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Lovisha: Is Mahabharata 
Sensationalistic Too?

By Niscala devi dasi
Hare Krishna 
Hare Krishna 
Krishna Krishna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare

Dear Rahul,

First, I was not angry, just disgusted that you have such a cold-hearted reaction to disaster. And yet devotees are softhearted and this is supposed to be a site for devotees.

So your mention of anger is not only missing the point of my article, but is irrelevant to me as well. Sorry to disappoint you, but I was not angry.

But even if I was angry, that is my concern not yours. Your concern should be to assess a criticism for accuracy, dispassionately. Remember that the critic, if accurate, is your best friend.

Second, it is irrelevant exactly how the departed was related to the author.

Last, your mention of truth is also irrelevant, as I was not contesting whether your assessment was truthful or not. The wording of how a disaster is portrayed is not the concern of devotees. In fact, devotees are not concerned with presentation but essence. The essence here is pain and heartbreak and how to cope with it and see it with a spiritual perspective. Nandanandana's article had value in this respect.

In this respect also the Mahabharata is incredibly sensational and graphic in its description of atrocities, but the same message is there: how devotees learn to utilize even seeming disasters to their Krsna conscious benefit.

Do you want to complain about Vyasa's sensationalism too?

© CHAKRA 4 November 2002

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