Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 13.1.
Chapter 13 : Lord Skanda – The Concentrated Divine Energy -1.
Skanda-Shashthi message given on the 9th of November, 1980.
In the history of language and literature, the most outstanding works are the epics of the various nations.
In Bharatham, we have the Itihasas and also the Puranas.
Here, in this type of poetry and expression, the soul rises to the maximum of its virility and portrays in the most majestic manner the picture of creation.
The intention of these poets, is to describe in soulful language and in picturesque style, the processes of creation, the comedy and the tragedy of evolution and involution, the story of the life of man which is painted sometimes with the optimistic colours of comedy and sometimes with the pessimistic ones of tragedy.
Life is both, and it can be pictured from two different angles of vision.
The central motif of all the epics of the world hinges upon a conflict which gets resolved in the end. Somehow, the feature of a clash between forces seems to have caught the vision of the poets and the adepts as the pivotal point of their observations.
To be continued ...