"Decoding the Hindu Trinity"

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mat james
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"Decoding the Hindu Trinity"

Postby mat james » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:04 am

Decoding g~ds

Time and space
(or god)
create
sustain
destroy

and we each
construct
deconstruct
via
fortune,
intellect,
emotion,

With imagination
we create a world that suits us

of me, mine
……….and others

Never mind my prattle above.
I simply wished to draw your attention to a wonderful piece of writing I found on the internet a few nights ago.
Such clarity!
I never really understood what the East meant by "illusion". You know, Buddha and all that.
Why is all "illusion"?
Well now, thanks to this little paper below, I know.

Steven, you'll love this, but it may shock.

http://devdutt.com/articles/indian-myth ... inity.html

I would like this thread to become a discussion, for the little paper is so big; so feel free to pick the paper to pieces.

Mat James
"Without light or guide, save that which burned in my heart." San Juan de la Cruz.
Steven
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Re: "Decoding the Hindu Trinity"

Postby Steven » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:21 am

Hi Mat,

Your poem and the linked article mesh very nicely together. Thanks for sharing both with us.

Both "imagination" and the "subjective" are subconsciously driven. I think Joseph Campbell wrote that religious
archetypes arise from the subconscious. Wouldn't want to parse out how this could operate with regards to any
particular religion.

The article appears cogent to me, though I'm not very familar with Hindu source material.

I'm slightly more familiar with some Buddhist writings on illusion. Heard a remarkable discussion on this from a Buddhist monk. My ability to convey what was said would be faulty, so I won't try.

Your poem and the article cover much ground succinctly.

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