[Advaita-l] Re: Buddhism Related Discussions

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Aug 17 13:48:21 CDT 2006

On Thu, 17 Aug 2006, Abhishek RK wrote:

> 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?

I was responding to this:

> I said that all the darSana-s sprang from the same *culture* and thats an 
> unalterable fact. Whether that saMskR^iti & sabhyatA mean anything to you, 
> I don't know, but they mean a lot to me. I have travelled across A
> bhArtavarSha from Lahaul (trans-Himalayan region in Himachal Pradesh) to 
> Kanyakumari and Dvaraka to Bhutan. I feel it in my skin and bones.

How much ancient cultures of India were related and to what extent they 
influenced each other is an open question.  And what our attitude towards 
them *today* is more a political question than a historical one.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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