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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 21

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 21 Would Hindus see in Paris kill Siva’s* will Who’s show is this: Puppeteer or puppet’s Kali-Yuga* dragging hind legs to standstill Callow kids spray lead to warn not infidel For what glory of own faith’s idle pets Would Hindus see in Paris kill Siva’s will What kills: finger on trigger or divine will ISIS hand or lead Kalashnikov jets Kali-Yuga dragging hind legs to standstill Piecemeal World War III Papal wisdom mill Did not racial hatred collide with tenets Would Hindus see in Paris kill Siva’s will Some people seek to dress world in their frill Are Crusaders fratricidal Semites Kali-Yuga dragging hind legs to standstill Andromeda clash through Milky Way spill Lest ISIS pound Kali-Yuga with jets Would Hindus see in Paris kill Siva’s will Kali-Yuga dragging hind legs to standstill • Siva: Hindu Trinity of the Godhead Brahman composed of Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Preserver) And Siva (Destroyer) • Kali-Yuga: According to Hindus, the “Iron Age” (the last phase of human existence), having commenced with the Mahabharatha (the Great War on February 18, 3102 B.C.E.) will come to an end in less than 430000 years. – time enough to shoot the Milky Way to pulp. © T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

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Date: 11/18/2015 6:07:00 AM
Hindu's only hurt you if you hurt their cow sir.
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Date: 11/18/2015 9:47:00 AM
Not quite, Gagan. That's putting it mildly. Indian history testifies to their bloodthirstiness as well, though in their defense it can be said: they didn't conquer other peoples for colonial purposes. Trade encouraged them to move overseas, and their presence there became a platform for cultural dissemination elsewhere. But the caste system made it possible for conquerors to carve the sub-continent up. Result the powder cake! Thanks.