|I know that this thread has surfaced on the 'verse numerous
times, but I was just reading the 'Ramayana' for one of my text
classes, and in the beginning of the story, the chakram is
mentioned as a weapon of the god, "Narayana, the Lord Vishnu,
the Soul of the Universe." anyway, I know that there are some
xenites here who like "primary" sources (even if they
are from translations), and this is one of 'em.
I also thought that this was especially pertinent in light of
the upcoming india episodes. For those of you who don't know what
the 'Ramayana' is, (and I didn't until 3 weeks ago), its an Indian
epic, on the level of the Iliad, but in the Indian tradition.
HIGHLY reccomended by me as good supplimentary holiday reading
while waiting for new episodes!
- Patricia Shields