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Mythology Meme // 1 Mythology // Greek
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.Greek mythology is explicitly embodied in a large collection of narratives, and implicitly in Greek representational arts, such as vase-paintings and votive gifts. Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world, and details the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and mythological creatures.
How far is a light-year?
If you do the math, one light-year is about 9.5 trillion kilometres (5.88 trillion miles). But how can one comprehend and visualise such a huge number? Bruce McClure of Earthsky.org reveals an ingenious way to visualise the said number by way of mathematical coincidence.
It turns out that the number of inches in a mile is equal to the number of astronomical units in a light-year. One astronomical unit is the average distance between the sun and the earth, which amounts to 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles.
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Submitted by Srikar D., Discoverer.
Edited by Mark S.
O most holy Lord Ganesha
Opener of the Way
You who remove all obstables
May we be free of obstacles as we seek to make the world a better place
Elephant headed god
May we know wisdom
Loyal and loving son
Who circled the world
In the body of your parents
May we always remember that from which we came
And may we remember that we each encompass the whole world in our being
We celebrate you, Lord Ganesha, on this most holy day!
To describe Cryptik’s art in a nutshell, it would be: Occident meets Orient, cool Western art displaying protagonists and symbols of the Eastern world. His whole Cryptik Movement is based on the idea of opening the spectators (third) eyes and to change the consciousness to think of other possibilities.
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Prayers of supplication are requests, pleadings or entreaties presented to the Deity in the spirit of personal surrender and loving devotion. Something specific is being asked for, a specific problem is being laid at the Lord’s Holy Feet. Such supplications to the one-tusked Lord are given unconditionally, with full trust that He will do what is best for us, though not necessarily what we might think is best. We do not demand of the Lord; for He, like a parent, provides not as we desire, but as we truly need. Prayers of supplication may come forth in the natural language of our hearts.
Leaving a problem at His holy feet means we let it be there and do not carry it home with us. Nor do we worry or wonder about how it will be handled, when it will be taken care of, or if it will be taken care of at all. In full unquenchable faith we leave the matter there, at the feet of the God, and walk away from the temple or shrine, feeling that release has started and solution will be forthcoming. We must have this kind of faith for religion to work within us. To carry home with us the same problems, fears and worries would be to take back the offering we have given the Deity to dissolve. This is like the rich and famous who buy with gifts and do not give at all, slyly expecting more than something in exchange, gaining papa rather than punya and not knowing the difference. The course of events will later show how He works for our ultimate spiritual welfare.