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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Christianity is more a political concept than a religion

In the just concluded DMK jamboree on Classical Tamil, Finnish Indologist Asko Parpola was presented the Kalaignar Karunanidhi Classical Tamil Award by President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. one million, a Thiruvalluvar statue made of ...
Even after the demolition of the dubious Aryan-Dravidian Theory, if a scholar sticks to it, and a government which benefits from that theory awards that scholar, it would certainly be interpreted as politically motivated. Parpola has only confirmed the interpretation!
Behind every Dravidian act a Christian push - 2 Thamizhchelvan 06 Jul 2010
While the DMK jamboree was going on, well known scholar, Indologist and Director of Saraswati Sindhu Research Center, Dr. S. Kalyanaraman gave an interview to in which he contested the findings of Asko Parpola, saying he did not agree with Parpola’s unproven ‘decipherment’ of the Indus script on the premise that old Tamil was the underlying language. He pointed out that Parpola’s was simply a belief system, not premised on evidence of the corpus of inscriptions and the underlying cultural foundations of the civilization of 4000 years ago. He appreciated Parpola’s contribution in preparing the corpus of
Indus script inscriptions in a logically organized set of concordances, but refuted his claims of decipherment. …
Max Mueller, Robert Caldwell, et al will rise from their grave to have a barbaric laugh. (Concluded) The author is a freelancer 

Are Eastern Religions More Science-Friendly? Huffington Post (blog) Philip Goldberg Interfaith minister; author of the forthcoming book 'American Veda' JULY 5, 2010
In the early decades of the 20th century, the great sage and Indian independence leader Sri Aurobindo, who had studied in England, blended East and West by extending Darwinian concepts to the evolution of consciousness and the cosmos.

An Outbreak of Fundamentalism? - Heroic role in a cosmic drama Page 12 of 13 11. Heroic role in a great cosmic drama
Note how several of the fundamentalist characteristics come together. The “other” is demonized, and set apart from “us,” the trusted insider; access to information is restricted or censored; open discussion is refused; the fundamentalist uses abusive language to rouse the masses, and then characterizes himself as a great hero and crusader, calling on everyone to join him in fighting evil, asuras, and satan himself, all to censor a biography that has received critical acclaim by both long-term disciples and the public.
The passages quoted above make it clear that Raman Reddy, Ranganath Raghavan, Alok Pandey, Ananda Reddy, Sachidananda Mohanty, Sraddhalu Ranade, Vijay Poddar, Richard Eggenberger, and Kittu Reddy often exhibit the habits of thought and modes of action characteristic of religious fundamentalists. Whether it would be fair to apply the label of “fundamentalist” to all of them, all the time, is another question. Some of these leaders appear in fact to be followers. A case could be made that Mohanty and Eggenberger are simply influenced by men with more far-reaching agendas. Both give little evidence of the ambition that evidently motivates the others.
Has there then been an outbreak of fundamentalism in the Integral Yoga community? It is hard to say at this point. Clear evidence of fundamentalist thinking and action does not necessarily prove the existence of a full blown fundamentalist movement, but it has to be taken seriously. Most fundamentalist movements began as small sects within organized religions and only slowly grew to power and influence. Time will tell whether Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga has the strength to reject the fundamentalist turn that has infected it. In the meantime, those of us who love him and his works must remain vigilant.

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