How did Hinduism survive

Every religion has three parts, namely philosophy, mythology and ritual. Philosophy is the essence of religion. It establishes its basic principles, the basic doctrines or theses, the goal and the means to achieve it. Mythology explains and illustrates philosophy through the means of legendary lives of great people or supernatural beings. The ritual gives philosophy an even more concrete form so that everyone can understand it. The ritual consists of forms and ceremonies.

Mythology is a part of every religion. Mythology is concrete philosophy. Mythology is the science of studying myths, fables, and legends that are based on events from a long time ago, especially from the early days of human existence. Mythology inspires the reader through rules of life and praiseworthy examples and spurs them on to achieve perfection, the highest goal. The abstract teaching and subtle thoughts are made extremely interesting through the dress of stories, parables, legends, allegories and narratives. The sublime and abstract philosophical thoughts and ideals of Hinduism find their way straight into the hearts of the masses through impressive stories.

Mythology is a bit mixed up with history. It is difficult to distinguish exactly between history and mythology. There are great truths behind ancient Hindu mythology. You cannot ignore something simply because it is in a mythological dress. Don't argue. Be silent. Keep your mind at a respectful distance when engaging in mythology. The mind is an obstacle. He will deceive you. Give up arrogance and vanity. Cultivate love for the imaginary. Sit down like a child and just open your heart. Then you will understand the great truths revealed by mythology. You will enter the hearts of the rishis and sages who wrote mythology. You will then really enjoy mythology.

You learn geography with maps. There are no actual countries or cities on the map, but it does help you learn a lot about each country. It is the same with myths. One can only express the subtle philosophical truths through myths. The theme of myth and legend is only there to interest the mind in the truths of religion.

By studying mythology, you will receive various objective lessons in order to shape your character and to live an ideal divine life. The lives of Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Bishma, Nala, Harischandra, Lakshmana, Bharata, Hanuman, Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Sita, Savitri, Damayanti or Radha are sources of great spiritual inspiration to shape your life, behavior and character. If you are at odds about what to do in delicate situations, or if there is a conflict of duties, studying mythology will provide you with accurate solutions.

Puranas contain myths. Religion is passed down through these Puranas in a very simple and interesting way. The Puranas are still popular today. The Puranas tell the story of bygone times. They also describe the areas of the universe that are invisible to the normal physical eye. They are very interesting to read and are full of all kinds of information. The children hear the stories from their grandmothers. The Pandits and the Purohits keep Kathas in temples, on river banks, and in other important places. Farmers, workers and bazaar traders hear the stories. Thus the minds of the people are filled with Hindu ideals and thoughts and raised to great spiritual heights.