In the Hindu worldview, progeny is one of the goals of human existence.
There are two animals associated with the Goddess: the elephant and the owl. They are her vahana, the vehicles by which she travels and transports herself in the natural world.
The hybrid nature of the griffin means that it is able to traverse both the air and the land; representing a bridge between the heavens and the earth.
Throughout the ages, aquatic creatures have been revered as gods, feared as monsters of the deep and hunted for their flesh, skin, bones, shells and eggs.
While the flowers the frangipani tree sheds are many, it is not easy to find an unblemished flower among the many that lay strewn across the ground.
The hamsa represents the Soul's yearning to reach the highest peaks on earth as well as go beyond it.
In the Upanishads, an assortment of creation stories have been written. They are all allegorical.
Through yoga, breathing, meditation, reciting mantras and so on--it is believed that we can activate the dormant kundalini energy that resides within every human being.
At its most basic, learning the alphabet of a language--any language--is the first step to fixing a thought form in a tangible form.
Our gifts are not meant to be hidden away. They are meant to be shared with the world--no matter how perfect or imperfect we may be.