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A Unique Cosmogonic Narrative

I love to read the cosmologies of different cultures, certainly the Buddhist ones come to mind but in researching the Dharma Thakur cult their own offering is marvelously represented in the liturgical text, Śūnya Purāṇa. It is presented here in its entirety for our archives. Notice perhaps the best portrayal of the Primordial Void wherein dwells the Unborn Lord, Ullūka the owl, (Dharma’s mount—he is a sort of all-seeing Wisdom-Eye), the cosmic-tortoise (seen in many diverse and indigenous cultures), as well as the birth of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Later we shall also investigate the significance of Mantric Speech. read more

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