[Advaita-l] Re: Buddhism Related Discussions

Abhishek RK rkabhi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 01:20:54 CDT 2006


On 8/16/06, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> > On the jaina-s, what you say is probably true of Gujarat, but people
> > from Bengal, Orissa & Bihar would not agree (even though Bihar was the
> > birthplace of mahavIra jina), and a Nepali would emphatically reject
> > it.
> So it would seem more profitable not to consider Indian (or South Asian,
> or Hindu or Eastern...) culture as a monolith.

Who is considering it a monolith?

> > > As a southerner, why should I bother about your views anymore than
> > those of a Bengali or a Nepali?
> >
> Because we are all one culture? ;-)

What is this supposed to mean?


> satyena dhAryate pR^ithvi satyena tapate raviH|
> satyena vAti vAyushca sarvaM satye pratishThitam||
> calA lakShmIshcalAH prANAshcalaM jIvita yauvanaM|
> calAcale ca saMsAre dharma eko hi nishcalaH||

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