This is not for ritualists or religious people, but for those who can think intellectually and comprehend the deep symbolism and allegory used in ancient Indian philosophy.
Aldous Huxley, who authored books such as Brave New World, The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, Island, The Perennial Philosophy, The Devils of Loudon, Point Counter Point and Eyes on Gaza, describes the significance and comprehensiveness of the symbol of Nataraja or Dancing Shiva.
Whichever ‘religious’ ‘guru’, ‘baba’ or ‘amma’ spins stories out of the symbolism and metaphor used in Vedic literature and convinces people, especially children, to take them literally, is a social criminal because the acts of such a person actually paralyse the natural intelligence of humans.
‘Devotional films’ add to the misery and plant allegories in the form of reality in the minds of the ignorant and unsuspecting masses.
USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE! There are no such things as blind belief, obedience, confession, and so on in the Vedic Sanatana Dharma as they are in many organised religions!
Be a seeker. Ask questions. Research. Analyse, Study. And EXPERIENCE!
How many times have you heard an Indian ‘guru’ or ‘baba’ explaining the Nataraja statues in a manner as lucid as Aldous Huxley’s? Listen to Aldous Huxley, whom I deeply admire, describe the NATARAJA SYMBOL.
Shame on all the babas, gurus, ammas, akkas, ritualists, and psedo-religious people who contribute towards disfiguring the timeless, rational and scientific Vedic Sanatana Dharma to appear like some kind of cheap dogmatic religion, with macabre ideas such as ‘fear of ‘god”, ‘the punishment of ‘god”, and so on!!
For Indians not even to spend three to four hours reading even a translation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita – the nectar of all Upanishads, is nothing but laziness or stupidity! How a lot of Indians just love to sit for hours listening to some bearded charlatan talking sheer nonsense just amazes me! Do they not have any intentions of growing up and evolving spiritually?
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