(1.) All religious traditions have a "story" - whether you believe in that particular religion or not dictates whether the story is real or not for you. Why do you think that myths persist in our modern society? What function do they serve?
Although the existence of myths in our...
Cosmic Creation Myths across Cultures Paper
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Cosmic Creation Myths across Cultures
Creation is the “act of producing or the cause to exist” (Dictionary, 2012, pg.1). How the world is created is the big mystery that surrounds the minds of science...
the epic he is a hero, a leader of his people,
and an active helper of his friends. Shiva is the third person of the Hindu
Trinity. As Brahma was Creator, Vishnu Preserver, in order to complete the
system, as all things are subject to decay, a Destroyer was necessary and
destruction is regarded as...
preserver) and Vishnu‘s important incarnations Rama, Krishna and Narasimha;
Those who worship Shiva (the destroyer)
Those who worship the Mother Goddess, Shakti, also called Parvati, Mahalakshmi, Durga or Kali.
Vishnu, the preserver is believed to be linked to a very early sun god and is...
over him: the captain of the firehouse.
The last stage in Montag's transformation shows him completing the circle from becoming a destroyer of books to a preserver. Montag runs away from his society, and in doing so he separates himself "from the majority permanently" (Hoskinson 3). He...
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Hinduism- world’s oldest religion
- Comes from Aryans
- Caste system
- Dharma-divine law
Polytheistic- 3 main Gods
Buddhism- Originated in India
its belief on independent existence of soul and matter, absence of a supreme divine creator, owner, preserver or destroyer, potency of karma, eternal and uncreated universe, a strong emphasis on non-violence, accent on relativity Throughout its history, the Jain philosophy remained unified and...
West Winds a 'destroyer' and a 'preserver'. The wing ensures the regular cycle of seasons and the poem brings out, through this, the theme of regeneration. Shelley believes that death is the beginning of new life.
At the beginning of the poem, Shelley describes the influence of the wind on land...
Vedanta. Oppenheimer exclaimed from the Bhagavad-gita, after the explosion of the atom bomb, “Time I am, the great destroyer.” Albert Einstein says, “Science without religion is blind and religion without science is lame.” Similarly the great Indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan exclaimed, “An...
, a spirit that blows life back into things. This has been suggested before in the first canto “destroyer AND preserver”. In this case the wind woke up the Mediterranean, possibly by creating waves.
preserver of the universe.
Lakshmi: Godess of wealth and happiness.
• Shiva – The destroyer and restorer of the universe.
Parvati: Represents female energy: Durga - warrior goddess, and Kali -fierce destroyer of evil)
Other Hindu Deities
• One of the best known and most worshipped...
Brahma-- the creator
Vishnu-- the preserver
Shiva-- the destroyer
Kali/Durga/Parvati-- the goddess in three incarnations: death and destruction, maiden, and mother.
The sacred writings of Hinduism - the Baghvad Gita, the Ramayana, and others, are a mixture of mystical writings and allegorical...
In "Ode to the West Wind," a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the speaker expresses his fascination with power and with those forces- both destroyers and preservers- that inspire the same powers within the speaker. The author uses imagery, metaphors, and rhyme scheme to add to the poems meaning...
perform his duty and he is not technically killing anyone as souls do not die, they just move from one body to the next.
"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one." and "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." [11...
and buries them underground.And as a preserver, it preserves the seeds by driving them underground till they germinate in spring and fill the hills and plains with different coloured flowers.So the West Wind acts both as a destroyer and a preserver because it can move everywhere.
In Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”, the speaker presents us the “wild west wind” of autumn which scatters the dead leaves and spreads seeds so that they may be nurtured by the spring. The narrator asks the wind, a “destroyer and a preserver”, to listen to him. The speaker calls the wind the “dirge...
god composed of Bhrama the creator, which is compared to God; Vishnu the preserver, who is compared to Jesus; and Shiva the destroyer, who is compared to the Devil. Brahma is considered the creator because he would sporadically create things in the universe, periodically because after everything is...
infinite rule over the worldly substances: Shellean west wind is both "Destroyer and Preserver" (WW, 676/14) which is responsible not only for the deadly manifestations of autumn, but also for the coming of lively spring ("until thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow^" (WW, 676/7-8...
nature and finds in it various symbolic meanings to suit the purpose of the poem. The West Wind drives the last signs of life from the trees and also scatters the seeds which will come to life in spring. In this way the Wind appears to the poet as a destroyer of the old order and a preserver of the new...
from his right side, he created Brahma the creator, form his left Vishnu the preserver
and form his middle Shiva the destroyer.
Vishnu's four arms express the dominion over four directions in space and or the
four stages of human life: quest for knowledge, family life, retreat...
personification of the wind into a revolutionary force.
The 'Ode to the West Wind' by Shelley is a poem addressed to the west wind, personifying it as both a 'Destroyer' and 'Preserver'. It is seen as a great power of nature that destroys in order to create, that kills the unhealthy and the decaying to...
below represent what Brahman is like: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer.
Brahman is the ultimate infinite reality both impersonal and personal. Brahman is sometime described as the essence that lives within everything and is everywhere in the entire universe...
It's the "No Spin Zone!"
Asia / Pacific...
Benedict had written his Rule ca. 540, and the oldest continuing monastery in the west). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1947. Canticle is the only novel published in his lifetime. It won the Hugo Award in 1961 (science fiction's highest award). It is brilliant, dense with significance, and...
the closing of section 1, Shelly makes the claim of “Destroyer and Preserver; hear, O hear” (14) which we know from the footnotes he is speaking of Hindu gods, one could perceive this as when the human race realizes their time has come, we often resort to prayer to appease our mind of something better...
In the United States everyone kind of has their own little culture or group. We have many different people living in the US, but not all countries are like that such as India. The Country India is one of a kind; it has a lot happen in its history. They have a very...
essence of ultimate
reality is at the very core of Hinduism, post classical Hinduism sees him in
three aspects. Each of these three aspects of Brahman is expressed by a god
from classical Indian literature: Brahma, the creator; Shiva, the destroyer;
and Vishnu, the preserver. Very similar to the Holy...
. Shavias believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is. Shakta is the doctrine of power. Shaktas practitioners of Shaktism focus most or all worship on Shaki, as the dynamic feminine aspect of Supreme Divine. Smarta is a liberal or...
, which art moving everywhere; Destroyer and preserver; hear, oh, hear!"(Pg.447, line's 13 and 14). The ode provides the readers to take a ride to their own private way of thinking. Almost all odes are poems of address in which there is repetition of the initial word of thou where an absent person or...
Almost every culture has a creation myth. The origin of these creation myths come from one early source and are different only because time and local cultural circumstances have embellished or altered them. Details in the creation myths vary, but either the basic outline is similar, or they at...