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Submitted by Hindu4Life (United Kingdom), Aug 6, 2010 at 14:47

How the heck can you even say that Abraham is Brahma (notice how i CORRECTLY spelt Brahma), if your version of converting names was used for my CORRECT spelling your Abraham would actually have been spelt Abrhma. Which is stupid.

This goes on exactly like my reply to someone stating the Muhammad was Kalki, you cannot impose an Islamic school of thought or meaning on something that is of Sanatana Dharma in origin. Specially when the Sanatana Dharma has existed for over 2 Million years (some consider the actual length as be over 120 Million years) where as Islam is a little under 1,500 years in age.

The same applies with imply that Saraswati and Sara are the same, no chance. Specially as the Sankrit translation of Saraswati is a combination of Saras [flow] and Wati [women].

Where as Sara is Sara, frankly i think someone missed out the h. May be it was Sarah. As for the factual level of my claim, i have actually studied all for of the Veda's and many other Sanatana Dharma books so for one am knowledgable enough to make your claim false.

May be you should take a bit of your own advice and read the Veda's assuming you can read that is and the perhaps read the Qur'an and act up on the wonderful things your God Allah told Muhammad such as be kind, respect all, and so on.

Oh and for the formless point you mentioned, which i assume is a dig at Hindus who "Idol Worship". There is a very great and profound reason for this.

It is because Hindu (or actually on a more correct level - Sanatana Dharma follower), believe that god is omnipresent, he is in everything and anything and as result it is "the concept" of Idol worshipping that allows Hindus to get closer to god. After all We firstly claim to have 330 Millions god, well actually one, but one god who take 330 Million forms.

Besides i distinctly remember reading that Muhammad when we went to Mecca to the Kabba destroyed all but one Idol. If Islam is so against Idol worship, why did he not destroy them all.

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