[Advaita-l] Qualifications to Recite Vedas - A doubt
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Jun 10 03:06:36 CDT 2008
Dear Great Pandits,
I am not a pundit...but here is my understanding.
Q: Who is qualified to chant Vedas?
> As you said below, only dvija-s are eligible to chant (with svara /
intonations) vEda maNtra-s..Our dharma shAstra-s says apart from Sudra &
stree, all dvija-s like brAhmaNa, kshatriya & vysya are eligible to learn &
Doubt: I believe persons who do not have Upanayanam or Brahmopadesham
done cannot chant Vedas.
> yes, you are right.
Of course, all can know the meaning of the Vedas and its essence. If so,
where is the PramaNam for this quoted?
> For non-dvija-s smruti texts such as gIta & purANa-s etc. itself a means
to attain jnAna. What dvija-s gain from vEdAdhyayana is available for them
from the proper comtemplation on these smruti & purANa texts. I think, the
pramANa for this you can find in our dharma shAstra (like manu smruti etc.)
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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