02 April, 2011

Cantina Quote o' The Week: Rig Veda

The heavens above do not equal one half of me.... In my glory, I have passed beyond the sky and the great earth... I will pick up the earth, and put it here or put it there....  Have I been drinking soma?
-the Rig Veda
Being an atheist and a science buff doesn't mean you have to give up mythology, and the Vedas are some of the best myths going.  There's more than a trace of the whimsical in many of them.  And here we have one of the greatest explorations of intoxication ever.  Soma must've been some pretty powerful shit.  Considering it was the drink of the gods and all.

We've all had experiences something like this in our wild and crazy youths - if we were lucky.

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