[Reader-list] 'Krishna existed. The school texts are wrong':says nuclear scientist

anupam chakravartty c.anupam at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 10:49:11 IST 2009


Dear Taraprakash,

You may be partially right about my hatred towards all such Hindus who are
desperate to prove their insecurities by finding something with reasoning
(just to be in that same league of solomon's treasure hunters) which the
scriptures itself have said that only prajna or moving beyond reasoning
towards a purer belief (untouched by their insecurities) can lead to
knowledge about the God.

Looks like you dont read my mails. I have never said such research is not
welcome. I would be happy if someone proves that there was Krishna, and
fairies, and Yeti, and That there were UFOs who actually helped Egyptians to
build pyramids. however, some how rationality, reasoning and research would
keep showing otherwise.

Thank you for calling me a bully. I cant stop smiling at this comment. It
goes on my blog :)

"Aren't you being a bully by showing your desire to prove that you are a
"street fighter" (a claim made by you or someone who knew you on the list),
 who wouldn't like to give a reasonable chance for negotiation about his
position?"

-Anupam


On 9/1/09, taraprakash <taraprakash at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello all and Anupam. Your hatred towards anything to do with Hindus is
> clear, but not understandable. Whether Krishna's existence was a fact, as
> this scientist suggests with a reasoning, or whether it was myth, as you are
> claiming without actually substantiating your claim, can be proved with
> research. It may not be decissive but if someone wants to do a research on
> it, what's wrong in it? Aren't you being a bully by showing your desire to
> prove that you are a "street fighter" (a claim made by you or someone who
> knew you on the list),  who wouldn't like to give a reasonable chance for
> negotiation about his position?
>
> Finally if we all were to become wary of things that would offer skeletons
> from the closet, would there be any investigation in to massacres, there
> would actually be no teaching of history.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "anupam chakravartty" <
> c.anupam at gmail.com>
> To: "sarai list" <reader-list at sarai.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 12:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [Reader-list] 'Krishna existed. The school texts are
> wrong':says nuclear scientist
>
>
> I am wary of anthropological investigations because they always render
>> skeletons from the closet. Here the scientists are just touching the tip
>> of
>> the iceberg in form astrological positions. My expertise in astrology is
>> as
>> juvenile as the claim that a character called Krishna existed because
>> there
>> was a real planetary position. It certainly is a matter of immense
>> importance to have more interesting data about the authors of these texts
>> namely Mahabharata and Ramayana. In the sense, a certain way of locating
>> fictitious event and to make it seem real, locate the event with real star
>> positions. If the aryan feudal battles were recorded with the star
>> positions, that also is important contribution to the history writing.
>> Would
>> be interested to know more about this project rather than basing my
>> opinion
>> on a news report. This would be an important revelation and I look forward
>> to it.
>>
>> After reading this news report, it take me back to a phase when I was
>> fascinated with Erick Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods, and then
>> ... suddenly someone told me about a bunch of people committing
>> suicide thinking about of the some kind of superior race of aliens
>> hovering above this planet waiting to take them to heaven.
>>
>> -anupam
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Rakesh Iyer <rakesh.rnbdj at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Dear Kshamendra
>>>
>>> I have no issues with people having interest in all such activities, as I
>>> include myself in some of these. But I believe there are larger issues to
>>> be
>>> solved for the people across the world, so we need not spend public funds
>>> on
>>> such things. What we can ask is for the corporates to fund these things,
>>> as
>>> this requires painstaking research and money, which is already in a
>>> crunch,
>>> and only once public requirements are fulfilled, we can think of other
>>> such
>>> issues.
>>>
>>> Rakesh
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