Ithihasas and Puranas

Clockwise from top left: 1. Ramayana: Rama breaks SivaDhanush 2. Mahabharata: Krishna imparts bhagavad Gita to Arjuna 3. Periyapuranam: Kannappar pulls out his eye 4. Silapathigaram: Kannagi holding her anklet up in anger 5. VishnuPuranam: Narasimha kills Hiranyakashipu 6. SrimadBhagavatam: Gajendra calls to Vishnu for help 7. Ramayana: Mareecha appears as golden deer to abduct Sita

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Meditation is not an escape from the exterior world. We have to straighten ourselves out in the exterior world first before meditation and inner life can really be successful.
—Gurudeva