She appeared to me as a silhouette of stardust. Like a being from another planet who was only temporarily visiting earth.
The Chinese dragon is vastly different to the Western dragon. Which story is true or false? Hard to say. After all, we are talking about our imagination.
When I was growing up, my elders told me that if you look really closely, you will notice that the markings on the moon resemble a rabbit or a hare.
While we in modern cities have ‘upgraded’ to metal beasts of burden; the use of oxen for ploughing and transportation continues in agricultural communities.
Metal cannot change; instead, this element must be forged over a period of time to reach its full potential.
“We are all part of an interconnected tapestry whose workings are beyond our wildest imagination.”
“Jyotisa is not mere psychological assessment, but an invaluable reference of human evolution which spans six thousand years.”
When recently there was news of militants destroying a 2000-year old temple in Syria, in a city from the Roman days, sights of the temple came back to mind, particularly a ceiling that I had once come across. This writing is not about the shortsightedness of destroying a remnant of a long-past civilization; rather, it is about a science, an idea… the possible significance of the Zodiac.
With the creative adjectives and strong imagery, Sanatani painted vivid imagery of the character in my head. This sassy character, Mercury closely reminded me of the Greek God Hermes. From his impeccable attire to his unending knowledge about business and trades, Hermes felt like the Greek counterpart of Mercury.
“This reminds me of the story of the grieving person who comes to the Buddha to ask for relief. Buddha tells them to go to all the houses in the village and ask for a seed from every household that has never experienced death. The person does so and finds that every single home has experienced what they are experiencing, even if the details are different.”