What is adhikAra? (fwd)

Gregory Goode goode at DPW.COM
Mon May 18 09:16:07 CDT 1998

At 09:35 PM 5/16/98 -0400, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian wrote:
>1. First the reasoning behind the caste system. It is very simple, it
>lays down the path only to fulfill prArabdha karma and hence the "work"
>to be done is not decided by "free-will".

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Rama, I must say, though I don't know the smR^iti-s well enough to know for
myself how orthodox your explanation is, this sounds to my Western ears one
of the more intelligent, compassionate, and well-balanced presentations of
the orthodox-sounding view on the caste system.  Thanks!

--Greg Goode

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