming,kayaking, cruising, doesn’t really matter, as long as you STAY a float, and that’s what I came up with today, there’s never the ONE true answer,not for everyone, but for each of us, we’ve all got it, something that lets us sleep at night!
I’ve found mine, have you? 😀

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