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7 SECRETS OF SHIVA - DEVDUTT PATNAIK Reviews, Summary, Story, Price, Online, Fiction, Nonfiction
The human head here symbolizes Purusha while the headless body symbolizes Prakriti. Devdutt resolves this tensionby proposing that Braham does not create Parkratihe just misinterprets and subjectively constructs a world around him that one call as Maya.
Shakti, her consort and his children Ganesha and Kartikeya make him engage with the world and make him empathetic to those who are less aware and enlightenment and need to overcome their fears to grow further. The book deals 7 secrets of shiva the myths and legends related to Shiva, the more well known stories that we are told as kids, the stories that we never heard of, and the various cultures and their representation of the mighty Shiva.
The 7 secrets that are explained in the book deal with 5 of the most prominent names with which Lord Shiva is hailed; Lingeshwara, or the Shiva Lingthe form in which we all worship Shiva, Bhairava, Shankara, Bholenath and Nataraja.
The remaining two chapters are about his two sons, the much loved Ganesha, and Murugan. The information that each Chapter gives us is abundant, and well researched. I particularly liked how, though the representation of The Lord 7 secrets of shiva in each form, and for each culture, it eventually represented the same truth.
The illustrations on every second pages, are rare pictures of Paintings and sculptures, 7 secrets of shiva enable us to understand the view points even better.
7 Secrets Of Shiva by Devdutt Pattanaik
Each illustration is labelled, explaining its significance. For me, these pictures and their explanations were the best bit. And this book should be titled 7 secrets of Bhrama or 7 Secrets of Hindu Mythology or anything else. Let me tell you why. Initially I thought that the author 7 secrets of shiva trying to explain what Shiva is by contrasting him against Bhrama.
But as the book progresses, you see that he's gone on a tangent and he is explaining things that are wrong with Bhrama rather than the things about Shiva.
Out of the total seven chapters, 2 chapters are dedicated to Ganesha and Kartikeya both Shiva's sons, admittedly but they are about them, not Shiva. There is hardly any Shiva in this 7 secrets of shiva There are only a few stories related to Shiva and 7 secrets of shiva they should be seen, which to be honest and no offence to anyone, are pretty out there and easy to learn from if one wants to learn.
There are no great insights into the legend of Shiva. To top it all off, this book confuses more than it clarifies bcz the author provides a philosophical take on many things. Talks about attaining balance and harmony through behaving like humans, by having relationships and by engaging in the world, while he simultaneously emphasizes that the true way to harmony is to withdraw from the world.
The true way to peace and knowledge and enlightenment is to be like Shiva, to be a hermit, to disengage from the world and the material 7 secrets of shiva.
7 Secrets of Shiva | Devdutt
Without realizing it every victim is a victimizer, and there is no escape from this cycle of life. Then how can someone as learned as Mr.
Devdutt Pattanaik not do so? Something that I want to tell some select few.