[Advaita-l] What we could learn from Mythology
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Thu Feb 22 08:34:41 EST 2018
All said and done the fact remains that Samba had engaged in carnal
intimacy with his step mothers.
On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 9:09 PM, Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Here is the relevant reply by Puri Shankaracharya ji on similar topic
> Title: क्या इंद्र एक चरित्रहीन देवता है ?
> AchArya says, we have to understand or learn in 2 ways
> That which is fit to follow (anukaraNa) has to be accepted / learned by
> vidhi mata
> That which if followed may degrade us has to be learned by nishedha mata
> So Bhaskar Prabhu ji, there is no need to find perfection in all the
> incidences and valiantly try to prove that Supreme Godhead is always pure
> and all is lila like ISKCON devotees try to do :D
> Incidences happen for our learning.
> and yes, the term 'mythology' pains me too, especially when even itihAsa
> like mahAbhArata and vAlmiki rAmAyaNa are considered as 'mythological
> stories'. Anything divine is a fairy tale to them.
> The problem is that such persons have organized way to *preach*, always
> find wealthy sponsors, have good quality art cover for their books, use
> good quality paper, font selection and infographics, etc. They have good
> marketing team. They are good speakers who appear to be intellectual. This
> makes them very popular. They start in a good way, give good insights, but
> until they end, their true motive appears, they twist words, read
> in-between lines (when not needed) and then try to project their
> opinionated understanding as a result of logical analysis (hence it is the
> truth). This truth is off course reflect our dharma in derogatory manner.
> There are few people like Rajiv Malhotra who give fitting reply and match
> them bit-by-bit on every aspect.
> Good thing is that such things used to go on and on since many years. Now
> there is awareness. At times, denigration of our dharma leads an atheist or
> someone who never thinks of God in his life also tries to read and
> understand our shAstra-s. Indian Hindus who live in foreign countries, and
> are a minority, are often faced with tough questions and are ridiculed.
> This makes them try to find answers in order to protect their identity.
> > On 21 Feb 2018 18:08, "Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l" <
> > advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > ...............
> > > The author quoted is some type of person who tries to import views to
> > > either belittle our mythological stories or its characters to show them
> > in
> > > poor light.
> > > ............
> > >
> > > The author neither knows Sanskrit nor studied any shastra. Just
> > > by studying puranas and stories, he twists them as per his own
> > > whims and fancies. Surprisingly, he has got a large
> > > fan-following in FB, twitter & Epic Channel (thru Devlok).
> > >
> > > He quoted all rubbish about sanyAsa dharma stating that
> > > husbands take sanyasa driven by their own selfish motive of
> > > liberation leaving behind wives dis-satisfied in life.
> > >
> > > I gave short rejoinder and didn't get any reply.
> > >
> > > rgs,
> > > sriram
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