29 t o t h e c o r e The flowers of Kama induce every perturbation of love, every trepidation, apprehension, excitement and suggestion, and mango is a vector of delusion/infatuation. This legend’s arrow had to trigger desire, and it succeeded. Siva's devastating reaction was followed by Parvati's prayers that led the deity to put Kama back to life, although resurrected without the body, just as a thrill. Different versions 6 load this story with symbols, with a precise balance point. There is, and there must be, a time for the mind, and there is, and there must be, a time for the body. Every phase of life has its propensities, but may desire never be lacking . Hinduism is called 'religion' for the sake of simplicity. Under this definition, several different but converging doctrines are included. There is not just one identical collective practice. The approach to Hindu sacred books’ wisdom is, for example, possible bymeans of the sixDarśana [ Mīmā ṃ sā, Vedānta, Nyāya, Vaiśe ṣ ika, Yoga and Sā ṃ khya ], religio-philosophic systems anything but similar to each other, yet projected towards the same escape route. All these theologies accompany, in different ways, to the same knowledge. Legends are common to each one of them, just like the presence of the Mangifera indica . MANGO: GANESHA AND THE WISE RACE OF THE ELEPHANT Ganesha is to wisdom what Kama is to desire. Son of Siva and Parvati, Ganesha was involved - together with his brother Kartikeya, god of war - in a challenge to wisdom. The very first one to complete three world tours would have been awarded with a magical mango blessed by a sage. Taking advantage of the flight of his peacock, Kartikeya immediately left for his journey, eager to excel in this divine challenge. Calmer, Ganesha stayed in place and continued to carry out his duties, emphasizing that everything extraordinary should never distance from the ordinary. Ganesha did not limit himself to this decision: he joined his parents and three times he turned around them, considering concluded what ‘world tour’ meant to him: that was the tour of his world. His reaction to the challenge astounded the gods, judges of the competition, and freaked his brother Kartikeya out. Ganesha is one of the most venerated Hindu deities, and the passion towards his cult is also driven by this legendary divine challenge. The magical mango was therefore awarded to Ganesha, and since then it lies in the hand of the god with the head of an elephant, as a symbol of wisdom and perfection . 4_C. Philips, M. Kerrigan, D. Gould, Ancient India’s Myths and Beliefs , ed. Rosen publishing, 2011 5_C. Benton, God of desire: tales of Kamadeva in Sanskrit story literature , ed. State University of New York Press, 2006 6_A. Daniélou, The Myths and Gods of India , ed. Princeton/Bollingen Paperbacks, 1991