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!

Jai Maharaj
Om Shanti

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