Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hindu Gurus and more links

Francois Gautier (one of my favorite columnists in rediff) writes in In defence of Hindu gurus, about why Communists hate Hindusim. As summarized by sj in the teachings of Hindusim(and elsewhere), It seems that the disunity of Hindusim seems to be its greatest strength. If you attacking the pope, people may harm Christianity. How do you attack a religion wih so many Gurus? Though, I donot agree to this suggestion of Mr. Gautier at the end:

Again, in all humility and conscious of the limitation of mind compared to some of these great gurus whom I have met, I propose that a Supreme Spiritual Council, composed of at least seven of the most popular Hindu leaders of India, be constituted, maybe under the leadership of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the most travelled of all these, the one who has disciples and teachers of all religions, both from India and the West.

In Atanu's blog, a comment by someone named you know who gives reference to an article from WSJ titled: It's the Demography, Stupid . Mr. "You know who" summarizes the article very succintly as the following:

Basically, the article says this –
1. Socialism+Atheism = Bad idea = Europe,Canada,USA democrats.
2. Socialism+Theism = Sustainable = India, parts of Asia, Japan
3. Capitalism+Theism = Good idea = USA republicans
4. Capitalism+Atheism = Confused souls = The ACL cartel
Dr.Atanu is trying to take #2 & make it #3 wrt India.
The cartel is trying to take #2 & make it #4 wrt India.

(I am not sure what ACL cartel means. Also, I am still reading the WSJ article. I like the summary though. It is a very good characterization.)

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