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  1. Sri Janakivallabho vijayatey.. Dear Brault,There is no need to delete this post.This is not a sin to ask for sth...everyone has right to know..I appreciate it..It`s a real human spirit,and human tendecy...without it we cd nt have come so far... SO,Keep It Up.. I`m a Brahman,But I don`t know if I`m an Atheist or Theist.. well to clear my stand I`ll say I`m a Theist. I do believe in God..But only in The form of an absolute Power.I come from a very much traditional and religious family. I`m saying about myself to make it easy for you to interpret my point from my perspective... You believe it or not but every single person who have his reasonal faculties at the right place interpret a text from his own perspective,it depends upon the time,contexts,situationetc..in India there there r some other factors that can b included in this category like castes and creeds and so many others....even women iterpret the same text differently than the men...students interpret a text differently than professors...a historian describes a text differently than a poet or an artist... The meaning of things chanes from generation to generation this is the 'Zeitgeist',,this is the law of Natures..everything keep changing with the time... You must have read the posts written here.they really vaying from each-other,that signifies that it depends upon the self,how you interpret a text,,how far u can think,,how broad your mind is and so on... i don`t want to interpret the sloka..because I`m nt capable of doing it..off course I know sanskrit I can read and write in sanskrit...besides I also know German very well..but I`ll not go for the Interpretation of the text..what I`ll go for is the Factors that might have effected the authors or the interpreters or the translators.. To be a good Translator one must Possess the full knowledge of the subject one going to deal with,and I don`t think that my knowledge of indian culture is enough to interpret the text on my own..but as I have already said I can also interpret the text in my own way based on my knowledge and experiences.. Here I`ll go with the given Interpretation..But`ll nt talk about the translator of that sloka,but about whom,who have written it,,,off course The Sage Valmiki. I can remember that in schooldays,and very intensively in the University, before writting a term paper on any Literary article or any stories,Poems Dramas etc..we used to gather knowledge about the Author very extensively,such as the Background of the author,in this case the religious inclination is also important,education politics,cultures and a lot many things that was the Zeitgeist of that era... we try to know about the other works by the author,the subjects he deals with,the things he criticise,etc.. In a Nutshell we try to be the author ourselves. We try to to thinkfrom the`authors mind but being concious of our own time and context... ohh god I`m tired of typing the wordos now.. well now in short we need to be the Valmiki,and live in the Jungle with the same traditions.. now what comes in our mind when we think of jungle...for non-vegetarians different kinds of birds and animals and for veggies..flowers and fruits... And from the scriptures we also know that valmiki was a notorious Robber,a hunter,living in the jungle with his family.. so being familiar with the Valmiki by now we know him lifestyle..we can think of his eating habbits.. But off course he was not an animal so he also had his own faculties.. he might have thought of the cities and living-styles of the king.. and as historians men were prior meat-eaters..even today many tribes in india lives in jungles and Meat is their most delicate eateries,... So what I`m trying to say is That when a hunter think of a delicate eateries it is very obvious that the various meat-dishes will come to his mind,like a child wd think of sweets or chocolates..like an adult wd think of wine and girls... so these are some very simple things that r very closure to people...off course it varies in different age goups,withe various regions and religoons and cultures,and also in sexes.. So what Valmiki thinks that what Ram`ll miss in the Jungle is off course the delicate foods..but it`s not clear to him what these foods can be... so he write about the food without which he himself cannot live...the meats.. now the contradiction is that how can one miss the NON-VEGS being in Jungle... And this clearly indicates that Valmiki is confused,he only tries to say that Ram will miss the DELICATE FOODS.. but since he doesn`t know it he write about the meat.. Another thing is that a prince can not prepare his own foods... So he`ll miss the Meats in the jungle because he can not cook himself..\ there can be hundreds of iterpretations... what we need is to think without any prejudices... Now I must Go Otherwise I`ll miss my DeliCAte food veg-Biryani.. It`s dinner time(last 20 minutes left) so plz give responses on this post ...I`d really appreciate it... by the way the same thing in written in the ARANYAKAND OF VALMIKI RAMAYAN..DURING SITA_HANUMAN DIALOUGE HANUMAN SAYS SITA THAT RAM IS NO mORE EATING MEATS AND dRINKING SOMRAS.. so hope to have comments ... plz write... but don`t abuse.. THANKS..OOOOMMMMMMM
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