Holy navigator

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This is a photo of the enigmatic captain of my ship. I am setting up a website for his business and he will pay directly into the Captain Jack’s memorial trust to be used in 2016 to help him sail his new boat from Montpellier to Alicante maybe via Corsica. He says he needs my navigational skills.

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Not only navigation – you’ll be useful just to see where you are going.

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This reminds me of a Hare Krishna gathering I once attended with a friend who was a devotee at the time. They introduced a swami from India who was well into his nineties, and spoke at length and in a remarkably erudite way about the true meaning of our existence using clever parables, often of a botanical nature with diagrams of flowers etc. He was very frail and had only one eye and a mischievous sense of humour, so needless to say, he punned relentlessly whenever an opportunity would arise:

“It is not the “I” that speaks or the “eye” that beholds, but rather the “one” – or in my case, the one who has one eye”.

fan     Subject: RE: Our next voyage

Clearly you must take the swami as navigator!

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In the land of the blind the one eyed navigator is shark bait.

fan     Subject: RE: Our next voyage

In the Bhagavad Gita it is clearly stated that sharks do not eat Holy Persons.

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Ahh, but what about the Barracuda …

My compass orientations would suggest that the Barracuda would be very far from our navigational waypoint but this is however not unlikely in our particular circumstances, so I was wondering what the Bhagavad Gita would proclaim on  the eating of one eyed Holy Persons by this less discerning toothy fish.

fan     Subject: RE: Our next voyage

Hindu scholars have debated this for centuries, but reached no conclusion. The Holy Test of 645 AD, in which Swami Bhanjee Ranjit was suspended from a raft for two whole days with only slight nibbles,  was considered inconclusive when it was discovered that the Swami’s moral record was questionable   (see Sacred Records Vol mcmxx, para 3 “Interview with the lovely dancer Ms Verilush Yoni”). Currently, scholars in India are modelling the question mathematically.