Wednesday, December 11, 2013

pramod kumar's rebuttal of ARUN SHOURIE's book on Vijayvaani

i haven't read this, but pramod is a thoughtful person, and his views are worth considering. i have great respect for arun shourie, of course, so it will be interesting to see how he erred (if he erred, that is).

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pramod Kumar
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 6:46 AM
Subject: My rebuttal of ARUN SHOURIE's book on Vijayvaani


In his recent book 'Does He Know a Mother's Heart?' Arun Shourie
discusses how religions deal with the question of  human suffering.

In the chapters on Hinduism, Shourie criticizes the karma theory,
attributes a wrong understanding of mayavada to Adi Sankara and mocks
at Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and other Hindu saints.

In this article, I have attempted a detailed rebuttal of his central
arguments against Hinduism. Considering the general relevance and
importance of this topic to all of us, I request you to read and
respond to the article and also circulate it amongst your circle of



"It is appalling and unfortunate that leaders who espouse 'Hindutva'
in public life have such a poor understanding of their own faith and
philosophy...Leaders who espouse Hindutva must understand Hinduism
properly first. They are supposed to be the Hindu elite – who will
teach them?"

sent from samsung galaxy note, so please excuse brevity

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