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Re: superstitions

In article <383k3o$50@ucunix.san.uc.edu>, vidya@cco.caltech.edu (Vidyasankar Sundaresan) writes:
|> Isn't it strange that you people who seemingly uphold the "reality" of the  
|> world preach an escapist surrender?  On the other hand, it is the  

Scene 1:

Two prisoners in a cell

Prisoner 1: You know, I don't think this prison really exists, but I sure
	would like a new tiled floor. Maybe I should bribe the
	prison guards.

Prisoner 2: Well, I know this prison does exist, but I think I want to
	get parole. Maybe I should start following the laws.

Who's the more intelligent one? The "escapist" who wants parole?

|> advaitins like Vidyaranya and Vivekananda, (who supposedly say this world  
|> is mithya), who are the ones who have tried to change the political
|> scenarios of the times they lived in.

To paraphrase Prabhupada, dry stool or wet stool is still stool.

|> S. Vidyasankar


-- Vijay

(and if you really wanted to talk about dharma in action, and
not just changing "political scenarios" look at Hare Krishna
Food for Life -- has served millions of Krishna prasadam meals
to homeless, unemployed, victims of natural disasters, etc.
throughout the world)

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