The First Fundamentalist Impulse From Brahma

“The spiritual journey is a journey towards clarity, but never towards certainty.” —Sadhguru

There are innumerable creation myths with Shiva as protagonist because a single metaphor is never adequate to describe the mysteries of the universe. A perennially relevant myth reminds us of the perils of fundamentalism.

reator Brahma and Preserver Vishnu came across a great pillar of fire. From this unending column of effulgence emanated the sound, Aum. Awed, they decided to investigate. Taking the form of a swan, Brahma rose high into the blue skies in pursuit of its summit. Taking the form of a boar, Vishnu bored his way deep into the universe in pursuit of its base.

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