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Tue Apr 17 13:19:53 CDT 2012
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 23:15, <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am asking you to protect dharma whose purpose is to nurture not destroy
> lives indiscriminately for selfish gains in the name of custom and without
> sastric basis.
dharma is defined by shAstra-s and not by some one else. You know the cause
because you were a part of apauruSheyatva-discussion.
Again, meaning of shAstra-s is determined very well by mImAMsaka-s.
The conclusion is that vaidika-hiMsA and any other hiMsA which is supported
by smR^iti-texts is not adharma at all.
So, the nature of dharma is not to 'not destroy lives' or 'to save lives'.
It's nature is that 'it is defined by veda-s and smR^iti-s, etc.'
It is also very clear that hiMsA has basis in shAstra. It is here that
we(vaidika-s) are different from bauddha-s.
If you are supporting bauddha-matam of ahiMsA, then better understand our
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