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  • eduardathome
    ... From: devindersingh gulati Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 11:15 PM To: TheBecoming@yahoogroups.com ; seerseeker@yahoogroups.com ; Alan Kuzlev ;
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 5, 2013
      -----Original Message-----
      From: devindersingh gulati
      Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 11:15 PM
      To: TheBecoming@yahoogroups.com ; seerseeker@yahoogroups.com ; Alan Kuzlev ;
      TheRampaPath@yahoogroups.com ; existlist@yahoogroups.com ;
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      Subject: [existlist] Re: [TheBecoming] Re: Are we naturally good or bad?

      Eddie, you'll love this one:

      Will revert soon on difference between Dharma and natural law.

      From: Eddie <gdigest@...>
      To: TheBecoming@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, 4 February 2013 5:14 PM
      Subject: [TheBecoming] Re: Are we naturally good or bad?

      I like that ... "verbal fog". Very appropriate.


      Hi Mr Gulati & others,

      Actually my comments (03Feb) were primarily directed at Mr
      Padmo’s weird formulations – ( ‘weird’ because it’s a lot of verbal fog to
      Here is an example:
      Bhanu Padmo bows. Welcome to the world of positive critiquing.
      Final Authority. I am saying these things :
      1)There is an objective viewpoint in the subject where perception is
      exercised from.
      2)Morality is ascribable to this objective viewpoint.
      3)The ascribable morality is unique in the particular instance of thematic
      (objective) viewing.
      4)The morality contents of various instances of thematic viewing... is
      proportional to individual*s unique evolutionary value.
      5)Moralities and their evolutionary bases when collated in an increasing
      order do implicitly portend *directionality of creation*.

      Can Mr Padmo tell us:
      - how original are statements like these? Or has he pinched them from some
      western philosophy texts?
      - would an India/Hindu college student be able to comprehend this stuff? And
      if not, to whom is it targeted?
      - Would Mr Padmo be able to translate it all in Hindi?
      - do all these expositions have any utilitarian purpose (considering India’s
      pathetic condition – social, economic, moral)?

      Mr Gulati, returning to your email below, you keep expatiating on dharma and
      the like.
      I think I have mentioned that the concept is not all that original. The west
      in the earlier centuries used the term ‘natural law’ or simply conscience.
      Surely dharma is nothing more than what Christians call the individual
      conscience. But in today’s wicked world where the powerful can impose their
      will on the weak, these concepts (dharma or conscience) have become
      irrelevant and ineffective. We need something new.

      Mr Suresh Vyas (03Feb) rightly stated the Christian view that “all humans
      are sinners, so are bad. This view is not supported by the Vedas or it's
      700-verse summary the Bhagavad
      Gita.” The Christian churches have focused on sin and salvation – thereby
      assigning a dominant role for the clerics (priests).

      Meanwhile churches have openly supported western colonialism and empire and
      fostered racist attitudes.
      Now the empires are crumbling and the same priests have been caught up in
      horrendous child sex scandals. As a result, the churches have lost all their
      credibility and no longer claim the moral high ground.

      Vyas goes on to say that “ ignorance of dharma and resulting actions make
      one bad or sinner.” Does dharma or conscience exist today among the business
      and state elites in
      India or the West? These concepts have no force today, no practical use. We
      need substitutes.

      In any case, what is the point of grappling with such barren worn out
      concepts in a wretched country like India - without focusing on India’s
      terrible condition – the poverty & destitution (80% of the people live on Rs
      20 or less a day), caste horrors, corruption, illiteracy, disease and so on.


      From: devindersingh gulati
      Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 2:09 AM
      To: TheBecoming@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TheBecoming] Re: Are we naturally good or

      I hope you have followed the thread on Dharma, Eddie. It was initiated by
      Dharma allows each one to follow his
      individual development without constraining him with a standard uniform rule
      that applies to everyone as in religion. Dharma does not fail to provide the
      'vision' of a common communal
      development either.
      Here lies the difficulty of the moderator of
      this group. He must allow each the space for his own personal expression
      which is individually varied, yet tie the group together to a common shared
      I saw the post by Jacob. See what I mean.


      From: Eddie
      Cc: 05-Ghosh Viswa
      <viswa.ghosh@...>; 06-Gulati DS <dgulhati@...>; 09-Padmo
      Bhanu <greenbhanu@...>
      Sent: Sunday, 3 February 2013 5:57
      Subject: [TheBecoming] Re:
      Are we naturally good or bad?

      Hello moderator,
      I am baffled as to what is going on in this forum.
      lot of pseudo-philosophical gobbledegook is being exchanged and I have no
      what it means.
      More to the point, should ordinary members have to put up
      with this pretentious stuff?
      Is it suitable for a general forum like this or
      should it be fed to members of some ashram or occult group?
      Can Indians think
      and conduct discourse like this in their own language?
      Mr moderator, I'd
      appreciate your view on this . We could benefit from a review of the forum

      [Moderator: The purpose of the group was last
      reviewed here:
      are now upgrading the discussions to the group purpose

      The previous
      enunciation of purpose in the earlier avatar said:

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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