Discussion in 'Hare Krishna' started by Silverbackman, Sep 9, 2005.
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Which, as pointed out, is a cultural difference. It is nearly impossible to separate religion and culture, and thus, as you intimate, the psychosocial behaviors from one culture to another are radically different in many respects. I often wonder if the incidences of shame issues, self-loathing, lack of self-acceptance as well as the existence of the so called right wing authoritarian personality type isn't the result of the combination of western culture and Christianity.
And I believe in neither, for that is my path. Belief in Krishna is of the Vaishnava school of Hinduism, and belief in Christ is of Christianity. Since I am of neither, I believe in neither, but you're free top go ahead.
Exactly. Because there are very different cultural traditions behind them. And cultures project themselves into God. Truly, man made God in his own image.
In Indian culture, there are many who do not accept the existence of any God (or Goddess). The buddhist stance is well known, not so the jain and the charvak stance. However, it may come to you as a surprise that hinduism too has always had a tryst with atheism (THE SPEAKING TREEThe Atheistic Roots of Hindu Philosophy - Times Of India).
22 official languages, 26 other local languages and dialects which are spoken by more than a million people, total 1,200 million speakers, and 12 scripts (if I am not wrong). That is India.
A tryst with Shakti on one side and Tara on the other? (forgive me a very, very bad pun).
?? Pun? Krishna dallied with hundreds of girls in Vraja and married 16008, if we go by myths.
That is what the books say. Eight he married in a regular fashion, and rescued 16,000 from a demon. They had nowhere else to go, their families would not accept them back, so Krishna obliged. Jesus may have been one of their progeny, don't know for sure.
There are three world scriptures:
1. Judeo-Christian Bible
2. Muslim Koran
3. Hindu Vedic Literatures.
BELOW IS A DEPICTION OF THE Judeo-Christian GOD:
BELOW IS A DEPICTION OF THE Muslim GOD:
BELOW IS A DEPICTION OF THE Hindu GOD (here with his brother Balarama aka Sankarsana, along with herds of cattle and also other village cowherd boys):
Separate names with a comma.