Gayatri Mantra

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Jun 17 13:31:57 CDT 1998

On Wed, 17 Jun 1998, Kamal Kothari wrote:

> Sir, with respect may I say that the graet master Sankara has explained
> very vividly in the Atmabodha and the Vivekachoodamani about the caste
> system as well as worship by women.
> One is not a Brahmin or a Shudra merely by being *born* into such a
> family. So a person cannot be precluded on grounds of being born as a
> Shudra.
> As for women chanting the mantra, Sankara talks of masculine tendencies
> and traits being present in some women like the Rani of Jhansi, for
> example. Does a great woman like her get prcluded???
> Wonder if I have been able to get my thoughts through properly. Am no
> authority on the subject....just a seeker.

You are wrong but rather than go over the arguments for and against yet
again, I suggest you search the archives of this list where the topic has
been been discussed ad nauseum.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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