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Dizardos
04-08-2009, 06:38 PM
There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the earth," said the gods. But Brahma answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it." Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach."

Brahma thought for a long time and then said, "Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there."

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring--searching for something already within themselves.


Of course all of the above is symbolic. The word 'men' has more than one meaning.

Play_Dough
04-08-2009, 08:52 PM
Bravo, Dizardos!

Additional support for the Hindu legend is included in the bible:
- (New Testament - Luke 17:20-21) when the Christ says, "Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you" and,
- (Old Testament's Book of Psalms - Psalm 82:6 " Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High".

The Hindu legend, as posted, lends itself (opinion) to wonderful 'alchemical interpretations' while also shining an interpretative light upon the Western biblical passages (as cited) which have either been ignored or distorted by Western commentators' interpretations.

Thank you.

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Hephælios
04-13-2009, 02:44 AM
Only clean temples find this light.

Aleilius
04-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Somewhat reminds me of this saying:



http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom.html

3. Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."

Awani
04-14-2009, 10:35 PM
I instantly thought of this quote from the Gospel of Philip:


The slave seeks only to be free, but he does not hope to acquire the estate of his master. But the son is not only a son but lays claim to the inheritance of the father. Those who are heirs to the dead are themselves dead, and they inherit the dead.

In regards to alchemy I have always felt that one of the core issues is that of death and re-birth AND the concept of the walking dead, the second death etc.

This Hindu legend really show the concept that I always preach: God is in the mirror!

From where is the legend quoted? A certain text?

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