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Submitted by Taimur (United States), Jan 11, 2006 at 11:20

Again, I didn't say that Hinduism was responsible - what I said was that in every single instance, you cannot blame the religion because of specific mentality of a minority of people.

Apparently, you can't even understand that simple proposition - and thus thought (like at least two other readers) that I was attacking Hinduism.

I don't wish to indulge in controversy, but...
This is what it says:

"Brahmin scholars of the second millennium justified the practice, and gave reasonings as to how the scriptures could be said to justify them. Among them were Vijnanesvara, of the Chalukya court, and later Madhavacharya, theologian and minister of the court of the Vijayanagara empire, according to Shastri, who quotes their reasoning. It was lauded by them as exemplary conduct in pious women, and it was explained that this was considered not to be suicide (suicide was otherwise variously banned or discouraged in the scriptures). It was DEEMED AN ACT OF PEERLESS PIETY, and was said to purge the couple of all accumulated sin, guarantee their salvation and ensure their reunion in the afterlife."

My humble suggestions: courses in critical reading, history, and most importantly, logic would help. Leave fear and hatred aside -- and please understand the whole thing fully before commenting.
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