June 24, 2006

Seers hid the Mysteries in symbolic stories

All sciences barring Vedanta(The Science of the Absolute) & Yoga(The Science of Transcendence) are relative by nature. Mythology is the adumbration of philosphic verities. Sir Philip Sydney writes in "An Apologia for Poetry" that the great seers and mystics of yore hid Great Secrets in symbolic stories ("which of purpose were written darkly, lest by profane wits it might be abused").
Sri Aurobindo in the Secret of the Veda writes that "this Wisdom is unfit & dangerous to the ordinary human mind and liable to perversion & loss of virtue, if revealed to vulgar and unpurified spirits". Hence the Seers hid the Mysteries in symbolic stories like the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Ramayana & the Mahabharata, books which deal with the Inner War in Man!
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