Compare the two news items ( only food for thought)

MAN ARRESTED AT HARIDWAR FOR POURING WATER TOWARDS WEST INSTEAD OF EAST

Haridwar, 1490

A man allegedly entered the holy water of the Ganga and started pouring water towards the west, but was held by the Pandit association for the “sacrilegious” act, a Brahmin said today. “A man was yesterday held pouring water in the wrong direction at the pious ganges at Haridwar, in gross violation of the Vedanta conduct,” he said.

The Shankrachary of Kanshi, Shri Vedanti ,said a high-level inquiry into the “blasphemous” act had been ordered. AII*

*AII- As I Imagine (news service from the past )


Man enters Golden Temple with meat
Amritsar, May 25

A man allegedly entered the Golden Temple here with meat but was held by SGPC volunteers for the “sacrilegious” act, an SGPC official said today. “A man was yesterday held with meat in the pious community kitchen of the Golden Temple in gross violation of Sikh conducts,” he said.

Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh, said a high-level inquiry into the “blasphemous” act had been ordered. — PTI

OK now here is the point - I am neither supporting nor disagreeing with the meat man. I was just musing -
  • were the brahmins really open minded in the 1490's
  • or was it the greatness of Guru Nanak that led them to understand
  • or is it that we have metamorphosized into the ritualistic punda's.

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