Subject: Re: superstitions
From: email@example.com (Vidyasankar Sundaresan)
Date: 2 Nov 1994 00:24:27 GMT
Organization: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (H. Krishna
All I see on this thread (other
> than Vijay, Vivek, and Manish's postings) are a bunch of mayavadis
> offended at the very notion that their religious culture *is* centered
> an Absolute Truth. Is this the stamp of post-colonial shame that the
> inflicted on our culture? Or could it be the desire to continue sinful
> (like meat-eating) without feelings of guilt?
Hold on a moment here. From where did you get this post-colonial shame
bit? Your concern for the souls of the mayavadins is amusing. The effect
of their karmas will take care of their sins. You cannot alter that for
good or for bad.
Our religious culture in India is centered around an Absolute Truth, but
it certainly ain't the ISKCON philosophy. For advaitins, this Absolute is
Brahman, for Saivas it is Siva, for Saktas, it is Devi and so on.
Methinks, thou hast been very thoroughly brainwashed. What about the
remaining Vaishnavas (yes, Vaishnavas, for wasn't Sankara was a Vaishnava
himself :-) :-) ?) Saivas, Saktas, and others, for whom there is ample
room under the advaita umbrella? Don't they have a religious culture too?
If you choose to stand aside, fine, that is your business. What gives you
the right to decide for the rest of the world?