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    Bhagavad Gita Online

    http://www.bartleby.com/45/4/

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    Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Online:

    http://www.kathamrita.org/KathamritaMain.htm

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    the spiritual poetry of Kabir


    http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/K/Kabir/#PoemList

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    Another incredible Hindu poet is Rabindranath Tagore. He was a mentor to Gandhi, and won the Noble Prize for Literature

    Here's a link about him, with some poems:

    http://www.poetseers.org/nobel_prize_for_literature/tagore/


    and more Hindu poets at:

    http://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/india

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    Autobiography of a Yogi

    by Paramahansa Yogananda

    http://www.ananda.org/inspiration/books/ay/index.html
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    04 Jul '10 11:391 edit
    Originally posted by r99pawn77
    Bhagavad Gita Online

    http://www.bartleby.com/45/4/

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    Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Online:

    http://www.kathamrita.org/KathamritaMain.htm

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    the spiritual poetry of Kabir


    http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/K/Kabir/#PoemList

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    Another incredible Hindu poet is Rabindranath Tagore. He was a mentor to Gandhi, and won the Noble Prize f of a Yogi

    by Paramahansa Yogananda

    http://www.ananda.org/inspiration/books/ay/index.html
    How, if i may as be as bold to inquire, does one advocate Hinduism and yet attempt to explain the injustice of the caste system?
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    04 Jul '10 12:27
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How, if i may as be as bold to inquire, does one advocate Hinduism and yet attempt to explain the injustice of the caste system?
    Denying people blood transfusions, and rather let them die, because of a religious principle...?
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    04 Jul '10 13:26
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Denying people blood transfusions, and rather let them die, because of a religious principle...?
    If you truly believe in life after death, allowing someone to die is not in itself an injustice.
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    04 Jul '10 13:441 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If you truly believe in life after death, allowing someone to die is not in itself an injustice.
    A religion not based on the respect of the current life cannot attract new believers very much.
    Some cults try collective suicide. Those cults don't last long.
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    04 Jul '10 16:35
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If you truly believe in life after death, allowing someone to die is not in itself an injustice.
    he is so unacquainted with anything spiritual, you need to start with the real basics, like how to communicate, how to read, and most importantly how to establish and maintain friendships, after that, you may introduce other concepts like, life after death, the right of self determination etc etc
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    04 Jul '10 17:492 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    How, if i may as be as bold to inquire, does one advocate Hinduism and yet attempt to explain the injustice of the caste system?
    From what I've read, the caste system is not supported by hinduism proper, though through history some have used and continue to use the religion to support their bigotry. This is little different from Christianity and how some have used and continue to use the religion to support slavery, racial bigotry, placing men above women, bigotry against gays, war, capital punishment, etc.
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    04 Jul '10 17:53
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    From what I've read, the caste system is not supported by hinduism proper, though through history some have used and continue to use the religion to support their bigotry. This is little different from Christianity and how some have used and continue to use the religion to support slavery, racial bigotry, placing men above women, bigotry against gays, etc.
    these are two separate issues, and as far as i was aware, Hinduism and its beliefs are directly responsible for the perpetuation of the caste system.
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    04 Jul '10 17:56
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    From what I've read, the caste system is not supported by hinduism proper, though through history some have used and continue to use the religion to support their bigotry. This is little different from Christianity and how some have used and continue to use the religion to support slavery, racial bigotry, placing men above women, bigotry against gays, war, capital punishment, etc.
    to ThinkOFOne

    Did someone say capital punishment.

    Capital punishment is the only civilized way of dealing with violent offenders, iam all for it. (exuse me for butting in)

    vishva
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    04 Jul '10 18:03
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    to ThinkOFOne

    Did someone say capital punishment.

    Capital punishment is the only civilized way of dealing with violent offenders, iam all for it. (exuse me for butting in)

    vishva
    Are you for real?

    You're not just someone having a laugh pretending to be this stupid, arrogant doorknob?!

    You can tell us now, you've fooled us.
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    04 Jul '10 18:16
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    A religion not based on the respect of the current life cannot attract new believers very much.
    Some cults try collective suicide. Those cults don't last long.
    Well the religion in question, (or is it a denomination?) has lasted quite a while. I am sure they do respect the current life, but not above and beyond their beliefs.
    You are arguing that allowing someone to die is inherently wrong. I am afraid you have to explain why you believe that is, or you don't have an argument. Then you must explain why your rationalization must also apply to the JWs too.
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    04 Jul '10 18:31
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    to ThinkOFOne

    Did someone say capital punishment.

    Capital punishment is the only civilized way of dealing with violent offenders, iam all for it. (exuse me for butting in)

    vishva
    I assume you believe you are able to come up with a mistake-proof judiciary then?
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    04 Jul '10 18:373 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    these are two separate issues, and as far as i was aware, Hinduism and its beliefs are directly responsible for the perpetuation of the caste system.
    Then maybe you need to do some more investigation into Hinduism.

    You asked the following:
    How, if i may as be as bold to inquire, does one advocate Hinduism and yet attempt to explain the injustice of the caste system?


    The answer is in the same way many advocate Christianity. I gave the example of Christianity simply because the two situations are not that different. I'm sure you're quite aware that some Christians use Christianity to perpetuate racial bigotry, placing men above women, bigotry against gays, war, capital punishment, etc. IIRC your beliefs perpetuate both "placing men above women and bigotry against gays" but are against some of the others. But as all flavors of Christianity are not the same, the same can be said of Hinduism.
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    04 Jul '10 18:41
    Originally posted by vishvahetu
    to ThinkOFOne

    Did someone say capital punishment.

    Capital punishment is the only civilized way of dealing with violent offenders, iam all for it. (exuse me for butting in)

    vishva
    There's nothing "civilized" about killing.

    ATCs point is spot on.
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    04 Jul '10 19:16
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    There's nothing "civilized" about killing.

    ATCs point is spot on.
    to everyone

    Its only when one understands, that the material body is not the real person, that doing away with violent repeat offenders, is sensible and civilized, after all the real person is an eternal spiritual being, without beggining or end,,,,ive told you this before, arent you taking notes.

    vishva
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