[Advaita-l] Dinosaurs and Puranas
pranavpeshwe at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 07:24:10 CDT 2008
On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> As it's scientifically accepted that dinosaurs existed millions of years
> ago, why is it our puranas/ramayan never mention them? Or, do we have to
> assume that the rakshasas mentioned therein could be referring to dinosaurs?
Dinosaurs became extinct around 65 million years ago. I am not sure
whether any of our Puranas and Ramayana refer to that old an era.
Scientifically speaking, dinosaurs and humans (or for that matter, any of
the *homo* species) did not coexist. So, there can be no mention about
dinosaurs in our scriptures.
The reason I find this important from a spiritual angle is because, if our
> scriptures hadn't mentioned these things, it raises questions as to their
> Moreover, how is it possible to believe that the scriptures are ancient,
> when this obvious info. pertaining to that time is missing?
I doubt whether all the things mentioned in our scriptures comply with
modern science. So, it is up to every individual to decide for him/herself
whether or not to accept the scriptures as authentic. IMVHO, it is the
philosophy in the scriptures that is important and, not the technical
Learned members, kindly CMIIW.
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