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    Reply to Beef eating thread

    The quote that I had referenced comes from the Bhradaranayaka Upanishad this is one of the earliest and most widely accepted and referenced Upanishads that exist. Summy made another of his bold sweeping, unsubstantiated statements when he said, "The Upanishads are no longer widely accepted in...
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    Questions for the more religiously versed...

    Actually in the Upanishads, specifically in one of the early Upanishads their is a quote encouraging the eating of bull meat. Its spoken in reference to increasing the probability of a woman conceiving a son. just food for thought...
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    thrashed and cheated, bashed and beated

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    What is "traditionality"?

    Hans, So i like your interesting take on the essence definition that i put forth, and while I agree with your assesment that on some level a 'non-traditional' performance of bhangra may be more accessible to a new audience than a purely traditional one i feel like you are missing the point of...
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    What is "traditionality"?

    i think i ought to clarify what i mean as proper bhangra. I use the term proper simply as a way of gaging the relative similarity to root form bhangra which is pre partition, when bhangra was a communal, folk affair accessible to any villager who cared to participate. (not saying this is...
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    What is "traditionality"?

    Basically I feel that the issue comes down to this: How much 'interpretation' of bhangra can be tolerated without losing out on the essence of the dance (traditionality). This tolerance level is different for different people which is why their is always so much clash when discussing what is...
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