Historical question

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Feb 24 06:30:32 CST 1998

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Chandran, Nanda (NBC) wrote:

> Time and again, in various books, I've read that when the Brahmins got
> too deep into ritualism, the Kshtriyas to offset this with rational
> thinking, authored the Upanishads.

This is based on the dubious assumption that mysticism is more rational
than ritualism.  It is also based on the even more dubious assumption that
only Brahmins practiced karma, and only Kshatriyas practiced jnana.

> But since the Upanishads are themselves but part of the shruti, which
> itself is termed apaurasheya, how can this claim be valid?

It can't.  Those books are crap.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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