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The Circle of Life as Depicted in Lord Buddha's Teachings

March 23, 2020

Around 567 B.C.E, a prince took birth in the Shakya clan. 12 years before his birth, it was prophesied that this lad would grow up to either a world-renowned king or would lead his life as an ascetic. To prevent the latter from happening, his father, the chief of the clan decided to isolate him from the rest of the world. The prince, named Siddhartha Gautama grew up knowing only riches and luxuries. But as fate would have it, one day he witnessed a sick man, an old man, and a corpse. Having not been prepared to face the realities of the world, this sight made him restless. He was troubled with questions relating to the existence, survival, suffering, disease,...

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The Wrath of Mahishasura Mardini

March 13, 2020

Devi Durga, also identified by the name Adi Parashakti is the warrior goddess of heaven whose stories revolve around wars fought over evil to restore peace and justice. The famous of all and the reason for her incarnation is the story of Mahishasura. He was a mighty demon who could take the form of any animal but most often appeared as a buffalo. Indian mythology narrates that Mahishasura performed penance for Lord Brahma to appear and grant him the boon of being invincible. He demanded that no man or animal can harm him. he believed that a woman cannot fight him. As is customary, Lord Brahma granted him the boon. With the confidence of his new-found "immortality",  he soon began...

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