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From: krish (krish_at_astro.ge.com)
Date: Wed Oct 04 1995 - 05:06:45 PDT
That was the most entertaining piece. My salutations to you. May be we should know each other better. I am at Lockheed Martin, and live in Cherry Hill ( 609-667-6886 ). I feel Conservation of Souls is an interesting theory, but then what. The only thing about Hindus I think is that one can jsutify any of his views and bring out a reference. I tell my athestic friends ( who are as fanatic about it as some theists are ) that God manifests himself by his absence. That reminds me of Haldane(JBS) writing about the Dsavatara and Darwin's theory on the origin of species. Having been a stident of Sanskrit, I am more exposed to the older religious works, than Alwars. In a way they lived at a time when light ( to overcome night ) was not abundant. They had time to ponder adn in a way they had to turn to the philosphical questions. Nowadays, our time is easily spent at work or watching TV. Vegetarianism is a virtue in places of abundance, especially in the tropic belt. Suppose we were in the Tundras, why should our development be different from Eskimos ( relsihing raw liver from a polar bear ). What drives us? I think the US has understood man's desires, Kama, Artha and Boga. These are the driving forces. The only concern should be how all of can get a shot at it> I had written a story in which Lord Rama ( in the US ) tells his devotee that he likes his residence here, "Amerika the land of amaras". Iam wtry to write a sequel where the Lord Venkatewara prefers chocolates to Laddus. I think the greatest thing about us that our Gods are personal, left to our own imagination to mold Him to our liking.