reply to post by BlackPoison94
Op, this is one of my favorite topics and India has fascinated me for years now, including both the religions, philosophies, and history. I finally
went to India after many years of study, going to Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Rishikesh, Dharamsala, and Jaipur. Did some ashram stays, yoga, meditation,
Anyways, yes, some of the ancient tales told in the Indian texts are fantastic, especially the vimanas and weaponry.
Also VERY worth mentioning is the philosophic depth of esoteric Hinduism, from whence Buddhism also eventually arose.
Although I was raised an evangelical Christian, i was gradually drawn away to Eastern philosophy due to, from my perspective, the illogical and
shallow nature of the so-called Abrahamic religions. Just didn't do it for me.
But, i then got deep into Buddhism, which I still have a deep respect for. Once I began reading about "real "yoga" and esoteric Hinduism, I was
blown away. To this day, the complexity, holistic nature of, completeness, and depth of such yogic teachings is mind-blowing. It blows away pretty
much all the other main religions, only being paralleled by all of the deeper, esoteric hidden teachings of other religions.
I highly suggest that people read books by Hindu sages or Yogis for fantastic mystical stories, in which it is claimed that our birthright is, as a
drop of god in this realm, to be able to do all that Jesus or other avatars did. Time travel, transporting, healing people, changing form, flying,
astral travel, so on and so forth. But it isn't just magical stuff like Harry Potter. Many of these books explain very well the deeper layers of
reality, the meaning of life, and how these things work.