[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 61, Issue 20
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Mon Aug 24 08:33:25 CDT 2009
People convert to other religions. And there are people born of other
religions. There too exists the varnas however they do not observe
dharma. You have to understand the distinction.
In simple terms the varnas indicate the distinctness among intellectual,
the warrior, the entrepreneur and the laborer. How much of it manifests to
the discernible levels for others to notice is a different matter. It is
merely of quantitative nature and would make no difference. All I am saying
is this four varnas do exist universally irrespective of the religious
affiliation such as Hinduism.
What you are talking is in dharma terms and not varna terms. There is varna
in dharma but there need not be dharma in varna. Hope you understand this.
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hari Om, Bharadwaj-ji,
> In continuation of your mail, may I add Kanchi Paramacharya's words? He
> w.r.t. losing Brahminhood, that it happens in a family after three
> generations of having stopped the Gayatri mantra chanting!
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
> [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Dr D Bharadwaj <dr.d.bharadwaj at gmail.com
> > The comfort of a crisis-free identity of the sudra for us? Not yet. Yes,
> > can have it, perhaps, if we disown the lineage to
> > the Rshi and give up the smskaras like Upanayana.
> > Otherwise, we can only be called bhrashta brahmanas.
> > The brahman title sticks until then.
> > It is not easy to shake off the brahman title, whatever the
> > burden of performance from the world and perhaps from
> > our own conscience.
> > sarvE bhavanthu sukhinah
> > sarvE santhu niraamayaah
> > sarvE bhadrANi pasyanthu
> > maa kaschit duhkhabhAg bhavEt.
> > SrIramaNArpaNamastu
> > Dr. D. Bharadwaj
> > drdbharadwaj at gmail.com
> > dr.d.bharadwaj at gmail.com
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