Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Soundarya Lahari - Part 85

When the scriptures or  shAstras talk about deep philosophical principles which have themselves a divine character, they present certain descriptions allegorically. We should not misunderstand these allegories. In fact the word ‘allegory’ itself is not the right word here. When esoteric principles are deliberately personified, that is ‘allegory’. The profound ideas of the purANas or the shAstras are not just mental creations of the author. It is parAShakti Herself who opens out those principles in those forms to  great rishis or persons who have reached the  siddhi  in the mantras.

If this world is taken to be real, then more real are the principles and stories that help us throw off our shackles and reach our True State.  


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