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The Dream Narrative Dreams Of God And Mortals In Classical Hinduism (HC)

The Dream Narrative Dreams Of God And Mortals In Classical Hinduism (HC)

Wendy Doniger

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Dreams, Illusions, Reincarnation, Karma. Dreams are a serious matter in Indian myth and religions, espeically Hinduism. But are they maya (illustion), lila (God's play) or an awakening to our real selves? Are we living in a dream dreamt by the Author of the universe as we know it? Are dreams, then, an insight into the reality of that universe? Do they prove the nothingness of the world we see or the substantial reality of illusion itself? In this dazzling short book, Wendy Doniger, one of the world's great scholars of Hindu texts and myths tries to unravel the dream adventure - encompassing dreaming, forgetting, rebirth and karma - with the help of fascinating stories from the Yogavasishtha (regarded as the greatest text ever written on the subject), the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Matsya Purana. The stories she retells - whether of the monk who dreamt of Jivata who in turn dreamt of a hundred dreaming souls, Rama and Krishna, who often forget that they are God or the sage Markandeya, who roamed inside the belly of Vishnu and couldn't tell whether he was inhabiting illusion or had escaped it - catapult us, readers and dreamers, into new understandings of our waking life.

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Publisher : Speaking Tiger
Format : Hardcover
Style : Non-Illustrated
Size : Medium
SKU : BY33-255
Content : Non-Fiction
Language : English
ISBN : 9789354472152
Genre : Religion/Mythology
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