[Advaita-l] Animal faced gods in Hinduism

Dr. Yadu Moharir ymoharir at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 8 16:12:23 CST 2011

Namaste Jaldhar-Ji:

With this are you suggesting the "He" and "US" are different ?

Best Regards,

Dr. Yadu

--- On Tue, 3/8/11, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:

From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Animal faced gods in Hinduism
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 2:40 PM

On Thu, 3 Mar 2011, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:

> I have been meaning to ask this question/clarification about animal faced gods
> and daemons in Hinduism.
> On the one hand we have Advaita based on logic with examples of "Hare with
> horns" on the other hand our
> puranas filled with animal headed gods etc.
> Can the learned explain this?  Is this to state that God is in every being?
> Or to highlight this character with the attributes of the animal?
> Or to discourage animal cruelty and hunting?
> May be something completely different.

Why not just because it is His wish?  Isn't it mankinds vanity that we 
expect Bhagavan to conform to our expectations?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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