Corboy opinion: I think there is something suspicious in the news story given above concerning Virendra Dixit's family of origin.
The future guru's previous eight baby sisters all died in infancy. His only surviving sibling, another sister, was born 12 years after he was.
Eight baby girls all dying as infants.
This death pattern in one family is far beyond what can be accounted for by ordinary pediatric illnesses.
The context: a poor family in rural India.
Corboy surmises that deaths were most likely not caused by a family curse.
Corboy further surmises that the boy Virendra Dixt survived infancy not because his mummy read the Ramayana each day.
Corboy's guess is that Verendra Dixit survived infancy because he was a male
In Hindu families, daughters must marry and require weddings and dowries.
Too many girls can impoverish a family. Yet, such families are desperate to have at least one son - the son earns wealth for the family and only the son can conduct the funeral rituals for his father. So a woman endures repeated pregnancies so long as there is no son.
Girls are economic liabilities. Boys are economic assets.
The traditional solution: female infanticide.
Google female infanticide "brahmins"
What would it have done to Verendra Dixit's mother to go through all this?
What did it do to Verendra Dixit himself growing up in such a ghastly context?
This does not excuse his ghastly use and abuse of females.
But we must face that Verendra Dixit was not a monster created from nothing.
He was created by India's ancient tradition that the male has worth and the female
is not merely worthless but a liability.
Someone once summed it up.
"India worships goddesses and
Corboy opines that raditional Hindu values created the ghastly family that produced Verendra Dixit.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2018 06:14AM by corboy.