[Advaita-l] Mathas (was Re: institutionalization of religion)
rkabhi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 10:06:14 CDT 2006
The below arguments are quite ridiculous and below any level of truth.
Such mindless criticism of anything is exactly that: "mindless", and
is highly suspect to being motivated by adharma and confusion. The
spiritual value of maThas cannot be discounted from a Dharmic
perspective, but slandering can come only from a secular angle and is
not too uncommon in many circles.
On 7/29/06, Viswanathan N <vishy1962 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I feel waht madam says , regarding mutts,is absolutely right.
> Any mutts (institution) of any religion tend to forget the basic purpose
> for which they were instittuted, as they grow older and bigger and run
> similar to any business organization. There can still be preaching
> 'religion' but but without 'religiousness' which is core for the spiritual
> path. Thus they endup dividing the whole society into further groups and
> subgroups and infuse them sort enimity among each other.This what precisely
> happening all over the world and thus resulting in chaos and mutal
> hatredness and violence. If you look into the vision or mission , still ,
> you find them good and honuorable. But when more than two join together to
> achieve whatever noble cause, they politics slowly creep in and all these
> things become unavaoidable.
> Waht I said is in general, but there could be one or two rare exceptions.
> So , its better , the true seekers keep away from all these institutions.
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