But there is a third layer to the myth. It relates to the occult dimension of our existence. Those who wrote these significant myths such as the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagwata etc were not just normal ordinary story tellers. It was not imaginations that they indulged in. Nor were they historians in the sense it is understood today. They were not interested in merely reporting outer details and the ‘facts’ of appearances which in any case, are not likely to be an accurate account of events. Even if in some way someone could record not only what was happening but also what was being spoken during an event, there would be no way to know all that was going on in the thoughts and feelings of the characters involved. Politics has in any case a lot to do with intrigues and scheming and planning not all of which is visible on the surface. Even the closest of friends may not disclose their secret intent to another in the course of politics where close kin become sworn enemies, unless of course there is some way to identify with the inner beings of persons involved and know by a secret identity the inner events and the forces moving us that shaped circumstances.
It is this fundamental inability that makes all history, whether narrated by interested or even disinterested party, to some extent false. It is not about who wrote it or for whom, it is simply the fact that human consciousness is essentially limited in knowing what goes on in creating any event. It records only the surface details and keeps multiplying it as primary and secondary source material but through all this painstaking collection of information it keeps circling around the Light of Truth that it can neither see nor touch. Sometimes, if the historian is sensitive and inwardly developed he may intuitively feel the warmth of the Light that is trying to shine through the thick garb of circumstances which are merely a clumsy way of expressing that which is hidden behind. The authors of these great and wonderful epics which are believed in as true and real events by millions of adherents, were seers and yogis and had found the way to know the hidden forces that move men and events and circumstances.
Like Homer and Dante but on a much greater scale and penetrating depths, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are full of beings of various worlds creating panoramic universes where several parallel yet interlacing universes exist within the framework of a story. Those who disregard these stories interposed in the legends as mere imaginations or even simply symbols miss out on a whole world that exists beneath our surface awareness and acts upon us but is sealed to our normal vision and experience. These epics therefore contain a wealth of direct knowledge about the workings of occult forces often presented as titanic and godly beings and others suchlike. By reading these epics we understand the total mystery of creation.