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With due respects to all Scriptures, becoming a SCRIPTURAL PARASITE tantamounts to killing of one's rationality and thinking faculty. Do you agree?

Asked by SNSharma, 15 Apr '09 12:46 am
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Scripture essentially means the findings of the people who have walked ahead of us (mutilations made by priesthood ignored). It cud help us here and there. It may stimualte our inner journey at times. But we cant go ahead solely based on them. It belongs to the past where we are no more. we have to find our own path. But many fall prey to scriptures. They get addicted to it and blindly believe that scripture is all they need. I wud call them SCRIPTURE VICTIMs rather than scripture parasites ! Yes, they are lost, the journey has been abandoned for the life !
Answered by Shunmugham, 15 Apr '09 11:30 am

 
  
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I respect all of them, no the second part is not acceptable
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 15 Apr '09 12:48 am

 
  
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That is the reason one must go into the very depths of scriptures ( when in doubt thru a proper guru on depending on satya drashtas viz sri adi sankara, sai samarth, ramakrishna paramahamsa etc) learning can also be in a manner similar to the building blocks. if u take the premise that what the satyadrashtas have said is truth u can start from there and carry on your own search. but we definitely need a sadguru @ atleast on stage or the other. otherwise u can start from the very foundations ( even then u ought to know what the scriptures tell us) and verify its truth. but pl remember that if u get lost in this jungle of the so called search for trruth without proper guidance then u will wasting a lot of time. these sanksaras do not come in every life.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 15 Apr '09 02:37 pm

 
  
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God says to refelct on his book :
Allah says:
Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? (i.e. its meanings and its objective) If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction. (Quran, 4:82)
Allah praises people who use their mind:
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding - Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire. (Quran, 3:190-191)
About the Quran, Allah Says:
[This is] a blessed Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that they (i.e. people) might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded. (Quran, 38:29)
Reg Quran -----
The Qur\'an is Allah\'s greatest blessing ...more
Answered by funda, 15 Apr '09 11:29 am

 
  
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No Wrong. What you said will hold true if any one reads a book just for the heck of it and without intention of exploring true interpretation. Intuitive thinking while reading any book be it a scripture or any other thing, makes one to expand his understanding on the subject from different points of view. The art of questioning to yourself when you read something from so called \"holy books\" or scriptures gets the maximum benefit out of it. But unfortunately most of the people read it just like that, taking it for granted and ignoring to search for true message in it. I would say rational thinking will be augmented if you really read a scripture the way it should be read. No one can say pin pointedly that this is how it should be read. A person can read same book 100 times and still fail to grasp best from it. All depends on your interest in the scripture.
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 15 Apr '09 07:53 am

 
  
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No When U respect some thing never think negatively
Answered by Narayana Raja, 15 Apr '09 07:13 am

 
  
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First part is acceptable . Regarding second part this is religious blog and people will quote from scriptures . no one takes personal oponion seriously as no folllower of any religion will accept that his or her personal oponion is more important than his scriptures .
If it were the personal oponionns to replace the scriptures as basis of religion then it this blog will become personal gossip blog with confusing conflicting statement coming from all sides further aggravating and compounding errors
I have observed you quote a lot from the scriptures
Such type of questions smacks of ignorance of true knowledge and depth of wisdom intellect logic and rationality in the scripture and shows your own lack of faith in wisdom sagacity guidance in your scriptures .
But your own perception is not a parameter to Judge other people .good for you may be bad for others .
thanks keep coming
Answered by zakirbhai, 15 Apr '09 01:53 am

 
  
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