Book review: Indus Age- the Writing System by Gregory L.Possehl.

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Sun May 2 20:30:08 UTC 1999

--- Bo Klintberg <klintber at CHASS.UTORONTO.CA> wrote:
> The testimony of a drunk on the street in New York City
> (who heard a story from his even more drunk friend from down the street,
> who saw it with his own eyes) should therefore be evaluated differently
> than that of a self-realized sage in the Himalayas (who heard a story from
> another self-realized sage in the Himalayas, who saw it with his own
> eyes).

 What is a Himalayan self-realized sage? Or, the usual Orientalism
working here to create something exotic in Shangri-Las compared to NY?

I thought self-realization is 'getting drunk' too. Self-realized sages
in Himalayas as far as my interviews go, are drunk with God,
but more often, they like soma, opium, ganja and the like.


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