Sunday, October 15th

“All things come into being by conflict of opposites.”
— Heraclitus

Today’s Excerpt:

Watch ”The Legend of Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Nourishment” (5-min video) from TED-Ed. This video tells the Hindu legend of two gods — Shiva (male) and Parvati (female) — who are complementary opposites. In this story, Shiva embodies thought while Parvati embodies action. When Shiva fails to value Parvati, she leaves, causing the world to descend into chaos. She then returns as Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of Nourishment.


  • What does Shiva represent in this story? What about Pavarti?
  • What happened when Parvati stepped back from her role?
  • What does this story teach about finding balance?