Dr. Jai Maharaj
jai at mantra.com
Sun Jun 15 10:03:07 UTC 1997
Namaste! At 10:29 AM 6/15/97 BST,
Lars Martin Fosse <l.m.fosse at internet.no> wrote:
> . . . Combining hi (malaya) + (bi) ndu => hindu is a
> flight of fancy quite typical of similar flights of
> fancy that are regularly found in the Puranas.
> . . . they did not have inkling of an idea about historical
> linguistics and the relationship between languages on a
> larger scale. Therefore, puranic statements of this kind have no
> value whatsoever.
One observes that the entertainment continues. :)
The above may be summarized as:
1. Something that does not agree with the Persian/Iranian/
European point of view is a "flight of fancy"
2. Such fancies are regularly found in the
Puraan (plural needs no "s").
3. They had no inkling of an idea . . . (but we do!)
4. Therefore the knowledge contained in the Puraan has no value.
If the above were presented as an argument
in a court of law, one would run the risk of being charged
with mass-murder by provoking uncontrolled laughter!
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