Indra and Vrtra

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Oct 30 23:41:22 CST 2002

just a quick reply to some points raised in the thread.

Shrinivasa Gadkari wrote:

> Secondly, I would like to mention a peculiar characteristic of this Self,
> i.e. consciousness: anything that It focus its attention on gets infused
> with "life". Just the fact that we all use the C. E. makes it very full of
> life. It is not at all important that 0 C. E. is related to no historical
> event at all.

I think this is a very important point.  And precisely why it doesn't
matter whether any event in the shastras corresponds to the Ice Age or not.

Ravi Chandrasekhara wrote:

> Our shastras tend to give more weight to divine events and moral lessons
> behind events than exact dates but that doesnt mean the events are false
> or did not happen millions of years ago.

No I'm not saying that.  But as you point out the purpose of the shastras
is different to just saying what happened when.  We misuse the shastras if
we just use them as a history book.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>
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