[Advaita-l] Pancha Kanya Questions

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 07:48:32 CDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:51 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2012, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan wrote:
>> Quite frankly, I wish the moderators would come down harder.
> While I also wonder about what topics people consider important, censorship
> is not the answer.  Dharmic illiteracy is a major problem and the only cure
> is to get people thinking and discussing _more_ about our shastras not less.

The problem is that there are no references to original scriptures, no
effort to trace shlokas referring to the panca kanyas from the
respective purANas, etc. All I see is personal opinion masquerading as

This is not discussion of shastras by any means - just verbal
diarrhea.  The latter is worse than not discussing anything at all.

>> I have kind of given up at this stage. Why are people going
>> on and on about topics that have 0 relevance to this list?
> And there is the problem.  You can't expect people to have exactly the same
> interests or level of expertise as you.  So if you want them to do so you
> have to guide them in the right direction.

No. The problem is there is no *self effort* to first trace scriptural
references and then ask questions based on those references. But I
don't see any such thing here. People just shoot off random nonsense -
whatever comes to their mind with no effort to connect up anything to
the scriptures. Surely it is not a stretch to expect someone to first
pick up the rAmAyana and see what it has to say about tArA before
spouting off about tArA. Would anyone here go to a physics class and
spout random junk the about General theory of relativity, or first
consult a book? But looking at the level of nonsense going on,
particularly in this thread, I should perhaps not be surprised if that
actually happens.


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