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    On Dec 11, 2012 sudhakar wrote:

     I was told if I offered my head hair to the God, he will make me get admission into engineering school by my parents. I promised the God I would offer my hair to him. He did not fulfill his promise. Rationally thinking, how can one God give the same seat to multiple of people though all wished the same very sincerely. Fortunately I realized the foolishness of this popular myth.  A wise person pointed me to the truth to be found within one self starting with the breath. The burden of mythology is finally  removed when followed the observation of the breath to a deeper level. The biggest myth is "I am this body and I will live forever". If the author meant mythology is the study the false/impermanent/impersonal nature of body, mind, etc. then it is useful otherwise it one more burden like I used carry in my head.

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