Women and vedaas

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Jan 20 18:07:53 CST 1998

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Gregory Goode wrote:
> Well with this as the criterion, "what did they do in the past?", you can't
> say "The *Vedas* say that women and non-Indians cannot study the Vedas."

If you like amend that to "Everyone associated with the Vedas said that
women and non-Indians cannot study the Vedas." It amounts to the same.

> This criterion also allows you to include in tradition what scoundrels and
> greedy politicians have done in the past.

Of course it is the mahatmas of each age we are interested in, not just
anyone but maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea to learn about the
scoundrels either.  After all they are also part of the reason we are what
we are today.  One can't ignore ones history just because it might not be
to ones liking.

> Please don't count me as among your opponents.

By opponents I mean people who disagree with me not neccessarily enemies.
Unfortunately, many of these people have grown up ignorant and ashamed of
their religion but I have high hopes that if I keep up principled
objections long enough, they will see the futility of their

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

> >As we have seen, my opponents are unable to come up with
> >much evidence to show the giants of
> >the past did anything any differently than what I'm saying.
> stating a viewpoint that you firmly believe, an unpopular viewpoint, and
> doing a very good job of it.  (I happen not to agree with it...)  Not only
> is this kind of viewpoint unpopular, but as the world goes towards the 21st
> century and eventually out of the Kali Yuga, this kind of viewpoint will
> become more and more a minority one, as all cultures become less pure and
> more mixed up with each other.  So I actually celebrate your participation
> in this list!!
> --Greg

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