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Re: superstitions

Vidyasankar Sundaresan (vidya@cco.caltech.edu) wrote:  
: Srinivasa Ramanujam who withered away while in London, because of his  
: steadfast refusal to eat meat? Before you sit in judgment over  
: Vivekananda, remember that it was because of his path-breaking work that  
: Prabhupada could even think of coming to the US in the first place. Also  
: recollect the Rg vedic verse where a poet confesses to cooking the  
: entrails of a dog and eating it, when he was in dire straits. I can give  
: you the exact reference if you want. 

Feel free, but it is hardly relevant. Meat-eating for survival is one thing,
but meat-eating for the pleasures of the stomach is definitely a sin. 

Maybe you can explain to me why it is that Vivekananda had to come to the
U.S. before Swami Prabhupada could? I mean, if there had been no Vivekananda,
what would have prevented Swami Prabhupada from buying his boat ticket to
the U.S. and helping to spread Vedic culture? 

Actually, while you are at it, you could also do a little more with your
posts if you expect me to write a comprehensive reply. You will notice that
i did not respond to each and everyone of your points... You seemed to have
offered a lot of not-so-constructive criticism without even indicating why
it is I am supposedly ignorant of what I say. If you disagree with my views,
feel free. But you have claimed greater knowledge of Buddhism, Advaita,
and the use of the term "nirguna" without any justification for this. I have
tried as much as possible to use scriptural arguments and the teachings of
a Swami I consider authentic to justify my views. If you are not going to
at least try to do something similar, you can hardly expect me to waste my
time responding to a lot of condescending noise. 

-- Krishna

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