The existence of an invisible and subtle essence is no more than an assertion. Once asserted, Svetketu's father gives an analogy to explain the assertion. Analogy is not proof. No convincing evidence has ever been presented for the assertion itself.....Svetketu’s father then said, "In the same way, O my son, you cannot see the Sprit. But in truth he is here. An invisible and subtle essence is the Spirit of the whole universe. That is Reality. That is Truth.
somanathan Iyer, I would like to place a small comment on the story you have posted. It is not intended to discourage you from posting stories like this. My intent is to place a sort of bookend to it so that young readers, if any, get a broader picture.
The existence of an invisible and subtle essence is no more than an assertion. Once asserted, Svetketu's father gives an analogy to explain the assertion. Analogy is not proof. No convincing evidence has ever been presented for the assertion itself.
Yes B sir, life is much more interesting with delectable analogies -- often they are so good they sound as though they are proof on their own merit....Perhaps it may be due to some one trying to explain the unexplainable abstract. But we must accept analogy is wonderful to listen. Life will be dry without imagination..
all my children, learned their indian heritage through amar chitra katha(ack). i remember those times when an entire suitcase used to be filled with ack and tinkle magazines.
not sure if tinkle is still in vogue.
anant pai, who founded the company, died only recently. he did enormous service to bring our traditional stories and epics to the generation of 70s and onwards, and also to indian children, born and raised abroad.
my kids, incidentally, know more about kamson, krishna and paal kadal, than i do all thanks to ack!
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somanathan Iyer, I am afraid your surprise is wasted, I am not at all annoyed, there is no reason to be.....I am surprised at your annoyance for posting the cut and copy article on Atheism. As such it was not a counter to your queries. It was in my mind to post that, even before You posted your comments.
I hope you see the unmistakable irony in the above, you state analogies are a must to prove, and you offer an analogy to prove that statement. If we have a contest on how many logical fallacies can be packed into a little statement, this one will be a hands down winner!!!To prove that, analogies are a must, which are understood easily. It’s like we answer exam papers, where the answers are supposed to be with examples.
Every one of us agree that this Universe is governed by certain Nature’s laws. Whether we accept or not these Natural laws are guided by a Certain Force, holding the remote control. That force operates with thinking and reasoning power in monitoring this Universe. That is none other than God.
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