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In part two of the ancient story of Indra and the Two Worlds, we learn that Indra, having become disillusioned with what most people call the real world, becomes a renunciate, spending his time in meditation and contemplation.  Meanwhile, the daily world falls apart as conflicts intensify and chaos spreads, leading Queen Shachi to realize that enlightened leadership must be brought back to the world. Michael Meade's interpretation of the story includes how we each relate to issues of empowerment and abdication, disillusionment with the world as well as the significance of the Bodhisattva concept.

Myths are forever things that offer endless meanings to those willing to open their hearts and minds to the living mystery of life. A myth can be “debunked” and be proven to be factually false; yet myths are not intended to be believed in, but to be learned from. For the ancients myth meant a true story, a real story that unveils something psychologically true and essentially meaningful about this world and human life.
 

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