Monday, February 19, 2007

001 , Do people catch diabetes by wearing a loin cloth?

Most Indians, like the Western Citizens, suffer from numerous idiosyncrasies, whether they disclose or not, whether they accept or not. Swami Vivekananda, apparently hated wearing kaupIn (loin cloth), which is a common garment for Indian Hindu Monks. It seems, that after Swami Vivekananda came back to India in 1897 after spending his days in U.S.A. and U.K., some elders at Dakshineswar or Belur might have pressurised him to wear kaupin, in the place of underwear. Unfortunately or incidentally, during the period, Vivekananda was diagnosed for diabetes. Swamiji attributed wearing kaupin as one of the reasons for his catching diabetes. He cites his brother disciple Saradananada, as somebody who resisted wearing the kaupin and escaped from diabetes.

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Mr. E.T. Sturdy from Ridgely Manor, on Sept. 14, 1899:

"...In India the moment I landed they made me shave my head and wear "Kaupin" (loin cloth), with the result that I got diabetes etc. Saradananda never gave up his underwear — this saved his life, with just a touch of rheumatism and much comment from our people. Of course, it is my Karma, and I am glad that it is so. ..."

ybrao a donkey's humble view वैबीरा एक गधे के विनम्र राय. వైబీరావు గాడిద వినమ్ర అభిప్రాయం

*Do people get diabetes by wearing loin cloth?
*Oh! Swamiji's scientific thinking!
*What a karma of Vivekananda? Swami Vivekananda is regarded by fanatics as great path-shower for INdia. If the leader and guide himself suffers from idiosyncrasies, what will the blind followers do? Should all Indians stop wearing a loin cloth?
What diabetes has got to do with loin cloth? मधुमेह व्याधी और कौपीन को क्या तालूक है ? మధుమేహ వ్యాధికీ కౌపీనానికి సంబంధం ఏమేడి ?

To continue, with more evidence and analyses. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.


free333 said...

Sir,I sincerely follows Swami Vivekananda.And now I should refer your study on the Master.

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Phalachandra said...

Hello YB, I have been browsing through your blogs. This Vivekananda blog is particularly funny - or sad - depending the way we choose to look at it. Nice digging up! I have also one blog debunking swamijis and their holiness. You may want to check it out,

Phalachandra said...

Would be keeping in touch! Thanks for all the hard work!

Anonymous said...

swamiji is actually referring to kaupin not loin cloth, and there is a difference.
i wouldn't accept it to be untrue until you can prove me that there is absolutely no relation between gird and diabetes..

Hindu mantras said...

its really sad, do u know what are you doing yb? The really sad thing in India & Hinduism is we are rivals our selves. Hinduism is suffering attacks from own community includes fake swamies, along with other communities.
Hey God
om. From the unreal lead us to the Real
From darkness lead us to Light.
From death lead us to Immortality.
Om, peace, peace, peace.

Hindu mantras said...

what yb ? your philosophy is
"We do not expect exemplary behavior from ordinary individuals. We cannot, simultaneously, expect ordinary behavior from those who are quoted everywhere as uplifters of Nations."

so, why are you attacking The Only Swamy Vivekananda? He inspired thousands of people includes u, but you gone negative route. in present life style many of thieves like politician, terrorists, have most bad things in present world? If you always attack the swamiji did not happen to him, if we blame sun, what happen to sun?
also U said ...

On a first reading, this blog looks like a 'hate blog'. But, it is not. Life is too short. We find difficulty in finding time to love people, in this world of Commerce and Struggle for Existence. Where is the time to hate. I am sad that I had been forced to write this blog, after studying the Complete Works of Vivekananda on the Net. Some readers have said that I am a person frustrated in life. I do not have any abnormal frustrations, except those of an ordinary individual.

if there is no time to hate, why are you hating only swamiji?
Is this publicity trick to increase ur ad sense sales?

U are encouraging people to ignorance.