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Topic: Krishna's expansions

Reading Complexity: Easy
A Vedic perspective on the popular allure of Buddhism. Buddhism has at times attracted a measure of interest from a small number of Americans. In the last century Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Some will have bad thoughts of me, when they hear their Christ named beside my Buddha.” And in the middle of this century, writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Alan Watts showed a regard for...
Reading Complexity: Medium
The Supreme Being comes to earth many times and in many forms. India’s ancient scriptures bring us startling news about these momentous events. All over the world we find the kind of literature we call scripture. These works tell us a particular kind of tale. They report those extraordinary occasions on which the divine penetrated into our world, and our tiny space and time housed for a while...
Reading Complexity: Medium
All over the world we find the kind of literature we call scripture. These works tell us a particular kind of tale. They report those extraordinary occasions on which the divine penetrated into our world, and our tiny space and time housed for a while the eternal and infinite. Witnesses to these incursions, utterly changed by what they had seen, found themselves compelled to pour into the world’...
Reading Complexity: Medium
From Vedic history comes the story of the avatar who purged the earth of demonic kings for twenty-one generations. Once, many thousands of years ago in the age known as Treta- yuga, the great sage Richika approached Varuna, lord of the waters, and obtained one thousand horses, each as lustrous as moonlight and having one black ear. Richika Muni presented the horses to the great king Gadhi as a...
Reading Complexity: Medium
Here's how the Srimad-Bhagavatam describes Shiva’s uncommon appearance: The engineer of the universe, Brahma, had asked four of his sons, celibate sages known as the Kumaras, to populate the worlds. When they refused, on the grounds that they wished to use their time purely for spiritual pursuits, Brahma became angry. Here's what happened next: “Although Brahma tried to curb his anger, it came...