Hiranyakasipu is an archetype of a modern phenomenological mind-set devoid of transcendental culture and proper introspection. Even Hiranyakasipu, the most powerful of imperialists and terrorists, paid the price for his vices and atrocities with death. What then can ultimately be accomplished by the tiny neo-Hiranyakasipus of today’s globalizing world whose plans are throttled from moment to moment?

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