In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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
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
(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)