1. Standard memberDasa
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    Srimad Bhagavatam

    Canto 2 TEXT19 Cht 3

    sva-vid-varahostra-kharaih
    samstutah purusah pasuh
    na yat-karna-pathopeto
    jatu nama gadagrajah

    SYNONYMS
    sva--a dog; vit-varaha--the village hog who eats stool; ustra--the
    camel; kharaih--and by the asses; samstutah--perfectly praised; purusah--
    a person; pasuh--animal; na--never; yat--of him; karna--ear; patha--path;
    upetah--reached; jatu--at any time; nama--the holy name; gadagrajah--Lord
    Krsna, the deliver from all evils.

    TRANSLATION
    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri Krsna, the deliverer from evils.

    PURPORT
    The general mass of people, unless they are trained systematically for a higher standard of life in spiritual values, are no better than animals, and in this verse they have particularly been put on the level of dogs, hogs, camels and asses. Modern university education practically prepares one to acquire a doggish mentality with which to accept the service of a greater master.

    After finishing a so-called education, the so-called educated persons move like dogs from door to door with applications for some service, and mostly they are driven away, informed of no vacancy. As dogs are negligible animals and serve the master faithfully for bits of bread, a man serves a master faithfully without sufficient rewards.

    Persons who have no discrimination in the matter of foodstuff and who eat all sorts of rubbish are compared to hogs. Hogs are very much attached to eating stools. So stool is a kind of foodstuff for a particular type of animal. And even stones are eatables for a particular type of animal or bird. But the human being is not meant for eating everything and anything; he is meant to eat grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, sugar, etc.

    Animal food is not meant for the human being. For chewing solid food, the human being has a particular type of teeth meant for cutting fruits and vegetables. The human being is endowed with two canine teeth as a concession for persons who will eat animal food at any cost. It is known to everyone that one man's food is another man's poison. Human beings are expected to accept the remnants of food offered to Lord Sri Krsna, and the Lord accepts foodstuff from the categories of leaves, flowers, fruits, etc. (Bg. 9.26). As prescribed by Vedic scriptures, no animal food is offered to the Lord.

    Therefore, a human being is meant to eat a particular type of food. He should not imitate the animals to derive so-called vitamin values. Therefore, a person who has no discrimination in regard to eating is compared to a hog. The camel is a kind of animal that takes pleasure in eating thorns. A person who wants to enjoy family life or the worldly life of so-called enjoyment is compared to the camel. Materialistic life is full of thorns, and so one should live only by the prescribed method of Vedic regulations just to make the best use of a bad bargain. Life in the material world is maintained by sucking one's own blood. The central point of attraction for material enjoyment is sex life. To enjoy sex life is to suck one's own blood, and there is not much more to be explained in this connection.

    The camel also sucks its own blood while chewing thorny twigs. The thorns the camel eats cut the tongue of the camel, and so blood begins to flow within the camel's mouth. The thorns, mixed with fresh blood, create a taste for the foolish camel, and so he enjoys the thorn-eating business with false pleasure. Similarly, the great business magnates, industrialists who work very hard to earn money by different ways and questionable means, eat the thorny results of their actions mixed with their own blood. Therefore the Bhagavatam has situated these diseased fellows along with the camels.

    The ass is an animal who is celebrated as the greatest fool, even amongst the animals. The ass works very hard and carries burdens of the maximum weight without making profit for itself.). One' s selfishness must be aimed at the point of going back to Godhead. The ass does not know his self-interest, and it works very hard for others only. A person who works very hard for others only, forgetting his personal interest available in the human form of life, is compared to the ass.
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    Dasa's chosen "authority" does not accept dissent or diversity, it appears.
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    Originally posted by Dasa
    Srimad Bhagavatam

    Canto 2 TEXT19 Cht 3

    sva-vid-varahostra-kharaih
    samstutah purusah pasuh
    na yat-karna-pathopeto
    jatu nama gadagrajah

    SYNONYMS
    sva--a dog; vit-varaha--the village hog who eats stool; ustra--the
    camel; kharaih--and by the asses; samstutah--perfectly praised; purusah--
    a person; pasuh--animal; na--never; yat--of him; karna--ear; pat ...[text shortened]... getting his personal interest available in the human form of life, is compared to the ass.
    Dassa, The Ass of Cut and Paste.
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    03 Sep '11 14:51
    Originally posted by Dasa
    Srimad Bhagavatam

    Canto 2 TEXT19 Cht 3

    sva-vid-varahostra-kharaih
    samstutah purusah pasuh
    na yat-karna-pathopeto
    jatu nama gadagrajah

    SYNONYMS
    sva--a dog; vit-varaha--the village hog who eats stool; ustra--the
    camel; kharaih--and by the asses; samstutah--perfectly praised; purusah--
    a person; pasuh--animal; na--never; yat--of him; karna--ear; pat ...[text shortened]... ver listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri Krsna, the deliverer from evils.

    >snip<
    Let me substitute truth for this nonsense.

    Luke 6:42
    "Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye."
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    03 Sep '11 14:59
    Hogs dogs camels and asses.
    The odd one out is "and" because it doesn't have an 's' in it ๐Ÿ˜




    ah crap...that wasn't the point of this thread ๐Ÿ˜ž
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    03 Sep '11 15:051 edit
    Originally posted by Agerg
    [b]ah crap...that wasn't the point of this thread ๐Ÿ˜ž
    [/b]This thread has no point.
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    03 Sep '11 15:06
    Originally posted by divegeester
    This thread has no point.[/b]
    That is being unusually blunt๐Ÿ™‚
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    03 Sep '11 15:48
    Originally posted by divegeester
    This thread has no point.
    Good observation - indeed I was tempted to go back and edit my post by putting "point" in quotes - albeit I didn't. At any rate I didn't actually read the OP (and still haven't)
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Sep '11 20:11
    Originally posted by josephw
    Dassa, The Ass of Cut and Paste.
    Spot on
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    03 Sep '11 20:24

    Originally posted by Dasa

    TRANSLATION
    Men who are like dogs, hogs, camels and asses praise those men who never listen to the transcendental pastimes of Lord Sri Krsna, the deliverer from evils.


    there he goes crapping on the poor beasts again. since when have dogs, hogs, camels and asses praised men who never listen to alleged transcendental speculations of ksrna?

    why are these useful beasts and partners of humanity treated so harshly?

    this is more animal abuse. no wonder buddha rejected vedic authority.
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    04 Sep '11 02:37
    Originally posted by Dasa
    Srimad Bhagavatam

    Canto 2 TEXT19 Cht 3

    sva-vid-varahostra-kharaih
    samstutah purusah pasuh
    na yat-karna-pathopeto
    jatu nama gadagrajah

    SYNONYMS
    sva--a dog; vit-varaha--the village hog who eats stool; ustra--the
    camel; kharaih--and by the asses; samstutah--perfectly praised; purusah--
    a person; pasuh--animal; na--never; yat--of him; karna--ear; pat ...[text shortened]... getting his personal interest available in the human form of life, is compared to the ass.
    So would you call yourself an ass?
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