I really enjoyed this discourse from Acharya Prabodh. He is discussing when Sati (wife of Lord Shiva) doubts that Ram is really God, because he is weeping over the fact that Sita is lost. She goes to test him and disguises herself in the form of Sita (Ram’s wife). Ram ofcourse sees through this and then Sati sees many worlds around her, in each world the characters are different, but Ram, Sita and Laxman are the same.
In hindu mythology there are three God in every world, the creator, the sustainer and the destructor. The creator (Lord Brahma) has knowledge, the sustainer (Lord Vishnu and wife Laxmi) have wealth and the destructor (Lord Shiva) has dispassion and the power to detach.
If you look at daily life, we can draw different circles and think of them as worlds. For example, startup’s are a world, at home your family is a world. Across these worlds the creator, sustainer and destructor exist but may be in different forms. The representation or form is “maya” in hindu mythology, while the essence or the vedantic truth remains constant.
Sometime founding CEO’s struggle with the fact (as I have on numerous occasions) that the “sustainer” may be different than them. Or that long after the company ceases to exist, the soul lives on as bits in the ether.