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Re: superstitions

In article <38hov7$hkc@ucunix.san.uc.edu> vijaypai@rice.edu (Vijay  
Sadananda Pai) writes:
> In article <383k3o$50@ucunix.san.uc.edu>, vidya@cco.caltech.edu  
(Vidyasankar Sundaresan) writes:
> |> steadfast refusal to eat meat? Before you sit in judgment over  
> |> Vivekananda, remember that it was because of his path-breaking work  
> |> Prabhupada could even think of coming to the US in the first place.  
> You have accused Krishna and Manish of getting their facts wrong;
> check your own. Prabhupada was inspired by the 1896 visit of
> Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura to Canada. While Vivekananda came in
> 1893, the material he preached had nothing to do with what
> Bhaktivinoda & Prabhupada preached. One of the earliest book reviews
> of the Spanish translation of "Bhagavad-Gita As It Is" (translated
> by Prabhupada) talked about how vastly different this book
> was from the Western conception of Hinduism as a monistic theory,
> which of course developed from Vivekananda.

Precisely my point. In fact I have got all my facts right. It was because  
of Vivekananda's success and visibility that Prabhupada and Bhaktivinoda  
before him came to the U.S., so that their voices could also be heard. In  
any case, Vivekananda's indirect role in influencing their visits is  
thereby acknowledged, precisely by the comment on the Spanish translation. 

S. Vidyasankar

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