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Rishi Tales 2

21 Ancient Vedic Sanskrit Tales Translated & Retold with Illustration by U. Mahesh Prabhu

In this book author Mahesh Prabhu presents the essence of ancient Vedic tales in their pure form, focusing on their deeper meaning and significance. He does not interfere with or reduce these stories to superficial concepts, but rather presents them in their true essence. The stories in this book are short, impactful, and diverse, with multiple layers of meaning, much like parables, conundrums, paradoxes, and axioms (sutras).

Mahesh Prabhu has drawn these tales from various traditional sources within Vedic Sanskrit literature and has carefully reworked them into a concise and evocative form. The stories feature famous sages, kings, places, and peoples from ancient India, bringing to life figures such as King Bhartrihari and the Vedantic sage Ashtavakra. By presenting these tales in a modern and accessible format, the author hopes to inspire a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of India and the timeless wisdom contained within the Vedas.

The stories contained within this book are not merely entertainment but also serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for individuals seeking to lead a more fulfilling life. The author’s careful selection and interpretation of these tales offer the reader a unique opportunity to delve into the ancient wisdom of the Vedas and gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy and spirituality of ancient India.

In conclusion, “Rishi Tales 2” by Mahesh Prabhu is a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the rich cultural heritage of India and the timeless wisdom of the Vedas. The author’s expertly crafted tales and insightful commentary provide a fresh and invocative look at the ancient stories of India, making this book an essential read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the Vedic tradition.

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