Peter F. Freund (Author)
Varuna Purana: Illustrating Higher States of Consciousness with Stories of Lord Shiva
Editura: BRENTWOOD BENSON MUSIC INC
Anul aparitiei: 2015
Varuna Purana is a collection of ten stories about Lord Shiva. Many of the stories are well-known, such as the destruction of the sacrifice of Daksha, the destruction of Tripura, and the legend of the demon Andhaka. But other stories are unique to this Purana, such as the story of the first recitation of the Brahma Sutras by Agni, the messenger of the gods; the story of the activities of the gods during the time of cosmic dissolution; and the story of the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva. But Varuna Purana is much more than a collection of stories, it is also a concise digest of complete knowledge of all the 40 branches of Vedic Science. At the same time it is a handbook and guide for growing experiences on the path to enlightenment. This Purana is a brilliant tour de force of its author, the Rishi Shaunaka, who lived thousands of years ago. A special feature of this ancient text is the clear explanation, by the narrator, Lord Varuna, of the metaphor of the stories in terms of the growth of higher states of consciousness-the growth of enlightenment, the inner awakening. Shiva is a metaphor for the process of transcending and experiencing pure consciousness, "samadhi," as it is called in ...