SV: SV: Integrity of academia

Bhadraiah Mallampalli vaidix at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 29 16:58:34 UTC 2000

>From: Lars Martin Fosse <lmfosse at ONLINE.NO>

>Apparently, Kripal has read too much Freud and too little Indology. >It
>would have been interesting to hear his defense. I would of course >concur
>with Swami Tyagananda that a moder Hindu - and a 19th century >Hindu as
>well - would not see the linga as a penis. Symbols have a >history, and as
>all bearers of meaning they can change their >semantics with time.

Well said. But I still believe that the other context of tantrA/Bob Peck's
experiments may equally be valid in a different context with no value
judgements attached to that approach. What if Bob comes up with a great
discovery and patents it? (All the best Bob!) Isn't it a fact that a good
percentage of any country's population needs Viagra(TM)? Why not make use of
a natural alternative with no side effects other than
liberation/emancipation?  It is the mix up of contexts by Prof Kripal that
bothers me.

Best regards

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