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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    World will be a better place to live if everyone follow the title of the post, but the world I live isn't as good as I would want it to be. Religious belief helps one to attain spiritual maturity but the same faith is the reason for the destructive wars. So why should one be tolerant if someone hurt your beliefs as it sometimes seen as weakness. So it is at individual discretion to decide to react to a post or not. Sometimes if you don't react to provoking post, you aren't not your duty.
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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    Namaste all,

    There are several things I consider when reading HDF threads;

    1. What is my own state of mind prior to/during visiting HDF?
    In other words, am I calm enough to read and process the words
    of others, without coloration that may be due to low blood-sugar,
    lack of sleep, or some other outside factor that bears no relation
    to what I am reading?

    2. What has the highest possibility of benefit to all concerned-
    Sharing my thoughts on a given topic or thread, or simply reflecting
    on whatever lessons others' words may contain, and letting that
    thread or topic be what it may to the participants?
    In this, I often think of HDF as a room full of conversations, in which
    all may be "overheard" as one wills.. yet, in the physical world,
    no one finds welcome a guest who makes it their business to butt
    in to the midst of everyone else's conversation.

    3. The virtual social world seems to engender two habits very frequently-
    the abandonment of normal manners and niceties, and erroneously
    assuming that degrees of familiarity, nuances of tone, and sense of humor
    are conveyed adequately through text, and easily parsed correctly
    by others.

    4. I will not punish myself by rewarding those who spoil for a fight
    or seek conflict. I have learned a great deal, both directly and indirectly,
    during my time on HDF, and hope to continue to do so.. and though
    I do not consider myself any sort of wise person or authority on
    those topics and threads I have participated in, I do attempt to be careful
    in remembering that many people visit here, and might read my words;
    that to be honest, to make a positive contribution (or at least do no harm),
    and conduct myself here in such a way as to never bring shame upon
    other HDF members, or any devotees of Devi, is the best guideline
    for my activity here.

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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahasranama View Post
    If you want to avoid heated argumentations, you should avoid making provocative statements like believing in the supremacy of one god is more suitable for the abrahamic religions, even though there are many Shaiva and Vaishnava traditions that belief this. You cannot make posts disagreeing with other members and expect the other members to not defend their views.
    +1 for sage wisdom.
    Philosoraptor

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something." - Plato

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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    Quote Originally Posted by devotee View Post
    Shall I suggest that, in case discussions between two members reaches a point of near-hostility we should honour "Not to react against other's posts" request from other side and respectfully agree to disagree ? If felt necessary, we may think of even accommodating this into our Forum-rules.
    That can easily be abused. After all, you can then make statements like "your religion is like an Abrahamic religion, please don't respond to my post." Any number of insults can thus be posted without even a chance to correct the misconceptions upon which they are based.

    I have a better idea. Next time you feel the need to make unflattering generalizations or brazen insults about other gurus or their traditions, don't. Instead, just attack me. You are more than welcome to insult me, misrepresent me, etc and I will not take offense.
    Philosoraptor

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something." - Plato

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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

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    Quote Originally Posted by devotee View Post

    Shall I suggest that, in case discussions between two members reaches a point of near-hostility we should honour "Not to react against other's posts" request from other side and respectfully agree to disagree ? If felt necessary, we may think of even accommodating this into our Forum-rules.
    OM



    Dear Devotee,


    A good suggestion indeed.


    But I have two questions.

    1) What should be the assessment criteria for 'near-hostility' ?

    2) and who has to honour first?

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    Another suggestion

    Quoted words below has paramount significance in intellectual discussion forums like HDF.

    Quote Originally Posted by satay View Post
    namaste,

    You are not obligated to respond to every tom dick and harry.
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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    I suggest bad-mouthing acharyasof other sects and traditional hindu beliefs and quoting anti-hindu scholars like M.M. Ninan is hardly a way to earn respect for your views.
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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

    Vannakkam,

    Quote Originally Posted by Omkara View Post
    quoting anti-hindu scholars like M.M. Ninan is hardly a way to earn respect for your views.
    Do NOT remind me of such uncouth people, out of all anti-Hindus out there. His book left me traumatised, after which I created a thread here:

    http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=10400



    Aum Namah Shivaya

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    Re: There is a need to respect and accept diverging views

     
    hari
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    namast

    Let us put this string to rest, as it bears little fruit.

     
    iti śiva
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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