Brahma Finds A Perfect Place To Hide

Statue of Indian god Brahma. Rishikesh. Uttaranchal. India.

I’ve heard many many stories, but not this one! The mythology here seems to be verily an inexhaustible source. Here is the story, with minimal editing:

An Old Hindu legend

There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the four-headed creator, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.

Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide.

“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods.

But Brahma answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.”

Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.”

But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.”

Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Brahma thought for a long time and came up with a thought:

“Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center offor humans will never think to look for it there.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves, deep in the center of their own being, .

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5 Responses to Brahma Finds A Perfect Place To Hide

  1. SRKannan says:

    As one gets old, we seem to carry more negatives, regrets than the positives and successes. Often this translates to resentment against close people. We have to dig deep to get out of this self-feeding rut. Thank you for the reminder.

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  2. this is an amazing story Raghu and certainly is quite true. just loved it. btw, we worship vishnu and mahesh quite rampantly why do we totally ignore brahma? you wont even find his idols anywhere… I would have loved having one in my altar.

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  3. namitasunder says:

    Nice one. Our mythological tales are rich with suggestion and are a big guiding force . how true it is. Like Kasturi in Mriga’s Nabhi we too try to search the Ansh of God every where but inside us.

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  4. Nice one Raghu. Great thoughts.

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