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by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Digital Mask and the Online Self
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Vissi, I've kept away from this thread so far because I wanted to ponder, about this particular mask. There are countless number of masks I use every day to get through the day: our whole personality is a mask, to hide the real Self. Well, I find I have been remarkably honest as far as personal deta...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Digital Mask and the Online Self
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Vissi, Nice of you to make that symbolic apology for someone else, but none is required. Apologies are formal things: 90% of the time, in real life, there is no genuineness behind the words. Also, when we forgive a person, it means that at some point of time we have been angry with him: and the ange...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: She Said...
Replies: 31
Views: 7238

Kali eats her children.

Bhoomi (Earth) nutures everybody, and forgives every wrong.

We call both "Mother".

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

No, you have not gotten my exact meaning. Jesus is not on the cross; he was never on the cross in the historical sense. Every Easter, he is crucified, dies and is resurrected again. I should have said "There is very little historical evidence for an actual person called Jesus Christ." Ask any secul...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4516

Just one thing worries me. We can always control the language, but what about ideas? For example, someone who finds my ideas repulsive will find my post obnoxious (this charge has already been made). So it seems that unless we are able to tolerate ideas which are diametrically opposite to our own (o...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

On 2007-02-06 23:07, SteveC wrote: I suspect that the world "myth" is being used in two different ways. One as "falsehood" and the other with ritual, sacrificial and spiritual connotations. In both cases, it involves "self" and "other," which is why the issues of true and falsehood are related. "My...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

On 2007-02-07 04:46, Clemsy wrote: Also, as environment changed, or control over it improved, the trappings of myth, here and there, grew obsolete. These have become sources of tension, as some grasp with growing desperation onto that which others would slough off like old skin. You've expressed it...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

When saying that literalism kills myth, I don't mean that nobody should believe in a historical Jesus. But like Clemsy said, I think that fixing Jesus in time and place somehow takes away from the mythical power of the image. And even if there was an actual Jesus Christ who was crucified, that has n...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

On 2007-01-31 07:59, SteveC wrote: While we are discussing myth, we are to some degree debating "facts." No, we aren't. We are discussing myth. The Bible which sits on the bookshelf is not myth: losing yourself in the ecstasy of realising Jesus within your body is. There are no facts and delusions ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4516

Bodhi and Clemsy,

Your advice have been valuable. Possibly it's my shadow also which makes me engage. I'm trying hard to get out of that rut; it's a demon I have to kill myself.

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

Superb post, Bodhi! I don't have time to reply to it now: will be back with a longer reply later on...

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

On 2007-01-31 15:55, noman wrote: I think a true Christian would be a little upset to find out that Jesus never actually lived. Myth has to somehow be anchored to reality, and literal interpretations are a way of accomplishing this requirement. Actually, the idea that Christ was more of a mythic fi...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

Ok Bodhi, I agree with you... time to get back to the original question. However, this diversion has been pleasant; the type that makes conversations richer. Maybe because the participants were genuinely trying to get to grips with what myth meant for them, a necessary precondition for resurrecting ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28214

While we are on the resurrection myth, let me recount the tale of a Hero who has actually been resurrected... Well, he is an Asura (Demon). He is also regarded as a legendary king who ruled Kerala. In Hindu myth, Bali ("The Strong One") or Maha Bali ("The Immensely Strong One") was the demon king wh...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4516

These are just suggestions off the cuff... Why don't we have a sub-forum for discussing specific mythical motifs? I am particularly interested in this, and from the response to a few of the threads I have created, there are other associates who equally are. And we do have scholars among us who can b...