[Advaita-l] 'End' not 'Means'

Raghavendra N Kalyan kalyan7429 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed May 3 01:04:00 CDT 2006

>I suppose now would be a bad time to mention my research into the dharmic
>prohibitions on crossing the ocean. :-)  But I can't help but mention that
>having been born outside India, I never actually did "cross the ocean."
  So you were born in England and now you stay in the USA. I wonder how you achieved this without crossing oceans. And by the way, it looks like you have visited India zero number of times.

  >Back to the point, are you gentlemen seriously arguing that if one doesn't
>practice dharma 100% it is ok to practice 0%?  I must be misunderstanding
>your point here because that would be dumb beyond belief.
  Needless to say, you are misunderstanding. Atleast this gentleman was trying to suggest that this could be a case of a pot calling the kettle black. But that's not the point either. The point is whether or not one should take the opinions of such people seriously. 
  >On the other hand, Women who learn Vedas are not
>more virtuous or spiritual than women who do not.  They are off on a
>different tangent altogether.

  How many surveys have you conducted on women who are learning vedas? How many cases did you study in each survey? How do you know that these surveys represent the entire spectrum of women who study vedas? How did you measure their spirituality? Or is this just an out-of-thin-air baseless claim that you are making?

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