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Re: superstitions

In article <3841up$rqk@ucunix.san.uc.edu>, H. Krishna Susarla <susarla@owlnet.rice.edu> writes:
|> > In article <37uu9g$bah@ucunix.san.uc.edu> you wrote:
|> > It is a matter of regional custom.  Bengalis tend to eat meat and fish.  
|> > I agree Vegeterianism is dharmically superior though.  And it is required 
|> > for someone who calls himself a sannyasi. 
|> >

I think he meant to say "Bengalis who worship demigods like Kali,
even those who pretend to be brahmanas, tend to eat meat and fish."
The Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition grew up in Bengal and Orissa
and has nothing to do with meat and fish. The overwhelming majority
of Bengalis in towns like Nabadwip are devotees of Krishna and
Gauranga (Chaitanya). And there are prominent Gaudiya Vaisnava
organizations outside of Bengal and Orissa too -- Gaudiya Matha
throughout India and ISKCON throughout the world.

Of course, certain multi-national Toothless* Societies
also come from Bengal and will eat anything except human.

-- Vijay

* The Sanskrit word for "Toothless" sounds a lot like
a word a lot of mayavadi (impersonalist) societies use to
incorrectly describe themselves. They should probably
use the word for "Toothless" instead.

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