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Old February 12th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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Re: Book to be pulped. Free speech curbed??

Lets just post a thousand stupidities in this thread so that you are assured of the crown because they seem to matter a lot to you.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Lets just post a thousand stupidities in this thread so that you are assured of the crown because they seem to matter a lot to you.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 04:38 PM
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Re: Book to be pulped. Free speech curbed??

I have not read the book but again as far as I understand these are authers views and comments. Freedom of speach means I can form my own views and express them. How is Sita a fact .......I am now proud to say that India is my ex-country . How much more stupid can you get...... There is no proof of any Ramayana or Mahabharata but yuou get hung up on it ??? You cannot have it both ways , you cannot call yourself liberal and than have slective freedom..... India has now fallen to level of North Korea \ Cuba and Iran. The leaders area corrupt and you cannot criticize them. There is no differance between India and Taliban.......

Back to your excerpt about Sita. When Ram went to hunt for the deer, Sita wanted Laxman to go and find Ram. When laxman refused , she taunted him saying that you are lusting for me and that's why you don't want to go. So the author's view a'int that different.


No offense to you sarvi but open your mind and dont get offended by some fictional characters. God is inside you . Sipiritual energy comes from a different plain......
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Old February 12th, 2014, 07:43 PM
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I am now proud to say that India is my ex-country
finally the truth came out..

And Hinduism your ex-religion? So new religion is liberalism..

QED

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Old February 12th, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Re: Book to be pulped. Free speech curbed??

Shakti bhai, good work , full support to you !!!!

When it comes to Hinduism; these so called 'Open Minded Souls' who are Hindus smell the opportunity to showcase their intellectual bright side by fully criticising our own faith...

Look at people here are not even ready to comment on the excerpts put by Shakti pai from the book but insisting on reading it first... or claiming it as an alternative interpretation of Hinduism or work of fiction.

Had it been a muslim, Sikh or any other religion oriented book; scene would have been different.

But we are Hindus... divided ... and never united.... always ready to pull each others' leg.

For whatever the actual historical facts be for Hinduism, there may be many bad or contradictory things about Hinduism , but why let anyone make mockery of it in the name of 'Open Speech', when it affects the majority of people.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 08:29 PM
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Re: Book to be pulped. Free speech curbed??

Yes its true that Hinduism is very vast and that it gives you the freedom to question, review and reform.. BUT writing a book with controversial misstatements and misinterpretations wantonly, may be even a motivated purpose.. to weaken Hinduism with repeated onslaughts, is not acceptable.

Some echans here have obviously aligned themselves knowingly or unknowingly according to their newly acquired citizenship.

Of course writing about any other religion will invite much more than simply a ban..
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..... India has now fallen to level of North Korea \ Cuba and Iran. The leaders area corrupt and you cannot criticize them. There is no differance between India and Taliban.......
Your views are exaggerated form of what you read here and there on internet. Ultimately you are becoming unaware of ground reality. Your ex-country is still liveable and will prosper more after Modi's entry as PM . Just wish congress gets vanished from the picture.

btw, how you as a ex-citizen helping or trying to do better for India ? Any special activity ??? Any welfare group or forum to do good in India ??? or you are just 'proudly' criticising your ex country while enjoying your current citizenship ?
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Your views are exaggerated form of what you read here and there on internet. Ultimately you are becoming unaware of ground reality. Your ex-country is still liveable and will prosper more after Modi's entry as PM . Just wish congress gets vanished from the picture.

btw, how you as a ex-citizen helping or trying to do better for India ? Any special activity ??? Any welfare group or forum to do good in India ??? or you are just 'proudly' criticising your ex country while enjoying your current citizenship ?
There are plenty of things that can be done but nor written. I was in India last summer and yes I did my good deed.

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finally the truth came out..

And Hinduism your ex-religion? So new religion is liberalism..

QED

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Yes I have converted. I don't believe in any religion nor I believe in temples and other gurus. I believe concept of soul consciousness and that can be done without going to a temple .
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No offence to Shakti, but here's a download link:

[Oops. Copyrighted book. Link deleted.]
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Look at people here are not even ready to comment on the excerpts put by Shakti pai from the book but insisting on reading it first... or claiming it as an alternative interpretation of Hinduism or work of fiction.

Had it been a muslim, Sikh or any other religion oriented book; scene would have been different.
But whats wrong in wanting to read it before commenting?
How is one supposed to comment with out reading it?
I am just thinking out loud here, if the author were Hindu, would the reaction be different? because all these speculations happen in most of the books. Take even Immortals of Meluha. The author claims a completely different story about how Lord Shiva's throat turned blue, unlike any other book I have ever read. Now, that's not supposed be offensive.

But to your point Sarvi, if the book was talking about Sita in a demeaning way, then of course a lot of us would be offended, for, a lot us do believe in Ram and Sita and krishna etc
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But to your point Sarvi, if the book was talking about Sita in a demeaning way, then of course a lot of us would be offended, for, a lot us do believe in Ram and Sita and krishna etc
I have no problems with interpreting things differently but one can see a persistent trend in trying to erode Hindu faith.. this ain't writing at all. If people perceive Lord Ram as 'purshottam' and want to imbibe his good qualities why sully his image by deciphering sex hungry, etc etc from god knows where.

As to Dirty saying he believes in soul consciousness.. good for you, but don't ruin it for the lesser mortals like us, most people believe in temples and rituals .. arre aap to mahan hai main to kahunga aap purush hi nahi .. maha waale hain
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I have no problems with interpreting things differently but one can see a persistent trend in trying to erode Hindu faith.. this ain't writing at all. If people perceive Lord Ram as 'purshottam' and want to imbibe his good qualities why sully his image by deciphering sex hungry, etc etc from god knows where.

As to Dirty saying he believes in soul consciousness.. good for you, but don't ruin it for the lesser mortals like us, most people believe in temples and rituals .. arre aap to mahan hai main to kahunga aap purush hi nahi .. maha waale hain
How thin is your belief that it can be eroded by a few words ....
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if the book was talking about Sita in a demeaning way, then of course a lot of us would be offended, for, a lot us do believe in Ram and Sita and krishna etc
I believe in phantom and spiderwoman..

and I wii be offended if any one demeans MD.
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Had it been a muslim, Sikh or any other religion oriented book; scene would have been different.
We all know what it would have been had the thing been on ROP.

But was there not this Da Vinci code (Book and movie), which apparently is similarly offensive of Christianity, but was shown. Western countries showed it. It was attempted to be banned in India, but courts overruled the ban. It did screen in theatres and there was some small noise by some protestors which made it to TV nooz.
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