Thursday, January 24, 2008

Post 3. Hanuman the Monkey.

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" Hanuman the Monkey ",
the ensign-badge of Arjuna the silvery hero
of Barata, India.
The glorious, epic, mythical, gentlemanly World of Cricket has recently been rocked by the casual call of "monkey " worded by an indian player at an australian opponent, who took it as an offensive slurr.
While reading Baghavad-Ghita the epic Aryan poem written in 400 B.C., I came across a passage which I wish to quote here:
"Beholding Dhritirashtra's battle set,
Weapons unsheathing, bows drawn forth,
the war Instant to break- Arjuna,
whose sign-badge Was Hanuman the monkey,
spake this thing
To Krishna the Divine,
his charioteer
The many branches of the great Ferrarii of Gens Ferreria ( Ferraria ) accumulated since 1000 A.D. when heraldry was born in western Europe, more than 100 Coat of Arms, called sign-badge in the translation of the Baghavad-Ghita made by the scottish Sir Edwin Arnold.
Ferreri....... Ferrarii's sign-badges show lions of all colours, eagles, black crows, one only showing " a silver horse rampant in a red field " which Signor Commendatore Ferrari, the racing car manufacturer, ignored, borrowing the Porshe's family's " black horse in a golden field " in the classical igoramus-fashion pragmatic italians are known to indulge in, preferring foreign things to their own ( they do not even trust the italian shade of anything in Italy. I wonder why? ).
So, if anyone had to call me a lion or an eagle or a horse, or even a scroogy, scraggy and crappying black crow, I, in my self-conceit and vanity, would probably feel proud and elated and put my spanish morion ( see helmet in my personal profile ) on and strut around like a two-bob-hidalgo ( member of spanish noble caste ).
Oh, pardon me, I was going to forget simpatico Mickey Mouse the cute Walt Dysney 's icon, not to mention also our glorious, long suffering australian footballers who proudly don magpies, cangaroos, lions, you name it, they have it, without any umbrage whatsoever.
Now, why on earth did the Australians make such a fuss and caused such a great clamour to pass, when the Hindus' Great Sacred Book itself places the " monkey in a golden field, azure " as the exalted sign-badge of the greatest indian, aryan hero, the mythical Arjuna, the silvery one of Brahma, the one whose charioteer was even the lofty and compassionate Lord Krishna?
Praised be the god-inspired indian and confounded should the australian players be for their ignorance and misunderstanding. I remember even seing a BBC documentary showing how a town in India worships mice to which it builds temples in which these are allowed to go free and to which all sorts of respect and veneration is given and shown.Not to mention the same and even more being carried out with regard to monkeys.So where is the offence, Dear Watson? The indian player's consciousness may have been awakened by some inspiration to the effect that he uttered the word monkey for any reason connected to the above stated comments. might have even been uttered as a sign of covert admiration for the aussie player who reminded him of Arjuna's monkey-icon.
Nothing to do with racial prejudice, which is to-day incorrectly and too easily brought to the surface by the ignoramuses or quarrel-mongers, but with culture.
The same thing happens in Australia where the word bastard can be uttered without offence being taken, this even being considered by some as an affectionate compliment. I reckon our dear Paul Hogan as well as...... was it the unforgettable Graham Kennedy, sadly departed, would love these speculations of mine, don't you think so?
As Romeo said " What is in a name Dear Juliet............... ?
or something to this effect.
Ergo ( just to hint to you colonials, I have been at Oxford ),
I dare say, old chaps, let us keep our under-pants and hairs on,......... what?


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