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SOURCE OF TEACHINGS : THE VEDAS, PURANAS AND TANTRAS
The wars between the Gods and demons, the
positive and negative forces of the cosmos, appear in this
as important as or as behind the wars on Earth. Sacred
cosmology similarly is
not concerned with the actual location of places on Earth.
It shows how the sacred is reflected into our environment.
It does not judge things by their actual size but the degree
to which the sacred comes through them. This may be
determined by cultural or psychic as well as physical
A sacred mountain may not be the highest mountain
actually but its sacred dimension makes it larger in the
perspective of sacred cosmology. The individual who
transcribed such accounts was not a victim of false imagination or wrong
measurement but was judging things by a different standard. Sacred space
interpenetrates secular space at various points. In these points ordinary
dimensions disappear and the miraculous or magical can be found.