[Advaita-l] Do Hindus have self-respect?

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 11 14:39:01 CST 2005

> --- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com>
> wrote:
> Jaldhar, I put a bit of vibhUti on my forehead and
> went to a grocery
> store in the US, and people looked at me as though I
> came in from Mars!
> A few even commented on "something stuck on my
> forehead". I'm talking
> about just a tiny stripe, and even that generated
> reaction. Needless to
> say, I haven't repeated that action for a long time
> now! Of course this
> depends on how self-conscious one is, and one's
> capacity to handle
> comments from passers-by.

  Why stop that? If they ask, explain them.

  Or simply say it is some religious mark.

> In India, that's quite all right, but not so in the
> West.

  It is certainly possible to make it all right.

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