TodayI want totellastorythataptly summarizesoneof the basic conceptsof Hinduism, the 'divinity' of manand the needtoseekGodor the Absolutewithin usandnotoutside. By meditation and not by action. At the beginningoftimethere were nodistinctionsbetweenmortalandimmortal, between Gods andmen,allthey were Gods.
But people made bad use of their own divinity andthe Godsdecidedtodegrade themtomortals. Todo this, Gods deprivedthepeople oftheirdivinity. Oncebackinpossessionof the divinityofmen, the Godswonderedwhereit can behiddenso thatpeoplewould not find it. Someoneadvised tohidethe divinityof themenin the thickof the forest, others proposedtobury itunder ground, otherspointed tothedepthof thedeep seaasthe besthiding place. But noneof theseplaceswasdeemedappropriate, the Godswere certainthatthemenwould haveto searchtheir ownlost divinityeverywhere and -thanks totheirability- they wouldfind it. Then an idea came to the Gods:"Why don’t we hidethedivinityof manin themost hidden partofhisown heart? Surelythat isaplace wheremanwill not seek it."
And soit was. It’s whythatmanhas exploredthedepths of the oceanandthe mysteriouscelestial spaces, wildest forests andmost inhospitabledeserts, ruggedmountainsandstormyseas. To search forsomethingthatactuallyiswithin his ownheart.