Handbook of Hindu Mythology / Индуистская мифология by George M. Williams

By George M. Williams

В книге предлагается обширный обзор сложной мифологии народов, населяющих Индийский субконтинент. Мифологии берущей начало (с I тыс. н. э) в индо-арийской ведической культуре - в брахманизме, испытавшем влияние буддизма и джайнизма, и включающей в себя множество учений, отражающих монотеистические, пантеистические, политеистические и другие религиозные представления. На основе религиозно-философских и литературных источников: Упанишадах, «Рамаяне», «Махабхарате» и др. рассказывается об индуистской космогонии, божествах Брахме, Шиве, Вишну, Индре и т.д.

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He was thus forewarned, so he could act to protect his office as king (indra) of heaven. In the Purânas it was not always clear who was supreme. Of course, it was clear in the mind of a devotee of one of the three contenders for supremacy— S´iva, Vishnu, and Devî (and that point of view is called sectarian). However, stories abounded about the contests between them. The devotees of one particular god wove a version of the myth to show how their god was lord of the universe. For example, Devî took her s´aktî (power—a feminine word ending in “î”) away from Lord S´iva.

The story goes back and forth to show good and bad actions of Kâlanemi and his six sons. Kâlanemi was later born as Kamsa, and his six sons were reborn twice before being born as Kamsa’s nephews. At that point they were born to Devakî (mother of Krishna), and the Krishna nativity story tells how Kamsa killed each of them. ) After many lifetimes of opposing Vishnu’s incarnations, Kamsa, or Kâlanemi, was finally redeemed, as his karma burned out in the presence of the Lord’s grace. The final fate of the six sons also demonstrated this dissolution of karma by grace.

He was thus forewarned, so he could act to protect his office as king (indra) of heaven. In the Purânas it was not always clear who was supreme. Of course, it was clear in the mind of a devotee of one of the three contenders for supremacy— S´iva, Vishnu, and Devî (and that point of view is called sectarian). However, stories abounded about the contests between them. The devotees of one particular god wove a version of the myth to show how their god was lord of the universe. For example, Devî took her s´aktî (power—a feminine word ending in “î”) away from Lord S´iva.

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