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Hinduism - Millions of Gods
#21
RE: Hinduism - Millions of Gods
With a middle class already the size of the entire US population,I'm not entirely sure 'fucked up' is the right word to describe India. I guess a rickshaw wallah in Mumbai or a 12 yo homeless prostitute in New York might agree their country is fucked up.

As for how many gods; Hinduism has no canon and no dogma,so a Hindu may believe pretty much as he likes; millions of gods, relatively few, one or even none. I've actually run across a person who describes himself as a Hindu-atheist


Of course it's all academic to an atheist, almost. I'm very fond of Ganesh* and have a statue of him on my computer desk,but Kali scares the crap out of me. Tiger


*No I do NOT feed him peanuts.
Man is not so much a rational animal as a rationalising one.
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#22
RE: Hinduism - Millions of Gods
genkaus, for someone who was not born in India, and someone who was not born a Hindu, you are really spewing a lot of garbage. I don't know what your goal is nor do I care. But, anyway, I found some evidence about sacrificing bulls.
http://www.pfaassam.org/images/stories/p...oct_06.gif
See? That's why I told you not to spew nonsense about other religions about which you have no knowledge?
To know about Gandhi's views on God, read this article.
http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/gandhip...hisgod.htm
I hope the above two links will make you stop spewing any more garbage about topics at which you are zero.
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#23
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It took someone to prod you before you actually coughed up links for discussion.

You also kept slandering his posts instead of actually criticizing them. That is the sign of a weak debater.

It is preferable that we see some evidence. Good to see that.
What is a drop of rain... compared to the storm?

What is a thought... compared to a mind?
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#24
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(6th June 2012, 02:53)Wright Wrote: genkaus, for someone who was not born in India, and someone who was not born a Hindu, you are really spewing a lot of garbage.
I don't know what your goal is nor do I care. But, anyway, I found some evidence about sacrificing bulls.
http://www.pfaassam.org/images/stories/p...oct_06.gif
See? That's why I told you not to spew nonsense about other religions about which you have no knowledge?
To know about Gandhi's views on God, read this article.
http://www.gandhi-manibhavan.org/gandhip...hisgod.htm
I hope the above two links will make you stop spewing any more garbage about topics at which you are zero.

Wight, all you have demonstrated here is your abysmal failure at understanding the English language. Clearly, since you do not understand what is written, it all seems like garbage to you. The evidence of your stupidity are as follows -

1. The link you gave as evidence of sacrificing bulls, does not mention bulls even once. The animal being sacrificed there is a buffalo and a buffalo is not a bull.

2. About Gandhi's beliefs, most of those are clearly influenced by Gita, something to be expected from a Vaishnav Hindu. Even the evidence that he was brought up in that tradition is clear in the passage. Here's a quote that demonstrate that

"You may call this a superstition, but I confess it is a superstition that I hug, even as I used to hug the name of Rama in my childhood when there was any cause of danger or alarm. That was what an old nurse had taught me."

Here's another one -

"Therefore it is that Hinduism calls it all His sport-lila, or calls it all an illusion-maya. We are not, He alone Is. And if we will be, we must eternally sing His praise and do His will. Let us dance to the tune of His bansi-lute, and all would be well."

Which Hindu god is particularly known for his "lila" and plays the "bansi"? Could it be Krishna?

Here's another one -

"In my early youth I was taught to repeat what in Hindu scriptures are known as one thousand names of God."

Do you know which scripture he was talking about? The words Vishnu Sahasranaama come to mind. Clearly, all of his beliefs about god, truth and this world were a product of Vaishnav Hinduism.

3. Finally, and this evidence shows that you don't just fail to understand your own links, but what is written in this forum as well, I am from India, I was born a Hindu (or rather to a Hindu family), I live in Mumbai and my family is deeply religious. Perhaps my repeated mentions of how they frown on me eating beef might have been a clue. Or perhaps you should stop spewing garbage about things you clearly don't know and don't understand.
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#26
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(4th June 2012, 04:00)padraic Wrote: With a middle class already the size of the entire US population,

With a population 4 times that of the US they managed a "middle" class only the size of the US population. With that middle class they managed a total economic output only 1/4 that of the US, on PPP.

They also have the highest illiteracy rate, the lowest life expectacy, the worst trade deficit, the lowest average in come per head, the worst social segregation, the most violent sectarian strife not compare to advanced countries, but just amoungst the major emergent economies of Brazile, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

In 2010 the country of India handled fewer shipping containers, an international bench mark for trade in manufactured goods, than the port of Shanghai did in 2 month.
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#27
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if you enter the core of vedic philosophy , you ll find that god is not granted. brahama, is the only thing that is beyond thought and expression, is granted only. though i shall say brahma has nothing to do with heaven, hell or your personal belief. you can say brahma is 'nature' without any laws.
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#28
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(21st June 2012, 13:59)shesadri Wrote: if you enter the core of vedic philosophy , you ll find that god is not granted. brahama, is the only thing that is beyond thought and expression, is granted only. though i shall say brahma has nothing to do with heaven, hell or your personal belief. you can say brahma is 'nature' without any laws.

If you say it like this, its meaningless. First of all, what do you mean by "granted"? Are you sure you are using the right word here?

Secondly, I think you mean Brahman here. Brahma is the four-headed god of creation.
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#29
RE: Hinduism - Millions of Gods
Genkaus or whatever, if you shut up and keep your nonsense for yourself, I would really appreciate it. Feel free to eat beef, shit or whatever you feel like. I don't give a damn about worthless fools like you.

Your garbage is accurate as a worthless fool who has been hit on the head babbling about science.
You are a stupid, idiot and a fool and that's all there is to it. And, don't continue this conversation and don't talk to me anymore.

But, anyway, here is some of the evidence you were asking for.

Cow sacrifice:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/4229/in12.html
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#30
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(5th December 2011, 09:57)KichigaiNeko Wrote: What makes you think that India is "fucked up"?

It works fine....for India.... Just because Anglo-Saxon minds can't fathom it is no reason to condemn it..

This is my thinking
Then you need to see the country for yourself.
[Image: Inde21.jpg]
Its basically a gigantic slum. The ripe breeding ground for the future pandemics.

I couldn't give a shit how many gods they do or don't believe in, to treat the poor, their own people, so shamefully, earns them nothing but contempt in my book.
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