Re: Christian hate literature on Hinduism
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dhruba Chakravarti) wrote:
>Atmanah (email@example.com) wrote:
>When I read such statements as I quote under here, it seems to me that it
>is time to hiss.
>>From "The facts on Hinduism" by John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Harvest
>House Publishers, Eugene, OR. page 35.
>During his duties as a priest in the temple of Kali, Ramakrishna went insane:
>kali was waiting for him. Hardly had he crossed the threshold than
>divine delirium in its most violent form was rekindled.....The legion of
>Gods swooped upon him like a whirlwind. He was torn into pieces....His
>madness returned tenfold. He saw demonic creatures emerging from
>him...Horror paralyzed his limbs...Two years went by in this orgy of
>mental intoxication and despair.
>Ref: Romain Rolland. The life of Ramakrishna (Calcutta, India: Advaita
>Ashrama, translation from the original french by E.F. Malcom-Smith, 1979)
>The commentary that accompanies this quote is:
Sri Ramakrishna himself addressing this critique of intense
God-Love replied: "My friends, the whole world is a lunatic asylum.
Some are mad after worldly love, some after name, some after fame,
some after money, some after salvation and going to heaven. In this
big lunatic asylum, I am also mad - I am mad after God. If you are
mad after money, I am mad after God. You are mad; so am I. I think
my madness is after all the best."
>Nonetheless, in the light of the historic and biblical demonology, not to
>mention the guru's own experiences, it is impossible to classify such
>experiences of possession as divine or spiritual. They are clearly
>demonic. All the data suggest possession by an evil spirit.
I find this conclusion pretty funny, not so much about the conclusion
itself, but for the manner in which it was arrived at.
>With best regards,