Willemien H S Lewis - Afrikaanse Gedigte, Poësie En Prosa - Gepubliseerde Digter En Skrywer
Willemien H S Lewis - Afrikaanse Gedigte, PoŽsie, Digkuns En Prosa - English Poems, Poetry, Artistic Poetry & Prose : Willemien H S Lewis - Afrikaanse Gedigte, Poësie En Prosa - Gepubliseerde Digter En Skrywer
* SELFSUG; BAATSUG - EGOTISM ( Wikipedia) - Egotism is characterized by an exaggerated estimate of ones intellect, ability, importance, appearance, wit, or other valued personal characteristics- is the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself. In egotism we find the person filled with an overweening sense of the importance and qualities of his personality...the things of the "Me". Egotism means placing oneself at the center of ones world with no concern for others, including those loved or considered as "close", in any other terms except those set by the "egotist".
In the Mudgalapura?a (VII, 70), in order to kill the demon of egotism (Mamasura) who had attacked him, Ga?esa Vighnaraja throws his lotus at him. Unable to bear the fragrance of the divine flower, the demon surrenders to Ga?esa.
INDIAN MYTHOLOGY: Long ago, at the end of the aeons, the whole universe had been engulfed in an ocean, and Creation was all but lost. The god Vishnu, preserver of life, whose abode is the primordial waters, was asleep in this timeless darkness, dreaming of worlds to come. As his dreams unfolded, a lotus flower emerged from his navel and revealed within its many folds the cosmic egg, in which Brahma the creator, was asleep.
As Brahma stirred, Creation began to unfold again, and new worlds, new gods, and new life appeared. In India today, the lotus is still considered to be the cradle of the universe, and many Indian deities are portrayed sitting on a large lotus flower.