One Hindu Cosmology

Ray A. Davis

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
~ Carl Sagan

Indian God Of Brahma. Indian god of Brahma, Art of statue

One of the interesting things about Indian spirituality and religion is its vast array of stories and philosophies to explain the human condition, our origins, and our destiny. Along with the other major faiths in India – Buddhism and Jainism – Hinduism is rich and diverse in its ways of looking at the universe. These ancient texts remain a vast and still largely untapped resource for information about human and cosmic origins.

I think this comes from a long tradition of experiential spirituality and debate, rather than dogmatic teaching. Although, sadly, modern India is becoming home to more dogmatic, nationalist views related to its ancient traditions.

One Hindu cosmology can be found in the Chapter 4 of the Brihadâranyaka Upanishad. This sacred text was first translated into…

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