Significance of Divine Forms
This book is an inspiring exploration into the Ganesha theme. By integrating the ancient insights and the modern scientific perspective, it reveals how the mystifying and highly symbolic form of Lord Ganesha indicates the way and goal of human evolution. Besides explaining the ratio-nale and symbolism of several legends in the Puraana-s, this well-illustrated book is a fund of illuminating information about the higher possibilities of life, presented with rational clarity.
According to Vedanta, the material universe was manifested from the primeval Intelligence-Energy vibration, referred to as Pranavam, (\-Om). The intelligence aspect combining with the matter aspect emerged as consciousness, which eventually evolved to be the living beings finally reaching the human stage. The figure of Sri Ganesha, along with his rat mount, symbolizes the theme of this unfoldment of consciousness. The Ganesha theme is a signpost that shows mankind the way of directing the evolutionary energy to reinforce and realize the greater potentials.
The strange form of Ganesha represents the Divine Power that prompts the consciousness locked in earth to express its greater dimensions through living beings and equips the human being to transcend the obstacles in the material and spiritual dimensions and evolve to the Enlightenment of the unconditioned Reality.